MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
POLY PRO UNIVERSAL GLOSSY POLYPROPYLENE BANNER
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MAGIC® POLY PRO is a universal glossy polypropylene banner for indoor use. POLY PRO is compatible with a wide variety of wide format thermal and piezo inkjet printers using pigmented and dye inks. This economical banner may be used for trade show graphics, retail POP, and promotional signage.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
8 mils (200 microns)
4.5 oz/yd² 154 g/m²
128
91
98%
70°F (21°C)
6 months (UV inks)
Coated Caliper
Basis Weight
Whiteness
Gloss
% Opacity
Optimum Print Temp.
Indoor life expectancy



APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Application Use:
This product is recommended for indoor banner applications. This product is not water resistant.

Printer & Ink Compatibility:
POLY PRO can be printed with Hewlett-Packard DesignJet®, Epson Stylus9600/10,000, Encad Nova - Jet®/Pro/Proe, Color-Span® Displaymakers, and other piezo water-based systems equipped with pigmented inks. It is recommended to use pigmented inks for longer-lasting images. Although dye-based inks provide a higher color gamut, ink fade can occur. Inks NOT recommended for use are Encad GX, and Ilford® Archiva™ inks because of premature fading is known to occur.

Surface protection:
Let image dry 2 hours prior to laminating. Dirt and stains cannot be cleaned from the imaged surface and excessive folding or creasing can damage the imaged surface. Laminating is recommended to protect the surface from dirt, abrasion, and frequent handling.

Printing:
Ink coverage of up to 250% is recommended. To optimize print quality, printers should be set for highest print quality, select the ″HEAVY COATED PAPER″ paper mode for pigmented inks, and ″PHOTO IMAGE GLOSS″ for dye inks in the HP5000 series printers.

Material Handling & Storage:
Once print is complete, 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.

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.

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.

Laminating:
Let image dry 2 hours before laminating. Magic® DMFTP Fluorex® Transfer Protection, ultra-thin (3 micron) graffiti-resistant overlaminate, is an ideal finishing solution for banner materials. Cold pressure sensitive adhesives typically provide the most agressive bonds and are recommended.
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