Flexographic Printing on Tyvek® Graphics Media

Flexo printing on Tyvek® is one of the most popular ways to produce everything from envelopes to tags and labels to wristbands.

Tyvek® is also recyclable.

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


Flexographic Printing on DuPont™ Tyvek® Graphics Features

  • Tear resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Durability
  • Water resistance
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Reduced environmental impact

Applications for Flexographic Printing on Tyvek® Graphics

Customers use Tyvek® Graphics media with flexography for:

Tyvek tag on cushion.
  • Promotional reusable bags and totes
  • Tags and labels
  • Wristbands
  • High volume applications

Flexographic Printing Tips for Tyvek® Graphics Media

Tyvek® substrates from 5 mil to 10.3 mil thick will compliment the flexography printing process. General guidelines include:

  • Web temperature should be kept below 175°F.
  • A chill roll prior to windup is helpful in reducing sheet temperature.
  • A floppy web should enter and exit from the printing nip.
  • High-velocity, low-temperature drying air should be thoroughly mixed by the diffusers to avoid oven hot spots.
  • Gas-fired driers should be carefully controlled because of the very high burner outlet temperatures.

See all Tyvek® styles offered by Material Concepts that are compatible with the flexographic 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 flexographic printing / flexography / flexo 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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