An Introduction to Synthetic Paper

An Introduction to Synthetic Paper

As the world around us changes due to the technology advancements that are made every day and the processes that result, so to must the supplies for each technology. Printing has not been left out of this continuous loop. Our inks are changing to produce a better image and eliminate harmful chemicals. Our machines are becoming more efficient and more controllable. Our papers are being manufactured to have more characteristics, and target a more specific use.

All of this has been done to get you a better product for your needs, because you are trying even harder to get the right information to your customers. That makes it hard to see some of your paper items destroyed due to a spilled drink or a grease smudge.

For years, the only way to protect an image on a piece of paper from the elements of the day was to laminate. It is a tried and true method that everyone can use, especially with the introduction of desktop laminating machines. Laminations aren’t always perfect, however, as you may not want the sealed edges that keep out moisture and chemicals in order to have a nicer looking product.

While enveloping a sheet of paper in plastic is still a very useful way to make your product last longer, an additional option has come to the table in recent years.

Synthetic papers have taken the best of both worlds and merged them into a single item. It may look like a regular sheet from the copier down the hall from your desk, but it has a few added qualities from its plastic nature.

Reasons we like synthetic papers

  1. It is waterproof
  2. It is grease proof
  3. It is resistant to many chemicals
  4. It is tear-resistant
  5. It can last for quite a long time
  6. And to top it off, it is recyclable!

The medical industry itself has been using synthetic papers for some time now due to its ability to withstand the chemicals such as ammonia and alcohol to help keep a clean environment for all of the patients that come through a hospital or clinic.

Now you have a more viable option to get information to your customer. For real estate: outdoor signs, door hangers, and location information. For outdoor events and recreation: wristbands and maps. For retail: plant stakes, product tags, and membership cards. For restaurants: menus, placemats, and food prep manuals. For auto repair and manufacturing: flip charts and manuals.

If you would like a sample to judge for yourself, call us at 502.560.1440.