MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
DMTB9 TYVEK® INDOOR/OUTDOOR INK JET BANNER
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MAGIC®DMTB9 is on a banner grade of Tyvek® and can be used for longer-term indoor and outdoor promotional banner applications where tear resistance is required. This product is intended for use in all Encad, Hewlett-Packard DesignJet®, Epson 9000 and piezo technology wide format printers.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
77/77 lbs/in
45/60 %
3 months
6 months
Tensile Strength (MD/CD):
Ultimate Elongation (MD/CD):
Outdoor Life Expectancy*
Indoor Life Expectancy*
2.1
20-60%
70°F (21°C)
Class A**
Gloss (60°)
Optimum Print RH
Optimum Print Temp.
Flame Spread Classification
130 g/m² 3.8 oz/yd²
9 mils 230 microns
96%
114
101
Basis Weight
Caliper
Opacity
Whiteness
Brightness
* 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.

Printer & Ink Compatibility:
DMTB9 can be printed on Hewlett-Packard DesignJet®, Encad NovaJet®/ Pro / Proe, ColorSpan® Display maker, Epson 9000 and piezo water-based pigments. It is recommended to use igmented inks for longer-lasting images. Although dye-based inks provide a higher color gamut, ink fade can occur. Inks NOT recommended for use are Encad GX, Ilford® Archiva™ and ColorSpan® Endura Chrome ink, because known 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. Ink coverage of up to 250% is recommended, because higher ink saturation can affect the waterfast properties and show ink bleed in heavy saturation a reas. Dye-based inks will yield good color gamut, but bleeding may occur when the image gets wet. Over laminating 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 can not 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 and media selection should be ″HEAVY COATED″. Images sized in a software application may be printed slightly smaller than anticipated.

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 pickoff. 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 re commended 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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