MAGIC® APPLICATION GUIDE
SBL-7 /AZ /SIJ 7 mil Polyester Film Universal Ink Jet Backlit Film
Waterbased dye + pigment ink / oil based ink / ecosolvent (+) / solvent inks
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MAGIC® SBL-7 is a 7 mil polyester backlit film for use in almost all inkjet printing systems. SBL-7 is a backlit film recommended as a front print and front view light box applications. It is ideal for backlit signage applications, and provides maximum transmitted and reflected ink density ensuring vivid color and high image resolution. SBL-7 is suitable for both indoor and outdoor light box graphics and kiosks. SBL-7 has excellent scratch resistance and does not require lamination.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
8.0 mils /200 microns
7.0 mils /175 microns
70% (+/-5)
1.4
136
95
70°F (30-70% RH)
Solvent Ink Jet
3″
Caliper of Coated Product
Caliper of Base Film
% Opacity
Gloss of Print Side (60°)
Gloss of Film Side (60°)
Whiteness (white backing)
Optimum Printing Environment
Recommended Printing Devices
Core Size



APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Imaging:
The print side is the matte side and is wound to the outside of the roll.

Printer Settings:
To optimize print quality, 720 dpi will offer the best results. 540 x 360 also offers good output. Optimize printer settings will vary from printer manufacturer. 45 degrees C is a good starting point for both pre and post heaters.

Printer Compatibility:
SBL-7 can be used in most ink jet printing systems from the following manufacturers: Mimaki, Mutoh, DGI, Vutek, Nur, Arizona, Seiko, Colorspan, HP2000/3000/5000, Encad, Xerox Xpress/X2.

Waterfastness:
Solvent pigmented inks have excellent water resistance when used in conjunction with SBL-7/AZ/SIJ. Lamination with encapsulation is the best way to ensure complete waterfastness.


FINISHING RECOMMENDATIONS
Image Protection:
Print an image on the matte side of the product and sandwich between two layers of Plexiglas for image protection. This protects the inks imaged on the surface in the light box.

Lighting:
To optimize image appearance, the image should be back illuminated, as transmitted light yields the desired ink densities. Viewing with reflected light yields only slightly lower ink density than with transmitted light.
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