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Vowing To Save Money on Your Wedding?; Staples Makes Ordering Professional Invitations Easy

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 6, 2006--As thousands of couples prepare to walk down the aisle, one of their biggest sources of pre-matrimonial stress is often the creation of a wedding invitation. Creating personalized, professional invitations to convey the excitement and anticipation of the big day can be frustrating and very time consuming. Wedding invitations and stationery printed by a professional printing company can cost thousands of dollars, but experts at Staples Copy & Print Centers are offering an easy solution for couples to order high quality, elegant wedding invitations without breaking the bank:

    --  Make it easy from the beginning: Start by selecting a wedding
        collection that fits your style. Stop by a local Staples Copy
        & Print Center and ask an associate for wedding invitation
        samples or specific bridal stationery collections.

    --  Select the right paper: For a formal wedding invitation, white
        or ivory is traditionally used with black print. However, a
        touch of color can be just as formal, providing more
        flexibility to reflect your personalities and wedding style.

    --  Print invitations and envelopes: Do not spend time searching
        or hiring an expensive calligrapher to pen the names and
        addresses of all your family and friends. Instead, print names
        and addresses directly on the mailing envelope. Avoid using
        labels, your custom wedding invitations from Staples Copy and
        Print Centers can be professionally printed with your return
        address.

    --  Seek out experts to help: From finding the right words for
        your invitation to selecting the best format, flip through
        invitation sample booklets available at Staples Copy & Print
        Centers. Visit a local Staples store for expert advice.

    --  Remember to complete the ensemble: In addition to
        invitations, consider other important items such as save the
        date cards, reception and respond cards and thank you notes.
        Ask any Staples Copy & Print expert for affordable suggestions
        to complement your invitations for a coordinated look without
        spending thousands of dollars.

"Staples understands that brides-to-be and family members have a lot to do before the wedding. They can now rely on our Copy & Print Center experts to make it easier to print everything from wedding programs to big color prints to banners," said John Burke, senior vice president, Business Services at Staples. "Designing the perfect invitation is now as easy as visiting your local Staples store."

Located at over 1,250 Staples stores across the country, Staples Copy & Print Centers offer full-service copying and printing services with a 100 percent quality guarantee. Signature services include digital color copying, printing of customized letterhead, envelopes and business cards, lamination, various binding capabilities and more. Additional services include wide format color printing capabilities for high-quality photo enlargements, posters, signs and banners. For added convenience, customers can also visit the online Staples Copy & Print Center at www.staples.com to upload digital files and submit print and copy jobs to any store location. Visit the Staples web site for a complete list of store locations.

About Staples

Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products company. With 69,000 talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2005 sales of $16.1 billion, Staples serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 21 countries throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates more than 1,800 office superstores and also serves its customers through mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.


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             or
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    SOURCE: Staples, Inc.