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How to Choose the Right Synthetic Paper

We know it can be overwhelming to determine which synthetic paper is right for you. What are the key differences? How do you know which one to choose? We don't want you to be lost in a sea of possibilities. Consider this blog post your personal life ring!

Check out this handy comparison chart

Our REVLAR brand includes three of our synthetic paper products. Each product is designed to align with specific customer needs, applications and budgets. The key features below can help you pick the best fit for your project and printer. REVLAR_Compare_Chart

Still not sure? Check out our FAQs

These are the frequently asked questions we often encounter when folks are exploring our waterproof synthetic paper options. What is the main difference between REVLAR Premium, Select and Soft?

Premium and Select are rigid synthetics, while Soft is a more pliable soft synthetic.

If both Premium and Select are rigid, what is the difference between the two?

Premium and Select are made of the same base/core material, but Select has an industrial coating that is thinner than the coating used on Premium.

What is the material that REVLAR is made of?

Premium - polyester Select - polyester Soft - polyolefin

Are all the REVLAR papers waterproof and tear-proof?


If the three products are all waterproof and tear-proof, do they also last as long as each other?

Yes, they all have the same long lifespan.

Do I need a special printer to run REVLAR papers?

They will run on dry toner laser printers, offset printers and flexo printers.

My project requires folding, can these papers be easily folded?

REVLAR Soft can be easily folded by hand or machine. We recommend scoring REVLAR Premium or REVLAR Select before folding, to ensure the piece keeps its fold memory.

What is the recyclability of REVLAR?

REVLAR can be recycled as a plastic, not as a paper. We recommend you check in with your local recycling services for your options. REVLAR Premium & REVLAR Select are classified as a #1 plastic. REVLAR Soft is a #7 plastic.

Do all these papers share the same print quality?

All REVLAR products will produce a quality image, with REVLAR Premium producing the best pop!

Which mils and sizes are available for REVLAR?

Check out the chart in this document!

Learn more

If you'd like to dive deeper into the options, please request a free synthetic paper portfolio that includes blank samples, printed samples, datasheets and a brochure just for you! REVLAR learn more and request samples

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