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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.

Quick Comparison:

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

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