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Featured Paper Mill Brand: Durilla™ Durable Papers & Synthetics

If you’ve found that the average paper isn’t built for the kind of wear and tear your projects are exposed to, it’s time to switch to a substrate that’s built for longevity. There are a number of durable options you could choose from, but if you’re looking for something extra tough, look no further than Durilla™ papers and synthetics.

Thanks to the unique paper-film-paper lamination process used when manufacturing these dependable sheets, Durilla papers are tear- and water-resistant. They’re also available in a selection of weights, sizes and finishes, including uncoated extra smooth, smooth waterproof, clear translucent, and matte coated finishes, so you’re sure to find a sturdy Durilla paper to suit your project.

When to Use Durilla Papers

Considering the end-use of your work is an important step when getting started on your creative project. If you’re designing with durability and longevity in mind, your best bet is to select a paper that holds up to rough handling and spills. Durilla papers are available in both water- or chemical-resistant and fully waterproof varieties to save you the additional step of laminating without sacrificing print fidelity.

If you know your project will be handled regularly, end up outdoors, or otherwise subjected to less-than-ideal conditions, Durilla’s combination of high-quality print results and damage-resistant properties make these papers an ideal choice. With protection from spills, weather and tearing, they can be used for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Certificates
  • Book covers
  • Brochures
  • Flyers
  • Graphic design projects
  • Guides
  • Hang tags
  • Labels
  • Maps
  • Menus
  • Outer wraps
  • Packaging
  • Posters
  • Post cards
  • Retail signage
  • Tickets

Available in white with varying levels of brightness, the Durilla line is compatible with a number of printers and comes in a variety of weights, sizes, and finishes:

Printer Compatibility for Durilla Papers

durilla extra smooth uncoated paperExtra Smooth Uncoated
durilla matte coated paperMatte
Coated
durilla ice transparent paperIce
Translucent
durilla uncoated waterproof paperUncoated Waterproof durilla ultra polyester matte paperUltra-polyester Matte Coated
Color Copy    
Copiers (B&W)    
Copiers (Color)    
DI Printers
Digital Press
HP Indigo        
Inkjet Printers      
Kodak NexPress
Laser Printers  
Letterpress    
Offset Printing
Silkscreen
Thermography        
Xerographic
Xerox iGen

An Enduring & Environmentally-friendly Legacy

Durilla papers were introduced in 2016 by CTI Paper USA, one of the largest suppliers of printing papers and envelopes in North America. Committed to sustainability and environmental practices, CTI Paper developed this new line of premium printing papers and synthetics with a number of eco-friendly features, such as:

  • Elemental Chlorine Free
  • FSC® Certified
  • Lignin Free
  • Processed Chlorine Free

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Represented by a silverback mountain gorilla, CTI Paper strives to give back to the source of inspiration behind the Durilla line. That’s why 1% of every Durilla product purchase goes to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International to support the protection of gorillas and the conservation of their habitats in Rwanda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Chosen because of its low administrative costs and the fact that it provides the maximum possible benefits directly to gorillas and local communities, the fund offers:

  • Daily protection and monitoring of gorillas
  • Education and and awareness
  • Training for scientists and conservationists
  • Scientific and field research
  • Community aid in the form of economic development and human health initiatives

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To learn more about the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, visit GorillaFund.org or watch this video:

Durable Design

The Durilla line of products offers a high level of protection in combination with quality and style. Leave a good impression on recipients by producing an end result will look good and last.

Shop our full selection of Durilla Papers and Synthetics.

Steph Schinkel
Steph Schinkel

Steph is an avid crafter, DIY enthusiast, and regular contributor to The Paper who loves to handmake all of her cards. Above all else, Steph is a die-hard foodie with a massive sweet tooth and a deep, soul-consuming love for chocolate.