Magic DMIBOP/MURALPRO is an 11 mil latex based, nylon reinforced, wet strength paper for indoor banners and wallcoverings. It is a cost-effective alternative to adhesive vinyl featuring a universal coating making it cross platform compatible. Ideal for custom murals, interior design and restoration, art reproductions, maps and POP displays in residential, hospitality, commercial and retail environments.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Latex saturated, durable base paper
- Excellent color gamut and black density
- Award winning Magic “UNIVERSAL” coating
- Tear resistant
- Water resistant
- Scratch resistant
- Fade resistant
- ASTM 793 – commercial wallcovering
- Compatible with common liquid overlaminates
- Lay flat
- Elegant matte finish
- Can be used with standard wall paper paste
- Wall Murals
- Wall Décor
- Décor art reproductions
- Banners (grommet)
- Banner (pole pocket)
WaterBased Dye, WaterBased Pigment, Latex, Eco Solvent, Solvent, UV Cure, Universal
TIPS & TRICKS
WATER RESISTANCE & SURFACE PROTECTION Pigment, solvent, latex and UV inks provide a high level of water resistance. Higher ink saturation can affect the water fast properties and show ink bleed in heavy saturated areas. Liquid lamination is recommended for DMIBOP because dirt and stains cannot be cleaned from the inkjet surface. GFIOP, SLEEK and POSTERMAX do not need overprotection. Vinyl and polyester laminates are not recommended for wallcoverings. Excessive folding or creasing of the media may cause damage.
SURFACE PREPARATION Walls should be prepped to a smooth, clean and dry surface prior to installation. Wallcoverings will not hide imperfections such as nails, holes or bumps. All old wallcovering(s) should be removed. If you fail to do so the newly installed wallcovering may not fully adhere. Acrylic primer should be used on unpainted drywall. This will provide a sound surface for the wallcovering to adhere to. Apply primer over surfaces that have glossy paint for best results. ROMAN PRO-977 Ultra Prime Wallcovering Primer/Sealer is recommended which can be purchased at most home improvement stores.
NONPASTED WALLCOVERINGS PRO-880 Ultra Clear Premium Clear Strippable Wallcovering Adhesive, Golden Harvest GH-34 and Allpro Pro-Duty 3400 paste all provide good adhesion and allow for easier stripping in the removal process. Clay adhesives such as, PRO-732 Extra Strength™ Clay Wallcovering Adhesive, PRO-774 Clay Strippable Wallcovering Adhesive, Golden Harvest GH-40 or ALLPRO Extra Strength Vinyl Wallcovering Adhesive 600 and 661, can also be used. More aggressive adhesives such as, ROMAN PRO-838 Heavy Duty Clear Wallcovering Adhesive and Allpro Clear Hand 610, should only be used for permanent applications. The products listed above can be purchased at most home improvement stores. Apply a coat of the adhesive using a 1/2” nap paint roller and “book” the wallpaper by folding the paste side on itself for 10 minutes.
PREPASTED WALLCOVERINGS (such as SLEEK) Apply water on back of each panel (strip) with a roller or submerse each panel in a wallpaper tray to activate the adhesive then “book” the wallpaper by folding the paste side on itself.
HANGING YOUR WALLCOVERINGS Do not use tape on the imaged surface. Align top and adjoining edges. Smooth panels into place with a smoothing brush, starting at the center of the panel working toward the edges. Use a plastic smoother to push air pockets to the edges. The low wet expansion of these products allows double cutting at the seams.
BUTT SEAMS do not overlap instead, the edges of each panel touch. If the edges do not align perfectly initially, peel the wallcovering back and reposition. Use a roller to seal the seam. Reroll any seams that lift.
DOUBLE CUTTING Overlap one panel of the wallcovering over the another so that the image or pattern is lined up. Use a straight edge and sharp blade to cut through the center of the overlapping wallcovering then peel away the cut strips. Smooth the wallcovering and wipe away any remaining adhesive.
CUTTING AROUND OBJECTS Use caution when applying wallcoverings around switch plates. It is recommended to turn off the power supply. Smooth the wallcovering over switch plates and then make diagonal cuts from the center to each corner. Press the wallcovering down around the edge of the switch plate, lightly mark the outer edge of the plate and trim the excess. For round objects, such as light fixtures, cut a star shape into the wallcovering. Press the wallcovering down around the edge of the object, lightly mark the outer edge of the object and trim the excess.
REMOVING WALLCOVERINGS Start at the top of the wallpaper and carefully separate a full width strip about 8” down from the top away from the surface. If you are not able to separate the paper from the wall, apply water with a damp sponge to moisten the paper surface. Slowly pull the paper at the downward angle with both hands. Any excess adhesive can be removed with a damp sponge.
OVERPROTECTING A thin pressure sensitive adhesive over laminate can be used to protect most banners except for vinyl. Applying laminates to one side of a banner may result in inwards curling and adhesion failure. Spray or roll on protectants can also be used but may not provide uniform coverage. It is recommended to pretest all protectants on a sample of the banner before applying to the final project. Spray or roll on laminates can be used for vinyl banners.
FINISHING EDGES In order add durability, hem the edges of the banner by sewing or using banner tape. Hem the right and left sides first and finish with the top and bottom. If using rope, add it into the top and bottom hemline before the hem is secured.
SEWING If the banner is not laminated, stitch hem side up to avoid scratching the image. For maximum reinforcement, use a double stitched hem with a double lock stitch and a maximum of 5 stitches per inch.
BANNER TAPE Apply high tack banner tape to the back of the banner. Fold the edges over and press securely. It is recommended to pretest banner tape before applying to the final project.
INSTALLING GROMMETS & REINFORCING CORNERS Install grommets every 2’ in the hem line along the length of the banner so that the grommet goes through both layers of the banner. For added durability and strength, reinforcements can be made with 2” to 3” patches of nylon, adhesive grommet tabs or an additional piece of the banner. Grommets should go through all corner layers.
CUTTING WIND SLITS Cutting wind slits on scrim banners over 10’ is an option. Cut 6” wind slits in the shape of a half moon, in the direction of the letter U, approximately 2’ apart across the center of the banner.
HANGING Corners can be secured using the installed rope, bungee cords or zip ties. Apply equal tension on all 4 corners assuring the banner is taut but not tight. Too much tension can result in premature failure. The banner should not flap in the wind.
The most effective way to hang a banner from a ceiling is to use pole pockets. Pole pockets are sewn or welded into the top and bottom edges of the banner and rigid poles are inserted into these openings. Attach wire, cable or rope to the top pole and the fasten to the ceiling. Inserting a pole into the bottom pocket adds weight keeping the banner rigid and flat.
Additional sizes available upon request.