Washpapa [washable paper] is perfect for washing – it does not deform, it does not discolor or dissolve in water. Thanks to these properties, the paper is used by many manufacturers to produce jeans labels.
Washpapa [washable paper] has found application in fashion and decorating crafts. It is an excellent material to produce boxes, bags, decorations, as well as book, notebook and calendar covers. Washpapa can also be used to create laptop and phone cases, beauty bags, lampshades and even jewelry.
Washpapa Aged is similar to leather in touch. It performs well in combination with other materials - linen, felt or natural cork. You can print on it, laminate it or cover with foil and engrave, burn with a burner and press it.
Washpapa is durable and flexible.
When designing washpapa products you must still remember that this is paper - consisting of long cellulose fibers reinforced with latex - which makes it very durable - but it is still paper that can be torn. Consider what weight your product may carry, how it will be used, and what it will be used for – the paper does not have food safety certificates.
Wet Washpapa is much more durable than dry - it is much harder to tear it. It is a great trick to wet washpapa before sewing and turning it over.
The paper is Oeko-Tex and the Forest Stewardship Council (SCS) certified - awarded to timber forest products.
Typical Washpapa composition:
4 - 6 % water
0,5 - 2 % chemicals and other
0,5 - 2 % dyes
5 - 35 % latex
60 - 91 % cellulose fibers
The paper composition may change depending on the percentage of individual components. The manufacturer does not always give the composition of a given lot of paper.