REVLAR waterproof paper

Waterproof Synthetic Paper


Why waterproof paper?

Whenever printed materials will be subject to frequent handling, wet surroundings or extreme environmental conditions, waterproof paper is the best option. It holds up better than standard paper because it’s a synthetic material that is made of plastic, yet it has the appearance, smoothness and printability of paper.

REVLAR paper is waterproof, tear-proof, durable, impervious to grease and chemicals, weatherproof and specifically designed to withstand high/low temperature fluctuations. It is an extremely tough product; some have even called it “virtually indestructible” after running it through various durability tests. Yet, it can still be scored, punched or die-cut, which makes it versatile.

REVLAR can also be used safely around food; it is FDA compliant as a food contact substance (FCS).

Durable, washable and printable

REVLAR waterproof synthetic paper is so durable that even complete and lengthy submersion in liquid has no effect. Because of this tolerance for water, it’s easy to clean! If REVLAR gets dirtied, you can just wipe it down with a wet cloth or use a mild cleanser.

Printing on REVLAR is a simple one-step process. Just run it through a dry toner laser printer like you would with standard copy paper. When you use waterproof synthetic paper, you eliminate the need for a multi-step waterproofing process like lamination, which is costly and time-consuming.

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty:

  • REVLAR is certified by the leading digital press manufacturers, including Xerox, Ricoh, Kodak, Canon, Konica Minolta, Oki and more…
  • Available as sheets, rolls, permanent labels, removable labels or die-cut sheets that can become ID cards, door hangers, luggage tags, etc
  • Thicknesses from 3.7 mil to 13.7 mil
  • Standard sizes include 8.5″ x 11″, 8.5″ x 14″, 11″ x 17″, 13″ x 19″, and IGen3 compatible 20.5″ x 14.33″
  • Colors include white, black, pastels and vibrants and finishes include clear, frosted and matte
  • Order directly or conveniently online

Not sure you need a full synthetic?

If you have a project that requires a durable paper, but you don’t think that you need all of the benefits that a fully synthetic paper offers, you should check out this handy infographic. It guides you through questions to help determine what kind of paper would best suit your specific needs. For example, if your printed piece won’t be outside in the elements 24/7, then TriDura, our durable paper alternative, may just be the best fit!

We are here to help

From small independent grocery stores to large chain restaurants and prestigious universities, we’ve worked with many different types of businesses in all kinds of industries. Our government and military clients particularly love REVLAR for heavy duty manuals.

Relyco’s product specialists are glad to answer any questions that you may have. If you have custom requirements, we are happy to work with you to develop a perfect solution. Simply click here to get connected with one of our experts today!

Explore more about REVLAR Waterproof Synthetic Paper on the Relyco blog

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Client Stories

REVLAR was innovative and creative. It was also weather resistant and durable enough to withstand use around the pool and in the club; plus it was affordable enough to align with the client’s budget. Importantly, as the vendor who would produce the ‘Green Valley Cash,’ we appreciated that REVLAR was available in a range of thicknesses, colors, and finishes and could hold ink with traditional or digital printing.

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- Leigh Lieman PR Marketing Director, Miller's Minuteman Press

Check out REVLAR Solutions by Industry

Here are just a few of the ways REVLAR has been used.

  • hospitality printing solutions
    • Menus
    • Cookbooks
    • Recipe cards
    • Table tents
    • Airline tray liners
    • Placemats
    • Hotel door handle tags
    • Water-bottle labels
    • Event passes
  • retail printing solutions
    • Shelf wobblers/danglers
    • Shelf strips/sliders
    • Delicatessen picks
    • Bottle collars
    • Retail tags/clothing labels
    • Point-of-sale banners/signs
    • Point-of-purchase displays
    • Key cards for store incentive programs
  • education printing solutions
    • Manuals
    • Book covers
    • Personalized rulers/book marks
    • Student ID cards
    • Parking passes/permit hangers
    • Charts/calendars
    • Flash cards
    • Puzzles
  • government printing solutions
    • Temporary license plates
    • License/ID cards
    • Transit/city maps
    • Parking tickets
    • Permits/regulations
    • Training manuals
    • Military field manuals
  • medical printing solutions
    • Hospital manuals
    • Hospital/paramedic charts
    • Pharmaceutical manuals
    • ID tags/cards
    • Signage
    • Emergency guides
    • Medical laboratory logs/forms
  • industrial printing solutions
    • Blueprints
    • Badges
    • Chemical drum tags
    • Parts/maintenance manuals
    • Electrical diagrams
    • Construction signage
    • Crate/pallet tags
  • recreational printing solutions
    • Scuba diving records
    • Sailing log books
    • Runner’s/cyclist’s bibs
    • Trail maps
    • Event passes
    • Golf score cards
    • Lift tickets
  • multi-industry printing solutions
    • Business cards
    • Catalogs
    • Brochures
    • Tab dividers
    • Tickets
    • Posters
    • Calendars
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