MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
DMPPM7X POLYPROPYLENE INK JET BANNER
FOR USE ON XEROX XPRESS AND ECO-SOLVENT PRINTERS
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MAGIC® DMPPM7X is a low cost polypropylene banner for indoor use. It's matte surface is ideal for minimizing glare that frequently occurs with indoor lighting. This lower cost product can be used for both short term and long term banners. DMPPM7X is intended for use on Xerox Xpress and eco-solvent printers.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
50/65 lbs/in
150/90%
70°F (21°C)
6 months

Class B**
Tensile Strength (MD/CD)
Ultimate Elongation (MD/CD)
Optimum Print Temp
Indoor Life Expectancy *
Flame Spread Classification
(ASTM E–84)
7.2 mils
9 mils (229 microns)
102
2.1
97%
Basis Caliper
Caliper
Whiteness
Gloss (60°)
%Opacity

*Based on manufacturer's accelerated age testing using pigmented ink. Results may vary based on usage.
** Based on ASTM E-4 Test Method



APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Application Use:
This product is recommended for indoor banner applications.

Printer & Ink Compatibility:
DMPPM7X can be printed on Xerox Xpress, X2, Roland Soljet, and Mutoh Falcon Outdoor printing systems equipped with pigmented inks. Dye based inks are not recommended.

Water Resistance & Surface Protection:
To obtain a high degree of water resistance, use only pigmented ink. Lamination is not required. Let image dry 24 hours before exposing to moisture. Dirt and stains cannot be cleaned from the imaged surface and excessive folding or creasing can damage the imaged surface. Laminating is recommended to protect the surface from dirt, abrasion, and frequent handling.

Printing:
Ink coverage of up to 250% is recommended. Excessive ink saturation can affect the waterfast properties of the material as well as color uniformity. To optimize print quality, printers should be set for highest print quality.

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

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