Lombard, IL (PressExposure) February 05, 2009 -- In January of 2009, Bella Ink Designs, a leading stationery design and manufacturing business in suburban Chicago, was named Gold Place Winner for the Central Region in Neenah Paper's quarterly PAPERWORKS Contest for the Text and Cover category.
Neenah Papers Inc. manufactures premium paper products. According to the company's PAPERWORKS Contest entry form, eligibility for quarterly judging in the Text and Cover category requires a business to use their premium grade papers to produce "annual reports, newsletters, brochures, sustainability reports, posters, books, folders, luxury packaging and other print collateral."
Bella Ink Designs' winning submission for the fourth quarter was their Spring 2009 collection of watercolor stationery, printed on Neenah's SundanceÂ® paper. SundanceÂ® is made up of 30% post consumer fiber and is Green Seal Certified. Bella Ink is taking their environmental responsibility one step further by donating 10% of their wholesale proceeds from boxed folded note EF-77, "Tree Hugger," (printed on SundanceÂ®) to American Forests, an organization who will plant one tree for every $1.00 donated. EF-77 was included in the winning PAPERWORKS submission, and is part of Bella Ink Designs' Cards that Care program.
About Bella Ink Designs: In 2005 Bella Ink Designs' owner/designer, Melissa Danaher, shipped her first stationery order after deciding to quit the world of corporate graphic design to start a business that would allow her to flex her creativity while spending more time with her family. Since then the business has moved from Danaher's dining room table to a 6,000 square foot studio and warehouse space in the suburbs of Chicago. All the cards are hand-glittered and boxed in the Bella Ink studio by a team of local women who have been with Danaher since the business' early days. Bella Ink Designs' mission is to design, manufacture and distribute stationery products that are as fabulous and unique as the people and events they will represent.