Waterproof Laser Paper Cost Benefits


Waterproof Laser Paper Cost Benefits


Ideally suited for use anytime printed materials will be subject to frequent handling or extreme environmental conditions, REVLAR synthetic laser paper is waterproof, tear-resistant and durable, as well as impervious to grease and chemicals, and designed to withstand high and low temperature fluctuations.

Plus, REVLAR offers the image quality and printability of standard paper and can be folded, punched or die cut as needed, making it valuable for thousands of applications.

In addition its ability to withstand extreme physical and environmental conditions, one of the major advantages of REVLAR waterproof laser paper is that its durability is not dependent on lamination.

Traditional paper products are often laminated in an attempt to achieve the characteristics inherent in REVLAR, yet lamination requires an additional time-consuming step after laser printing is complete. Plus, lamination can peel, bubble or crease, compromising the material’s clean, professional appearance and allowing moisture to penetrate and damage the finished piece.

REVLAR is clearly an extremely durable, waterproof and tear-resistant product—and the time required to complete a piece with REVLAR is much less than the time needed to laminate—but for many users, particularly those concerned more with look and feel than with durability, the final decision often comes down to the cost of REVLAR vs. the cost of lamination.

This cost comparison illustrates that REVLAR is a highly cost-effective solution. This example calculates the cost to laser print on REVLAR or to laminate 1000 8 1/2” x 11” signs for outdoor use.

 

REVLAR Synthetic
Waterproof Paper

Pouch
Laminating

Roll
Laminating

Laser Printing Cost (est.)

.05

.05

.05

Polyester or Paper Cost

.30
(3.7 mil polyester)

.02

.02

Lamination Material Cost

.0

1.20 2

.09 3

Lamination Labor Cost 1

.0

.25 4

.30 4

Estimated Cost per Piece

$.35

$1.52

$.46

Total Time Required

5 minutes

140 minutes +

140 minutes +

 1 Assuming labor is $20 per hour
 2 Cost per pouch of lamination film from Staples
 3 Cost of lamination film per unit from Corporate Express
 4 Labor cost per unit assuming numbers provided by supplier

Other Factors
This comparison does not take into account the cost of purchasing and maintaining lamination equipment.

Customer will have to wait several hours to allow fuser oil to evaporate before laminating.

To Learn More

To learn more about waterproof laser paper cost benefits from Relyco, call 1-800-777-7359 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .