MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
DMPG MAGIC® COATED MATTE PRESENTATION PAPERS
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MAGIC® brand features a range of quality, coated matte papers designed specifically to provide impressive performance–to–cost value for graphic art and prepress applications. Each of the five options, ranging from 98 g/m² to 212 g/m², offers high opacity, bright white appearance and optimal color gamut. Full-color images print cleanly and crisply even with ink saturation levels up to 200%. Magic® coated matte papers are compatible with pigment (UV) and dye inks. GFIOP212RG is compatible with solvent ink jet printers. Fast dry times and easy lamination make these papers excellent choices for high-volume production applications.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
GFIOP212RG
212
6.2
9.9
253
83
89
95
DMPG170
170
5.0
7.5
191
117
99
98
DMPG132
132
3.9
6.5
166
125
99
97
DMPG100
100
2.9
4.7
120
114
100
92
DMPG98
98
2.8
4.7
120
117
93
87
Property
Basis Weight (g/m²)
Basis Weight (oz/yd²)
Caliper (mils)
Caliper (microns)
Whiteness
Brightness
%Opacity


DMPG132 is 2-side imagable for applications with low ink coverage. Max 100% ink on Encads, 300% on HP printers.



APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Printer &Ink Compatibility:
Pigmented inks offer greater resistance to UV fade.
Product
Colorspan
Encad
HP500/800/1000
HP2000/3000
HP5000/5500
Solvent
Water / Piezo
 
Dye
UV
Dye
UV
CMY (Dye), K (UV)
Dye
UV
Dye
UV
UV
Dye
UV
DMPG98         X X X X X   X X
DMPG100 X X X X X     X     X  
DMPG132 X X   X X X X X X   X X
DMPG170     X X X X X X X   X X
GFIOP212RG                   X    


Printer Settings:
To optimize print quality, Encad printers should be set for unidirectional printing and ″Enhanced Multi-pass″ and ″Heavy coated″ mode for Hewlett-Packard printer systems. The recommended maximum ink saturation level is 200% for all printer types. If using DMPG132 for two-sided image applications, ink limits on Encad printers is 100% and 300% on HP printers. Ink saturation limits can vary due to ink types, ink drop volume, and humidity, so ink saturation levels should be optimized for specific printer, ink, and software combinations. Over saturation will result in paper cockle and possibly head strike. These presentation papers work best in an environment between 18-30°C or 65-86°F and between 20-80%RH. Longer dry times will occur at higher RH environments.

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

Material Handling:
Store unused material as well as prints waiting for lamination or mounting in an environment with 50% RH or less. Papers can absorb moisture in high humidity conditions making ink dry times longer or can infere with proper lamination adhesion.


FINISHING RECOMMENDATIONS
Lamination:
Magic® coated matte presentation papers can be over laminated with most cold laminates and low temperature hot laminates, but cold are preferred and give better adhesion results. Make sure the images are completely dry prior to laminating. Exceeding the recommended ink saturation level can affect laminate adhesion or make lamination difficult due to paper cockle. When the paper is over laminated 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.

Mounting:
Cold, pressure–sensitive adhesives typically provide the most aggressive bonds and are recommended for use with these products.
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