What is the best inkjet for printing on Tyvek wristbands?

Discussion in 'Small Format Inkjet Printers' started by billywizz, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. billywizz

    billywizz New Member

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    May I ask for your help? I wish to print logos and text on Tyvek wristbands. The sheets are 10"x 7.5" (25.4cm x 19cm) with glue tabs on one short end.

    We have used simple Inkjets in the past but paper flow through the machine is an issue and the quality of the printing not fine enough as the ink tends to feather at the edges.

    The ink needs to be waterproof.

    Laser printers appear to be too hot and deform the sheets.

    Most text/ printing is in black but the ability to print in other colours would be nice

    We would like the ability to print short runs (10+ sheets) as well as longer runs (1000+ sheets).

    The paper handling and the quality of the print on Tyvek are most important. I haven't set a budget. I'll listen to the advice.

    Thank you for your help
     
  2. plotter

    plotter Senior Member

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    i print tyvek on a xerox 6130 colour laser with no problems at all, and the colour is fantastic.
     
  3. billywizz

    billywizz New Member

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    Thank you plotter. The HP laser I have tried crinkled them beautifully- it maybe the xerox is cooler. I like the idea of a laser if it works as the quality would be excellent. Would I be able to send you a sample to try and print on and see if it works? regards Billywizz
     
  4. JoshFink

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    I've been looking for a good place to get white as well as color Tyvek sheets to print. Where are you getting yours at?

    Thanks

    Josh
     
  5. billywizz

    billywizz New Member

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    Sorry but I can't help on this one- I print on Tyvek wristbands in sheets of 10 with perferations between each. Tell be if you do find a good source as I am looking to print race numbers on Tyvek next, so need to start looking myself.

    Thanks

    Richard
     
  6. envelopespot.com

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    Hi. We supply Tyvek sheets. You can order at www.envelopespot.com
    I need a printer that has experience running Tyvek in small quantities.
     
  7. billywizz

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    Buy a Xerox ColorQube 8870DN. Works well on Tyvek.
     
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    Hi - I've been told by Xerox that Tyvek could be disastrous in a ColorQube but I'm anxious to try it. Has your experience been uniformly good, has tyvek been OK in your ColorQube? Thanks so much for any help/info, it's greatly appreciated, Mark.
     
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    Hi Plotter - I have the newer model of the 6130, the 6500 - but it just melts the tyvek, what setting did you use/suggest?
     
  11. plotter

    plotter Senior Member

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    I buy my Tyvek from antallis and print on standard
    Paper setting on Xerox 6130
     
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    Xerox is a good printer
     
  13. Smith2808

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    I know this is an old thread but can anyone tell me the setting for the Xerox Phaser 6130 for printing Tyvek wristbands as mine keeps melting them but everyone says they are great for printing them. I have been printing thermal wristbands until now but branching out.
     
  14. www.cintapunto.com

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    How to print on Tyvek wristbands

    Hello everyone. We suggest our customers use Cinta wristbands instead of Tyvek wristbands. Cinta wristbands satisfy the same requirements as Tyvek wristbands but has more attractive surface. The imprint on the Cinta wristbands is more clear and has better quality. Cinta Wristbands Can be used in all solid ink printers, cold phasing printers, led printers. Tested models: Xerox Phaser, Xerox Color Qube, Konica Minolta BizHub.

    Here is the short video how we print on Cinta Wristbands

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MQ1NTMV
     

  15. Jade

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    Hi Billywiz, did you have any luck with this?
     
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