Synthetic Plastic Paper Printing: Built to Last

Synthetic paper that will last for years, flexible like paper

If we resemble each other in a way or two, I'm sure that you've spilled your coffee or orange juice on top of the paper pile that definitely didn't need it.... Plastic synthetic paper prints come very handy on those occasions 

This synthetic plastic paper can be used for regular copies, for labels (pressure sensitive), menus, outdoor surveys, signage, outdoor training manuals and more uses.

These plastics are pretty special, because on top of being high quality sheets, they must go through a process that makes them ready to be printed through digital and laser ways.

It is usually made out polyester or PVC in a weight range that goes from 4 mil to 16 mil, covering the "text" and "cover" weights.

The best binding system for synthetic paper booklets:Coil binding and wire-o are the options that we offer for synthetic paper.

this picture shows some of the uses for synthetic plastic paper. As an example a picture of a menu can be seen, and water drops on top of it are show. The menu won't get damaged by the water because the substrate is plastic
Observe in the picture that the menu has drops of water on top of it, and because synthetic plastic paper has been used to print this menu, it remains in perfect shape.

 

Synthetic paper printed products create an advantage. Learn how:

Restaurant Menus: Printing your menus on thick synthetic paper gives them a fresh look, excellent printing quality, longevity. These menus can be kept clean all the time.
Alternatively you could have your menus printed on regular card stock and then laminated with plastic, or you could simply insert the menus into older style menu covers.

Badges: If printed on thick synthetic paper, there is no need to wear them in a plastic holder or a lanyard. A simple safety pin is sufficient. The badge will last much longer than the event it was designed for. The available sizes are 3.5"x2.75" or 3.375"x2.125".

Bookmarks: Perfect for book-signings, giveaways and many other uses. They are available in a wavy shape in the size of 1.25"x7".

ID Cards: Their size is 3.375"x2.125"

Luggage Tags: Very useful for group travelling, and luggage identification. The tag's imprint area is 3.375"x2", excluding the look, that can be imprinted as card card-body.

Labels, decals, bumper stickers signage for buildings: Light food manufacturing usually take place in humid and cold environments. These materials make perfect labels for food packaging.
Decals that grant access to communities or parking lots that include bar codes, removable bumper stickers designed for specific events, warning decals to be placed in manufacturing facilities and machinery are just some of the uses of plastic-paper labels. (Read more)

Wrist Bands: VIP Ids, granted access to events and access control are the main uses. They come pre-taped and the size is 1"x11"

 

This is why you should consider using these products: Advantages and Pros of synthetic paper materials:

  1. The number of pieces to be ordered is very low.
  2. Tags, ID cards, etc can be fully customized, including custom pictures, copy and marks.
  3. There is no need for lamination to protect the printed materials.
  4. High resistance to tear
  5. The opacity is exceptionally good.
  6. Moisture and grease proof, making it perfect for valve controls, outdoor reports, etc.
  7. This synthetic paper can still be handled as regular paper.
  8. The turnaround on this products is fast, therefore being able to deliver plastic paper goods very fast.

 

Pressure Sensitive - Labels

Offered in four different adhesive types and five different face stocks including vinyl and polyester.
There are permanent adhesives, aggressive removable adhesive, ultra removable (repositionable) adhesive and ultra cling (very low tack) adhesives that leave no residue. Saddle stitch booklets are used every day in the business and personal spheres.

How to Order Printing on Synthetic Plastic Paper.

Because there are different types of synthetic paper that are designed to be used in different ways, we suggest that you share with us as many details about the intended use of the printed piece as possible. Based on your requirements, we will suggest the most appropriate synthetic product for your application.
If your project requires pressure sensitive pieces (labels or decals), it is very important to know if the badgeis intended as a permanent piece or removable.

For further information call us at 1-877-421-0668 or send us an email to mycopies@colorcopiesusa.com

How does the cost of printing on Synthetic Plastic Paper compare to that of printing using other methods.

Plastic papers in nature are expensive. The plastic sheets must be produce in very precise plastic extrusion equipment, and later coated with chemicals that allow for inks and toners to adhere to them.
Whenever plastic paper replaces other types of conventional printing, it is because the post-printing process is too complex or way more expensive than the use of synthetic papers. Lamination is usually the process that can be avoided.

FAQ / Frequently asked questions about booklet printing, Q and A:

Question - Is coil binding used for booklet printing?

Answer - Yes. Coil Binding is made with a plastic spiral that goes through the holes drilled on the sheets. It is lightweight and inexpensive.

Coil binding is the perfect solution when you have a document with a number of sides that is not multiple of 4, or a document that will require revisions and even replacement of sheets without the need to reprint the whole piece. (Sheet replacement must be usually done at a specialized shop that has the right equipment).
This method is very comfortable for training manuals and documents, especially when notes need to be taken (e.g.. specific areas are fill-in-the-blank areas).

Advantages: Folds back and lays flat for extra support and easier use. The method is fast and economical

Disadvantages: It is not the best system when long term document preservation is needed. It is easy to tear sheets out

Question - I need a weather-proof booklet. How should I bind it?

Answer -Weather Proof Booklets also known as Plastic Paper Booklets: On special occasions, the manuals or booklets must be weatherproof, which means that the substrate that they are printed on must resist outdoor use, which includes the use under moisture and dirty environments.



There is "plastic-paper" that is weather resistant, lends itself for wiping and is great for outdoor training documents such as field-installation manuals, etc. The most recommended binding methods for this substrate are coil binding and wire-o binding

Question - What stock is it usually used for the covers?

Answer - Depending on the binding method, sometimes a clear plastic cover and a black plastic back cover are used. Other times booklets are "self-cover" meaning that the cover sheets are of the same nature as the paper used for the inside of the publication. On other occasions, the covers can be printed on cover stock, that is available on different thicknesses.

 

For further information call us at 1-877-421-0668 or send us an email to mycopies@colorcopiesusa.com

Question - What stock is it usually used for the the inside of the booklets?

Answer - The most common paper used is 20# paper, which is an entry level paper, sometimes known as copy paper. It is not very bright, and certainly not very opaque. Depending on the expected use of the booklet, other options are available: E.g.. opaque papers, glossy or colored papers.

For further information call us at 1-877-421-0668 or send us an email to mycopies@colorcopiesusa.com

Question - Can saddle stitch booklets have tear-out sheets?

Answer - Tear out sheets are very commonly used for registration cards, to be used while placing orders, or to remove "cheat-sheets" that should be saved elsewhere. We might be able to provide them. Please share the details of your project so that we can respond on a case by case.

For further information call us at 1-877-421-0668 or send us an email to mycopies@colorcopiesusa.com

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