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Relyco Partners with K.I.S.S. Printing to Provide Web-to-Print Service with REVLAR Waterproof Paper

Customers of K.I.S.S. Printing can choose to print large block posters and murals on durable waterproof paper for applications that need to last

Relyco is today announcing that K.I.S.S. Printing, a Web-to-Print Service provider has chosen Relyco’s REVLAR waterproof paperto be its synthetic paper of choice for its customers. When customers choose to create and print multi-page, giant block posters and murals, they can select to have their projects printed on the waterproof, tear resistant REVLAR.

Relyco REVLAR Waterproof Paper

Large Wall Poster Printed on Relyco REVLAR Waterproof Paper

K.I.S.S. Printing was established to provide a “keep it simple” approach to provide a very affordable way for its customers to print color posters and documents. What makes K.I.S.S. Printing unique from other Web-to-Print services is that gives at least 50 percent of its profits to a charity every month. If profits exceed $20,000 in a month, 100 percent of its profits from that point on then go to the charity.

“Not only is K.I.S.S Printing delivering color print services at low cost, we’re also enabling our customers to help others by donating our profits to charity,” said Daniel Hutton, vice president of K.I.S.S. Printing. “We started working with Relyco when we partnered with a highly rated online site for creating large rasterized wall posters. Their REVLAR waterproof was ideal for this application as many of customers were looking to output their projects on media that would last and stand up to the elements.”

K.I.S.S. Printing is using Relyco’s 5.7 mil REVLAR on 13”x19” sheets on a Ricoh C901 color production printer to print large block posters created on its partner site. To see a demonstration on how easy it is to produce a giant wall mural from any uploaded image, watch this video.

“Relyco is very pleased that K.I.S.S. Printing selected our REVLAR waterproof paper for their Web-to-Print application and look forward to growing our relationship with them,” said Mike Steinberg, president and CEO of Relyco. “We are very impressed with their business model of providing a great service while donating a significant portion of their profits to charity.”

Fully laser-compatible REVLAR combines the image quality and printability of standard paper with a durability and resilience unmatched by any other product.  REVLAR synthetic laser paper is durable and weatherproof as well as impervious to grease and chemicals, and designed to withstand high and low temperature fluctuations. Unlike other papers, REVLAR is made of synthetic materials (polyester) that enable its extreme performance in adverse conditions.

REVLAR Key Features include:

  • Weatherproof – able to withstand water, heat and temperature variations. Suitable for indoor and outdoor uses.  REVLAR gets a seal of approval from the U.S. Navy Seals for its waterproof capabilities
  • Durable – tear-proof, fade and scuff resistant
  • Multi-Purpose – grease, solvent, chemical, blood & sweat resistant
  • Invulnerable – very high melt point of 450o allows for use on wide range of equipment and applications
  • Promotes Workflow Efficiency and Cost-Savings – eliminates need and cost to laminate with toughness and durability built in
  • Wide Range of Thicknesses Available – 3.7, 4.7, 5.7, 7.7, 10.7 and 13.7 mil
  • Paper-Like Appearance – durable and tough like polyester with the appearance, smoothness and printability of paper – available in wide range of colors
  • Superior Laser Image Quality – bright white sheets enable high image quality on the finished product

REVLAR waterproof laser paper is currently available from Relyco today. For pricing, more information, and how to purchase, contact Relyco by phone at 800.777.7359 or 603.742.0999, by email at info@relyco.com, or visit www.relyco.com.

Relyco Showcases Leading Digital Substrates at Graphics Canada

This week, Relyco has been showing its digital substrate solutions in the Ricoh and Konica Minolta booths at Graphics Canada, the largest showcase for the graphics communications and printing industries in Canada. The show started on Wednesday and runs through today at the Toronto International Centre. In its partner booths, you can see Relyco’s DigiPOP custom digital packaging, REVLAR waterproof paper, and EZ-Card membership card products being run live on both Ricoh and Konica Minolta digital machines. The show has been busy with a lot of interest in our substrate solutions that are guaranteed to run on your digital printers and presses. Check out these photos from the show…

Konica Minolta, Relyco

Relyco Substrate Solution in Konica Minolta’s Booth at Graphics Canada

Ricoh, Relyco

Ricoh Running Relyco’s DigiPOP Megaphones at Graphics Canada

Check out all of Relyco’s products at www.relyco.com.

Amazing REVLAR Waterproof Paper Application Update

Back in November 2010, a speed limit sign was printed on Relyco’s REVLAR waterproof paper for use on a remote private road in Southern Maine (see the original story here). After three harsh New England winters, the sign still looks as good as new…see the comparison below and notice the paint coming off of the SLOW sign. This application showcases the amazing durability of the REVLAR synthetic paper. We’re often asked questions about toner adhesion and how long will the toner remain on the paper. Well, this phot0 tells it all. The speed limit sign was printed on REVLAR using a desktop color laser printer and it still looks as good as the day it was printed. Have an application for which you need the World’s toughest synthetic paper, talk to Relyco today about our REVLAR waterproof paper…888-777-7359 or email info@relyco.com.

Speed Limit Signs Printed on REVLAR Waterproof Paper

This speed limit sign was printed on REVLAR Waterproof Paper and posted November 2010. Photo on the left was taken May 1, 2013 and the photo on the right was taken Nov 2010. Amazing durability!

The Ventura Group Eliminates Laminating with REVLAR Waterproof Paper

Ventura Group Uses REVLAR Waterproof Paper

The Ventura Group operates the Association for Advanced Training in Behavioral Sciences and The Connecting Link (graduate level courses for teachers K-12) owned by the Education Management Corporation (EDMC), one of the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America.

One of the functions of The Ventura Group is to print the text books, study aids, and other materials used by the students who take advantage of the education and training services provided by its companies. Printing Production Manager Spiro Manos was looking for a way to improve the lamination process used with the multipage memory aids his team produced. “I was considering investing in a faster lamination machine when I received an email about REVLAR, and I began thinking that waterproof paper might be a viable option to lamination,” Manos said.

Manos ordered a small supply of REVLAR from Relyco and put the paper through its paces. “We printed, drilled, cut, folded, and scored the REVLAR as part of our first test. The product performed well and the quality was obvious; the competitive solution didn’t even come close,” Manos notes. “Next, we tested REVLAR in production by printing 100 sets of memory aids, cutting them down to size, and then collating them. The resolution and color were excellent and the readability was ideal for the type of study material. We also found that the durability was better than we had expected and probably even more than was needed—though a higher level of durability in something that is handled frequently is always an advantage.”

For the employees on Manos’s team who had been responsible for the lamination process, REVLAR proved to be a real time saver. “I’d estimate that using REVLAR saves us at least 80 percent labor time, which frees up one employee to work on other projects,” Manos says. “While I had originally been concerned about the added material costs, my business manager did a comparison and discovered that it was more cost effective to use REVLAR than lamination. And, the improvement in employee satisfaction thanks to REVLAR doesn’t hurt either.”

To read the complete customer story about how The Ventura Group is using REVLAR, click here.

For more information about Relyco’s ‘virtually indestructible’ waterproof paper, visit REVLAR on our website, call us at 1-800-777-7359, or Email us.