MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
GFTB9SIJ TYVEK® INDOOR/OUTDOOR INKJET BANNER
FOR USE IN SOLVENT INKJET PRINTING SYSTEMS
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MAGIC® GFTB9SIJ 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 most solvent inkjet piezo printers.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
(MD/TD)
8670/9590 psi
21/26 (%)
1080/840 lbs./in
103/105 lbs.in
Tear Strength Properties
Tensile strength
Ultimate elongation
Initial tear resistance
Tear propagation
20-60%
70°F (21°C)
3 months
6 months

Class A
Optimum Print RH
Optimum Print Temp.
Outdoor Life Expectancy*
Indoor Life Expectancy*
Flame Spread
Classification**
3,8 oz/yd²
9 mil.
96%
114
101
2.1
Basis weight
Caliper
Opacity
Whiteness
Brightness
Gloss (60°)
*Based on manufacturer's accelerated age testing. Results may vary based on usage.
** Based on ASTM E84 test method.


APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Printer Compatibility:
GFTB9SIJ can be printed in most solvent ink jet piezo printers such as: Mimaki JV3, Mutoh Toucan, DGI, etc. This product is recommended for indoor and outdoor banner applications.

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 the surface can be damaged from excessive folding or creasing. Magic® DMFTP Fluorex® Transfer Protection or pressure-sensitive overlaminate are recommended to protect the surface from dirt and abrasion.

Printer Guidelines:
Optimized printer settings will vary from printer manufacturer. It is recommended to use no or very low heater settings. To optimize print quality, printers should be set for highest print quality. Ink coverage of up to 350% is recommended. Higher ink saturation can affect the waterfast properties and show ink bleed in heavy saturation areas.

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 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:
to protect the surface from dirt and abrasion, a vinyl pressure-sensitive overlaminate is recommended. 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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