Wide-format print shops with UV-curable printers now have a more economical, lightweight, durable, and recyclable alternative to scrim vinyl banners that resists creases, curls, and wrinkles for banners that can be draped like fabric and installed indoors and out for a variety of profitable applications. LexJet has been named as one of only three distributors authorized to carry DuPont's new sustainable sign and banner material developed for UV-curable and screen printing, Tyvek Vivia.
"The wide-format market is a key strategic growth area for DuPont graphics," said Annette Kim, marketing manager, Wide Format Graphics. "We conducted a great deal of market research and interviewed more than a dozen potential distributors, rating them against specific criteria. Not only does LexJet successfully serve the wide-format marketplace, they have a strong knowledge of UV-curable print technology and a deep understanding of customers' needs. LexJet also shares DuPont's commitment to the environment, having launched its own Tyvek recycling program for its customers. This collaboration is a natural fit."
DuPont Tyvek Vivia combines the trusted performance of DuPont Tyvek with a proprietary coating that offers unparalleled imaging quality with a bright white, smooth surface that brings out and consistently reproduces detail and color in graphics and photographs. Resistant to tears, punctures, weather, and fading, Tyvek Vivia can be sewn or grommetted.
"I highly recommend Tyvek Vivia for banner and signage applications," said Ray Hertneck, graphics production manager of Art Guild Inc., a company that specializes in trade show exhibits, point of sale displays and museum exhibit design. "Tyvek Vivia is easy to use, prints well and leaves an excellent quality image. For banners, it's outstanding. It has the right weight, and since Vivia has a Tyvek base, it also has the strength needed. And, as we move into greener materials, the fact that Tyvek Vivia is recyclable makes it fall right in line with the way we're headed."
Like traditional Tyvek, Tyvek Vivia can be recycled at centers that recycle flexible high-density polyethylene products. Its light weight cuts down on shipping costs, makes it easier to transport, reduces waste since it yields more production per roll of material, and decreases environmental impact across the supply chain, from manufacturing to shipping to installation.
DuPont Tyvek Vivia is part of LexJet's Sustainable Solutions, a collection of products and programs designed to minimize the industry's environmental impact and provide sign and graphics companies with viable alternatives for their customers.
Tyvek Vivia is available and shipping from LexJet's nationwide network of distribution centers. It is available in 58-inch and 116-inch x 150-foot rolls, and is backed by LexJet's personalized and free service and support.