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Durable: Teslin® paper is bright white and features excellent opacity, which makes it perfect for printing documents with many colors and bar codes.
Waterproof: The fact that Teslin® paper is waterproof makes it the material to use for a wide range of special applications including IDs, maps, signs, restaurant menus and more.
Secure: It is the most secure bonding sheet that exists for inks, toners, adhesives, and laminating films of all types. The lamination peel strength is between two and six times that of coated papers or other synthetic stocks. It also requires no edge seal to produce a durable, tamper-proof piece. For identification cards, licenses, and important travel documents, Teslin® paper remains secure.
Teslin® can be used for a variety of applications. The application we specialize in is for use in making borderless, rigid ID cards without the need for a PVC card printer. But thats not all Teslin® can be used for. Teslin® is a water proof printable plastic material and is ideal for use anytime you need to ensure your printed documents are safe from the elements. It is also puncture and tear resistant. You can use it for printing topographical maps and directions for hiking trips, for outdoor signage, event tickets, permits, underwater tags, garden labels, menus, luggage tags, and of course for any kind of membership, promotion, name, or identification cards.
The type of Teslin® you require will depend on how you plan to print on it.
I Have An Inkjet Printer
If you have an inkjet printer you will want to use Inkjet Teslin®. Our Inkjet Teslin® is commonly referred to as Teslin® IJ 1000WP or Double Sided Inkjet Teslin®. This type of Teslin® is best for use with all types of inkjet printers, and is double-sided so you get great print quality on both sides of the sheet. If you have an ink jet printer which uses pigment-based ink (such as Epson printers which use DuraBrite inks), you have the option of choosing inkjet, or SP 1000. If you are unsure, you can either try to find out which type of ink your printer uses, or go with Inkjet Teslin® to be sure.
I Have A Laser Printer
Laser Teslin® is specially designed (chemical treated) to tolerate the higher temperatures of a laser printer to ensure minimal shrinkage during printing.
I Plan To Use Another Printing Method
If you plan to use an offset press you can feel free to use either Laser Teslin®, or Teslin® SP 1000. If you plan to use a photocopier (electrophotographic/xerographic), or intaglio you will want to use Laser Teslin®.
Perforated Teslin® has perforated cut-outs to allow you to easily remove a printed card and insert it in to a butterfly pouch. We have multiple sheets featuring perforated card cut-outs, and we are able to provide sheets with custom layouts and sizes - contact us for more information! Our 8up Teslin sheets are 8.5" x 11" and have 8 credit card size (2.125" x 3.375") card punch-outs. Our 1up Teslin sheets are 4" x 6" and have 1 credit card size punch-out. We have templates available in the ID Learning Center.