YUPO – Paper of Biblical Proportions


Yupo Corporation

When Bardin & Marsee, innovators and publishers of waterproof versions of “The Holy Bible,” found opportunity to print its latest run of over 9,000 English Standard Version (ESV), New International Version (NIV) and King James Version (KJV) Waterproof Bibles here in the United States, owners Bobby and Anna Bardin selected YUPO Synthetic Paper for the project.

Bardin & Marsee’s website, WaterproofBible.com, offers travel- and outdoor-ready Bibles that are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, travelers, explorers, and those who like to keep their faith-based reading close at hand. The Alabama-based publisher was in search of an American made paper for interior pages that was tough enough to withstand nature’s elements while providing a smooth, inspiring surface for highlighting readers’ favorite passages.

100% waterproof YUPO Synthetic Paper met their specifications beautifully. The recyclable, tear-resistant substrate, which offers superior print quality, had been on Bobby Bardin’s radar for some time.

“I have long wanted to use YUPO because it is much lighter than our previous paper, and less dense,” Bardin reports. “We have already completed one project using YUPO, which was a World War I commemorative edition of a New Living Translation (NLT) New Testament for the New Zealand Bible Society…and are currently printing 3,000 each of ESV, NIV and KJV camouflage Waterproof Bibles for our inventory.”

YUPO Synthetic Papers and Substrates have been a “more than paper” resource for print, package, design and label solutions that call for high-performance, extreme durability and long-lasting shelf life.

From IML label solutions to repositionable adhesive synthetics, Yupo Corporation is a global leader in providing exceptional synthetic papers for exceptional projects, both creative and commercial.

“We were more than pleased that Bardin & Marsee had such overwhelming success with their Waterproof Bible pages printed on YUPO. We have long been known for the flexibility of our product lines – from bright white and opaques in cover and text weights – to products like YUPOBlue, our line certified at RIT to run on HP Indigo Digital Printers – it’s always exciting to see YUPO used in new and innovative applications,” says Bill Hewitt, Manager of Marketing for Yupo Corporation America.

“Yupo Corporation is at the forefront of new product development within the synthetic paper community,” he states, “which is why our Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are accessible daily to make exciting new projects like Bardin & Marsee’s come to fruition.”

Ideal for backpacks and gear bags, the Bibles offered at WaterproofBible.com have proven so successful that the publisher also chose to “Do it on YUPO” to fulfill their Kickstarter campaign for their new line of waterproof journals, TUFFNotes. For writing or reading—at the pool, beach, at the campsite, on the mountaintop—YUPO Synthetic Paper has a variety of weights, grades and substrates to fit the bill.

For more information on YUPO Synthetic Papers, and the unlimited possibilities for print, packaging, design and label applications, visit yupousa.com.

YUPO is a registered trademark of Yupo Corporation.



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