iPrint Announces Q3 Results, Tops Consensus EPS Estimate

Merger with Wood Associates Approved by Stockholders

Redwood City, California, UNITED STATES


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 29, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- iPrint Technologies, inc. (Nasdaq:IPRT), the leading online printing technology and infrastructure provider, today announced revenues of $1.6 million for the third fiscal quarter of 2001. Pro forma net loss for the third quarter was $3.4 million, or $0.11 per share, compared with a pro forma net loss of $3.5 million, or $0.12 per share, in the second quarter of 2001, and a pro forma net loss of $6.7 million, or $0.23 per share, in the third quarter of 2000.

On a comparative basis, the pro forma net loss for the third quarter beat the unrevised First Call consensus estimate of a net loss of $0.13 per share by $0.02. Pro forma net loss and pro forma net loss per share excludes non-cash compensation charges and corporate restructure costs.

"In Q3, we put energy into reorganizing in preparation for our merger with Wood Associates," stated Royal P. Farros, Chairman and CEO of iPrint Technologies, inc. "We are pleased to say that iPrint and Wood shareholders have approved the merger and the transaction should close within the week. We expect to see a big jump in Q4 revenues as a result."

On October 25, 2001, iPrint announced that its stockholders had approved a proposal for iPrint to merge with Wood Associates, one of the leading suppliers of custom imprinted promotional items and marketing programs to the Fortune 1000. With 19 offices nationwide, Wood Associates services over 200 Fortune 1000 enterprise customers, including AOL Time Warner, BP, Charles Schwab, and Compaq.

"We've already begun making sweeping changes within our organization, particularly in our sales and operating infrastructures where we believe we will see a lot of leveraged operating benefits and cost savings," continued Farros. "With Wood's presence in the Fortune 1000, this combination gives iPrint Technologies a much stronger base to service the enterprise marketplace."

Cash, short-term investments and short-term restricted cash totaled $12.0 million as of September 30, 2001, compared to $18.2 million as of June 30, 2001. Including secured, long-term notes payable to the company on demand as of September 30, 2001, the total is $12.9 million compared to $19.1 million as of June 30, 2001. As of September 30, 2001, there were approximately 30.2 million shares of common stock outstanding.

"In addition to the infrastructure changes we're making, our executive team will be taking a 10% salary reduction and we'll be suspending any executive cash bonus programs from the merger date throughout Q4," added Farros. "We will also implement a mandatory time-off policy for appropriate personnel through the Thanksgiving and year-end holiday weeks. We will continue these and other aggressive cost-cutting activities--while simultaneously focusing on just the strongest areas of our business--until we achieve our most important goal: Profitability."

Other Third Quarter Highlights


 - Gross margin was 37% compared to 31% in Q3 2000.

 - Performed additional cost cutting actions at the end of Q3,
   including reducing headcount from 80 at the end of Q2 2001 to 68 at
   the end of Q3 2001 and vacating the Menlo Park, CA facility.

 - Delivered proxy statement/prospectus to shareholders with detailed
   information about the proposed merger transaction with Wood
   Associates.

 - Executed Strategic Development Agreement with Wood Associates that
   allowed iPrint to begin integrating technology platforms while
   awaiting shareholder approval.

Financial Guidance

Previous guidance contemplated the merger transaction being concluded by the end of Q3. The merger is now expected be consummated on October 31, 2001. As a result, the company believes fourth quarter operating results will include two months of joint operation, not three. On a pro forma basis, the company believes revenues will be up significantly in Q4 to $8 million as compared to $1.6 million in Q3 and loss per share will remain flat to slightly higher as compared with Q3.

Because of the delayed merger timing, the company is revising annual guidance to $15.5 million as compared to previous low end guidance of $22.5 million and a pro forma net loss per share of $0.52-$0.55 as compared to $0.45-$0.50.

The company believes it has appropriate cash reserves to reach profitability.

Conference Call

iPrint's Senior Management will host its third quarter earnings conference call today, October 29, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. PST. Interested parties will find a live Web cast and replay of the call at http://www.iPrint.com on the "Investor Relations" page. A transcript of the Q3 2001 conference call will also be made available at that location.

About iPrint

Founded in 1996, iPrint (Nasdaq:IPRT) is the leading online printing technology and infrastructure provider. iPrint creates technology that improves the print-buying process, serving such companies as 3M, OfficeMax, Microsoft, and Intel. iPrint's technology integrates into e-procurement platforms, streamlining the cost of ordering professional printing and improving the overall ROI of e-procurement efforts. iPrint's technology also powers the award-winning, branded Web site, iPrint.com, which offers SOHO customers convenience and significant cost savings on professionally printed products. iPrint has been distinguished with the Inc./Cisco Technology Award, an "Innovation in Print" award by CAP Ventures, and named the #15 top eBusiness by InformationWeek. iPrint can be reached at http://www.iPrint.com.

(Sources: PC Data Online, Top Monthly E-Tailers Reports and Top Monthly Sites Reports; CAP Ventures, Research; BizRate.com, Customer Certified Ratings; Keynote.com, 2000.)

iPrint is a registered trademark of iPrintTechnologies, inc. Other marks are property of their respective owners.

Caution applicable under certain SEC rules

Security holders are urged to read iPrint's proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed business combination with Wood Associates because it contains important information about the transaction. The proxy statement/prospectus has been filed with the SEC by iPrint. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed by iPrint with the SEC at the SEC's Web site at www.sec.gov. The proxy statement/prospectus and these other documents may also be obtained for free from iPrint.

iPrint and its executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders of iPrint with respect to the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement. Information regarding such officers and directors is included in iPrint's proxy statement of its 2001 annual meeting of stockholders dated April 26, 2001. This document is available free of charge at the SEC's Web site at www.sec.gov and from iPrint.

This press release contains forward looking statements as that term is used in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, relating to the closing of the merger between iPrint Technologies, inc. and Wood Associates. These forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those stated or implied by our forward looking statements. Among these risks and uncertainties are the risks that conditions to the merger which are described in the joint proxy statement/prospectus on file with the SEC are not fulfilled and are not waived, such that the merger does not occur or is delayed.

This press release also contains "forward looking statements" (as that phrase is used in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) relating to iPrint's forecast of financial results, business relationships, and efforts to achieve profitability. Forward-looking statements are denoted by such phrases as "will see a lot of leveraged operating benefits and cost savings," "will be taking a 10% salary reduction and we'll be suspending any executive cash bonus programs," "will also implement a mandatory time-off policy for appropriate personnel through the Thanksgiving and year-end holiday weeks," "will continue these and other aggressive cost-cutting activities," "will include two months of joint operation, not three," "revenues will be up significantly in Q4 to $8 million," "loss per share will remain flat," "will host its third quarter earnings conference call today," "will also be made available," "expects," "believes," and other similar words and expressions that look to future events and performance, including references to benefits of the Wood merger, a future event.

These types of statements address matters that are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied in this press release. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk of delays or unanticipated costs in integrating iPrint Technologies and Wood Associates, the risk of lower than expected customer orders, competitive factors including pricing pressures, technological developments and products offered by competitors, technological difficulties or resource constraints encountered in developing new products, failure to provide a timely flow of competitive new products or lack of market acceptance of those products, disruption of partner or customer business relationships, and other risks associated with Web-based business such as defects, interruptions and failures related to computer and telecommunications infrastructure.

In addition, all of iPrint's forward-looking statements should be considered in the context of other risk factors discussed in our SEC filings, including our most recent Form 10-Q, as well as our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, available for viewing on our Web site. (To access this, please click on "Investor Relations," "SEC Filings.")


                      iPrint Technologies, inc.
                       Statements of Operations
               (In thousands, except per share amounts)
                              (Unaudited)

                             Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
                                September 30,        September 30,
                             ------------------   -------------------
                               2001      2000       2001       2000
                             --------  --------   --------   --------
 Revenues:
  Printed products           $ 1,582   $ 4,728    $  6,992   $ 11,905
  Other                           42       227         281        631
                             -------   -------    --------   --------
 Total revenues                1,624     4,955       7,273     12,536

 Cost of sales:
  Printed products             1,026     3,437       4,623      8,936
  Other                         --           5        --           37
                             -------   -------    --------   --------
 Total cost of sales           1,026     3,442       4,623      8,973
  Research and development     1,156     1,418       4,120      4,895
  Sales and marketing          1,648     5,979       7,453     21,829
  General and
   administrative              1,322     1,697       4,332      5,596
  Amortization of
   deferred compensation         291       500        (126)     1,649
  Corporate restructuring
   costs                         985      --         1,379       --
                             -------   -------    --------   --------
 Total operating expenses      5,402     9,594      17,158     33,969
 Loss from operations         (4,804)   (8,081)    (14,508)   (30,406)
 Other income, net               170       719         968      1,639
                             -------   -------    --------   --------
 Net loss                    $(4,634)  $(7,362)   $(13,540)  $(28,767)
                             =======   =======    ========   ========
 Basic and diluted
  net loss per share         $ (0.15)  $ (0.25)   $  (0.45)  $  (1.17)
                             =======   =======    ========   ========
 Shares used to
  calculate basic and
  diluted net
  loss per share              30,235    30,034      30,180     24,606
                             =======   =======    ========   ========
 Pro forma net loss
  per share:

  Pro forma net loss
   excluding amortization
   of deferred compensation
   and corporate
   restructuring costs       $(3,358)  $(6,862)   $(12,287)  $(27,118)
                             =======   =======    ========   ========
  Proforma basic and
   diluted net loss per
   share excluding
   amortization of deferred
   compensation and
   corporate restructuring
   costs                     $ (0.11)  $ (0.23)   $  (0.41)  $  (1.10)
                             =======   =======    ========   ========
  Pro froma net loss
   excluding depreciation
   and amortization,
   amortization of deferred
   compensation, and
   corporate restructuring
   costs                     $(2,824)  $(6,306)   $(10,736)  $(25,614)
                             =======   =======    ========   ========
  Pro forma basic and
   diluted net loss per
   share excluding
   depreciation and
   amortization, 
   amortization of deferred
   compensation and
   corporate restructuring
   costs                     $ (0.09)  $ (0.21)   $  (0.36)  $  (1.04)
                             =======   =======    ========   ========



                      iPrint Technologies, inc.
                            Balance Sheets
                            (In thousands)

                                             Sept. 30,    Dec. 31,
                                                2001        2000
                                              --------    --------
                                             (Unaudited)
     Assets

 Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                   $  7,090    $ 19,283
  Short-term investments                         4,602       7,888
  Restricted cash                                  356         356
  Accounts and other receivables, net            2,156       1,874
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets        515         412
                                              --------    --------
   Total current assets                         14,719      29,813

 Property and equipment, net                     2,657       4,070
 Deposits and other assets                       2,761         205
                                              ========    ========
                                              $ 20,137    $ 34,088
                                              ========    ========
    Liabilities and
     Stockholders' Equity

 Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                            $  1,934    $  2,509
  Accrued liabilities                            2,920       2,546
  Current portion of bank
   borrowings and capital lease                      6         196
                                              --------    --------
        Total current liabilities                4,860       5,251

 Noncurrent portion of
  loan and lease                                     8          12

 Commitments

 Stockholders' equity:
  Common stock and additional
   paid-in capital                              81,710      83,292
  Notes receivable from stockholders              (317)       (655)
  Deferred compensation, net                      (739)     (1,950)
  Accumulated deficit                          (65,402)    (51,862)
  Accumulated other comprehensive income            17        --
                                              --------    --------
 Total stockholders' equity                     15,269      28,825
                                              ========    ========
                                              $ 20,137    $ 34,088
                                              ========    ========


        

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