Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

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Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Mar. 01, 2017
Jun. 30, 2016
Document Information [Line Items]      
Entity Registrant Name Orchids Paper Products CO /DE    
Entity Central Index Key 0001324189    
Trading Symbol TIS    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   10,302,891  
Entity Public Float     $ 325.2
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
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