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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.

Relyco’s REVLAR Waterproof Paper Featured in Recharger Magazine

Recharger Magazine, the leading information source for the document printing industry aftermarket, featured our REVLAR in its March 2012 issue. View the article here, “REVLAR, A Synthetic Substrate, Brings New Pages Into the Office Space,”

Recharger Magazine: REVLAR Brings New Pages Into the Office Space

Recharger Magazine: REVLAR Brings New Pages Into the Office Space

Relyco REVLAR 7.7 mil Waterproof Paper Certified for Use on Kodak NexPress Digital Production Color Presses

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Relyco REVLAR 7.7 mil Waterproof Paper Certified for
Use on Kodak NexPress Digital Production Color Presses
Revlar Certificate Rochester Institute of Technology Printing Application qualifies REVLAR 7.7 mil. synthetic paper as approved Kodak substrate
Dover, N.H., September 13, 2011Relyco, a leading provider of value-added business printing and payment solutions, today announced that its REVLAR 7.7 mil waterproof paper has been certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Printing Applications Laboratory as a qualified substrate for use on Kodak NexPress Digital Production Color Presses. Relyco is showing the REVLAR products at this week’s GRAPH EXPO in Chicago, Ill.

RIT tested Relyco’s REVLAR 7.7 mil. waterproof paper by conducting a number of evaluations to determine the optimum engine dependent settings. Selection criteria for the different settings are based upon: DryInk adhesion, color density, overall image quality, sufficient discharging, and no artifacts such as excessive curl or blistering. RIT found that REVLAR functioned as expected under these evaluation conditions and qualified it for the Kodak NexPress 2100 Plus through the Kodak NexPress SE3600 platforms.

“We are gaining a lot of traction with Kodak NexPress users as this is now our second REVLAR product to receive full certification on the Kodak Nexpress,” said Bruce Steinberg, senior vice president of sales at Relyco. “The superior image quality of the Kodak NexPress platforms combined with our ‘virtually indestructible REVLAR paper delivers a unique, durable solution for thousands of applications that outperforms lamination and is a much more cost-effective alternative.”

Fully laser-compatible REVLAR combines the image quality and printability of standard paper with a durability and resilience unmatched by any other product. REVLAR 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, or visit

About Rochester Institute of Technology Printing Applications Laboratory
Leveraging RIT’s comprehensive collection of full-scale contemporary printing equipment, laboratory instrumentation, and the expertise of RIT’s world renowned faculty and technical staff, the Printing Applications Laboratory (PAL) provides industry with empirical approaches to control and improve the quality of their products and expand on the knowledge of printing industry professionals. PAL offers digital media certification programs, product/process auditing, competitive benchmarking, and assistance with product development. For more information, visit

About Relyco

Relyco is a leading provider of value-added business printing and payment solutions with over 10,000 customers worldwide. As one of the largest distributors of laser and digital applications, including laser checks, high-security documents, and e-payment software, Relyco’s long-standing membership in the ASC X9AB check processing committee and extensive experience with fraud prevention strategies and new forms technologies positions it as the most innovative leader in the business printing solutions field. Relyco’s customers include Google, J. Jill, PepsiCo, Samsung, Adobe and Microsoft. For more information, please visit

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No Need to Laminate: Protect with Waterproof Paper Instead

Ideally suited for use anytime printed materials will be subject to frequent handling or extreme environmental conditions, waterproof, tear-resistant and durable paper, such as Relyco’s REVLAR, is laser compatible as well as impervious to grease and chemicals, and designed to withstand high and low temperature fluctuations.

Applications for Waterproof Paper

There are thousands of applications for REVLAR waterproof papergrease and chemicals, and designed to withstand high and low temperature fluctuations.

Plus, REVLAR offers the image quality and printability of standard paper and can be folded, punched or die cut as needed, making it valuable for thousands of applications.

In addition its ability to withstand extreme physical and environmental conditions, one of the major advantages of REVLAR waterproof laser paper is that its durability is not dependent on lamination.

Traditional paper products are often laminated in an attempt to achieve the characteristics inherent in REVLAR, yet lamination requires an additional time-consuming step after laser printing is complete. Plus, lamination can peel, bubble or crease, compromising the material’s clean, professional appearance and allowing moisture to penetrate and damage the finished piece.

REVLAR is clearly an extremely durable, waterproof and tear-resistant product—and the time required to complete a piece with REVLAR is much less than the time needed to laminate—but for many users, particularly those concerned more with look and feel than with durability, the final decision often comes down to the cost of REVLAR vs. the cost of lamination.

This cost comparison illustrates that REVLAR is a highly cost-effective solution. This example calculates the cost to laser print on REVLAR or to laminate 100 8 1/2” x 11” signs for outdoor use.

Waterproof paper, no need to laminate, REVLAR

Want to hear more about REVLAR and how you can stop wasting money on lamination, check out REVLAR on our website, call us at 1-800-777-7359, or Email us.