Polyethylene

DuPont Ink Jet Banner Media with Tyvek®

Rugged and durable; resists tears, fading and water damage. DuPont Banner Media made with Tyvek® exhibits excellent whiteness, brightness, opacity and color fidelity.

Applications Guidelines

DuPont Banner Media made with Tyvek® is rugged, durable and resists tears, fading and water damage. It exhibits excellent whiteness, brightness, opacity and color fidelity. This product is recommended for both indoor and outdoor applications. It is compatible with most water-based pigment and dye ink systems.

Water Resistance & Surface Protection: In order to obtain a high degree of water resistance and outdoor durability, use only pigmented ink. Lamination is not required. Dye-based inks will yield good color gamut, but premature image fading will occur and bleeding may occur when the image gets wet.

To optimize print quality and results, printers should use the highest print quality or photographic quality setting. The media setting should be “Tyvek®” or a Heavy Coated Paper. Ink coverage should not exceed 300%. Disengage the use of “star wheels” when printing the media on HP printers. The use of pigment based inks is recommended for best overall performance.

For added durability, let the image dry over night before handling and 24 hours before exposing to moisture. Dry time depends on the amount of ink coverage. Dirt and stains cannot be cleaned from the imaged surface and the image can be damaged from excessive folding, kinking or creasing.


Finishing Recommendations

Banner Installation: Improper installation can cause premature banner failure.
Folding over corners will increase the durability of banners and reduce corner tearing.
Use high-tack double-sided banner tape like the 3M series 340 High Strength.
Grommets or adhesive grommet tabs should always be placed through two layers of Tyvek®.

For larger banners, use grommets every three feet

Make two opposing edge folds at least one inch, secure hem with double-sided tape, burnish down with a squeegee to permanently secure.

For shipping and storage, roll finished banner parallel to hem.


Typical Properties of Tyvek® Spunbonded Olefin for Graphics

Tyvek® Brillion®
Property Units Test Method Style 1025D Style 1056D Style 1058D Style 1070 Style 1073D Style 1079 Style 1085D Style 4173DR Style 4173DRC
Paper Weight Equivalent Pounds 11# 14# 14# 18# 20# 26# 29# 20# 20#
Basis Weight oz/yd² ASTM D3776a 1.25 1.60 1.60 2.00 2.20 2.85 3.20 2.2 2.2
lb/mmsi 60 77 77 96 106 137 157 105 102
Thickness mils ASTM D1777b 5.0 6.3 5.6 7.5 7.5 7.9 10.3 7.5 6.6
+/- 4 Sigma Range 6.3/3.8 7.7/4.8 6.7/4.5 8.8/6.1 8.8/6.2 9.0/6.9 11.6/9.0 8.8/6.2 8.2/5.2
Tensile Strength MD lb/in. ASTM D5035c 20.4 24.2 30.2 34.8 41.7 62.9 65.1 44.7 39
CD lb/in. 22.5 27.9 33.5 38.3 47.1 68.0 72.0 55.3 58.1
Elongation MD % ASTM D5035 14 15 18 18 20 22 23 21 23
CD % 19 29 22 23 24 28 27 27 23.7
Work to Break MD in-lb ASTM D5035 9 11 16 19 24 43 45 23.7 24.5
CD in-lb 13 17 22 27 34 58 59 29.4 42.2
Elmendorf Tear MD lb. ASTM D1424 0.84 1.14 0.65 1.08 0.92 0.72 1.11 0.88 0.85
CD lb. ASTM D1922 0.82 1.06 0.68 1.04 0.88 0.80 1.03 1.08 0.92
Opacity % TAPPI T425 94.6 98.0 90.7 97.6 95.1 93.0 96.8 97.5 97.2
Delamination (Internal Bond Strength) lb/in ASTM D2724 0.28 0.25 0.42 0.29 0.42 0.72 0.50 0.55 0.48
Gurley Hill Porosity seconds TAPPI T460 ASTM D726d 32 21 30 20 23 47 36 24 60.5
Parker Smoothness microns TAPPI 555 3.8 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.7 6.4 5.7 4.2 3.8
Treatment, Corona -- N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Antistat -- N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Processing -- N/A - - - - - Embossed - - Calendered

NOTES:
* All properties are typical values based on roll averages
Contact DuPont for a more detailed spec sheet for your style
* MD = Machine Direction; CD = Cross Direction
* For all styles with antistat, the log of the electrical resistivity has a maximum roll average of 9.8 ohms/square (at 55% relative humidity, smooth & rough side)

a Modified for specimen size
b 7.15 psi, 0.625 inch diameter presser foot
c Cut strip; CRE tensile tester, crosshead speed of 2 in./min. & gauge length of 5 in.
d 1.0 in2 orifice size at 20 oz. cylinder weight

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