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Neenah Paper Announces Designs Of The Year

Press release from the issuing company

ROSWELL, Ga. (January 30, 2004) – Neenah Paper has announced that Lia Reinholt of Kelsh Wilson Design (formerly a part of Thinkframe,Inc.) in Philadelphia, and Paul Claycomb of First Horizon Home Loan in Irving, Texas, have won the company’s 2003 PAPERWORKS Contest “Design of the Year” awards for letterhead and text and cover paper, respectively.  The PAPERWORKS Competition recognizes designers, paper merchants and printers from North America and around the world who showcase creative combinations of design and printing techniques on Neenah Paper products. “Their printing expertise and designs show a true commitment to graphic excellence,” said Tom Wright, Director of Strategic Advertising for Neenah Paper. “In addition, they demonstrate a willingness to explore and create beyond the norm on CLASSIC® Laid Text and Cover Papers.” Claycomb’s winning entry was an application kit, originally designed by Thompson and Company, an advertising agency based in Memphis, Tenn., for First Horizon Home Loan Corporation several years ago.  The kit has been updated and improved several times since then, most recently using CLASSIC® Laid, Avalanche White, 120 lb. Double Thick Cover. “This design was a great example of how premium textured papers in a large format size, using double thick cover and four-color imagery all marry to make a printed piece unique among its peers,” said Tom Wright, Director of Strategic Advertising for Neenah Paper. “The most creative and well produced piece rose to the top.”  Reinholt’s entry was an identity package designed for Eberlein Design Consultants, Ltd., using CLASSIC CREST®Paper, Avon Brilliant White.  It was beautifully offset printed usingcustom mixed ink colors andincluded business letterhead and second sheet, #10 envelopes, note cards, post cards, coordinating CLASSIC CREST® Label Stock and business cards all housed within an elegant presentation folder. “The identity package was developed for a high-end interior design firm that has a very exclusive clientele,” said Wright.  “Naturally, the designer wanted to use a paper that offers outstanding print fidelity and dramatic printing contrast to appropriately represent the firm’s work. Also, key to the selection was the ability to create a complete business identity using one coordinated paper source.” Claycomb and Reinholt were selected the best among the 2003 PAPERWORKS monthly quarterly text and letterhead and cover gold winners. Both winners will receive additional cash awards as well as certificates to the Museum of Modern Art. As the Letterhead winner, Reinholt is also honored with a special award plaque. Claycomb will also receive a custom mounted presentation of his work.