DuPont Tyvek® is spun olefin which is made up of small (seven times finer than human hair) polyethylene fibers randomly laid and compressed to form a remarkably tough material. Printers often choose Tyvek® because of this durability. In addition, Tyvek® also has the benefits of being smooth, water resistant, breathable, dimensionally stable, highly opaque, and chemical, UV, mold and mildew resistant. Because of these attributes, graphics printed on DuPont Tyvek® look brighter and last longer. Did you know that Tyvek® feels more natural than other synthetic films while only weighing half as much as paper?
Typical Tyvek® graphic applications include:
- Tags and labels
DuPont Tyvek® can also be customized to meet various market needs by applying various finishing techniques. DuPont Tyvek 1443R is soft structure, or more cloth like, and is often used in protective apparel and car cover applications. Tyvek® Brillion® is an enhanced version of Tyvek® that offers a brighter and smoother surface making it ideal for precise printing applications.
DuPont Tyvek® products intended for printing are corona treated to help improve ink and coating adhesion. And, unlike other substrates, this corona treatment lasts for more than twenty years! Tyvek® can be successfully printed via offset, flexography, screen, thermal transfer, and gravure. Several styles of Tyvek® have third party certification for use on HP Indigo presses.
Tekra offers the entire line of DuPont Tyvek® for graphics with material ranging in thickness from 5.0 mils to 10.3 mils. In addition, Tekra also carries banner ups and corner guards to aid in installation. Banner ups provide a simple, inexpensive alternative to grommets while adding durability. Contact us or call us today at (866) 532-8840 to find out which DuPont Tyvek® style is right for your next printing job.