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Domtar Launches Innovative Online Resource To Inspire Designers

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Montreal, February 1, 2007 – In response to Domtar research with its designer customer base, the Company launched its most recent innovation today. The Domtar Designer Corner (www.domtardesignercorner.com) aims to meet customer needs for an inspirational and informative online design source. Created by designers for designers, it covers everything from industry news and events to designer profiles, eco-smart design options, and tips for selecting the best paper to bring designs to life. Also featured are contest details for Domtar’s new ENVY awards program in recognition of top artistic talent – designs to make others green with envy. “With the launch of the new Domtar Designer Corner, we are once again demonstrating our commitment to respond to our customers’ needs by developing innovative resources that enhance and facilitate their work,” said Tewfik Atia, Marketing Communication Manager for Domtar EarthChoice line of environmentally responsible papers. “Choosing the right paper is usually the first crucial step in creating an outstanding piece, which is why we’ve gathered tips from industry experts and provide designers with creative materials.” Expert tips for inspired designs The experts at PaperSpecs and Create Magazine have partnered with Domtar to offer creative professionals useful design tips, inspired ideas, and best practices to help them achieve their personal best. “Our team is constantly in search of the latest and most reliable facts about paper and our research often becomes the imperative first step in helping professional designers create an award-winning piece,” said Sabine Lenz, Founder of PaperSpecs. “We look forward to sharing our independent findings and insight with the design community at the new Domtar Designer Corner.” “Create Magazine is proud to contribute to this essential and novel designer resource,” said Jerry Brown, the magazine’s Publisher. “Our partnership with Domtar also reflects the growing trend for industry and creative professionals to join forces.” These experts will join a group of paper specialists, accomplished designers and environmental stakeholders to judge the new Domtar ENVY awards contest, which is also launched today. With six different categories and a grand prize of $3,000, designers across North America will be submitting their best designs in hopes of making their colleagues green with envy. To be eligible for the contest, submitted designs must be printed on Domtar EarthChoice’s extensive line of environmentally responsible papers. Designers riding the sustainable paper wave Sustainable design is a new reality that creative professionals are incorporating in their day-to-day practice. Today’s designers can make a difference for the environment by demanding socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable materials. In fact, the Domtar ENVY awards will include a special Environmental and Social Sustainability award to honor the designer whose project best reflects the spirit of sustainability. Besides the most comprehensive line of environmentally responsible papers on the market, Domtar’s Designer Corner offers an array of eco-smart tips so designers can put their sustainability commitment on paper. For more information about the new Domtar Designer Corner, visit www.domtardesignercorner.com. Specifically aimed at design professionals, the Domtar Designer Corner requires one of the following Web browsers: Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 1.07, or Safari 1.3.2, with Flash 8.0 or higher.