I often print some custom targets on common copy paper. However, as you might already guessed, the paper gets tattered very fast.

Is there any printable (common inkjet) material which is more durable (some foil etc.)?

Printer stats:

  • A4
  • Color
  • Inkjet
  • HP Officejet 8600 Pro
  • You could print on paper and glue it to card?
    – Aravona
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 16:07
  • @Aravona Would consume too much time. It's faster to just print out a few more faces :)
    – OddDeer
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 16:10
  • Well you can print on card straight away if your printer can accept that, but to be honest with you, anything else you put through your printer could either jam or damage it - you'd need to list what printer you have and what it says it tolerates printing. Anything else would void a warranty. Do you have an inkjet or a laserjet? Also what size does your printer print to? A3 or A4?
    – Aravona
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 16:12
  • @Aravona I'll add a few stats. However, I'm looking for something which doesn't tear that easy. So that a bullet/arrow hole is only the size of the shaft - nothing more. Kind of such a foil/paper hybrid. I hope someone can recommend such a material based on experience.
    – OddDeer
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 16:15
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    Look for a paper that's a higher gsm than office paper which is 80gsm - that printer can accept a maximum of 280g/sm.
    – Aravona
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 16:26

2 Answers 2


I haven't tried this personally but I would imagine that waterproof/resistant paper used for printing out maps would work well due the slightly plastic feel.

A quick search using your favorite search engine with the terms 'waterproof inkjet paper' ought to give you lots of options.

  • +1 This is a good idea, I was facing the same problem some years back. Will keep this in mind.
    – fgysin
    Commented Feb 29, 2016 at 10:29

Print your faces and stick on cardboard. They last a lot longer. Waterproof paper might help if you're planning to shoot in not so fair weather.

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