Prints Plus

Quick printing and delivery of documents
This story first appeared in the May 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

It seems silly: We print out a document, stick it in an envelope, call a delivery service and the next day, maybe, the recipient gets the report or presentation. Couldn't a lot of these steps be eliminated? You bet, and is betting big money (raised from venture capitalists and powerhouse Hewlett-Packard) that it can streamline the process and save you time and money. It works this way: Users prepare a document and upload it to prints it, binds it, puts on a cover-really, whatever options you want. Then the document is handed off to FedEx for next-day delivery. The cost: about $3.50 for a 10-page black-and-white document in a spiffy binder, plus a FedEx charge. You don't want a binder? offers barebones printing for free, saving you ink, paper and time. Another plus: Documents can be delivered online to as late as 10 p.m. Eastern time and still get next-day delivery.

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