MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
FAB-6SIJ INK JET POLYESTER INDOOR/OUTDOOR FABRIC BANNER
FOR USE IN SOLVENT INK JET PRINTING SYSTEMS
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Magic® FAB-6SIJ is a 6.8 mil, 100% polyester woven fabric, ideal for producing flags, displays, window decorations, pop-up displays, and window backlits. FAB-6SIJ has a unique ink jet coating that allows it to be compatible on most solvent ink jet piezo printers.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
75%
Class A according to ASTM E84
1 year with pigmented inks (unprotected)
6 months with pigmented inks (unprotected)
% Opacity:
Flammability Rating:
Indoor Life Expectancy
Outdoor Life Expectancy:
6.8 mil 173 microns
115g/m² 3.3 oz/yd²
1.0 (matte)
93
90
Total Caliper:
Basis Weight:
Gloss (60°):
Whiteness:
Brightness


APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Printer & Ink Compatibility:
FAB-6SIJ can be used on most solvent ink jet printers such as: Mimaki JV3, Mutoh Toucan, DGI, etc.

Printer settings:
Optimized print settings will vary from printer manufacturer. Recommended ink saturation level is between 300%. If increased density is wanted, the fabric can accept up to 400% but some bleed through will occur at higher saturation areas. Heater settings of 49°C for both pre and printer heaters are recommended. These settings have been found to be a good starting point.

Printing Environment:
FAB-6SIJ works best when printed in an environment between 18-30°C and between 20-80% RH. Ink dry time will be longer at higher RH conditions.

Material handling:
Store unused material in its original packaging. FAB-6SIJ is water-resistant and will not run or bleed when wet; however, the inks will smudge if rubbed when wet. Washing or dry cleaning of the material is not recommended. Any loose threads should be removed before printing to prevent contact with cartridges or printer components. Be certain ink is completely dry prior to handling.

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

Tape & Hem:
Standard high-tack banner tape can be used but can alter the burning characteristics of the material. Follow the guidelines of the tape manufacturer. If sewing, standard hemming techniques will be satisfactory to obtain an adequately supported banner. FAB-6SIJ can be heat welded back to back. Heat knives should be used to cut final graphics to eliminate fraying on ends. It is recommended to cut fabric on a glass surface with a metal ruler to prevent browning of edges.

Grommeting:
Grommets should be placed in the hemline along the length of the banner so that the grommet is through two layers of the fabric. Corner grommets should be placed where the length and width hems cross, so that the grommet is through four layers. For added strength, Banner-Ups®, Power-Tabs®, Power-Tape® are options to consider (www.bannerups.com).

Surface Protection:
Be certain that graphic is completely dry prior to overlamination. Liquid laminates can be used to increase surface durability. Always pretest oversprays for compatibility prior to use. The flammability and handling characteristics of the fabric may change when protection is applied.
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