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Waterproof Inkjet Paper

Synthetic Waterproof Papers

We sell two brands of waterproof paper for use in inkjet printers: 1) "Weatherproof Paper," which is a long-time favorite paper for printing topo maps and outdoor use, and, 2) PuffinPaper, which is our favorite paper and best seller. They are both waterproof synthetic papers and are similar to a thin plastic sheet. Customers include hikers, hunters, firefighters, greenhouses, contractors, police, fishermen, scientists, and military organizations. You can write on either of these papers with a standard ball-point pen. We recommend using a waterproof pen with these papers for for best results. They do not accept pencil.

iGage Weatherproof Paper

iGage waterproof inkjet paper

8 mil
8 1/2" x 11"
50 Sheets - $29.99
8 mil
11" x 17"
50 Sheets - $51.99
10 mil
8 1/2" x 11"
50 Sheets - $35.99
10 mil
11" x 17"
50 Sheets - $65.99

waterproof inkjet paperWeatherproof Paper is excellent for extreme outdoor, marine, lab and field use. It is a long-time favorite paper for printing maps, forms, signs or notes for outdoor use.

It is a synthetic paper similar to a thin plastic sheet. It is one of the first papers marketed for printing topographic maps and other documents that will be used outdoors in all kinds of weather. It has excellent ink absorption, can be folded, glued, embossed or laminated.

Printable on both sides and puncture resistant. You can write on it with a standard ballpoint pen, but we recommend writing using a pen with waterproof ink for optimum results (does not accept pencil).

Each package contains 50 sheets of Weatherproof Paper. It is available in 8.5x11 and 11x17 sheets.

You have your choice of two thicknesses: 8 mil (for economy and foldability), 10 mil (for greater stiffness, durability, and printing on two sides).

Weatherproof paper works best in inkjet printers that apply a pigment-based ink. You can determine if your inkjet cartridge has pigment-based ink by checking the package or the webpage where it was purchased. It can perform poorly in inkjet printers that apply a dye-based ink because many of these inks are water-soluble.

Before using any waterproof paper for an important project we always recommend testing. It is important to determine if your paper, printer, ink/toner and writing implement will perform well in the environment of intended use.

PuffinPaper

PuffinPaper waterproof inkjet paper

8 mil

8-1/2" x 11"
Light duty
One sided printing

25 Sheets - $17.99

50 Sheets - $27.99

100 Sheets - $48.99

500 Sheets - $232.99

1000 Sheets - $449.99

2000 Sheets - $879.99

10 mil

8-1/2" x 11"
Standard duty
25% Thicker

25 Sheets - $19.99

50 Sheets - $33.99

100 Sheets - $62.99

500 Sheets - $284.99

1000 Sheets - $549.99

2000 Sheets - $1079.99

Quantities of 500, 1000, and 2000 sheets are shipped in 100 sheet packages.
waterproof inkjet paperPuffinPaper is our favorite paper and the best-selling waterproof paper with our customers. It is a synthetic paper that is abrasion resistant, puncture resistant, tear resistant and chemical resistant.

PuffinPaper works in any weather from -70°C / -94°F to 180°C / 356°F.Use PuffinPaper to print the forms, maps, charts, signs, and documents that you need to use outdoors. You can write on PuffinPaper with a standard ballpoint pen. For best results use a pen with waterproof ink. It does not accept pencil.

Works in plain paper copiers, laser printers and inkjet printers that apply a pigment-based ink. You can determine if your inkjet cartridge has pigment-based in by checking the package that it was shipped in or checking the webpage where it was purchased. (Manufacturers like to brag about their inks when they are pigment-based.) Pigment based inks also produce a document that is less likely to fade from exposure to sunlight. PuffinPaper is not intended for use in inkjet printers that apply water-soluble or dye-based inks.

PuffinPaper is made in 8 mil and 10 mil thicknesses. Use the information below to help your decision.

8 mil
  • light duty
  • lower cost
  • folds neater
  • single-side printing

  • 10 mil
  • standard duty
  • 25% thicker
  • two-sided printing
  • better for high-temperature printers


  • Before using any waterproof paper for an important project we always recommend testing. It is important to determine if your paper, printer, ink/toner and writing implement will perform well in the environment of intended use.