MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
GFPPM7SIJ POLYPROPYLENE INKJET BANNER
FOR USE IN SOLVENT INKJET PRINTING SYSTEMS
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MAGIC® GFPPM7SIJ is a low cost polypropylene banner for indoor use. Its matte surface is ideal for minimizing glare that frequently occurs with indoor lighting. GFPPM7SIJ is compatible with most solvent ink jet piezo printing systems. This lower cost product can be used for both short term and long term banners.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
50/65 lbs/in
150/90%
70°F (21°C)
1 year+
Tensile Strength (MD/CD)
Ultimate Elongation (MD/CD)
Optimum Print Temp
Indoor Life Expectancy*
9 mils (229 microns)
102
2.1
97 %

Class B*
Caliper
Whiteness
Gloss (60°)
% Opacity:
Flame Spread
Classification (ASTM E-84)
* Based on manufacturer's accelerated age testing using pigmented ink. Results may vary based on usage.


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

Printer & Ink Compatibility:
GFPPM7SIJ can be printed with solvent inks in most solvent ink jet piezo printers.

Water Resistance & Surface Protection:
To obtain a high degree of water resistance, use only pigmented inks. Lamination is not required. Dirt and stains cannot be cleaned from the imaged surface and excessive folding or creasing can damage the imaged surface. Magic® DMFTP Fluorex® or pressure-sensitive overlaminates are recommended to protect the surface from dirt, abrasion, and frequent handling.

Printing:
Ink coverage of up to 350% 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. Minimal or no heat will be needed.

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® 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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