MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
DMPB10-C2S TWO-SIDE IMAGEABLE POLYETHYLENE INK JET BANNER
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MAGIC® DMPB10-C2S is a 10 mil ink jet banner containing a universal coating on both sides, that allows both sides to be imaged and viewed from either side. This two-sided banner offers a lower cost option because printing on a two-sided banner is nearly half the cost of stitching onesided banners back-to-back. It also features a non-glare smooth surface, quick dry times, and superior imaging performance in all thermal ink jet printers as well as piezo printers such as: Kodak 3038, Epson, and Mutoh 4000/6000.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
2.1
Class A**
17/13 lbs/in
890/195 %
3 months unprotected
6 months unprotected
Gloss (60°)
Flame Spread Classification
Tensile Strength (MD/CD)
Ultimate Elongation (MD/CD)*
Outdoordoor Life Expectancy*
Indoor Life Expectancy*
6.7 oz/yd (228 g/m²)
10 mil2 (255microns)
100%
109
95+
20-60%
70°F / 21°C
Basis Weight
Caliper
Opacity
Whiteness
Brightness
Optimum Print RH
Optimum Print Temp.

*Based on manufacturer's accelerated age testing. Results may vary based on usage.
**Based on ASTM E84 test method


APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Outdoor and Indoor Banner:
This product is recommended for indoor and outdoor banner applications where two-sided viewing is desired.

Printer & Ink Compatibility:
DMPB10-C2S can be printed with Hewlett-Packard DesignJet®, Encad NovaJet®/ Pro / Proe, ColorSpan® Displaymaker, and piezo water-based printers. It is recommended to use pigmented inks for longer-lasting images. Although dye-based inks provide a higher color gamut, premature fading can occur. Inks NOT recommended for use are Encad GX, Ilford® Archiva™ and ColorSpan® Endura Chrome ink, because premature fading is known to occur.

Water Resistance & Surface Protection:
To obtain a high degree of water resistance, use only pigmented ink. Lamination is not required. Inkcoverage of up to 250% is recommended, because higher ink saturation can affect the waterfast properties and show ink bleed in heavy saturation areas. Dye-based inks will yield good color gamut, but bleeding may occur when the image gets wet. Overlaminating dye-based ink will not eliminate image bleed, unless the material is completely sealed to a non-porous surface or encapsulated. If water migrates under the laminate, at an exposed edge or along the perforations of a stitched hem, a water mark can form and dye-based inks can bleed. To avoid perforating the laminate, use banner tape to put a hem on the banner (see Tape Hem section below). Let the image dry 24 hours before exposing to moisture. Dirt and stains cannot be cleaned from the imaged surface and the surface can be damaged from excessive folding or creasing, so overlaminating is recommended to help protect it.

Printing Guidelines:
To optimize print quality, printers should be set for highest print quality. Media selection on HP printers should be ″HEAVY COATED″. Images sized in a software application may be printed slightly smaller than anticipated. It is recommended to print a small test image on both sides to become familiar with the two-side printing process. See page 2 of this guide for two-side printing guidelines. The same color profiles (ICC) for DMPB10 one-side media can be used for the two-sided DMPB10-C2S.

Material Handling & Storage:
Once the print is completed, roll imaged media onto a core until ready for posting. Folding of the material is not recommended. After use, the material should be stored in its original packaging in the poly bag suspended on the end boards. The material should be stored a 72°F (+/-5°) for no more then 1 year.


FINISHING RECOMMENDATIONS
Banner Installation:
Improper installation can cause premature banner failure. It is recommended that a professional installer be used.

Tape & Stitched Hem:
Standard high-tack banner tape can be used and is preferred to sewing, as the sewing process can scratch or cause coating pick-off. Follow the guidelines of the tape manufacturer. If sewing, it is recommended that the unlaminated banners be stitched hem side up so that the sewing machine foot comes in contact with only the backside of the banner. For maximum reinforcement, a double-stitched hem with a double lock stitch with a maximum of five stitches per inch and corner reinforcements are recommended.

Grommeting:
Grommets should be placed in the hemline along the length of the banner so that the grommet is through two layers.Corner grommets should be placed where the length and width hems cross, so that the grommet is through four layers. A reinforced corner is also recommended to increase durability.

Laminating:
Magic's DMFTP Fluorex® Transfer Protection, ultra-thin (3 micron) graffiti-resistant overlaminate, is an ideal finishing solution for banner materials. A vinyl pressure-sensitive overlaminate or an acrylic liquid overcoat can also be used. However, overlaminating one side may cause the product to curl toward the laminated side. Let image dry 24 hours before laminating.



MAGIC® TECHNICAL BULLETIN

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The following instructions are tailored for the HP5000 DesignJet; however, they can also easily be applied to the HP2000/3000 DesignJets.


TWO-SIDED PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Prepare artwork

2. Prepare printer for Side One imaging

3. Print Side One of the graphic

4. Prepare graphic for Side Two imaging

5. Load printer for Side Two imaging

6. Print Side Two of graphic

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