What is the difference between Clear-Lay, Dura-Lar & Acetate?
Clear-Lay is a vinyl based film that is very economical, easy to cut, has a low heat tolerance and is acid free. Dura-Lar is a polyester based film known for its clarity and stability. It has a high heat tolerance, will not tear or discolor and is archival. Acetate is a general purpose film that is biodegradable, tears easily, does not have a high heat tolerance and is NOT acid free or archival.
Dura-Lar: Very clear, most durable, mid-priced, widest selection
Clear-Lay: clear with a slight blue tint, second most durable, least expensive
Acetate: Clearest, least durable / biodegradable, most expensive