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Sir Speedy First Print Provider to Debut New PrintMe Networks Technology

Press release from the issuing company

MISSION VIEJO, Calif.-Oct. 22, 2001--Sir Speedy Inc., the world's largest printing, copying and digital network, today announced their alliance with Electronics for Imaging (EFI) to debut the new EFI PrintMe Networks(TM) technology. The first print provider to introduce the new technology in the United States, Sir Speedy will enable PrintMe's print-anywhere technology to be used by business customers. "Our relationship with EFI marks another milestone as Sir Speedy collaborates with some of the industry's most progressive companies,'' said Don Lowe, CEO of Sir Speedy. "Our participation in the pilot fits squarely into our strategy of convenience that is supported by our global network of centers and the quick printing industry's most dynamic Web site, sirspeedy.com, recently named one of the best mobile Web sites by Mobile Computing & Communications.'' Selected because of their high-quality products and customer service, Sir Speedy centers located in major metropolitan areas will fulfill the first printing jobs processed through PrintMe technology. The Sir Speedy network's nearly 700 locations provide the vast infrastructure required to implement the print-anywhere technology. The partnership is consistent with the Sir Speedy network's core value of customer convenience and the company's strategic goal to enhance the way Sir Speedy customers do business. "Our technology is designed to make printing more convenient and to make finding a print provider as easy as finding an ATM,'' said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO. "With the support of their worldwide infrastructure of digital printing and copying expertise, Sir Speedy is the first U.S. print provider to introduce our technology and bring the PrintMe Network technology to thousands of professionals.'' The e-business objective of Sir Speedy is to provide more efficient ways for customers to do business. PrintMe technology allows customers to transfer files for fulfillment to Sir Speedy centers via e-mail, PCs and wireless application protocol (WAP)-enabled devices and touch-tone telephones. Customers can be confident that a reliable print provider will produce their documents to their exact specifications. The pilot program begins the end of October in centers located in the Dallas area. Additional participating areas will be unveiled throughout 2002.

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