Hot Textile Work With Tyvek

Guidance notes:

Using Tyvek for Hot Textiles work enables artists to creative beautiful and unique works. There are a few things to note when working with Tyvek that will help ensure that your work turns out the way you expect. Heating Tyvek enables you to create 3D effects through the application of heat to bubble and distort the surface. Prior to heating, the addition of colour will add and extra depth to your final creation.

Using the correct paints & colours:

Points to note:

If you are going to decorate the Tyvek® please make sure that the colours you use are suitable for heating and will not give off toxic fumes. If you are unsure about the colours you are using always work in a well-ventilated room and wear a mask.

Instructions

Regardless of which weight of Tyvek you use you will be amazed at the end results that you can achieve.  Each GSM weight will react differently and one of our Tyvek Sample Packs is a great way to experiment.

When you have found you ideal weight, we have great value packs of 30 sheets that are a fantastic buy!

When the Tyvek is heated the surface of it becomes distorted, and you can create a range of 3D effects that will always be unique.

It is always best to cut your Tyvek into the rough shape that you need prior to heating and it does become more difficult to cut afterward.

Using Colour:

Prior to heating Tyvek® can be stitched, cut or coloured in many different ways.

A suggestion for colouring:

  • Fabric paints and dyes
  • Colour pencils and felt pens
  • Apply colour with a brush or sponge, or try spraying
  • Printing a design through an inkjet printer

DO NOT use with a laser printer or in a photocopier because the machines run too hot and will fuse the Tyvek® onto the rollers or drums).

Heating:

Tyvek® shrinks and distorts when heated. It tends to shrink away from the heat source.

Methods:

  • A heat gun – heat from the underside to form a dome, the upper side to form a hollow. Don’t get too close to the surface and start gradually and NEVER allow the Tyvek® to burn as it may combust and will give off fumes. Use a heat gun on a low setting.
  • An iron – protect Tyvek® from the iron’s direct heat with baking parchment. Use the iron by hovering just above the surface, with the iron on its highest setting so it acts more like a heat gun.

After Heating:

Always allow the Tyvek® to cool before handling. You can grip the sheets with long handle tweezers or similar or wear heat protect gloves to keep a grip on the Tyvek®.

Further Experimenting

Tyvek® can be sewn, cut and glued. Because of its strength it cannot be torn therefore has great structural properties for 3D work.

You can purchase Tyvek at the best prices available at the following links:

Tyvek Mixed A4 sample pack

Packs of 30 A4 sheets of Tyvek:

42gsm Fabric style Tyvek A4 Sheets

55gsm Light weight paper style Tyvek A4 Sheets

75gsm Medium weight paper style Tyvek A4 Sheets

105gsm Heavy weight paper style Tyvek A4 Sheets

Make Banners & Posters for Easter!

Make the perfect Easter Banner

It might seem a long way off but easter is not that far away.

If you are thinking about creating easter posters either on a wide format UV injkjet printer for a commercial run or getting creative by hand painting your signs, our Yellow coated Tyvek rolls are the perfect robust solution.

Coated on each side in vibrant Yellow, with a special inkjet receptive coating, These rolls of Yellow Tyvek 1073D (75gsm) are the perfect choice.  Perfect for double sided creations.

Tyvek is waterporoof and highly tear resistant so can withstand harsh weather conditions.

With a stunning yellow canvas your prints will shout Easter!

Why not add our adhesive grommets to your order so that your banners and posters can be hung with ease!

When is Easter Monday in 2020?:

Easter Monday: 13th of April 2020.

Media & Packaging Conversion

Spenic Converters

The premier flexible media converters in the UK.

Spenic Converters provide high quality product transformation services to the print and packaging industry covering medical and food grade through to publishing and fine art media.

At our conversion facility in Alton, Hampshire, we undertake sheeting, guillotining/panelling, re-reeling / re-winding and Razor, Shear & Lathe slitting. Our facilities can deal with both small and large format sheet and roll to roll services.

Our team has extensive experience in media conversion, and work diligently to deliver your project within agreed time frames and packed in such a way that your product arrives with you in perfect condition.

Sheeting ¦ Guillotining/paneling ¦ Slitting ¦ Re-reeling ¦ Lathe slitting

Click here to find out more about our conversion services

Why Tyvek?

DuPont™ Tyvek®

We offer a range of different Tyvek® in roll and sheet formats ranging from paper and fabric, through to coloured and flame retardant coated versions.

Tyvek® is used by designers and artists in a variety of ways to create beautiful and unique artwork pieces.

Whether you are looking for an a strong lightweight display or banner through to innovative robust canvass, or a substrate that you can colour and heat in mixed media work, Tyvek is a great media.

DuPont™ Tyvek®

We offer a range of different Tyvek® in roll and sheet formats ranging from paper and fabric, through to coloured and flame retardant coated versions.

Tyvek® is used by designers and artists in a variety of ways to create beautiful and unique pieces of artwork. Whether you are looking for a lightweight banner, an innovative robust canvas, or a substrate that you can colour and heat, Tyvek® is a great choice of media.

DUPONT™ TYVEK® Sheets & Rolls – Paper

Style 1057D, 1073D & 1082D

We offer the full range of paper style Tyvek rolls and sheets in a wide range of sheet sizes from A5 through to A0, SRA4 to SRA2. Rolls range from 1050mm, 1300mm to 1600mm wide*

You can print on Tyvek® rolls and sheets using either traditional print methods such as offset, flexo, and screen-print, or using digital applications including UV-curable inkjet, Digital, HP Indigo, Latex, and Eco-Solvent.

We have access to a wide range of ink-receptive coatings for our paper style Tyvek rolls and sheets for different printing methods and safety standards, such as flame retardant coating.

Please contact us to find out how we can assist you in your search for the perfect print media.

Please select the paper style Tyvek® you are looking for below. Alternatively, click the following link to see the full range of Tyvek we offer: DUPONT™ TYVEK®

*Roll width depends on the material weight, please see specific listings for details.

Direct Links to paper style Tyvek rolls & sheets:

Flame Retardant Print Media

Flame Retardant Print Media – Safety First

We have taken a great deal of time to develop specialist media coatings that provide high flame retardant quality, but contain no harsh chemicals.

The result is an expanding range of product options that enable our customers to utilise products from Paper, Tyvek® through to exhibition stand polyesters, papers and wallpapers and PVC in line with Fire Safety regulations.

If you require a media coating with Flame Retardant protection please get in touch and we can discuss your requirements. Contact Us

Spenic Inkjet Coated Tyvek for home printing

Spenic supply Tyvek that is specially coated to make it suitable for a wide range of print methods, from Digital, UV and Inkjet, through to eco- Solvent and solvent print processes.

Inkjet Coated DuPont Tyvek sheets and rolls

Our coatings are always Eco-friendly coating delivering the highest quality print performance.

The sheets and rolls of inkjet coated Tyvek are available in two styles. DuPont™ Tyvek® 75 GSM (also known as Tyvek® 1073D) and Sheets of DuPont™ Tyvek® 55 GSM (also known as Tyvek® 1057D) with a special ink jet receptive coating making it the ideal choice for commercial and domestic ink jet printers.

The inkjet receptive coating is applied to one side of the Tyvek (the bright white side) and the sheets and rolls are available in a range of colours including Yellow, Fluorescent yellow and traditional white. (Inkjet Coated DuPont Tyvek sheets and rolls).

Sheet size options:

Size: A4

Dimensions: 297mm x 210mm

Size: A3

Dimensions: 297mm x 420mm

Applications:

 

  • Printing bespoke running numbers
  • Orienteering maps
  • Nature trail maps
  • Sporting event score sheet
  • Print your own golf score cards
  • School timetables

All of our coated Tyvek can be recycled through our dedicated Tyvek recycling programme.  You can find out more about this at the following link and about how this initiative supports Shelter, the UK charity supporting the homeless.

 

Adhesive Tapes

The Spenic Endura tape range is manufactured in the UK to exacting standards and quality control to offer optimum performance.

We offer a range of single and double-sided adhesive tapes to suit differing applications, from print finishing, banner repairs through to specialist PH Neutral book glue for bookbinding and restoration.

These are available in a selection of adhesive and non-adhesive variants in standard sizes and can be manufactured to specific widths and lengths if required.

Tapes made from Tyvek®:
Our Tyvek® non-adhesive tapes used extensively in the restoration field are made from graphics grade material.  Application for these Tyvek tape covers bookbinding restoration, document repair, and hem sealing.

Spenic Endura adhesive tapes:
The Spenic Endura range of strong adhesive tape is all manufactured in the UK and delivers the highest standards of performance and durability in bookbinding. The range includes single and double-sided options and a pH neutral white tape.

Banner Finishing Items:

We also offer banner finishing materials such as adhesive re-inforcement grommets, hole punches and edging tapes.


View our Tape range