Offset Lithography Printing on Tyvek® Graphics Media

Whether used in web or sheet fed offset lithography, Tyvek® Graphics media is great for printed pieces that are durable and water resistant. Tags, labels, signs, maps, promotional apparel, and other items requiring good quality color and appearance can be printed on Tyvek® by the offset and letterpress processes.

Tyvek® is also recyclable.

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


Offset Lithography Printing on DuPont™ Tyvek® Graphics Features

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

Applications for Offset Lithography Printing on Tyvek® Graphics

Customers use Tyvek® Graphics media with sheet fed or web offset lithographic printing for:

  • Tags and labels
  • Signs and maps
  • Promotional apparel
Tyvek printed clothing.

Offset Lithography Printing Tips for Tyvek® Graphics Media

Tyvek® substrates from 5 mil to 10.3 mil thick will compliment the offset lithographic printing processes, including web offset lithography and sheet fed offset lithography. General guidelines include:

  • Four-color process work should be done using a four-color press. Four-color process printing on a single-color press is not recommended because misregistration can occur due to sheet swelling between colors.
  • Because of its extremely high surface area Tyvek® will require approximately 15% more ink to achieve the same color density as uncoated paper. Tyvek® will not take on the gloss of coated paper.
  • Tyvek® 1443R spunbonded olefin is used for fabricating promotional apparel. Superior graphics can be obtained using four-color process sheetfed offset lithography.

See all Tyvek® styles offered by Material Concepts that are compatible with the offset lithography 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 offset lithography 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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