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Office Depot Infuses the Power of Color into New Business Card Service

Thousands of Design Options Available, All at an Affordable Price

Thursday, January 10, 2008 9:07 am EST



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DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, today announced the launch of a full-color business card design and print service. The service is currently available in all Office Depot retail stores via the Design, Print & Ship Depot.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), more than 600,000 new businesses are started within the United States every year. But, in most cases, businesses simply arent aware of all the cost-effective resources that are available to help them succeed. In fact, according to a small business survey commissioned by Office Depot, nearly half (46%) of respondents stated that they did not have a business card for their organization, citing reasons such as too expensive and not knowing how or where to get one made.

Through new technology advances, Office Depot is able to offer high quality full-color business cards at affordable prices that will help businesses get up and running without breaking the bank. Customers can select from thousands of pre-designed templates or can upload custom artwork to design their own business card at no additional charge. Additionally, users can create an ensemble of products with matching designs, including letterhead, stationery, memo pads, and labels in just minutes.

"Not only do business cards showcase a companys identity, but they also help a business to stand out from the competition, said Randy Pianin, Senior Vice President of Office Depots Design, Print & Ship Depot. Office Depots new business card service allows both consumers and small businesses to create a unique identity that will meet their individual needs.

Also, with an abundance of people adding multiple phone numbers, social networking addresses, instant messaging and more to their contact information, a business card is not just for businesses anymore. In fact, Office Depots new business card service is a great way for teens and stay-at-home moms to remain connected with growing networks of friends and family.

Office Depot is also providing a special incentive for customers to experience the new service by offering a Buy 100, Get 100 Free deal on all business cards purchased between January 20, 2008 to February 9, 2008.

For more information on Office Depots business card services, visit a local Office Depot retail location or

Additional services available at Office Depots Design, Print & Ship Depot include:

Copy and Print: Any business can now experience professional, full-service printing, copying, binding and finishing anytime, anyplace, all at an affordable price. Documents can be uploaded from any Internet-connected computer or brought into any Office Depot store, and Office Depot will prepare them for in-store pick-up or deliver directly to a home or office location. With both retail locations and closed-door print facilities, Design, Print & Ship Depot can handle jobs of any size.

Large Format Printing: Office Depots new large format printers can produce a variety of super size printouts including signs, posters, banners, photo enlargements and blueprints to help businesses make a big impression. Mounting, laminating, and outdoor applications are also available.

Design Service: Office Depots Design, Print & Ship Depot delivers professionally designed logos, business cards, letterhead and websites. Depending on the package, up to eight initial logo concepts will be created by a team of professional designers and the entire review process can be done online. Professional logo development starts as low as $299 and proofs are ready in as few as three business days.

Custom Imprinting: Products available for custom imprinting including:

  • Business Cards
  • Letterhead and Envelopes
  • Checks and Forms
  • Custom Stamps
  • Name Plates and Badges
  • Calendars
  • Greeting Cards

Promotional Products: Design, Print & Ship Depot offers a variety of promotional products to meet any business need. Products include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Apparel
  • Writing Instruments
  • Calendars and Planners
  • Bags and Briefcases
  • Awards
  • Drinkware
  • Sports Products

About Office Depot

Office Depot provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company.

Incorporated in 1986 and headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla., Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $15.5 billion, and employs approximately 52,000 associates around the world. Currently, the Company sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 43 countries.

Office Depot is a leader in every distribution channel -- from retail stores and contract delivery to catalogs and e-commerce. As of September 29, 2007, Office Depot had 1,212 retail stores in North America and another 384 stores, either company-owned, licensed or franchised, in other parts of the world. Office Depot serves a wide range of customers through a dedicated sales force, telephone account managers, direct mail offerings, and multiple web sites. With $4.8 billion in online sales during the last twelve months, the Company is also one of the worlds largest e-commerce retailers.

Office Depots common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Additional press information can be found at:


Office Depot, Delray Beach
Jason Shockley, 561-438-0037