|Tear-resistant polyester fabric embedded between two white vinyl layers
|≥ 130 (CIE)
|Gloss Level @ 60°
|19.2 ± 5
|L*a*b* Color Space
|L* = 93.27, a*= -0.56, b*= -1.47
|Compatible with all thermal and piezo inkjet printers using water-based dye and pigment-based inks.
|Material is packaged with printable side facing up. Printable surface can be identified by a slight tackiness.
|The coating on this product is engineered for better than 250% ink coverage. A Heavy Weight Coated setting is the recommended starting point. However, we recommend a custom ICC profile for optimal results. Please refer to www.lexjet.com for starting-point ICC profiles for some printers.
|Pressure-sensitive vinyl laminates, like LexJet Elite UV Vinyl, can be applied to increase the fade and abrasion resistance of the image. Before applying the laminate, allow the image to dry for 24 hours.
|The fading time of inkjet ink is a direct result of the inks that you choose to use and the environment where the print is displayed. Contact the ink manufacturer for light-fastness data.
|Water Resistance and Surface Protection
|To obtain a high degree of water resistance, use only pigmented ink. Allow the print to dry for 24 hours before exposing to moisture. Lamination is not required. Ink saturation over 250% can affect the waterfast properties and show ink bleed. Dye-based inks will yield good color gamut, but bleeding may occur when the image gets wet. Over laminating dye-based ink will not eliminate image bleed, unless the material is completely sealed to a non-porous surface. To avoid perforating the laminate, use banner tape instead of sewing (see below). Dirt and stains cannot be cleaned from the imaged surface and the surface can be damaged from excessive folding or creasing.
|Banner tape can be used and is preferred to sewing because the sewing process can scratch the coating. If sewing, a double-stitched hem is recommended with a maximum of five stitches per inch.
|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.
|Optimal Print Environment
|70° F (21° C), 50% R.H
|Due to the absorptive nature of the coating, you should avoid touching the coated surface. It's always recommended that cotton gloves be used when handling inkjet coated materials. Rolls of LexJet film are supplied with the coated side facing out.
|Service Temp. Range
|-40° - 176° F (-40° C to 80° C).
|Minimum Application Temp.
|Ideal Storage Conditions
|70° F (21° C), 50% R.H. (a controlled environment is recommended); store vertically in original packaging.
|1 year from the LexJet ship date when stored in proper conditions.
|Health & Safety
|WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.