[CentOS] Waterproof printer paper

Wed Sep 10 15:00:13 UTC 2014
Bill Gee <bgee at campercaver.net>

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:10:19 m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> James B. Byrne wrote:
> > On Tue, September 9, 2014 13:03, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> >> On Tue, September 9, 2014 11:56 am, John R Pierce wrote:
> >>> On 9/9/2014 9:42 AM, a. wrote:
> >>>> its imho cheaper than the huge investment costs of laser
> >>>> printers.
> <snip>
> > Water immersion survivability is dependent on the quality of the paper as
> > well as the type of print medium.   I do not know if others have
> experienced
> > this but the quality of copier/printer paper now available to us exhibits
> > noticeably inferior stability when wetted from paper of the same weight
> > from the same brand-name supplier obtained as recently as four years

One of my recreational activities is caving.  When surveying a cave we always 
use Rite-In-The-Rain paper.  It is almost completely waterproof.  I have 
managed to dunk my survey book in a stream for minutes at a time.  The paper 
and the pencil sketching survived.  It also survives getting muddy.

They offer products that will go through a laser or ink-jet printer.


For long-term storage (decades or more) the jury is out.  I have survey notes 
from 15 years ago that are still usable.  They are stored in an ordinary filing 
cabinet in my house - No special environmental efforts are taken.  It seems 
reasonable that Rite-In-The-Rain paper will store at least as well as regular 

It is pricey, but if you really need waterproof then this is good stuff.

Bill Gee