Black Tyvek® for Picture Frame Backing, Photography, Arts & Crafts

Black Tyvek® is a tear and water resistant picture frame backing paper made of 100% DuPont™ Tyvek®. Black Tyvek® is a superior replacement for the black or brown Kraft paper that is currently widely used on framed art and photos. Kraft paper becomes brittle with age and tears easily when handled, creating openings that allow dust, air and moisture to intrude and cause damage. Unlike paper, Black Tyvek® won't age or become brittle. It is acid free, pH neutral, tear resistant and water resistant. The black color is locked in and will not transfer onto hands or walls. Picture frame bumpers, frame sealing tape, labels and stickers bond well to Tyvek®.

Photographers are also using Black Tyvek® as the mat for framed photos or as a backing sheet for photos. It is also used in a variety of art work and craft projects.

Material Concepts is an authorized supplier of DuPont™ Tyvek®, offering Black Tyvek® for sale online.



Features and Benefits of Using Black Tyvek® for Picture Frame Backing and Photos

Black Tyvek® is black on both sides. It has these key characteristics that make it the best quality picture frame backing paper available:

Black Tyvek backing paper used on picture frame. Buy Black Tyvek paper from Material Concepts, an authorized Tyvek distributor.

  • Acid free
  • pH 7 (Neutral)
  • Water resistant
  • Breathable
  • Tear resistant
  • Durable
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  • Lightweight, flexible and strong
  • Recyclable

All of these attributes combine to provide a durable barrier to protect artwork or framed photos from the backside of the frame and their surroundings.


Black Tyvek roll

Material Concepts Supplies Standard and Custom Sized Black Tyvek® Rolls

Black Tyvek® is available in 5 mil thickness only on a 2" core in the following standard sizes:

  • 45″ × 10 yard rolls
  • 45″ × 50 yard rolls
  • 36″ × 10 yard rolls
  • 36″ × 50 yard rolls

Custom sizes of Black Tyvek® rolls are also available; contact Material Concepts for assistance. Note: 10 yard rolls are not returnable.


Material Concepts - Your Black Tyvek® Supplier

Material Concepts is a leading supplier and distributor of Black Tyvek® for picture frame backing and photography applications because of:

  • Customer service
  • Access to DuPont™ Tyvek® technical support
  • Fast order turnaround
  • Product quality


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Tyvek® is a registered trademark of DuPont used under license by Material Concepts.