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Lycos, iPrint in e-commerce deal

Lycos and iPrint.com announce a $2.25 million, multiyear deal that makes iPrint the exclusive print shop on both Lycos and its Tripod subsidiary.

Lycos and online print shop iPrint.com today announced a $2.25 million, multiyear deal that makes iPrint the exclusive print shop on both Lycos and its Tripod subsidiary for several years.

The two firms say it's the first broad e-commerce deal in the commercial printing market, which generates $78 billion a year.

"The relationship with iPrint will help introduce the speed and power of the Internet to printing, making the design and proofing processes quicker and easier than traditional printing methods," Robert Davis, Lycos CEO, said in a statement.

The Lycos iPrint and Tripod iPrint Shops are targeted at printing items such as business cards, stationery, rubber stamps, personalized Post-it Notes, party invitations, photo real estate flyers, photo t-shirts, mouse pads, and coffee cups.

"As with books and music, Internet consumers will find that creating and ordering printed products is much more convenient and cost-effective online than through the traditional approach," iPrint CEO Royal Farros said in a statement.