Print and Laminated Materials 

Synthetic paper for durable printing and lamination

The Durable Synthetic Paper for Specialty Print and Laminated Materials  

From waterproof menus and tear-resistant maps to heavy-duty manuals for industrial job sites, Teslin® substrate synthetic paper has a durable and lamination-friendly solution that is engineered to meet many specialty printing applications.

Several major performance attributes make Teslin synthetic paper exceptionally well-suited to meet the many challenges of specialty print projects:

  • Unlike other synthetic papers, Teslin substrate doesn’t require special inks and long-dry times
  • Compatible with a wide range of print processes, including digital and laser for on-demand and variable data printing
  • Waterproof (passes BS5609) and resists chemicals, solvents and abrasion
  • Delivers unparalleled lamination strength
  • Offers unique texture and feel

Durable in multiple ways

Not only is Teslin substrate a waterproof paper that is highly resistant to abrasion, chemicals and solvents, inks and toners quickly absorb into its microporous structure. While other synthetic papers need to protect printed text and images with a coating or laminate because inks and toners sit on top of their surfaces, the absorption power of Teslin synthetic paper makes printed text and graphics virtually indestructible. Couple this secure print with excellent foldability, pliability and cold-crack resistance for added levels of resilience, and the result is specialty print and laminated materials that can withstand some of the most severe usage environments.

Easy to print and finish

Teslin substrate accommodates almost every conventional or digital printing process, including offset, flexographic, thermal transfer, laser, ink jet, or screen technologies. Commercial printers can print fixed information using one technology; then add variable information such as names, registration numbers or bar codes using another. And, unlike other coated or multilayer synthetic papers, it doesn’t require special inks or drying equipment. Teslin substrate also stands up to all forms of finishing, including sewing, grommetting, perforating, embossing, foil stamping, punching and more, offering greater design flexibility and creativity than other coated or multi-layer synthetic papers.

Ideal for lamination

The unique composition of Teslin synthetic paper substrate enables it to form powerful, virtually impregnable bonds with laminate film.  That eliminates edge-sealing and allows specialty print projects to be die-cut into any shape for one-of-a-kind designs. Those investing in lamination will not find another synthetic paper that provides the same durability and shelf-life as Teslin substrate.

Nearly instantaneous ink drying

Unlike many synthetic papers, conventional inks and toners set on Teslin substrate within seconds. That saves time on specialty print jobs and delivers brilliant, high-resolution printing of colors, photography, logos and graphics without long dry-times or additional processing. 

Contact us to request samples and learn more about Teslin synthetic paper substrate for print and laminated materials.

PPG Industries warrants only that its products will be of PPG's standard quality, and will conform to the label thereof. This warranty is exclusive and is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, that of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. PPG will not be liable for any incidental, special or consequential damages. Buyer's remedy shall be limited to replacement of nonconforming product or refund of the purchase price.

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Typical Application Uses

  • Waterproof maps
  • Heavy-duty manuals
  • Racing bibs
  • Temporary license plates
  • Wristbands
  • Menus
  • Luggage tags
  • Ultra-durable POP advertising

Recommended Grades for Print and Laminated Materials 

Recommended Thickness

  • 10 mil
  • 12 mil
  • 14 mil