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Article: Paper Selections
Discussion topic: Water-Resistant Paper Options for
inkjet, laser, and color laser printers
N' Tuff, a Water-Resistant Paper
for inkjet & Laser printers, a paper-realistic
Power Paper, a Waterproof Paper for inkjet & Laser
Power Paper Self-Adhesive Inkjet
Paper, and Laser Self-Adhesive
Water-resistant paper refers to synthetic papers and media, often
plastic-based, that are designed to withstand incidental or light contact with
water for use in wet or outdoor environments. Water-resistant papers will
survive light contact with water, but true insurance against water damage
is only provided by synthetic waterproof papers.
Synthetic papers have introduced water-resistance as an option
for inkjet and laser printers. Refer to the synthetic papers article for a synthetic
Water-Resistant Paper that Looks Like Real Paper
'N Tuff paper is a non-tear synthetic hybrid with the unique advantages of
providing water-resistance in a synthetic paper that feels and prints like
real (fiber-based) paper. It is a star in our product line because it
the economical alternative to the more expensive, but more robust waterproof
synthetic papers available.
Tuff will survive light contact with water, but it is abrasion
sensitive when wet like a fiber-based paper because the outer layers are
fiber-based. Contact with pencil erasers, scratching, and so on when
the paper is wet will disrupt the fiber layer like normal paper. But
the ink/toner will remain intact.
maps and work documents which are susceptible to occasionally damp
conditions, Ruff 'N Tuff is a durable, water-resistant paper that is more
than adequate. But if you want your documents to survive "a
driving rain at 4 in the morning" or a serious dunk in the lake from
your fishing boat, refer to the waterproof options in the section below.
Ruff 'N Tuff product details, refer to the Ruff 'N Tuff inkjet or laser pages.
PAPERS: Beyond Water-Resistant Paper
for inkjet, laser, and color laser printers
the name suggests Power Paper is for powerhouse applications demanding
waterproof insurance against heavy water contact. It is
engineered for optimum performance under severe conditions. Beyond a
water-resistant paper, it is truly waterproof. In addition, it exhibits
exceptional tear-resistance and chemical and grease-resistance, making it
ideal for a wide range of applications. Exceptional print performance
is achieved through its advanced, micro-porous single-layered
composition. This provides for better bonding of ink and toner, even in
traditional inkjet printers using die-based aqueous inks, to create
does it look and feel like? Power Paper has soft, smooth, natural
white surface (two-sided). By comparison to HP LaserJet Tough below, it
is a thicker sheet with an unusually light feel and a less glossy appearance
giving it a more natural "paper-realistic" appearance.
Paper provides the greatest price-to-performance ratio among this top level
of waterproof "industrial-strength" synthetic papers.
Details are available on the Power Paper product pages for inkjet or laser
self-adhesive, label-backed versions for inkjet or laser printers.
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