MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
GFCVM, GFCVM SIJ, GFCVM AZ
INK JET STRETCH CANVAS FOR SOLVENT INK PRINTER SYSTEMS
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MAGIC® GFCVM is an acid-free, matte finish, artist stretch canvas designed for long-term, fade resistant fine art or photo reproductions when imaged with solvent inks. The polyester/cotton blend canvas has a specifically designed coating which delivers superior color gamut and resolution. GFCVM has the added bonus of water resistance when printed with solvent inks.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
15.5 +/-2 mils 387.5 microns
285.1 g/m² 8.4 oz/yd²
3.0
81
Caliper
Basis Weight
Gloss
Whiteness



APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Printer & Ink Compatibility:
GFCVM is compatible on Vutek®, Arizona®, Mimaki JV3,Colorspan 72S®, Mutoh Falcon Outdoor II®, and Roland Soljet ll® series printers.

Printing
Ink coverage of up to 250% is recommended. Due to the heavy weight of the canvas, feed rate through the printers may not be consistent, causing prints to differ slightly in size from print to print or from the expected size after RIP'ing. To optimize print quality, printers should be set for highest print quality.

Base Consistance:
The imaging layers of the material will be consistent, yielding repeatable image performance, but due to the material being a natural base, white point and fabric weave can vary from lot to lot of material.

Mounting:
After printing, material should be permanently attached to a rigid board or frame with staples or tacks. Using glue or pressure sensitive adhesives is not recommended, as this does not prevent the material from natural environmental shrinkage over time. When the material shrinks, the adhesive may fail, causing edges to curl and possible delamination. Shrinkage may also cause spacing between paneled job not mounted properly. All edges of the material should be affixed to the mounting surface to prevent the edges from curling.

Water Resistance:
GFCVM has a high degree of water resistance when solvent inks are used. The water resistance may be affected if the recommended ink saturation level is exceeded.

Surface Protection:
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 the canvas through the laminator rolls a second time without the release sheet. Liquid laminates are compatible and provide excellent surface protection. Always pretest the liquid laminate for compatibility prior to using. Clearstar's Clearshield Type C Gloss formula is recommended. For more information, log onto their website: www.clearstarcorp.com. It is not recommended to overlaminate with pressure sensitive laminates because they do not have complete contact with the surface of the textured canvas. Delamination can result.

Material Storage:
Unimaged material should be stored at 72°F (+/-5°) for no more then 1 year. After use, the roll should be stored in its original packaging in the poly bag.


PRINTER LOADING INSTRUCTIONS
GFCVM may be loaded into the printer in roll or sheet form. Before loading canvas, the cutting mechanism MUST be turned off or removed. If you do not turn off the cutter, the printer head may jam during the cutting sequence. Once the canvas is loaded, and before printing, advance the front edge 2 to 3 inches past the printhead to avoid head strike. After a print is completed, manually cut the print from the roll and remove the roll from the printer.
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