Yupo Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you always wanted to know about YUPO Synthetic Papers, and weren’t afraid to ask.

What are the environmental characteristics of YUPO?

As an especially durable synthetic, YUPO normally enters the waste stream at a far slower rate than conventional papers. A category 5 polypropylene (PP) plastic film, it is fully recyclable and will remain inert in any approved landfill. Safely incinerated in a modern incinerator with an atmosphere of excess oxygen it will yield only water, carbon dioxide, and ash.

What are some of the most popular applications using YUPO?

YUPO’s unique characteristics make it especially suitable for a wide range of printed applications including maps, posters, pamphlets, catalogs, manuals, labels, banners, and point-of-sale materials.

Where can I get swatch books and printed samples?

You have three options. The easiest way is to place your order for a sample pack here. Or, if you prefer, contact your nearest YUPO distributor or the Yupo Customer Service Department at 1-888-USE-YUPO.

Does YUPO require special inks?

YES. Printing on YUPO requires specially formulated inks. Follow the link to get more information.

Where can I buy YUPO?

Order small quantities online. For large quantities, or for further information about YUPO, contact your nearest YUPO distributor.

Can YUPO be used in conventional office equipment?

NO. YUPO is not suitable for use in copy machines, fax machines or laser printers due to the high temperatures generated by those types of equipment.