Printing Processes for Tyvek® Graphics Media

Tyvek® Graphics media is a tough, durable, recyclable material available in sheets and rolls for use with many print printing technologies. Tyvek® is printed to use for signs, banners, flags, displays, visual merchandising, maps and book printing, product packaging, credit card sleeves, envelopes, shopping bags, wallets, wall coverings, drapery, and promotional apparel.

Printing on Tyvek Graphics media.

That's why DuPont™ Tyvek® Graphics material is the substrate of choice for so many typical - and not so typical - printing applications!

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


Printing Processes for Tyvek® Graphics Media

Tyvek® Graphics media is the ideal substrate for any of these printing processes:

Aqueous Inkjet

ProductCoatingThicknessBasis Weight
US, [SI]
CoreNotesTypical Applications
Tyvek Inkjet 11 MilCoated 1 side11 mil4 oz/yd2, [136 gsm]2″Non-glare surface, Paper-likeBanners & Signs
Tyvek Inkjet 7 MilCoated 1 side7 mil1.8 oz/yd2, [61 gsm]3″Non-glare surface, Paper-likeMemjet printhead technology

Digital on Demand

ProductCoatingThicknessBasis Weight
US, [SI]
CoreNotesTypical Applications
1085DUncoated10.3 mil3.2 oz/yd2, [109 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureBanners & Signs. Extra body for shape development.
1079Uncoated7.9 mil2.85 oz/yd2, [97 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTags & Labels
1073DUncoated7.5 mil2.2 oz/yd2, [75 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
8740DUncoated7.5 mil2.0 oz/yd2, [68 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
1056DUncoated6.3 mil1.6 oz/yd2, [54 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Tags & Labels, Signs
1025DUncoated5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [42 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTemplates for sign installation. Texturing for in-store visual appeal

Flexography

ProductCoatingThicknessBasis Weight
US, [SI]
CoreNotesTypical Applications
Black TyvekUncoated5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [42 gsm]2″Paper-like, Hard StructureBanners & Signs, texturing and layering applications
1085DUncoated10.3 mil3.2 oz/yd2, [109 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureBanners & Signs. Extra body for shape development.
1079Uncoated7.9 mil2.85 oz/yd2, [97 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTags & Labels
1073DUncoated7.5 mil2.2 oz/yd2, [75 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
8740DUncoated7.5 mil2.0 oz/yd2, [68 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
1056DUncoated6.3 mil1.6 oz/yd2, [54 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Tags & Labels, Signs
1025DUncoated5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [42 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTemplates for sign installation. Texturing for in-store visual appeal
1443RUncoated5.5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [43 gsm]3″Fabric-like, Soft StructurePromotional clothing, Ideal for interlining between double sided signs, flags, and banners

Gravure

ProductCoatingThicknessBasis Weight
US, [SI]
CoreNotesTypical Applications
Black TyvekUncoated5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [42 gsm]2″Paper-like, Hard StructureBanners & Signs, texturing and layering applications
1085DUncoated10.3 mil3.2 oz/yd2, [109 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureBanners & Signs. Extra body for shape development.
1079Uncoated7.9 mil2.85 oz/yd2, [97 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTags & Labels
1073DUncoated7.5 mil2.2 oz/yd2, [75 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
8740DUncoated7.5 mil2.0 oz/yd2, [68 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
1056DUncoated6.3 mil1.6 oz/yd2, [54 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Tags & Labels, Signs
1025DUncoated5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [42 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTemplates for sign installation. Texturing for in-store visual appeal
1443RUncoated5.5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [43 gsm]3″Fabric-like, Soft StructurePromotional clothing, Ideal for interlining between double sided signs, flags, and banners

Offset Lithography

ProductCoatingThicknessBasis Weight
US, [SI]
CoreNotesTypical Applications
Black TyvekUncoated5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [42 gsm]2″Paper-like, Hard StructureBanners & Signs, texturing and layering applications
1085DUncoated10.3 mil3.2 oz/yd2, [109 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureBanners & Signs. Extra body for shape development.
1079Uncoated7.9 mil2.85 oz/yd2, [97 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTags & Labels
1073DUncoated7.5 mil2.2 oz/yd2, [75 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
8740DUncoated7.5 mil2.0 oz/yd2, [68 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
1056DUncoated6.3 mil1.6 oz/yd2, [54 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Tags & Labels, Signs
1025DUncoated5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [42 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTemplates for sign installation. Texturing for in-store visual appeal
1443RUncoated5.5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [43 gsm]3″Fabric-like, Soft StructurePromotional clothing, Ideal for interlining between double sided signs, flags, and banners

Screen Process

ProductCoatingThicknessBasis Weight
US, [SI]
CoreNotesTypical Applications
Black TyvekUncoated5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [42 gsm]2″Paper-like, Hard StructureBanners & Signs, texturing and layering applications
1085DUncoated10.3 mil3.2 oz/yd2, [109 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureBanners & Signs. Extra body for shape development.
1079Uncoated7.9 mil2.85 oz/yd2, [97 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTags & Labels
1073DUncoated7.5 mil2.2 oz/yd2, [75 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
8740DUncoated7.5 mil2.0 oz/yd2, [68 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
1056DUncoated6.3 mil1.6 oz/yd2, [54 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Tags & Labels, Signs
1025DUncoated5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [42 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTemplates for sign installation. Texturing for in-store visual appeal
1443RUncoated5.5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [43 gsm]3″Fabric-like, Soft StructurePromotional clothing, Ideal for interlining between double sided signs, flags, and banners
Tyvek Metalized Soft Structure (SS)Uncoated, Silver 1/S6.1 mil1.77 oz/yd2, [60 gsm]3″Fabric-like, Soft StructureIdeal for sewing or draping, promotional clothing, soft and fabric-like.
Tyvek Metalized Hard Structure (HS)Uncoated, Silver 1/S7.1 mil1.77 oz/yd2, [60 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureDecorative Silver, texturing and layering applications. Extra body for shape development
Tyvek Vivia High OpacityCoated 2 sides16.8 mil8.7 oz/yd2, [295 gsm]3″Flexible, Feels like PVC, Double-sidedBanners & Signs. Full light blockout. Replaces PVC

Thermal Transfer

ProductCoatingThicknessBasis Weight
US, [SI]
CoreNotesTypical Applications
1079Uncoated7.9 mil2.85 oz/yd2, [97 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTags & Labels
1056DUncoated6.3 mil1.6 oz/yd2, [54 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTags & Labels

UV-cure Inkjet

ProductCoatingThicknessBasis Weight
US, [SI]
CoreNotesTypical Applications
Black TyvekUncoated5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [42 gsm]2″Paper-like, Hard StructureBanners & Signs, texturing and layering applications
1085DUncoated10.3 mil3.2 oz/yd2, [109 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureBanners & Signs. Extra body for shape development.
1079Uncoated7.9 mil2.85 oz/yd2, [97 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTags & Labels
1073DUncoated7.5 mil2.2 oz/yd2, [75 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
8740DUncoated7.5 mil2.0 oz/yd2, [68 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Booklets, Charts, & Signs, Blueprints
1056DUncoated6.3 mil1.6 oz/yd2, [54 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureReprographics, Tags & Labels, Signs
1025DUncoated5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [42 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureTemplates for sign installation. Texturing for in-store visual appeal
1443RUncoated5.5 mil1.25 oz/yd2, [43 gsm]3″Fabric-like, Soft StructurePromotional clothing, Ideal for interlining between double sided signs, flags, and banners
Tyvek Metalized Soft Structure (SS)Uncoated, Silver 1/S6.1 mil1.77 oz/yd2, [60 gsm]3″Fabric-like, Soft StructureGreat for sewing or draping, printing goes on the Silver side, soft and fabric-like.
Tyvek Metalized Hard Structure (HS)Uncoated, Silver 1/S7.1 mil1.77 oz/yd2, [60 gsm]3″Paper-like, Hard StructureDecorative Silver, texturing and layering applications. Extra body for shape development
Tyvek Vivia High OpacityCoated 2 sides16.8 mil8.7 oz/yd2, [295 gsm]3″Flexible, Feels like PVC, Double-sidedBanners & Signs. Full light blockout. Replaces PVC

Laser Printing

Laser printing is NOT recommended for printing on Tyvek® because of the high temperatures used in the laser printing process. For the same reason, Tyvek® should NOT be used in electrostatic copiers (traditional office copy machines).

Refer to DuPont™ Tyvek® Users Manual (PDF) for design/pre-press tips, guidelines for printing, ink selection, and details for printing on Tyvek®.


Tyvek® Graphics Media - What Styles to Choose?

Click here to view details on various Tyvek® Graphics media styles that can be printed using these printing processes.


Improved Ink and Coating Adhesion

Tyvek® graphics media used in printing is Corona treated to improve ink and coating adhesion. This electronic charging of the sheet oxidizes the surface and increases the wettability to inks, coatings and adhesives. The Corona treatment on Tyvek® lasts more than 20 years, so that a roll or box of Tyvek® can be stored without having to re-treat it, as may be required for films and other synthetic substrates.


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Material Concepts - Tyvek® Graphics Supplier

Material Concepts is a leading supplier and distributor of Tyvek® Graphics media because of:

  • Customer service
  • Access to DuPont™ Tyvek® technical support
  • Fast order turnaround
  • Product quality
  • Standard and custom sizes, sample rolls available


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