MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
DMPDQU-G & DMPDQU-L UNIVERSAL RESIN-COATED PHOTOBASE PAPERS
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Magic® DMPDQU products are 8 mil, high quality, resin-coated photobase papers with a universal microporous coating available in both gloss and lustre finishes. The DMPDQU photobase papers are designed to provide instant dry times on most high speed, wide format display ink jet printers equipped with either dye or pigmented inks. Instant dry times reduce production time by eliminating the most time-consuming stage of the workflow-print drying to lamination. The key product features include: improved printer transport, specifically Hewlett Packard DesignJet® printers, increased ink load capacity, superior pigment color gamut, and easier handling during printing and lamination.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DMPDQU-L
17%
8 mils
202 gr/m²
106
93%
1 year+ with pigmented inks
DMPDQU-G
41%
8 mils
202 gr/m²
106
93%
1 year+ with pigmented inks
Property
Gloss (60°)
Caliper
Basis Weight
Whiteness
%Opacity
Indoor Life Expectancy



APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Printer & Ink Compatibility:
DMPDQU products can be used on most thermal and water-based piezo printing systems with both dye and pigmented inks. See the table below for recommended printers, printer settings, and ink saturation percentages.

Recommended Ink Saturation Level
350%
350%
325%
275%
200%
350%
350%
300%
Recommended Print Mode Selection
Photo Imaging Gloss or Satin
Durable Gloss UV
High Gloss Photo
Custom Media A
Enhanced Multipass
Enhanced Multipass
1440 dpi mode
Photobase setting
Printer model
HP 5000 with Dye inks
HP 5000 with UV inks
HP1000/2000/3000 with Dye inks
HP2000/3000 with UV inks
Encad Novajet®/Pro with GS+
Encad Novajet®/Pro with GO
Water-based Piezo with Dye/UV inks
ColorSpan® Displaymaker with Dye/UV inks
Over-saturation can cause paper cockle, head strike, and poor laminate adhesion.

Color Calibration:
ICC profiles can be obtained for selected RIP, ink, and printer combinations.

Material Handling:
Handle the media by the edges or wear cotton gloves before and after printing to avoid fingerprints. It is not recommended to fold or to excessively handle the media to prevent damage to the media coating. If you roll the image, roll the image with the graphic facing in to protect your print. DMPDQU products work best in an environment between 18-30°C or 65-86°F and between 20-80%RH. Always place unused media back in its original packaging for optimal storage conditions.

Light Stability:
Lamination is recommended, especially when using dye-based ink. Air quality may substantially accelerate fade if the print is not laminated. See lamination information below.


FINISHING RECOMMENDATIONS
Lamination:
This product can be overlaminated with most cold laminates and low temperature hot laminates, but cold are preferred and give better adhesion results. When the paper is overlaminated with heavy gauge laminates and either mounted to a board or encapsulated, overlap the image with a 0.25 inch safe edge of laminate. This will seal the paper, preventing moisture absorption and paper splitting from the undue stress of the heavy gauge laminating films. Use laminates of equal gauge when encapsulating to prevent image curl. Overlaminating will decrease the rate at which the images fade, but due to the optical characteristics of the material, dye-based ink density may appear less vibrant when laminated. Lamination can be done immediately after printing as long as the image is dry to touch, where inks do not smudge or smear to the touch.

Mounting:
Cold, pressure–sensitive adhesives typically provide the most aggressive bonds and are recommended for use with this product. These products are compatible with Seal Mount Back.
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