What should I know about Synthetic Paper?

posted this on Jul 17, 2015

Do you like the look, feel, and durability of lamination, but would rather not spend time laminating your documents? If so, then you should really consider using synthetic paper. This is a special type of paper that’s made out of polyester and there are many advantages to using it such as the following: 

  • Synthetic paper is waterproof and cannot be torn. It can withstand temperature changes quite well so you can use it for a variety of purposes.
  • This type of paper is compatible with photocopiers, laser printers, and digital presses. (Note: it’s not recommended for use in ink-jet printers.)
  • If you have a binding machine, you can punch synthetic paper to get the necessary hole pattern. You can produce holes for plastic comb, spiral, and twin-loop wire binding among other methods.
  • Synthetic paper can help make your documents look great because the sheets are bright white. This will help both text and photographs stand out.
  • This type of paper is coated with plastic on both sides so you can create double-sided documents.
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