Aqueous Inkjet Banner Media made with Tyvek® for Wide Format Inkjet Printers

Inkjet Banner Media made with DuPont™ Tyvek® has a specialized inkjet receptive coating that is bright white, extremely durable, highly water resistant and compatible with all aqueous (water-based) inkjet printers. 7 mil and 11 mil thicknesses are available from Material Concepts.

The 11 mil Tyvek® banner media creates brilliant high quality banners perfect for indoor use and heavy enough for limited outdoor use. Aqueous ink jet banner media rolls made of Tyvek® are easy to stitch, hang and grommet. Banner media made with Tyvek® comes on a 2" core and all packaging is fully recyclable too.

The 7 mil Tyvek® banner media is compatible with all water based inkjet printers and specially designed for printers powered by Memjet®. 7 mil banner media made with Tyvek® comes on a 3" core and all packaging is fully recyclable.

Tyvek® is the environmentally responsible choice over scrim vinyl banners in many large format printing applications because Tyvek® is recyclable.

Material Concepts is a leading converter and authorized supplier of banner media rolls made with Tyvek®, offering Tyvek® banner media for sale online.

Material Concepts is proud to offer these premium products that are manufactured, coated, and converted in the USA. The base Tyvek® material is manufactured at the DuPont™ plant in Richmond, Virginia.  Then Material Concepts applies a specialized inkjet receptive coating before converting the finished rolls on-site in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for end users and private label distributors.

Huge example of a Tyvek signs made from authentic DuPont Tyvek Graphics material from a Tyvek banner roll.

Features of Tyvek® Banner Media

  • 7 mil or 11 mil
  • Compatible with water-based inks
  • 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
  • Produces brilliant graphics
  • Lightweight
  • Unaffected by temperature extremes
  • Tear resistant
  • Recyclable
  • Made in the USA

Applications for Wide Format / Large Format Printed Tyvek® Banners

Here are some of the many ways that inkjet media printing shops are seeing customers use Tyvek® banner media in large format printing:

  • Signs and banners
  • DuPont Tyvek banner media used for printing maps.
  • Blueprints
  • Schematics
  • Trade show banners
  • Point of Purchase (POP) displays / Retail displays
  • Maps

Tyvek® Ink Jet Banner Media Roll Sizes

Material Concepts offers 7 mil Tyvek® banner rolls in these standard sized rolls:

  • 36" wide × 60 foot length, 3" core
  • 36" wide × 100 foot length, 3" core

Material Concepts offers 11 mil Tyvek® banner rolls in these standard sized rolls:

  • 24" wide × 60 foot length, 2" core
  • 36" wide × 60 foot length, 2" core
  • 42" wide × 60 foot length, 2" core
  • 50" wide × 60 foot length, 2" core
  • 60" wide × 60 foot length, 2" core

Contact Us for larger or custom sized rolls.

Tyvek® Banner Installation and Finishing - How to Properly Install a Tyvek® Banner

For more information on installing 11 mil Tyvek® banners, refer to Tyvek® Banner Finishing Recommendations (PDF).

Compare 11 Mil Inkjet Banner Media made with DuPont™ Tyvek® with Scrim Vinyl Banner Media

Signs 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.

  11 Mil Inkjet Banner Media made
with DuPont™ Tyvek®
Scrim Vinyl Banner Media
Weight Light Heavy
Strength Strong Strong
Strength to Weight ratio High Low
Aqueous Inks Yes Yes
Recyclable Yes No

Technical Properties of Material Concepts’ Tyvek® Banner Media

Gauge 11 mil 7 mil
Material 100% HDPE 100% HDPE
Weight 140 g/m2 61 g/m2
Opacity > 97 > 97
Whiteness >128 (CIE) >128 (CIE)
Printer/Ink Compatibility Use only with aqueous or water based inks (dye or pigment based). Not for use with solvent or eco-solvent based inks.
Software Settings 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 chosen and the environment where the print is displayed. All dye-based inks fade noticeably under direct sunlight and in interior applications where direct sunlight may fall on the image and/or where fluorescent or other UV producing lighting is present. Certain UV enhanced inks, pigment-based inks and certain UV inhibiting laminates will extend the time duration of the fading process inherent with all inkjet inks. 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. Refer to Tyvek® Banner Finishing Recommendations (PDF) for details.
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, avoid touching the coated surface of the material. It is always recommended that cotton gloves be used when handling inkjet 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, 11 mil Tyvek® banners will last approximately 3 months, depending on weather conditions. 7 mil not recommended for outdoor use.

DuPont Tyvek banner media is a recyclable and printable large format media.

Material Concepts - Tyvek® Banner Media Rolls Supplier

Material 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
  • Access to DuPont™ Technical Support
  • Fast order turnaround
  • Product quality
  • Standard and custom sizes

Contact Material Concepts for Tyvek® Banner Media

Contact Us for further assistance with aqueous inkjet banner media made with Tyvek® for wide format inkjet printers

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