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DuraBook

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Code
PLA119
Country
United States

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DuraBook paper looks and feels like ordinary paper, but it’s a tear- and stain-resistant synthetic patented paper. This enables it to withstand a wide variety of real-life elements, such as water, dirt, grease, and humidity. DuraBooks paper is made with synthetics constructed of plastic resins and inorganic fillers, it does not use any wood pulp or cotton fiber. The plastic is extruded and stretched before its surface is treated to enhance printing performance. The process creates a paper that incorporates the characteristics of wood pulp paper and plastic film: it has good printability and smoothness combined with high strength. Four-colour art reproduces at a 175 line screen/360 dpi on the paper. DuraBooks paper comes in many weights and gauges, and can adhere to most manufacturing techniques including high-quality offset printing, foil stamping, embossing, die-cutting, perforating, and laminating.

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