Hammermill Extends Deadline for 2002 Grand Color Copy Contest

Press release from the issuing company

Memphis, TN – February 15, 2002 - When it comes to excellent color reproduction for many unique printing applications, Hammermill Color Copy Paper is the #1 choice of professional printers. From corporate brochures to posters, Hammermill Color Copy Paper and Hammermill Color Copy Cover give documents the power to get noticed. That’s why Hammermill Papers is the proud sponsor of the second annual 2002 Grand Color Copy Contest; printers can earn their customers national recognition by submitting their work into the contest. The entry deadline for the contest has been extended to March 30, 2002. Official entry forms are available by contacting Fulfillment Plus at 1-800-892-5467. Any creative or high quality projects produced on a color copier are eligible, and all entries must be imaged entirely on Hammermill Color Copy Paper or Cover, on any size or weight of Photo White or Photo Natural. Entries will be judged by a qualified panel of judges, selected by Hammermill, with two equally weighted criteria in mind: Print Quality – the vibrancy, accuracy and smoothness (no streaks) of color; contrast; cleanliness of print; and legibility of type. Creative Use is the second criteria, referring to any use of Hammermill Color Copy Paper beyond simple duplication. This includes final imaged applications (such as brochures, POP, signage, calendars, catalogs, invitations, menus, newsletters); structural or finishing techniques (folds, cuts), or anything else unusual or unexpected. First, second and third place winners will receive prizes ranging from $1,000.00 to $250.00, and paid entry into the PrintImage Color Copy Competition. International Paper [www.internationalpaper.com] is the world’s largest paper and forest products company. Businesses include paper, packaging, and forest products. As one of the largest private forest landowners in the world, the company manages its forests under the principles of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI SM) program, a system that ensures the perpetual planting, growing and harvesting of trees while protecting wildlife, plants, soil, air and water quality. Headquartered in the United States, at Stamford, CT, International Paper has operations in nearly 50 countries and exports its products to more than 130 nations.