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Webprint Powers Leading Quick Printers with Internet Printing Service

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San Bruno, CA - July 12, 2001-Webprint(tm), Inc., a business-to-business, e-commerce provider for on-demand printers and their customers today announced that two of their leading print franchise customers, Sir Speedy and PIP printing, have introduced new Internet printing services. The new services, powered by Webprint's desktop-to-delivery solution for on-demand printers, lets customers submit digital printing jobs right from the print function in their document authoring application to the Sir Speedy or PIP printing location of their choice. The service also provides customers with a full array of copying services, including choice of paper color, covers, and binding options all from the comfort of the home or office. In addition, users can continue their existing relationships with the individual Sir Speedy or PIP Printing location of their choice, enhanced by a unique technology from Webprint. Customers can download the free Internet print driver today from both the Sir Speedy and PIP corporate Web sites as well as from any participating Sir Speedy and PIP franchisee of their choice. "We're excited that two of the largest franchise organizations, Sir Speedy and PIP Printing, will be the first to rollout their Webprint-enabled Internet printing service," said Tom White, president and CEO of Webprint. "Sir Speedy and PIP customers now have a complete desktop to delivery solution that includes ordering, proofing, binding, payment, and delivery instructions enhanced by Webprint's technology." After downloading and installing the Sir Speedy or PIP Internet Print Driver, print buyers simply select the "File | Print" command from their document authoring application and select "Via Sir Speedy" or "Via PIP" using any authoring program, including those from Microsoft or Adobe®. The user's Web browser automatically opens and they're immediately connected to the online print-ordering application. First, the user be will be presented with choice of printing locations. This is especially beneficial for the traveling professional who can order from one location for printing in a traveling destination within a large national network of Sir Speedy and PIP printers. Next, simple screen prompts guide the user through login and selection of paper color, bindings, quantities, payment, and delivery methods. They even get an automatic price quote, an online proof, plus completion date and time before the file is uploaded. In addition, users receive a confirming e-mail as soon as the print-ready file is received. After the document and instructions are sent to the Sir Speedy and PIP location, users are notified as the job is processed and they can track the progress right from their Web browser. In addition, users are automatically notified when the job is completed and ready for pickup or delivery. "The ability to order digital printing, along with complete bindery, payment, and delivery options, right from a customer's document authoring application, will be a tremendous benefit to our franchisees," said Don Lowe, president and CEO of Franchise Services, Inc., owners of both Sir Speedy and PIP. "In addition, Webprint's solution doesn't require our franchisees or their customers to learn additional applications or change the way they normally print documents."

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