Tyvek® is a popular choice for packaging medical devices as it is lightweight and breathable, yet durable and water-resistant.
Achieving high-quality print on Tyvek® that complies with UDI track and trace initiatives is possible with a range of overprinting technologies and can improve efficiency and reduce cost by removing the need for a pre-printed label.
Thermal inkjet (TIJ) printing
Despite being made of finely woven polyethylene, Tyvek® behaves much like paper, making it ideal for printing using thermal inkjet (TIJ) technology.
The texture of the surface allows both water and oil-based inks to be absorbed with exceptionally good adhesion properties.
Thermal transfer (TTO) printing
Thermal transfer requires a smooth, flat surface to allow the pigment to bond in its liquid phase. Therefore, correct ribbon selection is key when printing onto Tyvek® as there needs to be good flow into the surface.
Feeding systems – off-line coding
When fitted with a printer and/or labeller, our feeders provide a complete standalone coding solution.
Tyvek® sheets and pouches are ideal for running on any of our feeding systems. Our RF Lite is perfect for smaller products and our RF Auto and RF1 are ideal for larger products, or where a larger print area is required.