Alliance brings printing and promotional products combo solution to major corporations in search of one-stop shopping
Partnership Provides Fortune 1000 Companies Fast and Reliable Access to Customized Print Materials and Promotional Products
Kirkland, Wash. – September 18, 2000 – ImageX.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGX, www.imagex.com), and Branders.com (www.branders.com), two leaders in online customization formed a partnership effectively addressing a corporation’s need to quickly and efficiently source printed materials and promotional products.
Together, ImageX.com, the technology market leader in Web-enabled design and printing services, and Branders.com, the largest seller of promotional products online, will offer medium to large companies easy access to a comprehensive range of corporate online printing services and promotional products that most effectively reinforce their identity and message.
“ImageX.com has established itself as the market leader in the procurement, printing and management of corporate branded materials for Fortune 1000 companies,” said Larry Lunetta, vice president and general manager for Branders.com. “We see a great synergy here as both companies understand the need for fast, accurate customization and the need to make this process as convenient and painless as possible for people on strict deadlines.”
“Branders.com is a leading online provider of custom promotional products because they deploy one of the best technology and most comprehensive service to revolutionize the purchase of promotional products via the web,” said Dana Manciagli, vice president of sales and marketing for ImageX.com. “This alliance with Branders.com will now provide our busy customers with easy access to high quality promotional products and fits our strategy of delivering the highest quality solutions.”
Founded in 1995 and based in Kirkland, Wash., ImageX.com (Nasdaq: IMGX) is the technology market leader in Web-enabled design and printing services, dedicated to streamlining the workflow process from the design, production, delivery and management of branded communication materials. With 83 patents pending, the company’s unique Web-based systems cater to all types of companies, creative professionals, printing manufacturers and suppliers.
ImageX.com was ranked third among the world’s best-managed, fastest-growing technology companies by Forbes ASAP, which acknowledged the company’s sound management, finances, market opportunity and competitive position. ImageX.com’s branded service areas include the Corporate Online Printing Center, Creativepro.com, Extensis Products Group, PrintBid.com and the Small Business Printing Center. ImageX.com’s blue chip customer base includes AT&T, Automatic Data Processing (ADP), CB Richard Ellis, Kraft, Merck and Co., Liz Claiborne and many others. More information on the company, its services and its online marketplace can be obtained from http://www.imagex.com or by calling (877) 682-0880.
Branders.com is the leading online provider of custom-branded promotional products. Branders.com’s exclusive “See Before You Buy” allows companies to interactively find, brand and buy promotional products online, with the immediate ability to see a logo or artwork in 3-D on a product. The company offers the largest online selection of products, including exclusive brands, from over 50 major suppliers.
Branders.com helps corporations with their enterprise-wide brand management and instant promotional product selection and customization via the company’s proprietary online technology and capabilities. Branders.com is also the only company to have such technological innovations as: PhotoSampleÔ technology, Product FinderÔ, IdeaEngineÔ , secure project folders, and instant quotes. Branders.com is headquartered in Foster City, Calif. Additional information can be obtained via the company’s Web Site at www.branders.com or by calling 1-(877) BRANDERS.
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This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the development of the Company’s products and services and future operating results, including statements regarding the Company that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” variations of such words, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. A more detailed description of certain factors that could affect actual results include, but are not limited to, those discussed in ImageX.com’s 10Q filed on May 15, 2000. ImageX.com undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.