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Partnership Between IPMA & Buyers Lab Makes Buying Office Equipment Easier

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Liberty, Missouri -- August 13, 2002 -- Members of the International Publishing Management Association (IPMA) can now save countless hours researching office equipment purchases and avoid making costly purchasing mistakes. IPMA has partnered with Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the nation’s leading independent office products testing lab and business consumer advocate, to offer discounts on BLI publications and software that help pinpoint the best buys in office equipment. "We are pleased to be able to add this new offering to our growing line of member services," notes IPMA’s Chief Operating Officer Carol Kraft, CGCM. "It not only promises to provide those shopping for office equipment with the information needed to deliver sizable savings in terms of time and money but also to help them select the right equipment for their needs." "For over 40 years BLI has been providing business consumers with the unbiased knowledge needed to successfully navigate today’s overwhelming universe of products and promises," explains Nicholas M. Malooly, BLI’S director of sales. IPMA members can now tap into this information pipeline and save an average of 20% or more on a wide range of products including hard-copy specification guides, comprehensive test report services, newsletters, database software programs and consulting services to assist buyers in making the best purchasing decisions on copiers, fax machines, non-impact printers, and copier-based and facsimile-based multifunctional products. As a special introductory offer, BLI is offering all interested IPMA members a FREE 3-month electronic subscription to the Business Consumer’s Advisor newsletter, which offers a wide range of purchasing advice and articles on everything from the latest in office equipment technology to buying on-line. "We are confident that once IPMA members try our products and services, they will want to subscribe full-time," says Malooly. BLI is also offering IPMA members, for a limited time, the opportunity to buy one of its web-enabled Electronic Specification Guides and get a second one free. That’s a $195 savings or 50% off the usual retail price. These database programs allow buyers to quickly search BLI’s comprehensive specifications and pricing on thousands of office products and then determine the ones that best meet their feature and budget requirements. To begin receiving a FREE three-month subscription to the Business Consumer’s Advisor newsletter, or to take advantage of BLI’s special Electronic Specification Guide offer, simply fill out the registration form on IPMA’s home page (ipma.org) and one of BLI’s account managers will contact you to set up your free e-newsletter. (Note: You must be an IPMA member to take advantage of this special offer.) About IPMA IPMA is the professional association for managers of in-house/corporate graphics, publishing, printing, and mail departments for educational institutions, governments, and private industry. IPMA’s 1,500 members reside in the United States, Canada, and several other countries. Established in 1964, the Association is headquartered in Liberty, Missouri. For more information on IPMA, please call international headquarters at 816.781.1111; fax 816.781.2790; Email [email protected]; or via the World Wide Web at http://www.ipma.org.