Cosmo Synthetic Paper (CSP) has been recently used by a leading hospital chain as a substrate for application of patient identification bands. Prior to CSP, they were using a PVC based material for this application. CSP became a preferred choice over PVC based material because of its environment friendliness. Apart from this, the substrate also offers enhanced printability, durability, tear resistance, moisture and chemical resistance. The substrate is first printed through UV inks based offset process and then through thermal transfer ribbons for tracking patient-specific information.