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How to Choose the Best Durable Paper

Are you looking for a durable paper but unsure of where to start? You’ve come to the right place! There are so many options on the market, it can be a challenge to know which one to choose.

Durable paper experts

We have solutions for any scenario. Our durable paper product portfolio covers all the bases; we offer full synthetics (REVLAR), partial synthetics (TRIDURA) and traditional wood-based paper (Rite in the Rain).

We’ve broken down some key features in this chart to help you pick the best one for your usage.

Comparison chart

Use the above chart to help you narrow down your options. For example, sometimes the waterproof and tear-proof characteristics of REVLAR are critical for your printed piece. In other circumstances, having both of those features might be overkill for your project. Perhaps other considerations, such as printability, cost or sustainability are more of a priority. It’s all about what’s most important to you!

We’ve included more product information below, but if you still need help deciding, we’d be happy to have a more in-depth conversation about your needs. One of our experts can make a personalized recommendation. Reach out to us.

Learn more about durable paper options

REVLAR Synthetic Paper
REVLAR is waterproof, tear-proof and washable. It is made of polyester, which makes it highly durable and resistant to many extreme environmental conditions. REVLAR synthetic paper is available in a variety of formats, making it a versatile option for a wide range of applications. 

REVLAR prints on laser, offset and flexo printers. Like all synthetic papers, it does sometimes require printer setting considerations, which is why we’ve created this handy guide for you. This material is recyclable as a plastic, and we recommend that you check with your local recycling services for your options.
REVLAR synthetic paper comes in several options: REVLAR PremiumREVLAR Premium ColorsREVLAR Premium Die-CutsREVLAR Select & REVLAR Soft. You can learn about the differences within the REVLAR product line here.

Rite in the Rain All-Weather Paper
This water-resistant paper is designed to withstand wet conditions, all while being a fully recyclable, wood-based renewable paper. Rite in the Rain All-Weather Paper repels water, sweat, grease and mud. It is writable when wet or dry.

This paper is sustainably sourced through providers certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). It is tearable, just like a standard sheet of paper, but with a special coating that provides its water-resistance. Rite in the Rain All-Weather Paper prints static-free on laser, offset, flexo, thermal and some HP Indigo printers.

TRIDURA Hybrid Paper
TRIDURA is a tear-resistant combination of traditional paper and synthetic paper. It has a polymer film core sandwiched between layers of FSC certified paper. The synthetic core makes TRIDURA tear-resistant and tough.

The paper layers on the outside mean that while TRIDURA is not water-resistant, it is compatible with inkjet, laser, HP Indigo, offset and flexo printers.

Next steps: request a consultation

Still can’t decide which durable paper is right for you? You can request a more in-depth conversation here. We’d be happy to help you!

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