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Tricks of the Trade: Hammermill Brochure Provides Timesaving Tips to Printers

Press release from the issuing company

Memphis, TN – February 15, 2002 In 2001, Hammermill Papers introduced a new program to help printers build their business by sharing tricks of the trade. "Trade Tricks – The Idea Exchange for Printers", invited printers to submit tips on how to save time, reduce costs, or make their business run more efficiently. Printers were asked to share their best tips on areas such as: - Improving customer response time - Shortcuts for bindery or finishing techniques - Reducing job spoilage or waste - Secret strategies for managing the costs of supplies Compiled of the best ideas from printers all across the country, these Trade Tricks Tip Sheets contain ideas such as: - "We score jobs before printing, to avoid rub-off or streaking." - "On trimming, we draw the cuts on a sheet before actually cutting; it’s like measuring twice and cutting once." - "I have a ‘pressman’ incentive of $5 cash on the spot if an error is found before a job has been run." - "Save press setup or spoiled paper. Then run the paper by hand through the press rollers to reduce the amount of ink on the rollers. This saves on solvents and cleanup sheets." Copies of the Hammermill Trade Tricks Tip Sheets are available by contacting Fulfillment Plus at 1-800-892-5467. 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.