MLDPPaper Options for Printing MLDP Tags

You are responsible for printing and keeping the tag in legible condition. If printing on paper that is not weatherproof, place tag inside Ziploc bag or use another method to keep tag dry and legible. TPWD has printed MLDP tags on Teslin or Tyvek paper in past years, but any of the paper types below will be sufficient. Amazon or other online stores that sell office supplies or paper are good sources to order some of the specialty papers listed below.

Note: TPWD does not endorse any particular paper or printing method. Pro/cons listed are the result of "print your own tag" pilot testing over a two-year period.


Paper Type Printer Type Pro Con
Regular Copy Paper Inkjet or Laser
  • Readily available
  • Variety of colors
  • Inexpensive
  • Not weatherproof
  • Requires Ziploc bag to keep tag legible
Cardstock Inkjet or Laser
  • Readily available
  • Variety of colors
  • Resistant to tearing
  • Not weatherproof
  • Requires Ziploc bag to keep tag legible
iGage Weatherproof paper, 8 mil & 10 mil Inkjet or Laser
  • Weatherproof
  • Resistant to tearing
  • No Ziploc needed
  • Order online
  • More expensive than paper
Photo Paper Inkjet or Laser
(select paper to match your printer type)
  • Ink resistant to moisture
  • Readily available
  • Paper tears when saturated
  • Requires Ziploc bag to keep tag from tearing in wet conditions
  • More expensive than plain paper
Rite in the Rain Weatherjet Inkjet
  • Weatherproof
  • Resistant to tearing
  • No Ziploc needed
  • Order online
  • More expensive than plain paper
Rite in the Rain Duracopy Laser
  • Weatherproof
  • Resistant to tearing
  • No Ziploc needed
  • Order online
  • More expensive than plain paper
Inkjet Teslin IJ 1000 WP Inkjet
  • Weatherproof
  • Resistant to tearing
  • No Ziploc needed
  • Order online
  • Some printer feeding issues
  • Tags can smudge when wet
  • More expensive than plain paper
Revlar Paper Laser
  • Weatherproof
  • Resistant to tearing
  • No Ziploc needed
  • Order online
  • More expensive than paper
Tyvek Paper
(DuPont / JAM Paper)
Inkjet or Laser
(select paper to match your printer type)
  • Weatherproof
  • Resistant to tearing
  • No Ziploc needed
  • Order online
  • More expensive than paper

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