Available Print papers
Bond printing paper is the common, slightly rough surfaced paper that is used as the standard paper for many print operations. We stock 20#, 24# and 32# white bond paper and 20# colored bond paper in blue, green, pink and yellow colors. In general, the thicker bond papers appear whiter and give a brighter finish because they allow less background light to be seen through the paper. This is especially important for formal proposals and for colored engineering drawings and renderings.
Typical applications for bond are as follows:
- The 20# white bond is suitable for standard blueprints and specification books.
- The 20# colored bond may be used to delineate the various sections of thicker documents and drawing sets.
- The 24# white bond is used for proposal documents and engineering prints
- The 32# white bond is used for color renderings.
Vellum is a smooth, high-quality blueprint material that is durable and translucent which make is suitable for both archival prints and overlays. We have 18# vellum available for prints.
DuPont™ Tyvek® brand is a family of tough, durable, flexible and tear-resistant sheet products made of flash-spun, high-density polyethylene fibers. Tyvek provides a strong low-weight banner material that won’t fade or rip no matter what the weather. It highly printable, unaffected by water & extreme temperatures and easily wipes clean when soiled. Therefore, it is an excellent choice for field drawings and outdoor guides. Other uses for Tyvek include job-site banners and actual-size templates for masonry work.
Mylar is Dupont Tejjin Films’ brand name for the durable polyester film made from stretched polyethylene terephthalate (PET). In the printing industry it comes in clear and off-white translucent versions. Mylar will not tear or lose shape over time and is great for archival prints. It also used to make drawing overlays — any time you want to see through one or more layers of prints, Mylar is your best choice. We print on the 4-mil thickness versions of both the clear and translucent types of Mylar.