Strength in Papers
"Finding the right paper was difficult," admits Deane. "I decided on a heavy-weight paper that's more like plastic than paper. It's waterproof and non-tearable. You can't rip it, but it's hard on printing equipment."
He explains, "The YUPO paper (formerly Kindura) is very durable. It is waterproof and tear-resistant. Publishers producing books for harsh environments may want to consider using this product. However, they will have to consider the cost implications because this paper costs about 10 times as much as regular paper." YUPO's synthetic paper (www.yupo.com) holds inks for perforation, die-cutting and foil stamping. In fact, YUPO was the official paper supplier for the Alaskan Iditarod race because the paper is capable of surviving arctic weather.