In the past, when brand owners and retailers needed durable substrates, they often turned to plastics for longevity, durability and water resistance.
While plastics certainly meet these criteria, many marketers have a growing concern about their use, in terms of sustainability and environmental impact, as well as their burden on the waste stream.
Monadnock Paper Mills worked with leading brand owners to develop a line of durable papers that is an alternative to plastics. Unlike plastics, these papers are designed to provide maximum performance while minimizing environmental impacts. Unlike the plastics they are designed to replace, all of these new papers are:
Made with Renewable Resources; FSC® Certified (C018866); Manufactured Carbon Neutral (VERs); Manufactured with 100% Renewable Electricity (RECs).
Designed as a replacement for HDPE, styrene and PLA, Envi Durable Tag is made from renewable wood fiber and is ideal for high-moisture applications (such as horticulture tags and wraps), as well as exterior point-of-purchase (POP) signage where quality printing and water resistance are required. The stock is ideal for die cuts, embosses and foil stamps, all while resisting fading and curling, and it prints using standard offset inks.
Monadnock DuraprintTM turned-edge stocks are engineered to replace plastic laminates in projects where durability, detailed printing and repetitive folding are required — making them perfect for slipcases, media box sets and two-sided posters.
Made from wood fiber, Envi Card Stock is an environmentally preferable replacement for the heavy plastics typically used in retailer gift and loyalty cards and hotel keys. Durable and recyclable, Envi Card Stock prints crisply using standard offset printing techniques. These papers emboss and foil stamp beautifully, and are available in 14 pt. and 28 pt. calipers.