Synthetic paper: a modern-day solution

Synthetic paper: a modern-day solution

Veritiv Print and Paper | May 14, 2019

There are certain real-life scenarios where regular paper simply doesn’t cut it. Sometimes you need your paper to withstand frequent handling, rips, tears, stains and even harsh environmental conditions. Think restaurant menus, ID cards, POP displays, shopping bags, window signage and more.

While lamination is the traditional go-to for these above-and-beyond, luxury paper needs, it can fall on the costly side of things. Not only do you need special lamination equipment, but additional labor and production to make it all happen.

For these reasons, the industry is moving away from lamination and turning to a more modern solution: synthetic paper. And when customer experience is key, synthetic comes through with a pleasant tactile experience—no wrinkling or fraying!

What is synthetic paper?
An economical alternative to traditional lamination, synthetic paper eliminates excess time and waste. Along with a pleasant tactile experience, synthetic paper offers an unmatched level of durability and aesthetic when compared to regular paper. It’s thick, tightly wound fibers are similar to plastic film making it tear-resistant, durable and long-lasting. It can be folded, punched or die cut as needed, making it valuable and versatile.

Here’s a list of top synthetic paper candidates:

• Indoor and outdoor/window signage
• Brochures
• Posters
• Identification cards
• Magazine covers
• POP displays
• Instruction manuals
• Children’s books
• Parking decals
• Menus
• Maps
• Greeting cards
• Shopping bags
• Calendars

Our private brand family: PoliPrint
PoliPrint® is a tear-resistant/never tear, polyester synthetic paper solution that provides excellent printability for a high quality look and feel. Produce beautiful, reliable results that are waterproof and resistant to weather and chemicals—no special inks, extra coatings, or lamination required.