MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
FAB-6X INK JET POLYESTER INDOOR/OUTDOOR FABRIC BANNER
FOR XEROX XPRESS & ECO-SOLVENT PRINTERS
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Magic® FAB-6X is a 6.8 mil 100% polyester woven fabric ideal for producing flags, displays, window decorations, pop-up displays and window backlits. FAB-6X has a unique ink jet coating that allows it to be compatible on Xerox Xpress and eco-solvent printing systems.


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


APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Compatibility:
FAB-6X is intended to be used on Xerox Xpress, X2, Roland Soljet, and Mutoh Falcon Outdoor printers.

Printer settings:
To optimize print quality, printers should be set for the highest quality printer settings. The recommended ink saturation level is 300% for all printer types. Dry times and ink saturation can vary depending on printer, ink, ink drop volumes, and printing environment (humidity).

Printing Environment:
FAB-6X 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.

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

Material handling:
Store unused material in its original packaging. FAB-6X is water resistant and will not run or bleed when wet; however 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.

Hemming:
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, it is recommended to sstitch in non-imaged borders to prevent coating scratching in high ink areas. Fabric 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. FAB-6X can be heat welded back-to-back.

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. Overlaminating with Magic® DMFTP Fluorex® Brand Protection is recommended using a two-pass process. The first pass is performed following the the standard DMFTP application method. The second pass involves sending FAB-6X through the laminator rolls a second time without the release sheet. Liquid laminates are compatible and provide excellent surface protection. 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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