MACtac IMAGin
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET PRINTCOVER 898 - 899
Self-adhesive Digital Imaging Media
for digital printing and pictures protection.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Printcover 898 and 899 are soft 70 PVC's coated on one side with a clear acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive.
- Printcover 898 : matt clear
- Printcover 899 : gloss clear
The adhesive is protected with a white paper liner, easy to remove.

TYPICAL USES

These products are designed for overlaminating and protecting large and medium size digital prints.
Suitable particularly for interior uses but also for short period outdoors, these products help retard some colour fade caused by ultraviolet (U.V.) light exposure.
These PL products provide an uniform, matt (PRINTCOVER 898) or glossy (PRINTCOVER 899) finish to the prints as well as protection against potential mechanical damages.
These PL products do not influence the pH level of substrate to which they are applied.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE UNPRINTED FILM:


Test method

FTM 9


FTM 1
FTM 1

FTM 8
 
FTM 14
sample mounted on aluminium
 
ISO 536
 
ISO 534 (ASTM D 645)
 
Average values PC 899

13 ± 1


9 ± 1
15 ± 1

100
 
< 0.5
 
 
90 gr/sqm
 
 
 
+ 5°C to + 40°C
– 30°C to + 70°C
Average values PC 898

13 ± 1


9 ± 1
15 ± 1

100
 
< 0.5
 
 
90 gr/sqm
 
 
 
+ 5°C to + 40°C
– 30°C to + 70°C
Adhesive Data, 23°C
23°C Quick Tack on
stainless steel (N/25 mm)
Peel 180° on
stainless steel (N/25 mm)
- 20 minutes residence
- 24 hours residence
Shear (hours)
1 kg - 25 mm x 25 mm
Dimensional stability
% shrinkage : 48 hours at 60°C
 
Release liner
White paper
Thickness
Film + adhesive
Temperature ranges
Application :
End-use :

N.B.: for temperatures outside those quoted above, please consult us.

SHELF LIFE:

2 years when stored at 15 to 25°C and ± 50 % relative humidity.

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE:

Not recommended for use in contact with ketones, esters, aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons as for contact with detergents, alcohol and some aliphatic solvents.
For further technical advice, please consult us.

DURABILITY:

Printcover 898 - 899 will give excellent performance for up to 2 years.
The durability does not relate to the colours of the prints but only to the film.
Note: This estimated life time is based on accelerated ageing studies and outdoor exposure, under conditions experienced in vertical exposure and in "normal" temperate climates. Exposure to severe humidity and ultraviolet light, as well as conditions in southern European countries, and also in tropical, sub-tropical or desert regions, will cause a more rapid deterioration. This also applies to polluted areas, high altitude and south-facing exposure.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

For outdoors exposures, it is recommended to seal the edges of the prints with varnish or silicone in order to avoid water penetration.
Due to the increasing number of printing possibilities it is worth to check the compatibility of the PL laminates with the printed image.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

All MACtac products are subject to careful quality control throughout the manufacturing process and are warranted to be of merchantable quality and free from manufacturing defects. Published information concerning MACtac products is based upon research which the Company believes to be reliable although such information does not constitute a warranty. Because of the variety of uses of MACtac products and the continuing development of new applications, the purchaser should carefully consider the suitability and performance of the product for each intended use, and the purchaser shall assume all risks regarding such use. The seller shall not be liable for damages in excess of the purchase price of the product nor for incidental or consequential damages. All specifications are subject to change without prior notice.


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