Digital On-Demand Printing on Tyvek® Graphics Media

The Printing Applications Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has certified DuPont™ Tyvek® Graphics styles for use with the Indigo Omnius® WebStream™, a web-fed digital color press. Indigo presses represent a fast and cost-effective way to produce short-run work and incorporate variable information. As on-demand printing grows and printers continue to incorporate new digital technologies into their operations, DuPont™ Tyvek® provides the Indigo printer with a solution to a wide range of strength and durability issues.

This certification applies to the following Tyvek® styles: 1056D, 8740D, 1073D, 1079, 1085D and 4173D. Other "D" styles of Tyvek® within the thickness range of 6 to 10 mils also are compatible with the Omnius® WebStream™. In addition, these styles are corona and anti-static treated, so no coating is required.

The lightweight, high strength, and water-resistant qualities of Tyvek® Graphics media are important to digital printing. The brilliant white color of Tyvek® helps create high-impact pieces with vivid graphics. Tyvek® is also recyclable.

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


Digital On-Demand Printing on DuPont™ Tyvek® Graphics Features

  • Ability to print variable information
  • Fast and cost effective
  • Strength and durability
  • Reduced environmental impact
Printed Tyvek maps.

Applications for Digital On-Demand Printing on Tyvek® Graphics

Digital printing on DuPont™ Tyvek® Graphics material delivers instantly dry, waterfast prints that are extremely durable and ideal for:

  • Race numbers
  • Printed wrist bands
  • Charts
  • Consumer items such as printed wallets
  • Maps
  • Guides

Digital On-Demand Printing Tips for Tyvek® Graphics Media

General guidelines include:

  • Both the designer and printer must understand the unique properties and characteristics of printing on Tyvek®, so creating a sample piece is always suggested.
  • Higher basis weight styles are recommended for two-sided printing.
  • Critical colors should be identified in the planning and design stage. Color matching of ink must be done because a color shift will occur when going from paper to Tyvek®.

See all Tyvek® styles offered by Material Concepts that are compatible with the digital on demand printing process:

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).

Material Concepts - Tyvek® Graphics Supplier

DuPont Tyvek Graphics media is printable.

Material Concepts is a leading supplier and distributor of Tyvek® Graphics media for digital on demand printing 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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