Aqueous Inkjet Banner Media made with Tyvek® for Wide Format Inkjet PrintersMade with 10 mil Dupont™ Tyvek®, this banner media with specialized inkjet receptive coating is bright white, extremely durable, extremely water resistant and compatible with aqueous printers. Material Concepts is proud to offer this product that is made and coated in the USA. 10 mil banner media made with Tyvek® creates brilliant high quality banners perfect for indoor use and heavy enough for outdoor use. And Tyvek is recyclable - recycle Tyvek® using the program from DuPont™ and Waste Management. Banner media made with Tyvek® comes on a 2" core and all packaging is fully recyclable.
Material Concepts is a leading converter and authorized supplier of banner media rolls made with Tyvek®. While our competitors offer rolls imported from China, we are proud to offer a premium product that is entirely Made in the USA. The base Tyvek® is manufactured at the DuPont™ plant in Richmond, Virginia. Then we apply our specialized inkjet receptive coating before we convert the finished rolls for end users and private label distributors.
Aqueous ink jet banner media rolls made of Tyvek® are easy to stitch, hang and grommet. Tyvek® is the environmentally responsible choice over scrim vinyl banners in many large format printing applications because Tyvek® is recyclable.
Tyvek® Banner Media from Material Concepts - 10 Mil Thickness, Custom Roll LengthsMaterial Concepts provides 10 mil banner media made with Tyvek® coated and converted in the USA, with sample rolls of Tyvek® banner media available direct. For larger rolls, custom sizes, and information about your local Tyvek® banner media distributor, please call us (215-338-6515 or toll free 1-800-372-3366, press 1 at prompt) for additional information, or email TyvekGraphics@materialconcepts.com and Material Concepts customer service will contact you promptly.
Features of Tyvek® Banner Media
- High strength to weight ratio for banner printing media
- Highly water-resistant surface
- Durable and scratch resistant
- Easy to tape, stitch or add grommets for hanging
- Uses less ink for printing
- Produces brilliant graphics
- Unaffected by temperature extremes
- Tear-resistant large format media / wide format inkjet media
- Made in the USA
Applications for Wide Format / Large Format Printed Tyvek® BannersHere are some of the many ways that inkjet media printing shops are seeing customers use Tyvek® banner media in large format printing:
- Outdoor and indoor banners
- Outdoor and indoor signs
- Blood chits
- Trade show banners
- Point of Purchase (POP) displays / Retail displays
Tyvek® Banner Roll Sizes - Ink Jet Banner MediaMaterial Concepts offers Tyvek® banner rolls in these standard sized rolls:
Contact Us for larger or custom sized rolls up to 150 feet length.
- 24″ wide × 60 foot length
- 36″ wide × 60 foot length
- 42″ wide × 60 foot length
- 50″ wide × 60 foot length
- 60″ wide × 60 foot length
Tyvek® Banner Installation - How to Properly Install a Tyvek® BannerSome tips on hanging a Tyvek® banner:
For more information on installing Tyvek® banners, refer to Tyvek® Banner Finishing Recommendations (PDF).
- Folding over corners will increase the durability of banners and reduce corner tearing
- Use high-tack double-sided banner tape for greater strength
- Grommets or adhesive grommet tabs should always be placed through two layers of Tyvek®
- Special attention must be paid to hemming and grommeting as these are the expected failure points. Keep in mind that as the square footage of the banner increases, it is important to increase the number of tie points.
- The hem should be finished with double sided adhesive banner tape or stitched. If metal grommets are used, they should be set with a press, not hand hammered, to ensure uniformity and proper application.
- Also recommend are adhesive reinforcing tabs such as Banner-Ups. Best strength will be obtained by putting grommets right through the tab and the hem.
- Use shock absorbing cords (bungee cords) instead of plastic zip ties which have a tendency to fail. Bungee cords help absorb the shock of wind gusts and also help equilibrate the load from grommet to grommet.
Compare Inkjet Banner Media made with Dupont™ Tyvek® with Scrim Vinyl Banner MediaSigns and banners printed on Inkjet Banner Media made with Dupont™ Tyvek® combine the characteristics of durable, lightweight signage at an affordable cost. When compared to vinyl and polypropylene sign media, Dupont™ Tyvek® provides optimum levels of strength and basis weight for dynamic, high-performance signage that makes sure the sign's message gets noticed and stays noticed.
|Inkjet Banner Media made
with Dupont™ Tyvek®
|Scrim Vinyl Banner Media|
|Strength to Weight ratio||High||Low|
Technical Properties of Material Concepts’ Tyvek® Banner Media
|Gauge||10.3 +/-2 mil|
|Printer/Ink Compatibility||Encad, ColorSpan, Hewlett-Packard, Mimaki, Roland, Mutoh and Epson Series dye and pigment-based inks. The cutting mechanism should be disabled when printing on this material. Use only with aqueous or dye-based inks. Not for use with solvent-based inks.|
|Software Settings||When using this material with Encad GO inks, utilize the UCR (Under Color Removal) technique that replaces composite black (CMY) with the appropriate amount of black ink. To optimize print quality, printers should be set for the highest print quality and media selection should be "heavy coated." Ink coverage up to 350% is recommended.|
|Color Matching||For the best and most consistent results, a profile should be created using an external color calibrator in conjunction with your RIP and color matching software.|
|Light Fastness||The fading time of ink jet ink is a direct result of the inks that are used and the environment where the print is displayed. Contact the ink manufacturer to determine suitability for any application.|
|Water Resistance and Surface Protection||To obtain a high degree of water resistance, use only pigmented ink. Allow the print to dry for 24 hours before exposing to moisture. Lamination is not required. Ink saturation over 250% can affect the water fast properties and show ink bleed. Dye-based inks will yield good color gamut, but bleeding may occur when the image gets wet. Over laminating dye-based ink will not eliminate image bleed, unless the material is completely sealed to a non-porous surface. To avoid perforating the laminate, use banner tape instead of sewing (see below). Dirt and stains cannot be cleaned from the imaged surface and the surface can be damaged from excessive folding or creasing.|
|Tape||Banner tape can be used and is preferred to sewing.|
|Grommeting||Grommets should be placed in the hemline along the length of the banner so that the grommet is through two layers. Corner grommets should be placed where the length and width hems cross, so that the grommet is through four layers. A reinforced corner is also recommended to increase durability.|
|Optimal Service Environment||For printing: 60-80°F, 50% Relative Humidity.|
|Handling Recommendations||Due to the absorptive nature of the coating, you should avoid touching the coated surface of the material. It is always recommended that cotton gloves be used when handling ink jet coated materials. Rolls are supplied with the coated side facing out on a 2" core.|
|Ideal Storage Conditions||70°F (21 °C), 50% Relative Humidity (a controlled environment is recommended); store in original packaging.|
|Shelf Life||Greater than 1 year from ship date when stored in proper conditions. Store in original packaging and keep closed until ready to use.|
|Durability||In outdoor use, Tyvek® banners will last approximately 3 months, depending on weather conditions.|
Tyvek® Roll or Role?Some searchers for this product call it a Tyvek® role, but the proper spelling/terminology is Tyvek® roll.
Material Concepts - Your Tyvek® Banner Rolls SupplierMaterial Concepts is a leading supplier and authorized Master Distributor of Tyvek® banner media rolls and large format media / wide format printing inkjet media because of:
- Customer service
- Knowledgeable Tyvek® Specialists
- Access to DuPont™ Technical Support
- Fast order turnaround
- Product quality
- Standard and custom sizes
- Commitment to providing products that are Made in the USA
Contact Material Concepts for Tyvek® Banner MediaMaterial Concepts provides Tyvek® banner media, with sample rolls of Tyvek® banner media available direct. For larger rolls, custom sizes, and information about your local Tyvek® banner media distributor, please call us (215-338-6515 or toll free 1-800-372-3366, press 1 at prompt) for additional information, or email TyvekGraphics@materialconcepts.com and Material Concepts customer service will contact you promptly.
Tyvek® is a registered trademark of DuPont™ for its brand of protective material.
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