Offset: Yes. Tyvek® mailing and packaging solutions can be imprinted in standard envelope over-printing presses.
For light ink coverage, such as “corner cards” or line shots, acceptable results can be achieved with standard paper inks.
For heavy ink coverage, such as logos and illustrations, offset inks compatible with Tyvek® are recommended to avoid distortion. Call us if you would like the list of ink suppliers.
Given that Tyvek® is more pliable than paper, a “wedge” should be placed under the centre of the feed stack to maintain a level feed with horizontal feeders.
Printing quality on Tyvek® may be enhanced by using a “patch” blanket with offset presses placed in the image zone only. This makes it easier to print without interference from the flap ends.
Inkjet: Yes. Tyvek® mailing and packaging solutions are suitable for inkjet printing. Thanks to recent modifications to the Tyvek® surface, ink distortion may be fully eliminated. Tyvek® envelopes can be addressed with most standard inkjet systems.
Laser: No! Do not use laser printers as they operate at high temperatures which will melt Tyvek®. Rather than addressing your envelopes directly, run address labels through your laser printer and then affix them to the Tyvek® mailing and packaging solutions.