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VistaPrint Awarded Three New Patents
Friday, April 18, 2008
VistaPrint Limited (Nasdaq: VPRT), the leading online supplier of high-quality graphic design services and customized printed products to small businesses and consumers, today announced that it has been awarded three new patents related to the design studio technology on the company's website. In total, VistaPrint now holds 16 U.S. patents. The company also holds patents in other countries and has more than 40 pending patent applications worldwide.
According to VistaPrint's Chief Operating Officer Wendy Cebula, "VistaPrint is continuing to revolutionize the mass customization marketplace by processing an average of over 30,000 orders per day from 19 websites and shipping to more than 120 countries around the globe. The company continues to invest significantly in technological advancements and plans to continue to file for patents that protect our investment and market leadership position."
Patent 7,322,007 covers a method for automatically generating and displaying multiple product templates under user control for user review. The patent describes controls that enable users to, for example, keep the layout of a template constant while viewing that layout with different design features or keep the design features of a template constant while viewing those design features in different layouts.
Patent 7,339,598 covers a method for automatically selecting an image and automatically combining the selected image with a layout, color scheme and fonts to create a product template for displaying to a user.
Patent 7,340,673 covers a method for providing enhanced text editing capabilities in a browser document.
VistaPrint offers a number of high-quality, low-cost products including business cards, brochures, business stamps, calendars, magnets, t-shirts, print postcards and much more. All products are customizable, full-color and available for a low-cost. They can be personalized with text both inside and outside, or front and back, and customers can upload photos and other images and incorporate them into the design of their products. Products can be received in just three business days.
VistaPrint Limited (Nasdaq: VPRT) is the leading online supplier of high-quality graphic design services and customized printed products to small businesses and consumers. VistaPrint offers custom designed, full-color, low-cost printed products in small quantities. Over 12 million unique customers have turned to VistaPrint for products ranging from business cards and brochures to invitations and thank you cards. Products are printed at our two state-of-the-art plants in North America and Europe that total over 200,000 square feet of production space. A global company, VistaPrint employs more than 1,200 people and operates 19 localized web sites serving over 120 countries around the world. A broad range of design options are available online at www.vistaprint.com. VistaPrint's printed products are satisfaction guaranteed.
VistaPrint, the VistaPrint logo and VistaPrint.com are registered trademarks of VistaPrint. All other brand and product names appearing on this announcement may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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