Waterproof Map Paper for Laser/Copier and Inkjet Printers

Waterproof Map Paper is a descriptive term only.  It does not refer to a technical classification of any current synthetic paper category.  However, as an application, the phrase waterproof map paper does aptly describe a viable purpose of waterproof and water-resistant papers.

Synthetic Paper options for 

Waterproof Map Paper Applications...

Ruff N Tuff and Power Paper are distinct enough to provide unique options for waterproof map paper and other common synthetic paper applications. 

ProductPaper SizeSheetsSKUPrice
Power Paper Laser Trial Pack8.5x1115204-8511-15$19.95
Power Paper Laser8.5x1150204-8511-50$52.95
Power Paper Laser8.5x11100204-8511-100$83.95
Power Paper Laser Trial Pack8.5x1415204-8514-15$28.95
Power Paper Laser8.5x1450204-8514-50$79.95
Power Paper Laser8.5x14100204-8514-100$123.95
Power Paper Laser Trial Pack11x1715204-1117-15$39.95
Power Paper Laser11x1750204-1117-50$98.95
Power Paper Laser - Waterproof Paper11x17100204-1117-100$139.95
Power Paper Laser Trial Pack12x1815204-1280-15$37.25
Power Paper Laser12x1850204-1280-50$105.50
Power Paper Laser12x18100204-1280-100$157.80
Power Paper LaserA3100204-A3-100$157.80
Power Paper Laser Trial PackA415204-A4-15$29.95
Power Paper LaserA4100204-A4-100$123.95
Power Paper Laser8.5x111000204B-8511$615.95
Power Paper Laser8.5x141000204B-8514$985.95
Power Paper Laser11x171000204B-1117$1,198.95
Power Paper Laser12x181000204B-1280$1,147.00
Power Paper LaserA31000204B-A3$1,147.00

Ruff N Tuff is water-resistant and tear resistant, and works well in all types of machines: Laser/Copiers or Inkjet machines.  Plus, it is less expensive than the other options.

ProductPaper SizeSheetsSKUPrice
Ruff N Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.8.5x1150101-8511$34.50
Ruff N Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.8.5x1115101-8511-15$10.99
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.8.5x1450101-8514$48.95
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.11x1750101-1117$59.95
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.12x1850101-1280$119.99
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.13x1950101-1319$129.99
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.A350101-A3$107.30
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.A4 50101-A4$43.80
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.A5 50101-A5$24.99
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.8.5x111000101B-8511$329.00
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.8.5x141000101B-8514$475.00
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.11x171000101B-1117$539.00
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.12x181000101B-1280$615.00
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.13x191000101B-1319$675.00
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.A31000101B-A3$577.00
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.A4 1000101B-A4$319.00
Ruff-N-Tuff Inkjet / Laser Paper 27lb.A51000101B-A5$219.00

The strength of this paper is its three layer composition.  The outer layers provide a paper-realistic feel (unlike the plastic feel of other synthetic papers) and an excellent print quality at this price point.

Ruff N Tuff is sufficiently tear-resistant to make it worth consideration when looking for a less expensive alternative to a waterproof map paper.  However, staples or hole-punches will tend to compromise the tear-resistance at those points on the page where rips can occur (less easily than normal paper, but more easily than if left intact).

Glossy Map Paper Option:  Ruff N Tuff Gloss...

Ruff N Tuff Gloss is a gloss-coated version of Ruff N Tuff, appropriate for mounted maps, outdoor map posters, or single-page maps, if a glossy map paper appearance is desired.   We do not recommend this product for folded maps, because of its thickness.

Power Paper - Inkjet or Laser/Copier Versions 
waterproof, slightly thicker stock

Power Paper is waterproof.  It is available in two versions:  a laser/copier version and an inkjet version.  The laser version is totally waterproof.  The inkjet version's degree of success as a waterproof paper is more dependent on the particular type of inkjet printer and type of ink used.  If you are running on an inkjet machine, we recommend samples testing on your particular setup before determining the suitability of the product.

Additional strengths of Power Paper which allows it to work well as a waterproof map paper include the ability to fold easily and its high tear-resistance.  This paper will stretch first, before tearing, when put under an extreme test.  Also, the tear resistance of Power Paper is not compromised when stapled or otherwise punctured (hole-punches, etc).

Note on the Inkjet Version of Power Paper:  We recommend testing samples of Inkjet Power Paper before making a purchase.  Samples are also readily available for Laser Power Paper, Ruff N Tuff, and Ruff N Tuff Gloss.

Note: Power Paper and Ruff N Tuff are only offered through Graytex.  The additional range of sizes is made possible by our onsite converting facilities.  Refer to the paper size charts for paper size info across all products.

For more product details on any of the product options listed above for waterproof map paper, refer to the product page links below.


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