This thing has been making our desk look cooler for weeks on end. As far as fake-paper goes, this is pretty good. From a photo you'd barely know. It's plastic, stiff and very slightly opaque. It'll fit your pencils, pens, USBs and whatever-else like a charm. The bottom is flat so it sits nicely on a table. It's super light, looks sweet and is a must-have for anyone with a bare desk.