NewPage Announces Preferred Media Partnership With the Hewlett-Packard Company

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- NewPage Corporation announced today that it has signed a preferred partner agreement with the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) to expand the capabilities and advantages of the HP Indigo digital press solutions to even greater heights. This partnership shows a mutual commitment to support the ever growing and expanding needs of the HP Indigo community.

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"Media suppliers, such as NewPage, give print service providers greater flexibility in the types of products they can print, and have long been a valued contributor to the growth of the HP Indigo business," said Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager, Indigo division, HP. "We are pleased to have NewPage as a preferred media partner and look forward to ever greater successes in collaboration with them."

NewPage manufactures widely recognized media brands specifically optimized for printing on HP Indigo equipment: Futura Laser(R), a 96 bright, exceptionally smooth Premium paper; Sterling Ultra Digital(TM) for Indigo, a 90 bright, No. 2, known as the coated paper workhorse for Indigo presses and styled to match both Productolith(R) and Sterling(R) Ultra folio sheets from NewPage, and Blazer Digital(R), an economy paper offering designed to compete with imported No. 3 papers.

"We are extremely honored to be an HP Indigo Preferred Partner. It is an exclusive designation and we will work diligently to expand the breadth and depth of papers available to the Indigo community," says Michelle Garrett, manager, marketing strategy for digital papers at NewPage. "Our partnership with HP Indigo is a critical measure of our commitment to continue manufacturing high quality, fine printing papers for the digital platform. Printers today understand the total cost of value to their clients, and our papers help those printers bring value to their clients by enabling greater image quality, snap, color fidelity, efficiency on press and post-press performance."

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About NewPage Corporation

Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage Corporation is the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America, based on production capacity, with $4.7 billion in pro forma net sales for the year ended December 31, 2007. The company's product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes coated freesheet, coated groundwood, supercalendered, newsprint and specialty papers. These papers are used for corporate collateral, commercial printing, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts, newspapers, packaging applications and direct mail advertising.

NewPage owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nova Scotia, and Wisconsin. These mills currently have a total annual production capacity of approximately 5.5 million tons of paper, including approximately 4.3 million tons of coated paper, approximately 920,000 tons of uncoated paper and approximately 300,000 tons of specialty paper, as well as approximately 3.2 million tons of pulp.

About HP

HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers - from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world's largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $110.4 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

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