IKON Introduces New ASP Web-to-Print Tool

MALVERN, Pa., Mar 04, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- IKON Office Solutions (NYSE:IKN), the world's largest independent channel for document management systems and services, today introduced IKON WebPrint(SM), an ASP web-to-print solution for copy/print center operators.IKON WebPrint is a web-based workflow solution designed to make print order and delivery more efficient and cost effective. Because IKON WebPrint is hosted by IKON and accessed via a web browser, there is no hardware to buy, and no software upgrades needed.



IKON WebPrint allows print operators to see order summaries and track jobs, and a production audit trail helps to measure and manage performance. Customers can modify or cancel orders at the click of a button, saving time and potential confusion, and can check a project's status online, thereby reducing phone calls and interruptions to the print center and further improving productivity.


"Whether it's in trade or retail print, in today's competitive environment, customers expect fast response and high quality production from print centers," says Mike Dane, Vice President, Product and Services Marketing, IKON Office Solutions. "IKON WebPrint has all of the features that customers and operators need to submit and deliver printing results quickly and accurately. Because it is web-based, there is no hardware or software to buy, making IKON WebPrint very affordable, and giving print operators a fast ROI."



IKON WebPrint boasts a wealth of powerful features including an online document catalog for frequently produced collateral, such as forms, letterhead and purchase orders. Users can upload data files for variable content printing and can personalize documents based on local requirements, helping to maintain brand consistency. Based on project requirements and pick up or delivery locations, production can be coordinated between hub and spoke locations, and document management capabilities include revision control, maintenance, and shared documents.



IKON WebPrint is customizable, and order steps provide the opportunity to promote service options such as page tabs, colored stock, covers and booklets. In addition, users can see real-time images of revisions for options such as stapling and binding.



The IKON WebPrint interface is designed for ease of use, and because it is on the web, accessible from anywhere. Users receive automatic order confirmations by email. All jobs are ticketed, and cost estimates are given online, even for reproduction of hard copy documents. Users can also print to their print center from their desktop just as if they were printing to a local print device, all of which helps print centers provide better customer service.



For more information regarding IKON WebPrint, call 1-888-ASK-IKON.



About IKON



IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (www.ikon.com) is the world's largest independent channel for document management systems and services, enabling customers to improve document workflow and increase efficiency. IKON integrates best-in-class copiers, printers and MFP technologies from leading manufacturers, such as Canon, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, and HP, and document management software and systems from companies like Captaris, Kofax, EFI, eCopy and others, to deliver tailored, high-value solutions implemented and supported by its global services organization - IKON Enterprise Services. With fiscal year 2007 revenue of $4.2 billion, IKON has approximately 25,000 employees in over 400 locations throughout North America and Western Europe.



IKON Office Solutions(R), IKON: Document Efficiency at Work(R) and IKON WebPrint(SM) are trademarks of IKON Office Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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IKON Office Solutions, Inc.


Wendy Pinckney


610-408-7297


wpinckney@ikon.com