Xerox Supplies
Wide Format Paper
and Specialty Media
Display Graphics Applications Guide
For Aqueous Inkjet Printing
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction ........................................................................................... 1
International Version ............................................................................................................................. 1
International Paper Weight Measurement............................................................................................ 2
Image Quality & Graphics Durability ....................................................... 3
Choosing Appropriate Materials........................................................................................................... 3
1. What is the end-use of the application you are printing? ......................................................... 3
2. Are you using dye or pigment inks? ......................................................................................... 3
3. Will the print be used indoors or outdoors? ............................................................................. 3
4. Will the print be exposed to sunlight or UV radiation? ............................................................. 3
5. Will the print be subject to extremes of temperature, hot or cold? ........................................... 3
6. How long is the print required to last?....................................................................................... 3
7. Will the print be be displayed more than once?........................................................................ 3
Image Quality........................................................................................................................................ 4
• Expectations ............................................................................................................................. 4
• Environment .............................................................................................................................. 4
• Consider Alternatives................................................................................................................ 4
• Printer Speed ............................................................................................................................ 4
• Pantone® Colors ....................................................................................................................... 5
• Cockle ....................................................................................................................................... 5
• Drying & Distortion.................................................................................................................... 5
• Banding ..................................................................................................................................... 5
Xerox Media Setup Reference for 8142/8160 ......................................................................................6
Durability of Graphics ........................................................................................................................... 8
Media Fire Resistance and Retardancy............................................................................................... 9
Definitions ...................................................................................................................................... 9
Printing/Storage Information................................................................................................................. 9
Generally for Inks and Media ............................................................................................................. 10
Shelf Life ............................................................................................................................................. 10
Compatibility ....................................................................................................................................... 10
Where to Order Supplies.................................................................... 11
Europe ................................................................................................................................................ 11
United States ...................................................................................................................................... 11
Canada ............................................................................................................................................... 11
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Ink Data Sheets ..................................................................................... 13
Aqueous Inks ...................................................................................................................................... 13
Epson Stylus Pro Ultrachrome® Inks – Available Europe Only ......................................................... 14
Ink Yields............................................................................................................................................. 15
Application Media.................................................................................. 17
Media Selection – Application Overview ...................................................................................... 17-18
Printer Compatibility .......................................................................................................................19-20
Media Product Data Sheets................................................................... 21
Media Item Details..........................................................................................................................21-28
Xerox Premium Coated CAD Paper 95 g/m2 ..................................................................................... 29
Xerox Matte Presentation Paper 90 g/m2........................................................................................... 30
Xerox Matte Presentation Paper 120 g/m2......................................................................................... 31
Xerox Matte Presentation Paper 160 g/m2 ..........................................................................................32
Xerox Premium Presentation Paper 120 g/m2 ................................................................................... 33
Xerox Premium Presentation Paper 170 g/m2 .................................................................................. 34
Xerox Photo Paper 150 g/m2 ....................................................................................................... 35-36
Xerox Universal Photo Paper 175 g/m2 ........................................................................................ 37-38
Xerox Universal Photo Paper 195 g/m2 ........................................................................................ 39-40
Xerox Universal Photo Paper 215 g/m2 ........................................................................................ 41-42
Xerox Universal Photo Paper 285 g/m2 ........................................................................................ 43-44
Xerox Display Paper 95 g/m2 ............................................................................................................. 45
Xerox Display Paper – Fire Retardant 120 g/m2 ............................................................................... 46
Xerox 120 g/m2 Outdoor Poster Paper – Blue Back.......................................................................... 47
Xerox Canvas Paper 180 g/m2 ........................................................................................................... 48
Xerox Optically Clear Film 120 micron .............................................................................................. 49
Xerox Optically Clear Film (with removable edge strip) 100 micron ................................................. 50
Xerox White Opaque Glossy Film 120 micron................................................................................... 51
Xerox Backlit Film (back print) 130 micron ........................................................................................ 52
Xerox Backlit Film (front print) 140 micron......................................................................................... 53
Xerox Metallic Film ............................................................................................................................. 54
Xerox Polycarbonate Pop-Up Film & Backer ..................................................................................... 55
Xerox Light Stop Pop-Up Film (front print)......................................................................................... 56
Xerox White Matte Banner Film 200 micron...................................................................................... 57
Xerox Banner Polyester 290 micron .................................................................................................. 58
Xerox Matte Polypropylene Banner 185 & 320 micron ..................................................................... 59
Xerox Banner Vinyl 400 g/m2 ............................................................................................................. 60
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Xerox Outdoor Banner Vinyl 550 g/m2 .......................................................................................... 61-62
Xerox Outdoor Weatherproof Banner 280 micron – TYVEK® Solution............................................ 63
Xerox Banner Fabric – Fire Retardant 250 g/m2.................................................................................64
Xerox Universal Artist Canvas 340 g/m2 ............................................................................................ 65
Xerox Translucent Repositionable Film ...............................................................................................66
Xerox Self Adhesive Vinyl 275 micron ............................................................................................... 67
Application Ideas and Procedures ........................................................ 69
General Hints & Tips .......................................................................................................................... 69
1. Poster/Single Panel Print................................................................................................................ 70
2. Proofs/Check-Plots ......................................................................................................................... 70
3. Mounted Print ................................................................................................................................. 71
4. Multi-Panel Images ......................................................................................................................... 71
5. Billboard .......................................................................................................................................... 72
6. Backlit Display................................................................................................................................. 73
7. Banners........................................................................................................................................... 74
8. Self Adhesive Vinyl.................................................................................................................... 75-79
9. Fabric .............................................................................................................................................. 80
10. CAD/GIS, Engineering and Technical .......................................................................................... 81
11. Archive Conditions and Specifications......................................................................................... 82
Lamination Overview.......................................................................... 83
Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 83
Understanding Laminates .................................................................................................................. 84
Lamination Production Notes ............................................................................................................. 85
Lamination/Media Guidance............................................................................................................... 86
Glossary of Terms............................................................................ 87-92
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Introduction
Introduction
This guide is designed to assist with the selection of media for wide format graphic arts printing using aqueous
or water-based inkjet printing systems in the corporate or “print-for-pay” graphics arts market, and in
CAD/GIS applications.
The following guide represents a compilation of media and applications for digital printing using a wide range of
commonly used aqueous inkjet printers, including the Xerox 8142/8160 wide format color printer. It is intended to
be a general guide, to provide a starting point for users to select media that suit their printer model and ink type, and
the specific application itself.
Although it is not possible to cover every application, the guide does offer examples of many of the applications
common to inkjet printing.
The procedures in this guide are general and assume that you are already familiar with the user guide for the particular
printer model and overall printer/RIP software functions. Experiment with the steps to construct a complete graphic
and choose those that work well with your equipment.
Individual media data pages give product-specific details and production tips. The Applications Ideas and
Procedures section gives instructions and tips specific to a range of common applications. An overview of
lamination techniques is also included.
All Xerox Inkjet media are tested and supported for the printing applications described and are backed by the usual
Xerox guarantees.
Xerox identifies the media recommended for aqueous inkjet printing with a pale aqua-colored band on the label.
These media should not be confused with inkjet media for oil or solvent systems. The media described in this guide
are not suitable for existing Xerox color inkjet systems such as the Xerox X2.
International Version
This guide includes information applicable internationally and also some details of products only available in
specific regions due to local market requirements. It is also possible that some sizes are not readily available in all
markets. Measurements are shown in both imperial and metric scales where appropriate.
If you have a requirement for a size or a product not normally stocked in your region, or for a product not
listed, please speak to your supplies sales representative.
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International Paper Weight Measurement
Bond (lbs.) to Metric (gram) comparison
Bond 17" x 22"
Metric g/m2
13
49
16
61
20
75
24
90
28
105
32
120
36
135
40
158
Bond – the weight of a ream (500 sheets) of 17" x 22"
g/m2 – weight in grams of a square meter sheet
Micron to mil (caliper) comparison
Please note that various products are referenced in microns referring to the
products’ thickness or caliper. A quick conversion has 1 mil = 25 microns.
2
Microns
Mil
100
4
125
5
150
6
175
7
200
8
225
9
250
10
275
11
300
12
350
14
375
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Image Quality &
Graphics Durability
Choosing Appropriate Materials
The most common mistake when constructing a graphic is using incorrect materials. The choice of materials for
a given application requires critical information about the end-use. Ask the following questions to determine the
application requirements. Then use the information in this guide to select the media, laminate and substrate (if
necessary) that will work best. You can also refer to the Xerox on-line media selection tool for quick reference.
1. What is the end-use of the application you are printing?
2. Are you using dye or pigment inks?
3. Will the print be used indoors or outdoors?
4. Will the print be exposed to sunlight or UV radiation?
5. Will the print be subject to extremes of temperature,
hot or cold?
6. How long is the print required to last?
7. Will the print be displayed more than once?
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Image Quality
Xerox Wide Format Display Graphics media are all direct-write, specially coated materials that vary in coating
structure, physical properties (such as base weight and thickness), and base material type (paper, fabric, films or
vinyl). These variances not only need a specific printer set-up to successfully run each material through the printer,
but will affect achievable image quality per media type.
The coating layer or layers on each media type differ because the structure must take account of base properties
(i.e. thickness, absorbency, smoothness, texture), to provide suitable adhesion to both printed image (ink) and the
base material, and the base-coating combination must meet the needs of the application. The coating layer on each
media is specified to print within a range of resolutions from 300 dpi to 1440 dpi.
These variances will cause some differences in achievable image quality per media type. For example,
canvas will give a different image quality in comparison to photo-base paper even if both are printed in the
same resolution.
Profiles to suit your RIP and printer model should be calibrated specifically for the unique requirements of each
media although certain generic settings will enable good color reproduction. This guide gives some direction on
which settings will suit each media type.
The following tips may help you to understand the image quality you should expect when using Xerox media in
your printer, as well as offering hints for ensuring output quality meets application needs:
Expectations
The image quality of one media will vary from one media to another. All media are designed for a set of
applications with their own image quality requirements. Selecting the right media will ensure that your image
quality expectations are met.
Environment
Application, viewing distance, and environment of the print must be considered when determining if output quality
is acceptable (e.g. viewing distance of 16 ft (5 m) or more may allow some degree of imperfection in the image.)
Pigment inks provide longer image life, but the colors may not appear as vivid as with dye inks.
Consider Alternatives
More than one media type may suit any given application. Ease-of-use, image quality, and installation environment
all have a bearing on selection. Be prepared to experiment with various products.
Printer Speed
Due to specific media characteristics, different print modes or printing speeds are used. Printer settings and color
profiles are normally pre-programmed to give the best output at the optimum speed. These may be overridden to suit
individual requirements. For projects requiring duplicate images in significant quantities, run test images in
various modes to determine the most appropriate speed for your application.
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Pantone® Colors
Color reproduction is a function of the RIP or software connected to the printer. Xerox provides profiles for Xerox
media when used with the RIP and a Xerox printer. These profiles are balanced to perform in a wide range of color
applications and media. The software is designed to reproduce the process version of Pantone® colors only. You
should perform a test print from your desired application through the RIP to determine the range of color available
in your system. Most RIPs supplied by Xerox will also allow the user to update, adjust or create color profiles to
meet specific color requirements.
Ensure the specified media color profile is used. For Xerox printers and software, these can be downloaded from
www.xerox.com or ask your supplies and sales representative service support.
Cockle
Exceeding the media ink limits can cause cockle. This is undesirable not only in the finished print, but also because
it may result in head strikes. A head strike occurs when the print head rubs a raised point on the media surface. All
Xerox inkjet media is tested to ensure that recommended settings and profiles will not risk a problem with head strike
and will have acceptable finished quality when dried.
Drying & Distortion
The Xerox 8142/8160 includes a heat drier on the output table. The drier can be used to ensure the print is evenly
and quickly dried by passing through the heater at constant speed after the trailing edge of the print has passed
beneath the writing heads. The drier has several settings and care must be taken to ensure the correct setting is used.
Applying too much heat to dry the print can cause media distortion.
Banding
A certain level of banding may be visible in inkjet printers; it is inherent to the inkjet printing technology.
Some possible actions to address banding:
a) Increase Passes - Banding becomes more obscured as the number of passes is increased.
b) Set Printing Direction - Printing in unidirectional mode generally gives less banding than bidirectional mode.
c) Adjust Carriage Speed - Xerox 8142/8160 gives the operator the ability to slow the carriage speed, to help
improve print quality.
d) Convert Black - Convert single color black areas to four-colors (CMYK) in the application software.
e) Rotate - Try rotating the image to reduce the appearance of banding.
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Xerox Media Setup Reference for 8142/8160
Recommended Printer
Heater & Fan Settings1
Recommended
Print Mode
Presentation Papers
Xerox Matte Presentation Paper / 160g
Heat Off, Fan Off
Production
Xerox Poster Presentation Paper / 120g
Heat Off, Fan Off
Production
Xerox Poster Presentation Paper / 170g
Heat Off, Fan Off
Production
Xerox Photo Paper Gloss / 150g
Low Heat, Fan On
Production
Xerox Photo Paper Satin / 150g
Low Heat, Fan On
Production
Xerox Universal Photo Paper Gloss / 175g
Medium Heat, Fan On
Production
Xerox Universal Photo Paper Satin / 175g
Medium Heat, Fan On
Production
Xerox Universal Photo Paper Gloss / 195g
Medium Heat, Fan On
Production
Xerox Universal Photo Paper Satin / 195g
Medium Heat, Fan On
Production
Xerox Universal Photo Paper Gloss / 215g
Medium Heat, Fan On
Production
Xerox Universal Photo Paper Satin / 215g
Medium Heat, Fan On
Production
Xerox Universal Photo Paper Gloss / 285g
Medium Heat, Fan On
Fine
Xerox Universal Photo Paper Satin / 285g
Medium Heat, Fan On
Fine
Min Heat, Fan Off
Production
Xerox Optically Clear Film / 120mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Optically Clear Film - 2 Edge Strip / 100mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox White Opaque Glossy Film / 120mic
Heat Off, Fan Off
Production
Xerox Backlit Film – Back Print / 130mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Fine
Xerox Backlit Film – Front Print / 140mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Fine
Xerox Metallic Film – Silver / 100mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Metallic Film – Gold / 100mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Photo Papers
Specialist Application Papers
Xerox Outdoor Poster Paper - Blue Back / 120g
Films
1: Individual results may vary. Recommended settings are intended to be used as a starting point,
based on room conditions of 23°C / 73°F and 50% Relative Humidity.
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Heater & Fan Settings1
Recommended
Print Mode
Films (continued)
Xerox Polycarbonate Pop-Up Film –
Back Print / 275mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Fine
Xerox White Polyester Self-adhesive Light Stop
Backer / 275mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Light Stop Pop-Up Film – Front Print /
300mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox White Matte Banner Film / 200mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Outdoor Weatherproof Banner / 280mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Universal Matte Artist Canvas / 340g
Heat Off, Fan On
Fine
Xerox Banner Fabric Fire Retardant / 250g
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Banner Polyester / 290mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Matte Polypropylene Banner / 320mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Banner Vinyl / 400g
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Banner Vinyl / 550g
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Translucent Repositionable Film / 225mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Optically Clear Inkjet Film –
Self Adhesive / 140mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Xerox Self Adhesive Vinyl / 275mic
Heat Off, Fan On
Production
Banner Media
Self-Adhesive Media
1: Individual results may vary. Recommended settings are intended to be used as a starting point,
based on room conditions of 23°C / 73°F and 50% Relative Humidity.
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Durability of Graphics
Durability is a function of both ink and media. Pigmented inks give the most durable results and, in some
cases, outdoor suitability although this depends on the specifics of the ink-type as well as the media. While images
and colors printed with pigment inks will resist fading, dye-printed images will fade more quickly under exposure
to light.
Over-laminates and encapsulation will extend the life of most images, protecting against moisture, mechanical
handling, abrasion or UV exposure.
Outdoor suitability of prints made with aqueous ink systems is not comparable to oil or solvent ink systems.
Media may be described as having “outdoor” capabilities based on the fact that it can withstand water, wind, UV
or pollution. But the longevity of a print is dependent on the ink itself. For example, Xerox Outdoor Paper Blue
Back is designed to withstand weathering in an outdoor billboard application, but it will only provide a basis for
short-term image life limited by the capabilities of water-based inks. An outdoor poster paper may have at least
twice the life if temperatures are mild and conditions are dry, than if exposed to high rainfall interspersed
with sunshine.
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Media Fire Resistance and Retardancy
For exhibition graphics there are sometimes requests for flammability ratings of products. The main standards used
are the French “M” ratings, German “B” ratings (B1 often considered similar but not higher than M1) and the US
NFPA standards. There is no common international standard at this time.
Definitions
M1
A material is classified M1 if the tests with the electrical burner (NF P 92-503) results in:
• No inflammation remaining longer than 5 seconds after removing the flame
• No points of ignition with flame propagation higher than 25 cm above the lower edge of
the probe
• No drops of flaming material (test for thermo fusible materials NF P 92-505
to be passed)
If the material pierces without inflammation or with inflammation which subsides within 5
seconds, the persistency test (NF P 92-504) results in no flame persistency at all and no
burning material drops.
M2
A material is classified M2 if it does not fall into category M1 because
• Inflammation persists longer than 5 seconds after removing of the flame
• Destruction of the material deeper than 35 cm from the lower edge of the probe is
observed
• No drops of flaming material (test for thermo fusible materials NF P 92-505
to be passed)
If the material pierces without inflammation or with inflammation, which subsides within 5
seconds, the persistency test (NF P 92-504) results in flame persisting for no longer than 5
seconds without propagation and no burning material drops.
Printing/Storage Information
Ink and media are sensitive to environmental conditions. It is important that supplies are kept in a controlled area
for the best image quality and operation when used in the printer.
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Generally for Inks and Media
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Printing
64–86˚F (18–30˚C)
40–65%
Storage
41–95˚F (5–35˚C)
40–60%
Please Note: If media are stored outside the range of conditions stated above, the media should be allowed
to acclimatize in the proper environment for at least 48 hours prior to use. Consult the individual data sheets
for any specific printing and storage conditions. Ink and media should be stored in original packaging
wherever possible.
Important: Inks can be permanently damaged if exposed to temperatures outside their range for any
period of time.
Shelf Life
Image quality and printer performance are best when the supplies used are within manufacturing specifications. To
ensure this quality, the supplies have a storage life. If kept in original unopened packaging, shelf life from date of
manufacture is:
• Paper & Film
2 years
• Vinyl & Self-adhesive Media
1 year
• Inks
2 years
Compatibility
This guide is designed for Xerox wide format aqueous inkjet printers but most of the media listed in this guide are
also suitable for printing on other commonly available aqueous inkjet printers. There will inevitably be some
differences in print performance according to the specific printer, ink system, and RIP software.
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Where to Order Supplies
Where to Order Supplies
Europe
Address
Telephone Number
Xerox Supplies Europe
+44 (0) 1442 88 6019
United States
Address
Telephone Number
Xerox Supplies US
1-800-822-2200
Or contact your Xerox Wide Format Authorized Reseller
Canada
Address
Telephone Number
Xerox Supplies Canada
1-800-668-0199 (English)
1-800-688-0133 (French)
For other local country information please check www.xerox.com
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Ink Data Sheets
Ink Data Sheets
Aqueous Inks
Xerox 8142/8160 Dye & Pigment Inks & Consumables
Description
Code
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Pigment Black
008R12910
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Pigment Cyan
008R12997
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Pigment Magenta
008R12998
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Pigment Yellow
008R12999
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Pigment Light Cyan
008R12909
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Pigment Light Magenta
008R12975
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Pigment Black
008R12979
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Pigment Cyan
008R12976
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Pigment Magenta
008R12977
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Pigment Yellow
008R12978
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Pigment Light Cyan
008R12980
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Pigment Light Magenta
008R12981
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Dye Black
008R12994
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Dye Cyan
008R12991
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Dye Magenta
008R12992
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Dye Yellow
008R12993
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Dye Light Cyan
008R12995
700 ml
81XX Ink Refill – Dye Light Magenta
008R12996
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Dye Black
008R12971
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Dye Cyan
008R12974
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Dye Magenta
008R12973
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Dye Yellow
008R12972
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Dye Light Cyan
008R12970
700 ml
81XX Ink & Cartridge Pack – Dye Light Magenta
008R12969
81XX Ink Switch Over Kit
008R12982
81XX Cleaning Kit
008R12983
81XX Cutting Blades
008R12932
Pack of 5
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Ink Data Sheets
Epson Stylus Pro Ultrachrome® Inks – Available Europe Only
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Description
Code
500 ml
UC Ink – 10600 – Photo Black
106R00691
500 ml
UC Ink – 10600 – Matte Black
106R00692
500 ml
UC Ink – 10600 – Yellow
106R00693
500 ml
UC Ink – 10600 – Magenta
106R00694
500 ml
UC Ink – 10600 – Cyan
106R00695
500 ml
UC Ink – 10600 – Light Magenta
106R00696
500 ml
UC Ink – 10600 – Light Cyan
106R00697
220 ml
UC Ink – 9600 – Photo Black
106R00706
220 ml
UC Ink – 9600 – Cyan
106R00707
220 ml
UC Ink – 9600 – Magenta
106R00708
220 ml
UC Ink – 9600 – Yellow
106R00709
220 ml
UC Ink – 9600 – Light Cyan
106R00710
220 ml
UC Ink – 9600 – Light Magenta
106R00711
220 ml
UC Ink – 9600 – Light Black
106R00712
220 ml
UC Ink – 9600 – Matte Black
106R00713
110 ml
UC Ink – 7600 &9600 – Photo Black
106R00698
110 ml
UC Ink – 7600 & 9600 – Cyan
106R00699
110 ml
UC Ink – 7600 & 9600 – Magenta
106R00700
110 ml
UC Ink – 7600 & 9600 – Yellow
106R00701
110 ml
UC Ink – 7600 & 9600 – Light Cyan
106R00702
110 ml
UC Ink – 7600 & 9600 – Light Magenta
106R00703
110 ml
UC Ink – 7600 & 9600 – Light Black
106R00704
110 ml
UC Ink – 7600 & 9600 – Matte Black
106R00705
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Product Descriptions
Aqueous or water-based inks are either pigmented or dye-based. Each ink type and its performance are specific to
each printer model.
Xerox 8142 and 8160 offers 6-color printing, adding two tonal inks, Light Cyan and Light Magenta, to the typical
suite of 4-color process printing (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black). These colors improve the gradient perception
between dithered process color shifts, or (smoothes out) blended areas of an image by introducing lighter tones of
the colors that construct the blend. For example, skin tones appear truer because the color of dots creating the image
is not as dark from one percentage to the next.
Dye inks generally give more brilliant color that fades relatively rapidly. Pigment inks may not give as bright a
color reproduction, but pigment ink prints usually resist fading to a much greater extent and therefore remain as
good as new for longer periods. Some pigmented ink systems such as Epson Ultrachrome® and Xerox 8142 and
8160 pigmented inks can give print life expectancy of several decades, subject to using appropriate media.
Ink Yields
Ink yields are ultimately determined by the image being printed. For example, heavily saturated images will
consume more ink at different ratios than light ink coverage graphics.
Higher resolution printing also increases consumption of ink.
The ink yield for the Xerox 8142/8160 is estimated at 1.2 ml/sq. ft. of average area coverage graphics for a set of
6 inks at 700 ml of useable ink each.
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Application Media
Application Media
Media Selection – Application Overview
Appropriate Applications for Media
This guide is designed to offer information and guidance to assist you. It is not an instruction manual. While care
has been taken to anticipate problems and outline possible difficulties, it is impossible to cover all situations.
Therefore, it is highly recommended that you test any application before an actual job is attempted.
D
Premium Presentation Paper 120 g/m
2
D/P
Premium Presentation Paper 170 g/m
2
D/P
Outdoor Poster Paper – Blue Backed 120 g/m2
D/P
Photo Paper Gloss 150 g/m2
D
Photo Paper Satin 150 g/m2
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Microporous Photobase – Gloss 175 g/m2
Microporous Photobase – Satin 175 g/m
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Microporous Photobase – Gloss 215 g/m
Microporous Photobase – Satin 215 g/m
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Microporous Photobase – Gloss 285 g/m2
Microporous Photobase – Satin 285 g/m
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Photo Paper – Universal – Gloss 195 g/m
D/P
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Photo Paper - Universal – Satin 195 g/m2
Universal Artist Canvas – 340 g/m
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Proofs
Xerox Aqueous Inkjet Media
GIS/CAD
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Application Media
Banner Polyester – 290 mic
D/P
Matte White Polypropylene Banner Film – 185 mic
D/P
Matte White Polypropylene Banner Film – 320 mic
D/P
Banner Vinyl – 400 g/m2
D/P
Outdoor Banner Vinyl – Heavyweight Matte – 550 g/m
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Self-Adhesive Vinyl – 275 mic
D/P
Backlit Inkjet Film – Front Print – 140 mic
D/P
Backlit Inkjet Film – Reverse Print – 130 mic
D/P
Optically Clear Inkjet Film – 120 mic
D/P
Optically Clear Inkjet Film – 2 Edge Removable Strip
D/P
Translucent Inkjet Film – Repositionable – 225 mic
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White Opaque Inkjet Film – Glossy – 120 mic
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Display Paper – Yellow – 95 g/m
D/P
Display Paper – Fluorescent Yellow – 95 g/m2
D/P
Display Paper Fire Retardant – White – 120 g/m2
D/P
Display Paper Fire Retardant – Fluorescent – 120 g/m2
D/P
Metallic Film – Silver – 100 mic
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Metallic Film – Gold – 100 mic
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Polycarbonate Back Print Pop-Up Film – 275 mic
D/P
White Matte Banner Film – 200 mic
D/P
Light Stop Pop-Up Film – Front Print – 300 mic
D/P
Light Stop Pop-Up Film – Front Print – 150 mic
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GIS/CAD
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Application Media
HP 2XXX UV
HP 3XXX Dye
HP 3XXX UV
HP 5XXX Dye
HP 5XXX UV
Encad Pro600/700 GS
Encad Pro600/700 GS+
Encad Pro600/700 GX
Encad Pro600/700 GO
Encad Pro500/e42/e60 GA
Encad Pro500/e42/ e60 GS
Encad Pro500/ e42/ e60 GX
Encad Pro500/ e42/ e60 GO
Encad 1000i Dye
Encad 1000i Pigment
Epson 7000/9000/ 10000
Epson 7500/ 9500/ 10000CF
Epson 7600/ 9600/ 10600
Oce 51XX Dye
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Matte Presentation Paper - 160 g/m2
HP 1050/1055
HP 750/755
HP 500/800
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Xerox 81XX Pigment
Premium Coated CAD Paper - 95 g/m2
Xerox 81XX Dye
HP 2XXX Dye
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Poster Presentation Paper - 170 g/m2
Photo Paper - 150 g/m2
Universal Photo Paper - 175 g/m
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Universal Photo Paper - 195 g/m
2
Universal Photo Paper - 215 g/m
2
Universal Photo Paper - 285 g/m2
95 g/m2 - Display Paper - 95 g/m2
Display Paper Fire Retardant - 120 g/m
2
Optically Clear Film - 120 mic
Backlit Film – Back Print - 130 mic
Backlit Film – Front Print - 140 mic
Metallic Film - 100 mic
Polycarbonate Pop-up Film – Back Print 275 mic
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Application Media
Epson 7600/ 9600/ 10600
Epson 7500/ 9500/ 10000CF
Epson 7000/9000/ 10000
Encad 1000i Pigment
Encad Pro500/ e42/ e60 GO
Encad Pro500/ e42/ e60 GX
Encad Pro500/e42/e60 GA
Encad Pro500/e42/ e60 GS
Encad Pro600/700 GO
Encad Pro600/700 GX
Encad Pro600/700 GS+
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Matte Polypropylene Banner - 185 mic
Matte Polypropylene Banner - 320 mic
Banner Vinyl - 400 g/m
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Banner Vinyl – Outdoor - 550 g/m
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Light Stop Pop-Up Film – Front Print 150 mic
Encad 1000i Dye
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HP 5XXX Dye
HP 2XXX Dye
HP 3XXX UV
HP 1050/1055
HP 3XXX Dye
HP 750/755
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HP 2XXX UV
HP 500/800
Light Stop Pop-Up Film – Front Print 300 mic
Xerox 81XX Dye
Xerox 81XX Pigment
Encad Pro600/700 GS
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• VG G X
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Media Product Data Sheets
Media Product Data Sheets
Media Item Details
Xerox Presentation Papers
Description
Premium Coated Inkjet Paper, 95 g/m
Width
Length
Product Code
2
914 mm
36"
46 m
150 ft
003R06709
Premium Coated Inkjet Paper, 95 g/m2
841 mm
33"
46 m
150 ft
003R06710
Premium Coated Inkjet Paper, 95 g/m2
625 mm
25"
46 m
150 ft
003R06712
Premium Coated Inkjet Paper, 95 g/m2
610 mm
24"
46 m
150 ft
003R06711
Matte Presentation Paper, 90 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
46 m
150 ft
023R02074
Matte Presentation Paper, 90 g/m2
1270 mm
50"
46 m
150 ft
023R02075
Matte Presentation Paper, 90 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
46 m
150 ft
023R02076
Matte Presentation Paper, 90 g/m2
914 mm
36"
46 m
150 ft
023R02077
Matte Presentation Paper, 90 g/m2
610 mm
24"
46 m
150 ft
023R02078
Matte Presentation Paper, 120 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
46 m
150 ft
023R02084
Matte Presentation Paper, 120 g/m2
1270 mm
50"
46 m
150 ft
023R02085
Matte Presentation Paper, 120 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
46 m
150 ft
023R02086
Matte Presentation Paper, 120 g/m2
914 mm
36"
46 m
150 ft
023R02087
Matte Presentation Paper, 120 g/m2
610 mm
24"
46 m
150 ft
023R02088
Matte Presentation Paper, 160 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
023R02089
Matte Presentation Paper, 160 g/m2
1270 mm
50"
31 m
100 ft
023R02090
Matte Presentation Paper, 160 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
023R02091
Matte Presentation Paper, 160 g/m2
914 mm
36"
31 m
100 ft
023R02092
Matte Presentation Paper, 160 g/m2
610 mm
24"
31 m
100 ft
023R02093
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Media Product Data Sheets
Xerox Presentation Papers continued
Description
Width
Length
Product Code
Premium Presentation Paper, 120 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
46 m
150 ft
023R02173
Premium Presentation Paper, 120 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
46 m
150 ft
023R02174
Premium Presentation Paper, 120 g/m2
914 mm
36"
46 m
150 ft
023R02175
Premium Presentation Paper, 170 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
023R02176
Premium Presentation Paper, 170 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
023R02177
Premium Presentation Paper, 170 g/m2
914 mm
36"
31 m
100 ft
023R02178
Premium Presentation Paper, 170 g/m2
610 mm
24"
31 m
100 ft
023R02179
Xerox Photo Papers
Description
Width
Length
Product Code
Photo Paper Gloss, 150 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
023R02094
Photo Paper Gloss, 150 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
023R02095
Photo Paper Gloss, 150 g/m2
914 mm
36"
31 m
100 ft
023R02096
Photo Paper Satin, 150 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
023R02099
Photo Paper Satin, 150 g/m2
914 mm
36"
31 m
100 ft
023R02100
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 175 g/m2
1270 mm
50"
30 m
98 ft
023R02102
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 175 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
30 m
98 ft
023R02103
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 175 g/m2
914 mm
36"
30 m
98 ft
023R02104
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 175 g/m2
610 mm
24"
30 m
98 ft
023R02105
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 175 g/m2
1270 mm
50"
30 m
98 ft
023R02106
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 175 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
30 m
98 ft
023R02107
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 175 g/m2
914 mm
36"
30 m
98 ft
023R02108
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 175 g/m2
610 mm
24"
30 m
98 ft
023R02109
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 195 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
023R02110
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 195 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
023R02111
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 195 g/m2
914 mm
36"
31 m
100 ft
023R02112
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 195 g/m2
610 mm
24"
31 m
100 ft
023R02113
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Description
Width
Length
Product Code
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 195 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
023R02114
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 195 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
023R02115
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 195 g/m2
914 mm
36"
31 m
100 ft
023R02116
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 195 g/m2
610 mm
24"
31 m
100 ft
023R02117
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 215 g/m2
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
023R02118
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 215 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
023R02119
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 215 g/m2
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R02120
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 215 g/m2
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
023R02121
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 215 g/m2
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
023R02122
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 215 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
023R02123
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 215 g/m2
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R02124
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 215 g/m2
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
023R02125
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 285 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
15 m
49 ft
023R02126
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 285 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
15 m
49 ft
023R02127
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 285 g/m2
914 mm
36"
15 m
49 ft
023R02128
Universal Photo Paper Gloss, 285 g/m2
610 mm
24"
15 m
49 ft
023R02129
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 285 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
15 m
49 ft
023R02130
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 285 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
15 m
49 ft
023R02131
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 285 g/m2
914 mm
36"
15 m
49 ft
023R02132
Universal Photo Paper Satin, 285 g/m2
610 mm
24"
15 m
49 ft
023R02133
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Media Product Data Sheets
Xerox Specialist Application Papers
Description
Width
Length
Product Code
Display Paper Yellow, 95 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
46 m
150 ft
023R02134
Display Paper Yellow, 95 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
46 m
150 ft
023R02135
Display Paper Fluorescent Yellow, 95 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
46 m
150 ft
023R02136
2
1067 mm
42"
46 m
150 ft
023R02137
Display Paper Fire Retardant White, 120 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
023R02138
Display Paper Fire Retardant White, 120 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
023R02139
Display Paper Fire Retardant Yellow Fluorescent, 120 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
023R02140
2
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
023R02141
Outdoor Poster Paper – Blue Back, 120 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
023R02142
Outdoor Poster Paper – Blue Back, 120 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
023R02143
Outdoor Poster Paper – Blue Back, 120 g/m2
914 mm
36"
31 m
100 ft
023R02144
2
610 mm
24"
31 m
100 ft
023R02145
914 mm
36"
12 m
39 ft
023R02148
Display Paper Fluorescent Yellow, 95 g/m
Display Paper Fire Retardant Yellow Fluorescent, 120 g/m
Outdoor Poster Paper – Blue Back, 120 g/m
Canvas Paper, 180 g/m2
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Xerox Film
Description
Width
Length
Product Code
Optically Clear Film, 120 mic
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
023R01531
Optically Clear Film, 120 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R01532
Optically Clear Film, 120 mic
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
023R01582
Optically Clear Film – 2 Edge Strip, 100 mic
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
023R01637
Optically Clear Film – 2 Edge Strip, 100 mic
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
023R01636
Optically Clear Film – 2 Edge Strip, 100 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R01635
Optically Clear Film – 2 Edge Strip, 100 mic
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
023R01634
White Opaque Glossy Film, 120 mic
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
023R01491
White Opaque Glossy Film, 120 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R01493
White Opaque Glossy Film, 120 mic
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
023R01494
Backlit Film – Back Print, 130 mic
1524 mm
60"
20 m
66 ft
023R01496
Backlit Film – Back Print, 130 mic
1372 mm
54"
20 m
66 ft
023R01497
Backlit Film – Back Print, 130 mic
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
023R01498
Backlit Film – Back Print, 130 mic
1118mm
44"
20 m
66 ft
023R01499
Backlit Film – Back Print, 130 mic
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
023R01500
Backlit Film – Back Print, 130 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R01501
Backlit Film – Front Print, 140 mic
1524 mm
60"
30 m
98 ft
023R02150
Backlit Film – Front Print, 140 mic
1067 mm
42"
30 m
98 ft
023R02151
Backlit Film – Front Print, 140 mic
914 mm
36"
30 m
98 ft
023R02152
Metallic Film – Silver, 100 mic
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
023R01598
Metallic Film – Silver, 100 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R01597
Metallic Film – Gold, 100 mic
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
023R01596
Metallic Film – Gold, 100 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R01595
Polycarbonate Pop-Up Film – Back Print, 275 mic
900 mm
35"
40 m
131 ft
023R01606
Polycarbonate Pop-Up Film – Back Print, 275 mic
900 mm
35"
20 m
66 ft
023R01474
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Description
Width
Length
Product Code
White Polyester Self-adhesive Light Stop Backer, 275 mic
880 mm
35"
50 m
164 ft
023R01478
White Polyester Self-adhesive Light Stop Backer, 275 mic
880 mm
35"
20 m
66 ft
023R01477
Light Stop Pop-Up Film – Front Print, 300 mic
914 mm
36"
40 m
131 ft
023R01476
Light Stop Pop-Up Film – Front Print, 300 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R01475
Light Stop Pop-Up Film – Front Print, 150 mic
914 mm
36"
30 m
98 ft
023R01641
Light Stop Pop-Up Film – Front Print, 150 mic
1270 mm
50"
30 m
98 ft
023R01642
White Matte Banner Film, 200 mic
1524 mm
60"
20 m
66 ft
023R01604
White Matte Banner Film, 200 mic
1372 mm
54"
20 m
66 ft
023R01603
White Matte Banner Film, 200 mic
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
023R01473
White Matte Banner Film, 200 mic
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
023R01602
White Matte Banner Film, 200 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R01601
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Xerox Banner Media
Description
Width
Length
Product Code
Outdoor Weatherproof Banner (A Tyvek® Solution), 280 mic
1372 mm
54"
20 m
66 ft
023R01441
Outdoor Weatherproof Banner (A Tyvek® Solution), 280 mic
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
023R01524
Outdoor Weatherproof Banner (A Tyvek® Solution), 280 mic
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
023R01523
Outdoor Weatherproof Banner (A Tyvek Solution), 280 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R01442
Universal Matte Artist Canvas
1270 mm
50"
12 m
40 ft
023R01503
Universal Matte Artist Canvas, 340 g/m2
1118 mm
44"
12 m
40 ft
023R01504
Universal Matte Artist Canvas, 340 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
12 m
40 ft
023R01505
Universal Matte Artist Canvas, 340 g/m
914 mm
36"
12 m
40 ft
023R01506
Banner Fabric Fire Retardant, 250 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
20 m
66 ft
023R02162
Banner Fabric Fire Retardant, 250 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
023R02163
Banner Fabric Fire Retardant, 250 g/m2
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R02164
Banner Polyester, 290 mic
1524 mm
60"
15 m
50 ft
023R01583
Banner Polyester, 290 mic
1372 mm
54"
15 m
50 ft
023R01584
Banner Polyester, 290 mic
1270 mm
50"
15 m
50 ft
023R01585
Banner Polyester, 290 mic
1118 mm
44"
15 m
50 ft
023R01586
Banner Polyester, 290 mic
1067 mm
42"
15 m
50 ft
023R01587
Banner Polyester, 290 mic
914 mm
36"
15 m
50 ft
023R01588
Matte Polypropylene Banner, 185 mic
1524 mm
60"
30 m
98 ft
023R02166
Matte Polypropylene Banner, 185 mic
1067 mm
42"
30 m
98 ft
023R02167
Matte Polypropylene Banner, 185 mic
914 mm
36"
30 m
98 ft
023R02168
Matte Polypropylene Banner, 320 mic
1524 mm
60"
15 m
50 ft
023R02169
Matte Polypropylene Banner, 320 mic
1067 mm
42"
15 m
50 ft
023R02170
Matte Polypropylene Banner, 320 mic
914 mm
36"
15 m
50 ft
023R02171
Banner Vinyl, 400 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
15 m
50 ft
023R02157
Banner Vinyl, 400 g/m2
1270 mm
50"
15 m
50 ft
023R02158
Banner Vinyl, 400 g/m2
1067 mm
42"
15 m
50 ft
023R02159
Banner Vinyl, 400 g/m2
914 mm
36"
15 m
50 ft
023R02160
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Description
Width
Length
Product Code
Banner Vinyl – Outdoor, 550 g/m2
1524 mm
60"
15 m
50 ft
023R01589
Banner Vinyl – Outdoor, 550 g/m
1372 mm
54"
15 m
50 ft
023R01590
Banner Vinyl – Outdoor, 550 g/m
1270 mm
50"
15 m
50 ft
023R01591
Banner Vinyl – Outdoor, 550 g/m
1067 mm
42"
15 m
50 ft
023R01593
Banner Vinyl – Outdoor, 550 g/m
914 mm
36"
15 m
50 ft
023R01594
Xerox Self-Adhesive Media
Description
Width
Length
Product Code
Translucent Repositionable Film, 225 mic
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
023R01517
Translucent Repositionable Film, 225 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R01518
Optically Clear Inkjet Film – Self Adhesive, 140 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R01495
Self Adhesive Vinyl, 275 mic
1524 mm
60"
20 m
66 ft
023R02153
Self Adhesive Vinyl, 275 mic
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
023R02154
Self Adhesive Vinyl, 275 mic
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
023R02155
Self Adhesive Vinyl, 275 mic
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
023R02156
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Xerox Premium Coated CAD Paper 95 g/m2*
Product Description
A lightly coated paper designed for high-resolution, sharp line drawings and limited areas of pastel shading in
CAD/engineering drawing applications. Meets the line width specifications for CAD Engineering drawing
applications. Not recommended for printing graphic images.
Works well in all commonly used CAD plotters, with dye or pigment inks. Available in 24 inch (610 mm), 625 mm,
841 mm (A0) and 36 inch (914 mm) widths.
Applications
Presentation standard line art, color line drawings, CAD engineering drawings, solid modeling images, basic charts
and similar.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
003R06709
914 mm
46 m
42
Caliper (microns)
130
003R06710
841 mm
46 m
38
Whiteness (CIE)
155
003R06712
625 mm
46 m
29
003R06711
610 mm
46 m
28
003R06560
914 mm
91 m
83
003R06561
841 mm
91 m
77
003R06562
625 mm
91 m
57
003R06563
610 mm
91 m
56
Opacity
95 g/m2
93.5%
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
HP 5XX/6XX/7XX/8XX/1XXX
Dye (& Black Pigment)
HP 5XXX/55XX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Dye/Ultrachrome®
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use in temperatures of 64-77°F (18-25°C) and within a relative humidity of 40-60%
*Currently available in Europe only.
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Xerox Matte Presentation Paper 90 g/m2
Product Description
An economical, general-purpose, matte-coated presentation paper available in three weights. The two lighter weight
offerings (90 g/m2 and 120 g/m2) are designed for lower ink density printing with all inkjet plotters commonly used
in these environments. This paper, in either 90 g/m2 or 120 g/m2 base weight, gives sharp line definition (meeting
the GIS/CAD line width specifications) and can accept lower-density color fills giving uniform shades with instant
drying. These lightweight matte presentation papers are not suitable for high-density graphic imaging.
The 90 g/m2 base weight is intended for everyday output and the 120 g/m2 variant gives extra stiffness and
thickness for high quality presentation drawings. Both are treated also on the reverse to prevent curl. The 120 g/m2
paper can be used as a low-cost poster proofing paper.
Applications
High quality CAD line drawings with low and medium density solid color infill, charts, mapping, corporate or
organization charts, simple signage (i.e. door signs, changeable short-term menu/price signs, schedules and time
tables, survey/mapping/graphic “proofs” for review prior to final graphic production on higher capacity media.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
90 g/m2
023R02074
1524 mm
60"
46 m
150 ft
70
Caliper (microns)
115
023R02075
1270 mm
50"
46 m
150 ft
58
Whiteness (CIE)
132
023R02076
1067 mm
42"
46 m
150 ft
49
Opacity
95%
023R02077
914 mm
36"
46 m
150 ft
42
023R02078
610 mm
24"
46 m
150 ft
28
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
HP 1XXX
Dye (& Black Pigmented)
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/7500/9000/9500
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Dye/Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperatures of 64-77°F (18-25°C) and relative humidity of 40-60%.
• Attempting full-density graphics prints will overload these lightweight papers with ink. This may cause cockle
and distortion of the paper which can result in head strikes and damage to the inkjet writing heads.
• Allow prints to dry before laminating.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring
UV protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. Best used with thermal
laminates on both sides of a print.
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Xerox Matte Presentation Paper 120 g/m2
Product Description
An economical, general-purpose, matte-coated presentation paper available in three weights. The two lighter weight
offerings (90 g/m2 and 120 g/m2) are designed for lower ink density printing with all inkjet plotters commonly used
in these environments. This paper, in either 90 g/m2 or 120 g/m2 base weight, gives sharp line definition (meeting
the GIS/CAD line width specifications) and can accept lower-density color fills giving uniform shades with instant
drying. These lightweight matte presentation papers are not suitable for high-density graphic imaging.
The 90g/m2 base weight is intended for everyday output and the 120 g/m2 variant gives extra stiffness and thickness
for high quality presentation drawings. Both are treated also on the reverse to prevent curl. The 120 g/m2 paper can
be used as a low-cost poster proofing paper.
Applications
High quality CAD line drawings with low and medium density solid color infill, charts, mapping, corporate
or organization charts, simple signage (i.e. door signs, changeable short-term menu/price signs, schedules
and timetables, survey/mapping/graphic “proofs” for review prior to final graphic production on higher
capacity media.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
120 g/m2
023R02084
1524 mm
60"
46 m
150 ft
70
Caliper (microns)
160
023R02085
1270 mm
50"
46 m
150 ft
58
Whiteness (CIE)
132
023R02086
1067 mm
42"
46 m
150 ft
49
Opacity
96%
023R02087
914 mm
36"
46 m
150 ft
42
023R02088
610 mm
24"
46 m
150 ft
28
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
HP 1XXX
Dye (& Black Pigmented)
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/7500/9000/9500
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Dye/Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperatures of 64-77°F (18-25°C) and relative humidity of 40-60%.
• Attempting full-density graphics prints will overload these lightweight papers with ink. This may cause cockle
and distortion of the paper which can result in head strikes and damage to the inkjet writing heads.
• Allow prints to dry before laminating.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring
UV protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. Best used with
thermal laminates on both sides of a print.
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Xerox Matte Presentation Paper 160 g/m2
Product Description
High-white, heavyweight, coated presentation paper designed for CAD/GIS and low coverage color applications.
Can be printed to give good image density and gamut with lower ink limits and therefore excellent ink economy.
The heavyweight base gives this paper good stiffness and bulk. Dimensional stability makes this paper suitable for
multi-panel display. This paper is not designed for heavy ink loading and may cockle if ink limits are exceeded.
Dries quickly and is suitable for both dye and pigment inks.
Applications
General-purpose CAD/GIS, low coverage posters and presentation graphics.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
160 g/m2
023R02089
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
47
Caliper (microns)
198
023R02090
1270 mm
50"
31 m
100 ft
39
Whiteness (CIE)
132
023R02091
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
33
Opacity
96%
023R02092
914 mm
36"
31 m
100 ft
28
023R02093
610 mm
24"
31 m
100 ft
19
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Dye/Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Critical Operating Instructions
• Lower ink limits should achieve good color density and gamut and are required for non-CAD/GIS applications.
• Allow time for ink to dry before laminating. Can use thermal or pressure laminates.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring
UV protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. This media is suitable
for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) laminates. Protect from moisture and/or abrasion with at least a
75 micron laminate on front side or both sides. Encapsulate with a 1/4 inch (6 mm) sealed edge for outdoor use.
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Xerox Premium Presentation Paper 120 g/m2
Product Description
Poster presentation paper is designed for producing bright colors and photo-quality images in up to 600 dpi
resolution, with an ultra-smooth surface finish. It not only offers a high-grade matte presentation paper, but should
also be considered as an alternative to matte or low-lustre photo papers.
Both 120 g/m2 and 170 g/m2 variants are suitable for high-density images and general-purpose graphics with both
dye and pigment inks. The heavier weight version offers greater stiffness and bulk to suit preference or particular
application needs.
Applications
General purpose and photo-realistic presentation graphics, retail and point-of-purchase display, trade shows and
exhibition graphics, pop-up displays and mounted display panels. Provides a smooth but low-lustre finish for
low-glare display without lamination, or can be over-laminated to extend print life.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
120 g/m2
023R02173
1524 mm
60"
46 m
98 ft
70
Caliper (microns)
155
023R02174
1067 mm
42"
46 m
98 ft
49
Whiteness (CIE)
143
023R02175
914 mm
36"
46 m
98 ft
42
Opacity
95%
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Dye/Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 40-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original box and bag.
• Allow time for ink to dry before laminating. Can use thermal or pressure laminates.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring
UV protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. This media is
suitable for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) laminates. Protect from moisture and/or abrasion with at least a
75 micron laminate on front side or both sides. Encapsulate with a 1/4 inch (6 mm) sealed edge for outdoor use.
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Xerox Premium Presentation Paper 170 g/m2
Product Description
Poster presentation paper is designed for producing bright colors and photo-quality images in up to 600 dpi
resolution, with an ultra-smooth surface finish. It not only offers a high-grade matte presentation paper, but should
also be considered as an alternative to matte or low-lustre photo papers.
Both 120 g/m2 and 170 g/m2 variants are suitable for high-density images and general-purpose graphics with both
dye and pigment inks. The heavier weight version offers greater stiffness and bulk to suit preference or particular
application needs.
Applications
General purpose and photo-realistic presentation graphics, retail and point-of-purchase display, trade shows and
exhibition graphics, pop-up displays and mounted display panels. Provides a smooth but low-lustre finish for |
low-glare display without lamination, or can be over-laminated to extend print life.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
170 g/m2
023R02176
1524 mm
60"
31 m
98 ft
47
Caliper (microns)
185
023R02177
1067 mm
42"
31 m
98 ft
33
Whiteness (CIE)
115
023R02178
914 mm
36"
31 m
98 ft
28
Opacity
97%
023R02179
610 mm
24"
31 m
98 ft
19
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Dye/Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 40-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original box and bag.
• Allow time for ink to dry before laminating. Can use thermal or pressure laminates.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring
UV protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. This media is suitable
for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) laminates. Protect from moisture and/or abrasion with at least a
75 micron laminate on front side or both sides. Encapsulate with a 1/4 inch (6 mm) sealed edge for outdoor use.
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Xerox Photo Paper 150 g/m2
Product Description
Economical, entry-level, photo grade paper, designed for dye ink printers. Bright white surface assists with
production of bright colors to give high quality photographic images up to 600 dpi resolution. Offered in either
satin or gloss surface finish.
Applications
Photographic quality presentation graphics, retail and point-of-purchase display, trade shows and exhibition
graphics and posters. When used with dye ink this paper offers excellent print quality at a low cost for short to
medium-term applications.
Physical Properties
150 g/m2 Xerox Photo Paper Gloss
Product Code
023R02094
Width
1524 mm
Length
60"
100 ft
31 m
m2
Base Weight
47
Caliper (microns)
138
155
150 g/m2
023R02095
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
33
Whiteness (CIE)
023R02096
914 mm
36"
31 m
100 ft
28
Opacity
93%
Gloss
90%
150 g/m2 Xerox Photo Paper Satin
Product Code
Width
Length
Base Weight
150 g/m2
023R02098
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
47
Caliper (microns)
023R02099
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
33
Whiteness (CIE)
155
28
Opacity
93%
Gloss
50%
023R02100
914 mm
36"
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31 m
100 ft
138
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Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye
HP 7XX/8XX/1XXX
Dye (& Pigment Black)
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Dye/Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye
Oce 5100c/5120/5200
Dye
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store the product in its original box and bag and use within temperature of
50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Select Photo Black ink if using Epson Ultrachrome®.
• Allow time for ink to dry before laminating.
• Can use thermal or pressure laminates.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring
UV protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. This media is suitable
for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) laminates. Protect from moisture and/or abrasion with at least a
75 micron laminate on front side or both sides. Encapsulate with a 1/4 inch (6 mm) edge for outdoor use.
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Xerox Universal Photo Paper 175 g/m2
Product Description
A cost-effective, high quality opaque, white, photo base paper with a PE film coating on both sides and a
microporous coating for instant drying with either dye or pigment inks. Designed for high ink capacity for
wide-gamut images printing at up to 600 dpi resolution.
With a base weight at the lighter end of the photo-paper scale, this gives a cost-effective basis for high-quality,
durable, pigment-printed photographic reproductions.
Available in both satin and gloss surface finishes.
Applications
Photographic quality presentation graphics, retail and point-of-purchase display, trade shows and exhibition
graphics, posters and general purpose graphics.
Physical Properties
175 g/m2 Xerox Universal Photo Paper Gloss
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
175 g/m2
023R02102
1270 mm
50"
30 m
98 ft
38
Caliper (microns)
165
023R02103
1067 mm
42"
30 m
98 ft
32
Whiteness (CIE)
135
023R02104
914 mm
36"
30 m
98 ft
27
Opacity
93%
023R02105
610 mm
24"
30 m
98 ft
18
Gloss
80%
m2
Base Weight
175 g/m2 Xerox Universal Photo Paper Satin
Product Code
Width
Length
023R02106
1270 mm
50"
30 m
98 ft
38
Caliper (microns)
165
023R02107
1067 mm
42"
30 m
98 ft
32
Whiteness (CIE)
135
023R02108
914 mm
36"
30 m
98 ft
27
Opacity
93%
023R02109
610 mm
24"
30 m
98 ft
18
Gloss
65%
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Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 7XX/8XX/1XXX
Dye (& Pigment Black)
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Dye/Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store the product in its original box and bag and use within temperature of
50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Select Photo Black ink if using Epson Ultrachrome®.
• Allow time for ink to dry before laminating.
• Can use thermal or pressure laminates
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring UV protection or greater general durability if they may be
subject to moisture or handling. This media is suitable for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) laminates.
Protect from moisture and/or abrasion with at least a 75 micron laminate on front side or both sides.
Encapsulate with a 1/4 inch (6 mm) edge for outdoor use.
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Xerox Universal Photo Paper 195 g/m2
Product Description
This premium universal, microporous coated photo-paper, is fully compatible with all commonly used dye and
pigment inks with exceptionally fast drying time to minimize the delay between printing and lamination. The
195 g/m2 base weight gives excellent mechanical properties for use with or without over-lamination or mounting.
Both satin and gloss have extremely uniform surface finishes.
Due to the heavier base weight and premium coating, this product provides the highest ink capacity of all Xerox photo
papers and most others offered for inkjet printing, giving the best possible color imaging: high contrast, excellent edge
definition, brilliant true colors, soft gradients, and photorealistic prints in resolution up to 1440 dpi.
Applications
Photographic quality presentation graphics, retail and point-of-purchase display, trade shows and exhibition
graphics, posters and general purpose graphics. Any application where high-quality, durable, pigment-printed
photographic reproductions are required.
Physical Properties
195 g/m2 Xerox Universal Photo Paper Gloss
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
195 g/m2
023R02110
1524 mm
60"
30.5 m
100 ft
47
Caliper (microns)
200
023R02111
1067 mm
42"
30.5 m
100 ft
33
Whiteness (CIE)
125
023R02112
914 mm
36"
30.5 m
100 ft
28
Opacity
93%
023R02113
610 mm
24"
30.5 m
100 ft
19
Gloss
80%
m2
Base Weight
195 g/m2 Xerox Universal Photo Paper Satin
Product Code
Width
Length
023R02114
1524 mm
60"
30.5 m
100 ft
47
Caliper (microns)
023R02115
1067 mm
42"
30.5 m
100 ft
33
Whiteness (CIE)
125
93%
60%
023R02116
914 mm
36"
30.5 m
100 ft
28
Opacity
023R02117
610 mm
24"
30.5 m
100 ft
19
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Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 7XX/8XX/1XXX
Dye (& Pigment Black)
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Dye/Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original box and bag.
• Select Photo Black ink if using Epson Ultrachrome®.
• Allow time for ink to dry before laminating.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring UV protection or greater general durability if they may be
subject to moisture or handling. This media is suitable for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) laminates. Protect
from moisture and/or abrasion with at least a 75 micron laminate on front side or both sides. Encapsulate with a
1/4 inch (6 mm) edge for outdoor use.
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Xerox Universal Photo Paper 215 g/m2
Product Description
With extra stiffness and bulk, this opaque, white, photo base paper has a PE film coating on both sides; truly
universal, instant drying with microporous coating. High ink capacity for wide-gamut imaging using either dye or
pigment inks.
Suits a range of applications where a degree of stiffness and bulk are important. The heavier weight of this photo
paper can be particularly effective in enabling the print to keep a uniform surface without creasing from handling –
particularly useful for unlaminated gloss prints. Available in satin or high gloss surface finishes.
Applications
Photographic quality presentation graphics, retail and point-of-purchase display, trade shows and exhibition
graphics, posters and general purpose graphics – where extra stiffness and bulk are needed.
Physical Properties
215 g/m2 Xerox Universal Photo Paper Gloss
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
215 g/m2
023R02118
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
25
Caliper (microns)
210
023R02119
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
21
Whiteness (CIE)
135
023R02120
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
Opacity
96%
023R02121
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
12
Gloss
80%
m2
Base Weight
215 g/m2 Xerox Universal Photo Paper Satin
Product Code
Width
Length
023R02122
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
25
Caliper (microns)
023R02123
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
21
Whiteness (CIE)
135
96%
65%
023R02124
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
Opacity
023R02125
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
12
Gloss
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Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 7XX/8XX/1XXX
Dye (& Pigment Black)
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Dye/Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye or Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original box and bag.
• Select Photo Black if using Epson Ultrachrome®.
• Allow time for ink to dry before laminating.
• Can use thermal or pressure laminates.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring UV protection or greater general durability if they may be
subject to moisture or handling. This paper is suitable for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) laminates. Protect
from moisture and/or abrasion with at least a 75 micron laminate on front side or both sides. Encapsulate with a
1/4 inch (6 mm) edge for outdoor use.
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Xerox Universal Photo Paper 285 g/m2
Product Description
With extra stiffness and bulk, this opaque, white, photo base paper has a PE film coating on both sides; this photo
paper is truly universal, instant drying with microporous coating. High ink capacity for wide-gamut imaging using
either dye or pigment inks.
Suits a range of applications where very high stiffness and bulk are important. The weight of this paper makes it
particularly effective in enabling the print to keep a uniform surface without creasing from handling–especially
useful for unlaminated gloss prints. Available in satin or gloss surface finishes.
Applications
Photographic quality presentation graphics, retail and point-of-purchase display, trade shows and exhibition
graphics, posters and general purpose graphics– where extra stiffness and bulk are needed.
Physical Properties
285 g/m2 Xerox Universal Photo Paper Gloss
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
285 g/m2
023R02126
1524 mm
60"
15 m
49 ft
23
Caliper (microns)
023R02127
1067 mm
42"
15 m
49 ft
16
Whiteness (CIE)
100%
80%
023R02128
914 mm
36"
15 m
49 ft
14
Opacity
023R02129
610 mm
24"
15 m
49 ft
9
Gloss
m2
Base Weight
280
135
285 g/m2 Xerox Universal Photo Paper Satin
Product Code
Width
Length
023R02130
1524 mm
60"
15 m
49 ft
23
Caliper (microns)
280
023R02131
1067 mm
42"
15 m
49 ft
16
Whiteness (CIE)
135
023R02132
914 mm
36"
15 m
49 ft
14
Opacity
100%
023R02133
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
9
Gloss
65%
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Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 7XX/8XX/1XXX
Dye (& Pigment Black)
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Dye/Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye or Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original box and bag.
• Select Photo Black if using Epson Ultrachrome®.
• Allow time for ink to dry before laminating.
• Can use thermal or pressure laminates.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring UV protection or greater general durability if they may be
subject to moisture or handling. This paper is suitable for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) laminates. Protect
from moisture and/or abrasion with at least a 75 micron laminate on front side or both sides. Encapsulate with a
1/4 inch (6 mm) edge for outdoor use.
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Xerox Display Paper 95 g/m2*
Product Description
An economical paper with a brightly colored print surface designed for short-term retail POP display and prints
involving simple messaging with low-ink density graphics. This display paper is available in strong yellow and in
fluorescent yellow for a choice of background for high-impact display, gained without heavy ink use.
Applications
POP, supermarket and other retail displays and signage.
Physical Properties
Color
Product Code
Yellow
023R02134
1524 mm
60"
46 m
Width
m2
Base Weight
150 ft
70
Caliper
(microns)
115
Opacity
96%
Length
Yellow
023R02135
1067 mm
42"
46 m
150 ft
49
Fluorescent Yellow
023R02136
1524 mm
60"
46 m
150 ft
70
Fluorescent Yellow
023R02137
1067 mm
42"
46 m
150 ft
49
95 g/m2
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 64-77°F (18-25°C) and 40-60% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original box and bag.
• Allow time for ink to dry before laminating.
• Can use thermal or pressure laminates.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring
UV protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. This media is suitable
for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) laminates. Protect from moisture and/or abrasion with at least a
75 micron laminate on front side or both sides. Encapsulate with a 1/4 inch (6 mm) edge for outdoor use.
*Currently available in Europe only.
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Xerox Display Paper – Fire Retardant 120 g/m2*
Product Description
Fire retardant paper designed for retail point-of-purchase display and prints involving simple messaging with
low-ink density graphics. This display paper is not suitable for high intensity graphics, but is a low usage,
cost-effective display solution. This product is available in a white or fluorescent yellow. The white surfaced paper
is for normal color printing, and the fluorescent yellow is available to produce a higher level of display impact with
low ink usage as a cost-effective display solution. The flame retardant properties of this paper allow its use in fire
sensitive environments such as indoor shopping complexes and other enclosed public places. The paper complies
with the regulations for classification M1 flame retardant.
Applications
Signage and point-of-purchase display in supermarkets, shopping arcades, museums, underground railways,
historic buildings and any environment where fire safety and fire regulations must be observed.
Physical Properties
Color
Product Code
White
023R02138
1524 mm
60"
31 m
Width
m2
Base Weight
100 ft
47
Caliper
(microns)
160
Length
120 g/m2
White
023R02139
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
33
Yellow Fluorescent
023R02140
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
47
Whiteness
(CIE)
146
Yellow Fluorescent
023R02141
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
33
Opacity
97%
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 64-77°F (18-25°C) and 40-60% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original box and bag.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints
requiring UV protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. This
media is suitable for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) laminates.
*Currently available in Europe only.
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Xerox Outdoor Poster Paper – Blue Back 120 g/m2
Product Description
A water-resistant, highly-opaque poster paper suitable for indoor graphics and outdoor signage. High ink
capacity allows bright prints in a broad color gamut. Blue backing reinforces the paper’s high opacity, to minimize
show-through when pasted over other images. The blue back also gives this paper the required properties for
backlit display applications, providing an economical alternative to film-based backlit media.
This material may expand up to 3% when wet and will shrink back to within 1% of its original size. If intended
installation surface requires exact size specification, and particularly for multi-panel displays, experiment and
consider adjusting the image size to compensate.
While this media is capable of withstanding soaking in water, soaking is not recommended due to the limitations
of water-based inks. Let the graphic dry for at least 24 hours prior to pasting to improve image durability.
While no lamination is required for outdoor use, this poster paper can be over-laminated with hot or cold laminates.
Applications
Excellent for all billboard applications and signage, such as transit shelters, subway advertisements, multi-paneled
murals, sporting event signage (golf tournament tee signs, promotions, etc.), outdoor festival direction and display
signage, outdoor markets, construction covering signs, etc, and indoor presentation applications.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
120 g/m2
023R02142
1524 mm
60"
31 m
100 ft
47
Caliper (microns)
155
023R02143
1067 mm
42"
31 m
100 ft
33
Whiteness (CIE)
149
023R02144
914 mm
36"
31 m
100 ft
28
Opacity
98%
023R02145
610 mm
24"
31 m
100 ft
19
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 1XXX
Dye (Black pigment)
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
Keep the product in the original box and bag.
Durability tests show good results for up to 4 weeks outdoors, unlaminated.
For best water resistance allow prints to dry 24 hours before making contact with glue.
Moisten prints for no more than 4 hours prior to pasting, then fix immediately.
Note that after moistening the print will expand but may shrink back by up to 1% in all directions.
For easiest application coat the billboard with glue.
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Xerox Canvas Paper 180 g/m2
Product Description
Matte paper with a linen structure and a special canvas embossed surface finish for high quality graphic art
reproductions. Compatible with both dye and pigment inks. The print surface has a coating to accurately hold ink
and allow it to dry rapidly. This paper gives fine color graduation, excellent color density and image sharpness.
Canvas paper is not usually finished with an over-laminate as it is usually selected to give the print a textured
surface as a feature. The weight and body of the paper are sufficient to give prints reasonable self-supporting strength.
Applications
Fine art reproductions, high quality posters, any application where a canvas embossed surface texture will enhance
the graphic effect.
Physical Properties
Product Code
023R02148
Width
914 mm
Length
36"
12 m
39 ft
m2
Base Weight
180 g/m2
11
Caliper (microns)
280–305
Whiteness (CIE)
165
Opacity
99%
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 35-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original box and bag.
• Handle with care using cotton gloves to avoid marking the coated surface.
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Xerox Optically Clear Film 120 micron
Product Description
This optically clear, durable, polyester film has a clear ink-receptive front coating and an anti-static coating on the
backside, suitable for producing vibrant colors and sharp edge detail in graphic art printing but also excellent for
high quality fine line detail work, either color or monochrome. Dimensional stability of this film gives particular benefits for applications such as overlay graphics.
Compatible with dye inks, with some capability for certain pigment ink systems. Images dry fast, even with heavy
ink loading.
Applications
Clear signs, window graphics, retail point of sale, exhibitions, trade shows and overlays.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
160 g/m2
023R01531
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
25
Caliper (microns)
120
023R01532
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
Translucency
94%
023R01582
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
12
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GS/GS+/GX
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Oce 5100c/5120c
Dye
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original box and bag.
• Lamination is possible for prints requiring UV protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to
moisture or handling. This media is suitable for pressure (cold) laminates but not thermal laminates. Protect from
moisture and/or abrasion with at least a 75 micron laminate on the printed side.
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Xerox Optically Clear Film (with removable edge strip) 100 micron
Product Description
This optically clear, durable, polyester film has a clear ink-receptive front coating and an anti-static coating on the
backside, suitable for producing vibrant colors and sharp edge detail in graphic art printing, but also excellent for
high quality fine line detail work, either color or monochrome. Dimensional stability of this film gives particular
benefits for applications such as overlay graphics.
This film has a removable edge strip for HP Design Jet printers. Compatible with dye inks only. Images dry fast
and even with heavy ink loading.
Applications
Clear signs, window graphics, retail point of sale, exhibitions, trade shows and overlays.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
160 g/m2
023R01637
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
25
Caliper (microns)
100
023R01636
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
21
Translucency
93%
023R01635
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
023R01634
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
12
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+
Encad 1000i
Dye
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperatures of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and relative humidity of 30-65%.
• Select the best quality photo glossy paper or film setting available. Do not use a transparency setting.
• Note: Some older HP printers default to pigment black ink for any black paragraph text.
To avoid this problem, incorporate text into the image.
• Lamination is possible for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring UV
protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. This media is suitable for
pressure (cold) laminates but not thermal laminates. Protect from moisture and/or abrasion with at least a
75 micron laminate on the printed side.
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Xerox White Opaque Glossy Film 120 micron
Product Description
An opaque white coated polyester film with a gloss surface equal to that of gloss photo paper. High ink capacity
also gives brilliant colors and the widest possible color gamut. Precise dot control gives clean edge or line definition
with absolutely no bleed, and the high-density coating enables printing heavily inked areas without over-saturation
or puddling.
The durable polyester base makes this media ideal in applications where a photo quality glossy print is needed, but
where the application demands resistance to abrasion or other mechanical weathering that exceeds the capabilities
of a photo paper.
Compatible generally with all dye inks and most pigment inks with some exceptions. Some pigment inks may not
penetrate the surface.
Can be used as a relatively durable print without lamination. However, over-lamination does extend the life of
dye ink prints. This media is suitable for pressure (cold) laminates but not thermal laminates. Protect from UV,
atmospheric degradations and/or abrasion with at least a 75 micron laminate on the printed side.
Applications
Photographic quality presentation graphics for retail and point-of-purchase display, trade shows and exhibition
graphics, posters and general-purpose graphics: any application where high-quality, durable photographic
reproductions are required.
Physical Properties
Product Code
023R01491
Width
1270 mm
Length
50"
20 m
66 ft
m2
Base Weight
25
Caliper (microns)
120
122
170 g/m2
023R01493
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
Whiteness (CIE)
023R01494
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
12
Opacity
90%
Gloss
90%
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 1XXX/2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GS/GS+/GX
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Oce 5100c/5120c
Dye
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
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Xerox Backlit Film (back print) 130 micron
Product Description
A versatile coated polyester film with a printable side developed especially for light box applications. Image is
printed in reverse and viewed through the base film material. This gives the advantage that the printed image on
display is contained inside the light box and therefore protected from mechanical damage. Its film base and unique,
fast-dry coating enables excellent image quality, rich deep colors with superior saturation and contrast, sharp details,
and excellent image clarity.
Ideal for all backlit applications, indoors and out. High image density will not appear “washed-out” when viewed under
fixture lights, or seem too dark when lights are turned off. Small text will not “break-up” or become fuzzy.
Applications
For all backlit applications, such as lobby signs, parking garage signage, restaurant, casino signage, transit shelters,
airports, elevator displays, retail promotion, mall directories, subway/transit notices and signage, kiosks, window
display units, drive-through menu fixtures, interior menu boards, price list fixtures, retail or supermarket aisle signs,
checkout displays, trade show images and convenience store signage.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
Caliper (microns)
130
Whiteness (CIE)
170
Opacity
72%
023R01496
1524 mm
60"
20 m
66 ft
31
023R01497
1372 mm
54"
20 m
66 ft
27
023R01498
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
25
023R01499*
1118 mm
44"
20 m
66 ft
22
023R01500
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
21
023R01501
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
160 g/m2
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 7XX/1XXX
Dye (& Pigment Black)
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GS/GS+/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
•
•
•
•
•
For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
Store the product in its original bag and box.
Print in reverse on the matte side of the roll.
Before lamination leave the print flat for about 30 minutes. Use hot or cold laminates.
The outside of the film can be written on using water resistant felt tip pens. Pen markings can be removed with a
cloth and water or methylated spirits.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring UV protection or greater general durability if they may be
subject to moisture, handling or other aging elements. Apply either a pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt)
laminate on the printed side.
* Not available in U.S.
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Xerox Backlit Film (front print) 140 micron
Product Description
A versatile direct-write polyester film specifically coated to provide excellent image quality, rich deep colors with
superior saturation and contrast. Ideal for all backlit applications, indoors and out. Images will not “wash-out” when
viewed under fixture lights, or seem too dark when lights are turned off.
Details are sharp, and image clarity is excellent. Small text will not “break-up” or become fuzzy.
Applications
Excellent for all backlit applications, such as lobby signs, parking garage signage, casino signage, transit shelters,
airport fixtures, elevator displays, retail promotion, mall directories, subway/transit directories, kiosks, window
display units, drive-through menu fixtures, interior menu boards, monies exchange rate booths, price list fixtures,
retail or supermarket aisle signs, checkout displays, trade show images and convenience store signage.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
156 g/m2
023R02150
1524 mm
60"
30 m
98 ft
46
Caliper (microns)
140
023R02151
1067 mm
42"
30 m
98 ft
32
Whiteness (CIE)
110
023R02152
914 mm
36"
30 m
98 ft
27
Opacity
64%
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Ensure the appropriate color profile and resolution setting is used when imaging a file.
• Laminate prints after fully dried but within 4-8 hours of printing.
• For use with pressure laminates only on one or both sides of a print.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring special finishes, and/or UV protection or greater general
durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. This media is suitable for pressure (cold) laminates
but not thermal laminates. Apply cold laminate to the printed side.
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Xerox Metallic Film*
Product Description
A glossy-metallic, mirror-finish film for special display effects suitable for printing with dye inks only. Excellent
image definition with fast drying capability. Choice of gold or silver film to produce a variety of striking metallic
effects and colors, eg. print orange on silver to get gold.
Metallic film is not suitable for pigment inks.
Applications
Trade shows, retail point-of-sale signage, advertising posters in low-lighting environments such as restaurants, bars,
and nightclubs.
Physical Properties
m2
Base Weight
66 ft
25
Caliper
(microns)
20 m
66 ft
18
50"
20 m
66 ft
25
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
Color
Product Code
Silver
023R01598
1270 mm
50"
20 m
Silver
023R01597
914 mm
36"
Gold
023R01596
1270 mm
Gold
023R01595
914 mm
Width
Length
156 g/m2
100
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+
Encad 1000i
Dye
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Select the highest quality photo glossy paper/film setting available.
• Note on older HP printers some default to black pigment inks for plain black paragraph test.
To avoid this problem incorporate text into the image.
• For Xerox 8142/8160 and other printers with output drier fans and heated platens use fans without heat to
assist drying.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin or other finishes and/or prints that need to be protected
from the effects of UV or atmospheric degradation, or if they may be subject to mechanical damage. This media
is suitable for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) over-laminates.
*Currently available in Europe only.
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Xerox Polycarbonate Pop-Up Film & Backer*
Product Description
A printable polycarbonate pop-up film, a translucent film, which is printed on its reverse side and sealed with a
backer to form a 2-part pop up graphic display panel. Strong and dimensionally stable with a low glare surface
finish. Use in conjunction with Xerox self adhesive backing film for robust pop-up panels. Compatible with dye
and pigmented inks.
A self-adhesive backer, highly opaque, white matte melinex-based film with a water-based adhesive backing for
use in conjunction with printable polycarbonate pop-up film (above). The backer provides a light stopping, rigid,
dimensionally stable pop-up base. It can also be used as a light-stop laminate for 200 micron White Matte Banner
Film for a total light stopping solution.
Applications
For exhibition panels, and pop up displays where a totally opaque, light stopping solution is required.
Physical Properties
Color
Product Code
Polycarbonate Pop-Up Film –
Back Print
023R01606
Polycarbonate Pop-Up Film –
Back Print
023R01474
914 mm
White Polyester Self-Adhesive
Light Stop Backer
023R01478
880 mm
White Polyester Self-Adhesive
Light Stop Backer
023R01477
914 mm
Width
m2
Length
900 mm
40 m
36"
36"
131 ft
36
20 m
66 ft
18
50 m
164 ft
44
20 m
66 ft
18
Base
Weight
312
g/m2
Caliper
(microns)
275
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original bag and box.
• Print in reverse on the matte side.
• Allow the print to cure for 2-3 hours before finishing.
• For pop-up displays cold laminate with Xerox light stop backing film.
• For best results laminate with rollers at room temperature and with the minimum amount of pressure.
*Currently available in Europe only.
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Xerox Light Stop Pop-Up Film (front print)*
Product Description
This is a printable 2-part pop-up material: a heavy duty, but not bulky, dimensionally stable, melinex-based film
with excellent light stopping characteristics. With a unique backside coating designed to prevent slippage during
printing, avoiding any issues with printing matching adjacent panels. Universally suitable for use with both dye and
pigment inks
Applications
For exhibition panels, and pop-up displays requiring light stopping performance.
Physical Properties
150 micron Xerox Light Stop Pop-Up Film – (front print)
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
171 g/m2
023R01641
914 mm
36"
30 m
98 ft
27
Caliper (microns)
150
023R01642
1270 mm
50"
30 m
98 ft
38
Opacity
98%
300 micron Xerox Light Stop Pop-Up Film – (front print)
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
385 g/m2
023R01476
914 mm
36"
50 m
164 ft
46
Caliper (microns)
300
023R01475
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
Opacity
98%
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original bag and box.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other unique finishes and/or prints
requiring UV protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. This
media is suitable for pressure (cold) laminates only – not suitable for thermal (hot-melt) laminates. Use a
laminate of at least 75 micron thickness on front side or both sides.
*Currently available in Europe only.
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Xerox White Matte Banner Film 200 micron*
Product Description
A matte, white film for single drop banners, roll-up stands and roll-down hanging displays. Designed to produce
vivid, full-color, photo-realistic, direct-write digital images in 600 dpi mode with dye and pigment inks and rapid
drying. The thickness of this film gives banners sufficient body and strength to provide a flat image surface when a
display is erected, and the film is tear-resistant to withstand handling. The matte finish of the base film offers an
image
surface with minimal light reflection without dulling the printed image. This is also a truly water resistant media for
use as an alternative to paper in “field” projects or when graphics will be exposed to weather or rough handling.
Applications
Good for all roll-up and roll-down or hanging banners, durable presentation graphics, such as exhibition graphics
panels, posters, point-of-sale graphics, signage indoors or outdoors, merchandising materials, mounted prints,
promotional displays and corporate graphics.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
265 g/m2
023R01604
1524 mm
60"
20 m
66 ft
31
Caliper (microns)
200
023R01603
1372 mm
54"
20 m
66 ft
27
Whiteness (CIE)
108
023R01473
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
25
Opacity
98%
023R01602
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
21
023R01601
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original bag and box.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring UV
protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or mechanical damage. This media is
suitable for pressure (cold) laminates only – not suitable for thermal (hot-melt) laminates. Use a laminate of at
least 75 micron thickness on front side or both sides.
*Currently available in Europe only.
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Xerox Banner Polyester 290 micron
Product Description
This flexible coated polyester media for indoor and outdoor banners works well with both dye and pigment inks.
This banner material printed with pigment inks shows minimal color loss on high-density ink areas after two months
outdoors. It can be sewn or punched but not welded, and complies with the requirements for classification as M2
flame retardant making this an ideal banner material for fire-sensitive environments.
Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring UV
or general protection if they may be subject to moisture or handling. This media is suitable for pressure (cold) laminates, but is not suitable for thermal (hot-melt) laminates.
Applications
For indoor and outdoor banners.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
290 g/m2
023R01583
1524 mm
60"
15 m
49 ft
23
Caliper (microns)
290
023R01584
1372 mm
54"
15 m
49 ft
21
Whiteness (CIE)
157
023R01585
1270 mm
50"
15 m
49 ft
19
Opacity
96%
023R01586
1118 mm
44"
15 m
49 ft
17
023R01587
1067 mm
42"
15 m
49 ft
16
023R01588
914 mm
36"
15 m
49 ft
14
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 35-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original bag and box.
• Select Photo Black ink if using Epson Ultrachrome®.
• Material can be sewn and punched with eyelets, but not welded.
• Leave prints overnight or for at least 12 hours before outdoor use to maximize water resistance.
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Xerox Matte Polypropylene Banner 185 & 320 micron
Product Description
A tough, water resistant material which offers an effective, lower cost alternative to polyester which addresses many
of the applications for which polyester has traditionally been used. The heavier weight 320 micron polypropylene
material has excellent mechanical strength for durability in the most demanding applications with full opacity. The
lighter weight 185 micron material offers a lower cost option with similar properties.
Both lay flat and resist edge curl which are essential properties for display systems such as roll-up or hanging banners.
With a matte print surface, this material gives punchy color reproduction, solid blacks and fine definition in 600 or
1200 dpi resolutions. Xerox Matte Poly-propylene is universally suitable for either dye or pigment inks.
Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring
protection from UV, dirt or abrasion, or greater general durability. This media is suitable for pressure (cold) but not
for thermal (hot-melt) laminates.
Applications
Good for all roll-up and roll-down or hanging banners, durable presentation graphics, such as exhibition graphics
panels, posters, point-of-sale graphics, signage indoors or outdoors, merchandising materials, mounted prints,
promotional displays and corporate graphics.
Physical Properties
185 micron Xerox Matte Polypropylene Banner
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
154 g/m2
023R02166
1524 mm
60"
30 m
98 ft
46
Caliper (microns)
023R02167
1067 mm
42"
30 m
98 ft
32
Whiteness (CIE)
116
27
Opacity
92%
m2
Base Weight
23
Caliper (microns)
320
136
023R02168
914 mm
36"
30 m
98 ft
185
320 micron Xerox Matte Polypropylene Banner
Product Code
023R02169
Width
1524 mm
Length
60"
15 m
49 ft
023R02170
1067 mm
42"
15 m
49 ft
16
Whiteness (CIE)
023R02171
914 mm
36"
15 m
49 ft
14
Opacity
305 g/m2
100%
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
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Xerox Banner Vinyl 400 g/m2
Product Description
A mid-weight vinyl with a textile textured back, designed to provide a flexible, water- and tear-resistant base for
indoor banners, and short-term outdoor applications where the banner is not subjected to wind or heavy duty
mechanical stresses. Outdoor capabilities are also subject to properties of the specific ink system used.
The bright white print-receptive coating works with either dye or pigment ink systems and can achieve excellent
image quality with good color densities, high resolution and sharp edge-definition. Pigment inks should be used for
any applications where the print will be subject to UV radiation.
This material is suitable for the range of standard finishing procedures for banners. Lamination is recommended for
prints requiring protection from dirt, abrasion or general weathering. This media is suitable for pressure (cold)
laminates but not thermal (hot-melt) laminates.
Applications
Suitable for indoor banner applications such as art galleries, retail and event promotions, long hallways or walkways,
showrooms, supermarkets, ceiling displays, museums, theatre lobbies, entranceways, retail mall advertising, sport
arenas, political campaigns, backdrops, signage, trade shows, table fronts. In contrast to standard presentation graphics
and photo-based media applications where close-up viewing is normal, banner vinyl graphics are normally intended for
viewing from 6 ft (2 m) or more and expectation of image quality is not equal; e.g. some banding may be acceptable.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
400 g/m2
023R02157
1524 mm
60"
15.2 m
50 ft
23
Caliper (microns)
385
023R02158
1270 mm
50"
15.2 m
50 ft
19
Opacity
98%
023R02159
1067 mm
42"
15.2 m
50 ft
16
023R02160
914 mm
36"
15.2 m
50 ft
14
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Banner vinyl image quality will differ from that of presentation paper and image quality expectations should
allow for mid-distance viewing. Printing in unidirectional mode can minimize banding on some images.
• Avoid putting too much ink on the media as this may cause light spots to appear, especially in heavy coverage
areas (such as 4 color blacks). Recommendation for total ink limit for Xerox 8142/8160 pigment inks is 220%.
• Over-lamination is not necessarily required except where subject to extreme moisture or abrasion.
Use pressure sensitive laminates only.
• Do not stack or fold unlaminated images. Use “slip sheets” in carriage to avoid image offset from one
unlaminated image to another. Don’t touch with grease, oil, or silicones.
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Xerox Outdoor Banner Vinyl 550 g/m2
Product Description
A heavyweight vinyl consisting of a tear resistant polyester fabric sandwiched between two white vinyl layers to
provide a flexible, resilient base for indoor and outdoor banner applications. With the appropriate pigment inks, this
heavyweight vinyl should be sufficiently durable for up to 3 months outdoor use without fading, dependant on weather conditions.
This vinyl is also suitable for dye-based inks. High ink limits can be used to achieve excellent image quality with
good color densities and brilliance, high resolution and sharp edge-definition. Additionally, the print surface has good
resistance to scratching. Working at lower ink limits does, however, improve weather resistance.
This material is suitable for the range of standard finishing procedures for banners. Edges can be sewn or welded by
inductive high frequency welding, and the banner can be punched for eyelets.
Lamination or lacquering is recommended for prints requiring protection from dirt, physical abrasion or general
weathering and handling. This media is suitable for pressure (cold) laminates but not thermal (hot-melt) laminates.
Alternatively use one or two compound polyurethane lacquer, taking care to protect borders and edges.
Applications
Suitable for indoor and some outdoor banner applications in moderate temperatures, such as art galleries, retail
and event promotions, long hallways and walkways, showrooms, supermarkets, ceiling displays, museums, theatre
lobbies, entranceways, service stations, car-park advertising, sport arenas, backdrops, signage, and trade shows.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
Base Weight
550 g/m2
023R01589
1524 mm
60"
15 m
50 ft
23
Caliper (microns)
480
023R01590
1372 mm
54"
15 m
50 ft
21
Whiteness (CIE)
139
023R01591
1270 mm
50"
15 m
50 ft
19
Opacity
023R01593
1067 mm
42"
15 m
50 ft
16
023R01594
914 mm
36"
15 m
50 ft
14
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Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-77°F (10-25°C) and 35-65% relative humidity.
Use within 3 months of purchase as age will impact output quality.
• For mid-distance viewing, image quality expectations are not the same as photo paper. Some banding may be
acceptable if not noticeable from the intended viewing distance. Printing in unidirectional mode can minimize
banding on some images.
• Avoid putting too much ink on the media as this may cause light spots, especially in heavy coverage areas (such
as 4-color blacks). Lower ink limits also improve water resistance. Recommended total ink limit for
Xerox 8142/8160 pigment, HP UV+ and Encad GO inks is 215%.
• Leave prints overnight or for a minimum of 12 hours before use to improve weather resistance.
• Do not stack or fold unlaminated images. Use “slip sheets” in carriage to avoid image offset from one
unlaminated image to another. Avoid touching with grease, oil, or silicones.
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Xerox Outdoor Weatherproof Banner 280 micron - A Tyvek® Solution
Product Description
A highly tear-resistant material for producing vivid, full-color images, this white spun Tyvek® has a water resistant
coating for indoor and short-term outdoor banners. Images are water resistant for up to 4 months when printed with
pigment inks.
The exceptional durability of this media provides maximum flexibility during post print handling, allowing for edge
sewing, taping and eyelets. If stitching, a double stitched hem with a maximum of 5 stitches per inch is recommended.
Applications
Excellent for all indoor and short-term outdoor banner applications including retail point-of-purchase, trade show
backdrops, car showrooms, supermarkets, suspended ceiling displays, casino promotions, family gatherings, office
parties, museums, art galleries, entranceways, office corridors, banner kiosks, industrial signage (warnings, hazard,
etc.) – vertical or horizontal.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
130 g/m2
023R01441
1372 mm
54"
20 m
66 ft
27
Caliper (microns)
280
023R01524
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
25
Whiteness (CIE)
115
023R01523
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
21
Opacity
95%
023R01442
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 7XX/8XX/2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 35-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original bag and box.
• Water-resistance tested with HP UV+ inks, Encad GO inks - Good for 3-4 months.
• Leave prints overnight before use to maximize water resistance.
• Structural base characteristics of Tyvek® may show through on prints.
• Unlaminated images are easily scratched and must be stitched hem side up so the sewing machine foot comes in
contact with the backside of the print.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring
UV protection or greater general durability if they may be subject to moisture or handling. This media is suitable
for pressure (cold) or thermal (hot-melt) laminates. Heavier weight thermal laminates work best on this material.
Use at least a 125 or 250 micron laminate to avoid an “orange peel” effect between the media and the laminate.
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Xerox Banner Fabric – Fire Retardant 250 g/m2
Product Description
This high strength, polyester fabric has a heavy, fire-retardant coating and is certified M2 fire retardant. It is therefore
an excellent banner material for indoor environments where fire properties are either a legal or general consideration.
This is a versatile, functional fabric with excellent tensile strength, bi-directional tear resistance and dimensional
stability that can be “finished” to become a vast array of banner and other graphics. It is an alternative to artist canvas
where a fabric textured surface adds to the look and feel of a graphic; e.g. fine art applications. This fabric has a
non-reflective surface for wide-angle visibility without glare.
Over-lamination is not usually required but for outdoor applications needing protection from dirt, physical abrasion
or general weathering use pressure (cold) laminates but not thermal laminates. Alternatively use lacquer (liquid
lamination) taking care to protect borders and edges.
Applications
Wide range of banner configurations: various displays in public buildings and indoor spaces, historic buildings,
galleries, museums, theatres, hotels, restaurants, sport arenas, shopping malls, showrooms, retail spaces and corridors,
for exhibitions, conferences, table front or suspended overhead displays, backdrops, walkway graphics, promotions,
political campaign messaging, free hanging, backed or mounted. Also suitable for fine art reproduction giving a high
quality, gently textured feel.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
250 g/m2
023R02162
1524 mm
60"
20 m
66 ft
31
Caliper (microns)
275
023R02163
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
21
Whiteness (CIE)
127
023R02164
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
Opacity
96%
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 1XXX/2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Banner fabric is coated over a porous surface, not smooth like vinyl. The coating layer on top of the peaks in the
weave may rub off if oversaturated with ink especially in heavy coverage areas (such as 4-color blacks).
• Can withstand normal handling immediately after printing. Use cotton gloves to minimize the image rub-off
during installation (as only a small amount of moisture from hands can enhance the rub-off). “Slip sheets” should
be used for carriage to avoid image offset from one print to another.
• Do not use the automatic cutter during media loading or print production.
• Outdoors, this product should be fixed to a flat structure; eg. wall, building side. If hung without protection,
wind damage can cause the coating surface to crack, leading to image deterioration.
• Can be stitched with care. Grommets can be used. Roll up finished images. Do not fold as the surface coating
may break and spoil the image.
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Xerox Universal Artist Canvas 340 g/m2
Product Description
A coated cotton-based artist canvas intended for fine art reproduction and prints that benefit from a fabric textured
surface. This canvas will withstand the process of stretching onto a wooden frame. It is a functional fabric that can
also be “finished” for an array of graphics applications, such as indoor banners with sewn edges. The fabric structure
enhances the decorative effect and the non-reflective, textured surface gives a feel of quality as well as wide-angle
visibility without glare. Canvas is often a material worth considering as an alternative to vinyl. The natural
components in canvas give an inevitable variation in the surface characteristics.
With a water-resistant, instant dry coating, this canvas is suitable for practically all inks, and is particularly suited to
pigment inks.
Applications
Artists reproductions and banners. This canvas can be sewn and used as a banner. Excellent for indoor banner
applications including retail point-of-purchase, showrooms, suspended ceiling displays, hotel promotions, school
events, sport arenas, museums, theatres and art galleries.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
023R01503
1270 mm
50"
12 m
40 ft
16
Caliper (microns)
023R01504
1118 mm
44"
12 m
40 ft
14
Opacity
023R01505
1067 mm
42"
12 m
40 ft
13
023R01506
914 mm
36"
12 m
40 ft
11
340 g/m2
380
100%
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 7XX/8XX/1XXX/2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
Store the product in its original bag and box.
• The coating sits over a porous surface, not smooth like paper. Some of the coating layer sits on the peaks
of the weave, therefore may rub off if oversaturated with ink especially in heavy coverage areas
(such as 4-color blacks).
• Properly printed, this material can withstand normal handling immediately after printing.
• Over-lamination is not required, however liquid laminates can be used to enhance the image density.
Do not touch with grease, oil, silicones, or dirt.
• Colors may appear to be “flat” when printed. Print test files before beginning any job. If necessary, enhance
color in the digital file (darkening Photoshop colors, or choosing alternate PMS process colors) prior to printing
on this material.
• Roll up finished images. DO NOT FOLD as the surface coating may break and spoil the image.
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Xerox Translucent Repositionable Film 225 micron
Product Description
A translucent adhesive-backed polyester film designed for use as a one-way, front-viewed window display or a backlit. Low tack adhesive enables easy mounting on all smooth surfaces and can be repositioned without leaving any
glue residue. Can also be contour cut for shop window decoration.
Applications
Ideal for indoor window advertising. Backlit - where light, natural or otherwise, will light up the image and enhance
the display effect.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Base Weight
Caliper (microns)
023R01517
1270 mm
50"
20 m
66 ft
25
023R01518
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
230 g/m2
225
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye
HP 1XXX
Dye (& Pigment Black)
HP 2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye
Encad Novajet
GA/GS/GS+
Encad 1000i
Dye
Critical Operating Instructions
• For best results store and use within temperature of 50-86°F (10-30°C) and 30-65% relative humidity.
• Store the product in its original bag and box.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, matte or other finishes and/or prints requiring greater
general durability or protection from UV. This media is suitable for pressure (cold) laminates but not for
thermal (hot-melt) laminates.
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Xerox Self Adhesive Vinyl 275 micron
Product Description
A self-adhesive (pressure sensitive) white vinyl designed to adhere to a variety of flat or slightly curved, smooth
surfaces using only the slight pressure of a hand or small tool (such as a squeegee). This vinyl has a permanent adhesive coated backing covered by a release liner.
With a water and scratch resistant inkjet coating, it is designed for use in all indoor, and some short-term outdoor
applications when properly constructed.
Pigment inks should be used where needed for outdoor applications.
Applications
For all indoor and some outdoor applications where the printed image is needed to adhere to a smooth, flat or
slightly curved surface: general signage, retail and event promotions, trade show displays, galleries and museums,
long hallways, showrooms, markets, retail merchandising and display.
Physical Properties
Product Code
Width
Length
m2
Total Weight
Face Vinyl Caliper
(microns)
140
Total Caliper
(microns)
275
Whiteness (CIE)
118
Opacity
99%
023R02153
1524 mm
60"
20 m
66 ft
31
023R02154
1067 mm
42"
20 m
66 ft
21
023R02155
914 mm
36"
20 m
66 ft
18
023R02156
610 mm
24"
20 m
66 ft
12
290 g/m2
Compatibility
Printer
Ink Type
Xerox 8142/8160
Dye/Pigment
HP 1XXX/2XXX/3XXX/5XXX
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/9000/7500/9500/10000
Dye/Pigment
Epson Stylus Pro 7600/9600/10600
Ultrachrome®
Encad Novajet
GS/GS+/GX/GO
Encad 1000i
Dye/Pigment
Critical Operating Instructions
• Durability can be up to 3 months dependant on the display site and the inks and laminates used.
• Follow all cleaning and preparation instructions in the Application Ideas & Procedures, Self Adhesive Vinyl
section of this guide.
• Test adhesion for substrate prior to actual installation.
• Lamination is recommended for prints requiring satin, high gloss or other finishes and/or prints requiring
protection from dirt, abrasion or UV, or greater general durability. This media is suitable for pressure (cold)
laminates but not for thermal (hot-melt) laminates.
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General Hints & Tips
Prepress
• Include crop marks for trimming. Precondition the material in a controlled printer environment for 24 hours prior to printing.
Lamination
• Use only laminates approved for use with the base media and the application.
• For outdoor use, prints should be fully encapsulated with a 0.16-0.24 inch (4-6mm) sealed edge.
• Laminate papers at higher temperature and slower speed to ensure successful laminate adhesion.
Trimming
• ON-PRINTER: Trim with sharp razor or automatic cutter. Ensure knives are sharp and properly adjusted to cut cleanly with
minimal dust.
• OFF-PRINTER: Ensure images for encapsulation are individually pre-trimmed flush to the edge of the required panel size
prior to being laminated.
• OFF-LAMINATOR: Trim with sharp hand cutter or large format trimmer. Take precautions to keep prints from slipping or
falling to the floor, especially stacked.
Handling
• PRINTS are easily damaged when handled improperly. If not laminated, avoid contact with laser printer or photo copier
output. Use a slipsheet when rolling several posters together. Use low tack tape to secure the roll. Do not use rubber bands
around an unlaminated print.
Storage
• MEDIA: Store unopened material in a temperature and humidity controlled room. Keep away from direct sunlight and
heating/air conditioning vents. If rolls are stored vertically, use core hangers and keep rolls away from direct contact with floor.
Do not expose graphics to extreme temperatures.
Mounting
• Posters can be mounted to a substrate; e.g. foamboard. Clean and coat the substrate prior to mounting the graphic, or
apply an adhesive coating to the back of the laminated print.
• Use the overlap as a skew allowance. Mount a middle panel first to avoid a cumulative skew effect on the entire image.
Beginning on either end may result in a skew effect that does not allow panels to match.
• Once mounted, the graphic is flipped face down and the excess image is trimmed to fit the edges of the board.
Shipping
• Use a tube whenever possible to ship rolled images. If shipping flat, sandwich posters securely between rigid packaging.
• The corners of a mounted print are easily damaged if packaged improperly.
• Shipping companies may not handle boxes properly, so take the time and expense before the job is sent to the customer to
prepare for any possible mishandling while en route.
Printing
• Choose the appropriate “print mode” for the application and/or media.
• “Nest” images as groups based on similar finishing requirements.
• Use the media specific RIP curve available with your front-end software. If one is not available, start with the 600 dpi
Universal Photo Paper curve as a base, and make alterations to achieve acceptable output.
• DON’T COMPARE the image quality of one media to another as different media will result in a different image quality.
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1. Poster/Single Panel Print
1.1 Application Definition
Posters are used to display information in the form of text and/or graphics (vector or photographic) to small
audiences. Typically medium sized (approx. 24" wide x 36" tall) and generally intended to be viewed up close or
from a short distance. A complete design that is contained within one print is considered a poster, or a “single panel,”
regardless of whether multiple copies are involved.
Unlaminated posters are images printed on the base material of choice only, such as paper or film, without
being “finished” with an overlaminate. These posters are not protected from moisture or abrasion damage, and are
generally used as indoor signage only for one-time or short-term use.
Laminated posters have a protective layer on the front and/or back of the print to be protected from minor
abrasion damage, moisture, and handling. Laminates can either be thermal (hot), or pressure sensitive (cold/heat
assist). These products increase print rigidity, may increase image longevity, and are recommended for long-term
indoor, as well as short-term exterior applications. Once a poster is laminated it can be installed with tape, Velcro®,
pins, tacks, or grommets. It can also be mounted to a substrate or put into a frame or fixture.
1.2 Suggested Application Ideas
Posters, client presentations, point-of-sale graphics, exhibition graphics, museum signage, in-house graphics,
mounted prints, exhibit graphics, promotional displays, corporate graphics, wall murals, backlit displays, fine art
reproductions, photo-realistic imaging, proofs, directional display and map reproduction.
2. Proofs/Check-Plots
2.1 Application Definition
Any digital design that is printed prior to final approval or project completion to check color, layout, or content is
considered a proof. This application does not require good image density, clarity, high resolution, or quality base
material. In most cases, the print is to be used only once, then thrown out. Multiple versions with only slight changes
may need to be produced. Therefore, an economical grade of paper is preferred as an alternative to a more expensive,
presentation grade paper.
2.2 Suggested Application Ideas
Engineering departments for copies of in-progress designs for use in discussion groups
Corporate organization charts or simple direction signs
Government offices to print town/building plans for presentation or checking
Colleges or offices to post simple text posters for meetings/club schedules
Survey/mapping companies to produce interim “proofs” for review prior to final graphic production
on high quality media
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3. Mounted Print
3.1 Application Definition
“Mounted” prints, or “display graphics,” are laminated prints applied to a rigid material, such as foamboard. The
added support of the mounting surface greatly increases the durability and life of the print. This type of post-print
finishing can be utilized for all types of graphics. Sizes and shapes vary depending on the specific application, but,
overall, tend to be larger than regular posters. There are several lamination and base material options for this
application, all dependent on customer requirements for the final “look” of presentation. When shipping, proper
packaging is critical, as mounted prints can damage easily.
3.2 Suggested Application Ideas
Posters, sales presentations, framed images, museum signage, in-house graphics, merchandising materials,
presentation graphics, exhibit graphics, promotional displays, corporate graphics, wall murals, photo-realistic
imaging and map reproduction.
4. Multi-Panel Images
4.1 Application Definition
Multi-paneled images are laminated prints of virtually unlimited size that require special prepress setup and
post-print construction. Accurate measurements, forethought and planning are critical to this application. The
prepress operator must obtain specific output expectations from the end-user or installer to ensure that the resulting
output is successful. With the help of a computer layout program, images are “tiled” to specific panel dimensions,
incorporating overlap or “butt-seam” construction.
4.2 Suggested Application Ideas
Event signage, billboards, wallpaper, shopping mall decor, office graphics, public areas, theatrical backdrops, school
functions, museum display, art gallery display, showrooms, maps, directional display, architectural plans, landscape
plans and arena graphics.
Production
Notes
• Assembly: Standard overlap amounts are usually 1/2–1 inch (12–25 mm).
• Butt/Perfect Seam: No overlap is created on the digital image.
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5. Billboard
5.1 Application Definition
The display size of billboards, as well as the appropriate design, will vary. Quick turnaround and image flexibility are
a key advantage of digital printing methods. The final image quality depends not only on prepress and production, but
also proper pasting and installation.
Most limitations in expected life of billboards is due to pasting methods. Flagging, chalking, and other problems are
due primarily to installation procedures.
5.2 Suggested Application Ideas
Bus shelters, subway advertisements, multi-paneled murals, billboards, event signage and display.
5.3 Application Tips
Prepress
• Coarse dither patterns at lower resolutions are best for billboards. High-resolution error-diffusion can produce a streaking
effect on billboards when viewed at a distance. Panels should be created with a minimum 2–inch (50 mm) internal bleed
and a 2–inch (50 mm) external bleed.
• Panel size should not exceed maximum width one person can handle 48–inch wide (1220 mm) but is usually determined by
standard as 42 inch wide (1067 mm).
Printing
• PRINTER SPEED: Choose the appropriate “Print Mode” for the application and/or media. Print with pigment inks.
Trimming
• Carefully label panels for easier installation (ex: 1 of 4, 2 of 4, etc.).
Production
Notes
• The whole print may be wetted with paste immediately before application. Use a recommended billboard paste, but do not add
alcohol or glycol as this dissolves inks. When applying, use only light pressure to avoid damaging the print.
• POSTING: Installer should follow standard posting procedures for paper stock. Ensure mounting surface is clean, dry and free
of rust and debris. Loose or peeling portions of a previous layer should be removed and rough spots should be
feathered by sanding. Unfold wet panel. Align top and edge to be joined. Light pressure with a soft smoothing brush or
squeegee should be used to smooth wrinkles and air pockets. Work from the center toward the edges.
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6. Backlit Display
6.1 Application Definition
A high quality, photo-realistic graphic placed in a fixture that is illuminated from the rear is a “backlit” display.
The fixture is typically mounted to a wall or stand. The image quality of a backlit graphic should not “wash-out”
when viewed under fixture lights or be too dark (or dense) when the lights are turned off. Paper backlit displays are
intended for interior or short-term exterior. Using a paper print, laminated or otherwise, sometimes provides a lower
cost, high resolution solution allowing customers to change prints more frequently than if using a traditional film
material. A blue backing on paper helps to provide a more even light diffusion, masking any mottling from paper
fibre formation that becomes evident as a result of the light. Extra opacity helps to maintain strong image color
both lit and unlit.
6.2 Suggested Application Ideas
Signage, advertising and merchandising, in garages, entertainment centers, bus/rail shelters, airports,
metro/underground/subway stations, restaurants, shops, kiosks, window display units, elevators, interior
menu boards, exchange rate outlets, price lists, point-of-purchase displays, vending machines.
6.3 Application Procedures
Lamination
• Try using a 125 or 250 micron white laminate backing to aid in light diffusion.
Mounting
• Backlit graphics can be mounted to a substrate if required. Typical backlit mounting substrates include Plexiglas®
and Lexan®.
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7. Banners
7.1 Application Definition
Banners are designed to display short messages in a large manner to audiences from a distance (usually over
10 ft or 3 m). The success of this application largely depends on the design element used as well as the physical placement of the banner. Banners can be installed virtually anywhere from ceilings in shopping outlets to table fronts for
exhibit halls. Durable materials make the best choice when creating a banner because of the extreme amount of post
print finishing necessary for this application.
For outdoor applications, fabrics and vinyls are used because of their ease of use and durability and resistance
to weathering. In more mild conditions of interior banner applications, papers and lightweight fabrics can be
considered along with vinyls and fabrics.
7.2 Suggested Application Ideas
Art galleries, retail sales, showrooms, supermarkets, kiosks, ceiling displays, museums, theatre lobbies, entranceways
and service stations.
7.3 Application Tips
PrePress
• When printing multiple panels, leave enough gap around the image for appropriate finishing procedure.
Printing
• Use pressure sensitive laminates on banner vinyl for outdoor banner applications.
• Fabric/canvas do not require the use of an over-laminate, however a liquid laminate can be used.
Trimming
• ON-PRINTER: DO NOT use the automatic cutter. Manually trim.
• OFF-PRINTER: CONSIDER the finishing requirements before trimming. Leave enough material to accommodate any
pockets, hems or grommets.
• It is best to unroll the finished graphics onto a table and cut between images. Handle the material in roll form for shipping.
Wind onto as large a core as possible [minimum diameter 3" (7.6 cm), preferably 6" (15 cm)] Wind the roll image side out.
Stitching
• A double-stitched hem with a maximum of 5 stitches per inch is recommended. Unlaminated images are easily scratched and
must be stitched hem side up so that the sewing machine foot comes in contact with the backside of the print.
• FINISH edges using normal procedures for scrim vinyl.
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8. Self Adhesive Vinyl
8.1 Application Definition
An adhesive backed vinyl, or decal, can be directly applied to smooth, flat, or gently curved surfaces such as metal,
glass, stainless steel, painted surfaces, etc. This capability saves additional steps for graphics production during
imaging, finishing, and print installation. These media are designed for short-term promotional graphics.
8.2 Suggested Application Ideas
Excellent for trade shows, bank cash point graphics, drive through windows, construction project signs, bus back
advertising, mounted suspended ceiling displays, construction signs, hallway graphics taxi-back graphics, bus side
graphics, custom cut wall graphics (nurseries, gift shops, museums, art galleries, retail promotion), sporting events,
internal corporate graphics, vending machines, directly applied posters on walls or doors, decals for banners, door
graphics, concert promotions, directional signage, short-term window graphics, and political campaigns.
8.3 Application Procedures
Lamination
• Use pressure sensitive laminates only.
• Laminate between 30 minutes and 24 hours after printing, as this material is sensitive to moisture curl.
• The over-laminate vinyl should be trimmed to provide 1/4"–3/4" (6–19 mm) of material beyond each edge of the pre-cut graphic
to seal the edges of the vinyl. This is necessary to prevent moisture damage to the edges of the print.
Trimming
• ON-PRINTER: DO NOT use the automatic cutter. Manually trim with sharp razor or scissors.
• OFF-PRINTER: It is best to unroll the finished graphics onto a table and cut between images. Handle the material in roll
form for shipping or subsequent roll-to-roll over-lamination. The graphics can either be wound onto a roll using a laminator
wind-up or hand wound onto a core. Use the following precautions when winding onto a core:
• Wind onto as large a core as possible [minimum diameter 3" (7.5 cm), preferably 6" (15 cm). Wind the roll image side out.
Mounting
• To avoid scratching the over-laminate, use a cloth sleeve over the applicator “squeegee” when applying over-laminated PSV
to a substrate.
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8.4 Surface Cleaning and Preparation
IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of the end-user/applicator to ensure all painted substrates have been processed
and cured per the paint manufacturer’s requirements. Failure to follow paint manufacturer requirements can lead to
decal failures and/or removal problems. The surface to which vinyl is applied must be completely clean, smooth, and
dry before final preparation. There must be no dirt, oil, grease or solvent residue remaining on the substrate prior to
decal application. Prior to cleaning with solvents, test the cleaning solvent on an inconspicuous area of the application
surface to check for potential damage from solvent usage. Always test adhesion and paint/adhesive compatibility prior
to installation.
Follow all manufacturers’ recommended procedures and safety recommendations. Refer to the container label and the
Material Safety Data Sheet for health and safety information.
Proper cleaning and preparation of substrate prior to decal application is critical to the success of the decal. The
following cleaning and surface preparation conditions must be followed immediately prior to application. Failure to
adhere to these requirements can cause adhesion loss and therefore reduce the durability and performance level of
the decal. The following conditions are relevant to properly prepared paint systems processed correctly per paint
manufacturer specifications.
Pre-Cleaning • Remove all dirt and grime with soapy water. If grease, oil, wax, etc., are present, the substrate must be scrubbed with a
solvent wipe.
Final
Preparation
• After proper cleaning, the substrate surface should be thoroughly wiped by using a clean rag saturated with a cleaner.
8.5 Painted Surfaces
Avoid
• Highly pigmented or flat metallic paints (which tend to chalk and flake promoting poor vinyl adhesion), flat latex paint,
all latex paints on wooden substrates, paints containing migratory agents (such as chlorinated waxes and silicone which may
cause adhesion failure), oil alkyd primers and enamels (as they are slow to dry and will adversely affect adhesion of
a vinyl).
Recommend
• The use of high quality exterior grade paints are recommended, followed by substrate cleaning and preparation instructions as
specified in above section.
Precautions
• Painted metal should have a minimum of one finish coat.
• If applying film to a newly painted surface, follow all drying and curing instructions provided by the paint manufacturer
prior to surface preparation and vinyl application.
• All air-drying paints should be allowed to dwell at or near room temperature and humidity conditions for one week prior
to vinyl application.
• Baked enamel paints may be used directly upon cooling.
• Chalked and otherwise weathered paint surfaces must be refurbished with buffing followed by substrate preparation and
cleaning instructions as specified in the previous section.
• Some paint systems provide an extremely smooth surface, hence, initial adhesion will be low–extra dwell time is necessary
before maximum adhesion is achieved.
• Any section of painted metal with bare or rust spots must be entirely resurfaced.
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8.6 Other Surface Instructions
Tin
• Including alloys of tin, copper, magnesium, lead: Not recommended.
Stainless
Steel
• Stainless steel substrates tend to maintain cold surface temperatures longer then most substrates. The use of a heater immediately before and after application accelerates bond.
MDF/Wood
• Generally not recommended.
Etched
• Use high quality exterior grade paints.
Aluminum,
ABS, Acrylics
(eg.
Plexiglass®)
galvanized
Steel
• To ensure the substrate is properly galvanized, it is recommended to test all lots of galvanized steel. The following prepared
solution is recommended:
• Prepare 1 molar solution of copper sulphate (25g of CuSO4 mixed in 1 litre of deionised or purified water). Apply solution
to the substrate using a dry clean rag. Surface is properly galvanized if solution turns ‘black’ - continue with preparation
procedures. A resulting ‘copper’ color indicates lack of galvanizing - do not use steel sheet.
• Preparation of galvanized steel: Remove any zinc oxide, zinc hydroxide, and the like from the surface by mechanically
brushing the surface with a plastic abrasive pad. Degrease with a petroleum-distillate solvent such as Heptane, wipe surface
with a clean dry cloth. Wipe surface with isopropyl alcohol, and dry with a clean dry cloth before solvent evaporates.
Poly• Using a soft, clean, lint free cloth, wipe the surface with isopropyl alcohol, wipe substrate dry BEFORE solvent evaporates.
carbonate
IMPORTANT: Failure to properly prepare polycarbonate before over-lamination may result in severe air bubbles. Test for
®
(i.e. Lexan )
out-gassing by applying a small sample of film intended to be used to the polycarbonate, then oven bake the applied
sample for 18 to 24 hours at 149°F to 158°F (65°C to 70°C). Resulting bubbles under the vinyl indicates out-gassing.
If out-gassing occurs, application of vinyl to the polycarbonate is not recommended or warranted.
Fiberglass
• Using a soft, clean, lint free cloth, wipe the surface with isopropyl alcohol, and wipe substrate dry BEFORE solvent
evaporates.
IMPORTANT: Failure to properly prepare before over-lamination may result in severe air bubbles. Test for out-gassing by
applying a small sample of film intended to be used to the fiberglass, allow to set at room temperature for 24 hours or
oven bake for 3 hours at 149°F (65°C). If bubbles appear, out-gassing is occurring. Cure for 5 days at 140°F (60°C) and
repeat test.
Glass
Preparation
• Glass must be perfectly clean. Remove any tape, stickers, paint, or stain overspray, using a single edge razor blade scraper
and/or a 4" razor blade scraper (available at most hardware stores).
• Spray the glass with cleaning solution once more, dry using a soft rubber window squeegee. Wipe the edges using lint-free cloth.
• NOTE: Wetting the glass with cleaning solution (DuPont Prepsol or isopropyl alcohol) will reduce the chance of scratching the
surface during the scraping process. Use a fresh blade for each job. Check the blade for imperfections that may cause scratches.
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8.7 Installation
Before starting installation, consult the appropriate product data sheet for information regarding minimum and
maximum application temperatures, recommended substrates, and immediate service conditions before and after
application. These factors are critical to a successful application and future decal performance. Once assured that all
factors are understood with respect to the product, and all factors comply with the product recommendations,
installation can begin.
Tools
• Squeegee, heat gun, razor knife, masking tape, hot air burner, marking pencil, straight pin.
Temperature
• If the substrate surface temperature is below minimum requirements, the substrate must be heated to application
temperature to accelerate the ultimate adhesion of the vinyl.
Registration
• Mark the decal location on the application surface. For multi panel decals the overlap should be at between 0.24 inch and
0.48 inch (6mm and 12mm).
• NOTE: Do not use application fluid or the “wet method” for installation. Water or application fluid not properly squeezed
underneath the vinyl can remain between the substrate and the decal and reduces ultimate adhesion.
Tips and
Tricks
• The decal must be squeegeed before and after pre-mask removal. During pre-mask removal, decals are exposed to potential
edge lifting. In order to eliminate this, re-squeegee the decal (especially the edges). Wrap a soft clean rag around the squeegee
to prevent potential edge lifting.
• All smooth body seams or edges must be cut flush with the edge, and be free of caulk, and sealant. The decal must be
re-squeegeed along the cut edge to prevent potential edge lifting.
8.8 Corrugated/Shaped Surfaces
These media are not recommended for applications with corrugations or rivets. A specialist cast grade vinyl
would be appropriate.
8.9 Installation Procedure for Top Hinge Method
Position the decal on the application surface using small pieces of tape to hold it in place. Once the decal has been
properly registered, apply a masking tape hinge along the top edge of the decal. Cut through the masking tape along
the sides of the decal, being careful not to score the application surface. Flip the decal up over the hinge and remove
the liner. Always remove the liner from the decal.
- Hold the decal away from the application surface with one hand and squeegee from the top center downward and
outward. Use firm, short, overlapping strokes. This will help prevent wrinkling of the vinyl and minimize air
bubbles. Remove the masking tape hinge (if one was used). Re-squeegee the top edge to which the tape hinge was
applied using overlapping, upward strokes.
- Remove the pre-mask/application tape (if pre-mask was used) from the decal by peeling back on corner and pulling
back at a 180° angle.
- Re-squeegee the entire decal using very firm squeegee pressure, including all edges. Puncture any air bubbles with
a straight pin and re-squeegee from the edge of the bubble towards the puncture.
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8.10 Professional Installation
The above information provides basic information on how to apply vinyl graphics. The instructions are designed to
help ensure success across a broad range of applications. Depending on the size and complexity of applications, a
certain amount of expertise is needed.
Professional installers can be hired to ensure proper application of finished graphics.
8.11 Removal Instructions
Substrate surface (e.g. painted vs. unpainted) will combine to make each removal slightly different. The purpose of
these instructions is to provide a general removal method useful in many situations. Always test a small area
prior to decal removal to ensure that the substrate will not be damaged.
Tools
• Weed burner/heat gun, razor knife, putty knife, cleaning solvent.
Precautions
• Follow all instructions and safety warnings when using solvents and chemicals.
Cold Pull
Method
• With a weed burner, heat entire decal by holding heat source approximately 6 to 12 inches away from surface. After heating
entire decal for approximately 30–60 seconds, loosen a corner of the decal and pull back slowly
• A slow, steady pulling and lifting action at less than a 90° angle will usually prevent vinyl from breaking and will remove most of
the adhesive from the substrate. If decal becomes hard to pull, stop, reheat decal, and proceed.
• NOTE: Adhesive residue may be removed by wiping with a clean saturated rag of XXL1000 decal remover, heptane, Xylene,
and/or mixture of 75% MEK/25% Toluene.
Chemical
Method
• XXL1000 decal remover is recommended. It is an environmentally safe, non-toxic, non-flammable decal remover that will
minimize the time required for removal. Instructions for XXL1000 decal remover are:
• Apply with spray dispenser. Wait 10–15 minutes until vinyl begins to bubble. Peel vinyl from surface.
• If vinyl doesn’t remove easily, a hot water pressure washer can be used.
• If adhesive remains, apply XXL000 again and wait 3–5 minutes before repeating pressure wash.
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9. Fabric
9.1 Application Definition
The high strength and scope of finishing options for fabrics make them ideal for use in banner, flag, drapery, and
paneled backdrop applications, also for stretching over a wood frame for display of fine art reproductions.
Fire retardant properties are a consideration when a graphic is to be displayed in environments with the most stringent
regulations, such as government facilities, museums, art galleries, hotels, convention centers and schools, etc.
9.2 Suggested Application Ideas
Trade shows (table fronts, overhead), hanging displays, hallways and corridors, museums and art galleries, retail sales
and shopping centers, theatre lobbies or backdrops, restaurants, showrooms, events, sport arenas.
9.3 Application Procedures
Prepress
• Do not put too much ink on the media or images may rub off easily, especially in heavy coverage areas. Use the correct color
curve. Color enhancement to the digital file (such as altering single-color blacks to 4-color blacks, etc.) may help to increase
intensity of colors before RIP processing.
Stitching
• A double stitched hem with a maximum of 5 stitches per inch is recommended. Unlaminated images are easily scratched and
must be stitched hem side up so that the sewing machine foot comes in contact with the backside of the print.
• FINISH edges using normal procedures for scrim vinyl (grommets, stitching, tape, pockets, etc.). Standard banner tape
purchased from a banner supply store is appropriate.
Handling
• PRINTS are easily damaged when handled improperly. If unlaminated, avoid contact with laser printer or photocopier output.
Use a slipsheet when rolling several posters together. Use low tack tape to secure the roll. Do not use rubber bands around a
print that is not laminated.
• Properly printed, this material can withstand normal handling immediately after printing. This fabric is coated across a porous
surface, not smooth as in papers or vinyl. Some of the coating layer tends to “sit” on top of the peaks and valleys
of the weave; therefore, it may exhibit a tendency to rub off if handled improperly. Try wearing cotton gloves to minimize image
offset.
Production
Notes
• Place grommets lengthwise along the hemline of the banner so that the grommet is through two layers, and in the corners of
the banner through 4 layers. The folds can be taped with standard banner tape or sewn.
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10. CAD/GIS, Engineering and Technical
10.1 Technical Applications
In addition to the media described in this guide, Xerox offers a standard range of uncoated and coated opaque white
papers, tracing papers and polyester drafting film for CAD and certain GIS applications. Please ask your Xerox
supplies sales representative.
Dye inks are perfectly adequate for most working CAD drawings. Pigment inks should be used for archive drawings
or maps, or any print where a high degree of image durability is required.
10.2 Archive Stability
Definition of Archive Stability
The potential for the collective attributes of a print, which include the physical and chemical properties of the inks
and media with which it was generated, to resist changes from their initial state during an indefinite period of storage
within a controlled environment.
For prints generated within the approved specification for materials and conditions using Xerox 8142/8160 printer
with pigment inks, image legibility, or print life, will be sustained for the normal observer, with regard to the
following degrees of image permanence and durability afforded by the related conditions of referral:
• High Image Permanence and Durability – Print Life of at least 100 years: Requires Low Frequency and
Duration of Referral, or equivalent combinations, not to exceed 60 minutes of exposure per year.
• Medium Image Permanence and Durability – Print Life of at least 50 years: Requires Ordinary Frequency and
Duration of Referral, or equivalent combinations, not to exceed 12 hours of exposure per year.
• Low Image Permanence and Durability – Print Life of at least 20 years: Requires High Frequency and
Duration of Referral, or equivalent combinations, not to exceed 208 hours of exposure per year.
NOTE: This statement excludes prints archived in improperly controlled environments, prints damaged in any manner
during referral, regardless of circumstance, and prints subject to continuous referral. It remains contingent
on printer component design and supplies formulations, which are subject to change at the discretion of Xerox.
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Archival Environment
NOTE: Given the myriad of preparation techniques, which include folding, rolling, flat stacking and hanging of
single or multiple prints, only image legibility is considered.
There are four environmental components that affect image permanence, durability, and therefore legibility: water
content (% relative humidity), elemental content (e.g. salt, NaCl), radiation (exposure to light), and heat.
Xerox specifies an ambient archival environment of no greater than 70°F, 50% Relative Humidity, and total
darkness. A temperature and/or humidity lower than 70°F, 50% RH can afford additional increases in permanence
and durability.
Conditions of Referral: Each time a print is referred, or removed from archive storage, its environment and,
therefore, archive life expectancy is considered changed. Print referral is restricted to the indoor environment,
utilizing typical office (fluorescent) lights.
Frequency is described as follows:
1. Low: Once a year, or less, and not in excess of 4 times per year.
2. Ordinary: More than 4 times/year, and not in excess of 12 times/year.
3. High: More than 12 times per year, and not in excess of 52 times/year.
4. Maximum: More than 52 times per year.
Duration of exposure to a non-archival environment is described as follows:
1. Low: No more than 15 minutes per referral.
2. Ordinary: 15 minutes to 1 hour per referral.
3. High: 1-4 hours per referral.
4. Maximum: More than 4 hours per referral.
The state of continuous referral exists when a print is seldom or never placed in an archival environment during its
life; the combination of maximum frequency and maximum duration is considered as continuous referral.
Combining a degree of frequency with the matching degree of duration results in a specific number of hours per
year through which the print can be exposed. The hours of exposure dictate the permanence and durability of an
image, and the print life. Varying degrees of frequency and exposure can be combined to yield a general life
expectancy in years.
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Lamination Overview
Introduction
Lamination is the most critical portion of graphics construction to the overall quality of a print. Finishing the print
offers a value-added service by the print provider that will produce higher revenues per print, while increasing
overall demand. Lamination protects the print from mechanical damage that may be caused by contact, handling or
abrasion, but an over-laminate also protects dye ink prints from color deterioration as atmospheric components react
with the colorants over time.
• Always laminate a graphic if it is to be exposed to extreme conditions or abrasion.
• Lamination adds a gloss or lustre finish, as well as enhancing colors (without altering the color) depending
on the laminate used.
• If the print is displayed under harsh lighting, use a matte finish to reduce glare.
• Use heavier grades of laminate to add bulk and stiffen prints or add a high gloss appearance.
Inappropriate lamination technique is the leading cause of material waste. This information is intended to be a
starting point. Each laminator has its own characteristics, which vary depending upon ambient conditions, laminator
adjustments, age and condition of the laminator, etc. Temperature, pressure, speed and tension adjustments may
need to be made to optimize laminate bond and to obtain flat, wrinkle-free prints.
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Understanding Laminates
IMPORTANT: Use the appropriate laminate for your media and your application. Check the appropriate
media specification sheet to verify if certain laminates are not appropriate; e.g. some media must only be
over-laminated with cold laminates.
Laminate
Types
• THERMAL laminates consist of a polyester face film with heat-activated adhesive on one side. With heat applied to the
adhesive via the laminator the adhesive melts (activates). Once the heat source is removed it sets within a few seconds.
An extremely durable product that gives excellent scuff and scratch resistance. PET based laminates are tough with high
tear and impact strength, and are flexible once applied. Since PET laminates do not contain plasticisers, they do not become
brittle with age under normal conditions.
• PRESSURE SENSITIVE laminates have a face film with a pressure sensitive adhesive applied to one side. This type of
lamination does not use heat to activate the adhesive. Adhesive is activated by pressure alone.
Laminate
“Looks”
• GLOSS: Provides maximum clarity and color enhancement and is used when the customer desires a ‘photo-glossy’ look.
• SATIN/LUSTRE: Gives a less glossy finish while maintaining excellent clarity and color enhancement. Should be used when
there is concern about light reflections (glare) but the image benefits from some degree of gloss.
• MATTE: Least glossy finish while maintaining good clarity and color enhancement and should be used to eliminate or
minimize glare.
Laminate
Composition
• A lamination film is a post-printing material made of two parts: polyester and adhesive.
• “Construction” refers to the film and glue relationship. Construction is typically described by micron or mil thickness, eg;
5 mil laminate will be described as a having a 3/2 construction (3 mil polyester/2 mil adhesive). 1 mil = 25 microns.
• It is the polyester that affects color saturation and gives you rigidity. The greater the ratio of polyester to adhesive, the better the
quality of film. A 5 mil laminate with a 3/2 construction is higher quality than a 5 mil laminate with a 1/4 construction.
• All laminates are not the same. Typically laminates that have thinner face films (economy construction) will be more
problematic then those with a thicker polyester layer. Thinner face films will stretch and distort much easier creating
wrinkles and other image defects.
Quality Construction
3 mils Polyester + 2 mils Adhesive
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Lamination Production Notes
This information is intended to be a starting point. Each laminator has its own characteristics that may vary
depending upon ambient conditions, laminator adjustments, age and condition of the laminator, etc. Temperature,
pressure, speed and tension adjustments may need to be made to optimize laminate adhesion to the base material
and to obtain flat, wrinkle-free prints.
Production
Notes
• Make certain that high saturation areas of the print have completely dried before laminating.
• Grommets may be added to laminated or vinyl prints to aid in display. To avoid tearing, strengthen the print prior to setting the
grommets by adding a 2" triangle of heavy laminate between the grommet and the back of the print.
• Encapsulate prints intended for outdoor applications.
Cautions
• Most problems with lamination are caused by uneven tension in the laminator web.
• If laminated prints curl up, the top laminate tension is too high. Likewise, if the print curls downward, the bottom laminate
tension is too high.
• “Boat waking” can occur when the nip pressure is too high or too low or pull tensions are too low.
• Improper cooling after lamination can result in wavy finishes or other defects.
• Uneven waves or wrinkles can indicate a misaligned roller. Do not attempt to adjust a laminator roller without proper
instructions from the manufacturer.
• “Silvering” can occur if heat or pressure is too low, or speed is too high. This can also happen if there is too much
moisture in the media prior to lamination. Heating, or pre-drying, before laminating the prints might ease this problem.
• Keep the laminator supplies, media, and all work areas clean. Any debris trapped under laminates cannot be removed.
• Static charges build on laminator and supply rolls. This might attract dust. A static elimination device may help.
• IMPORTANT: Avoid using low melt laminates where possible. Hot melt adhesives generally give greater
adhesion. Use pressure laminates where print media requires. De-lamination could occur if heat and pressure
settings are not correct for the media.
• Uneven waves or wrinkles can indicate a mis-aligned roller. Do not attempt to adjust a laminator roller
without proper instructions from the manufacturer.
• Silvering can occur if heat or pressure is too low, or speed is too high. This can also happen if there is too
much moisture in the media prior to lamination. Heating, or pre-drying, before laminating the prints might
help correct this problem.
• Keep the laminator supplies, media, and all work areas clean. Any debris trapped under laminates
cannot be removed.
• Static charges build on laminator and supply rolls. This might attract dust. A static elimination
device may help.
• Refer to the Supplies Data Sheets section of this book to obtain instructions regarding lamination requirements
for specific media.Use temperature tape to verify NIP temperature before laminating prints, especially prior to
beginning multiple quantities or oversized projects. Some laminators may have to be set higher in order for the
NIP to reach optimal temperature.
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Suitable
Thermal Laminates
Premium Coated CAD Paper
95 g/m
Matte Presentation Paper
90 g/m2
Matte Presentation Paper
120 g/m2
Matte Presentation Paper
160 g/m2
Poster Presentation Paper
120 g/m2
Poster Presentation Paper
170 g/m2
Photo Paper
150 g/m2
Universal Photo Paper
175 g/m2
Universal Photo Paper
195 g/m2
Universal Photo Paper
215 g/m2
Universal Photo Paper
285 g/m2
Display Paper
95 g/m2
Display Paper Fire Retardant
120 g/m2
Outdoor Poster Paper – Blue Back
120 g/m2
Canvas Paper
180 g/m2
Optically Clear Film
120 mic
Optically Clear Film – 2 edge strip
100 mic
White Opaque Glossy Film
120 mic
Backlit Film – Back Print
130 mic
Backlit Film – Front Print
140 mic
Metallic Film
100 mic
Polycarbonate Pop-up Film – Back Print
275 mic
Light Stop Pop-Up Film – Front Print
300 mic
Light Stop Pop-Up Film – Front Print
150 mic
White Matte Banner Film
200 mic
Banner Polyester
290 mic
Matte Polypropylene Banner
185 mic
Matte Polypropylene Banner
320 mic
Banner Vinyl
250 g/m2
Banner Vinyl – Outdoor
550 g/m2
Outdoor Weatherproof Banner - Tyvek®
280 mic
Banner Fabric Fire Retardant
250 g/m2
Universal Matte Artist Canvas
340 g/m2
Translucent Repositionable Film
225 mic
Self Adhesive Vinyl
275 mic
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Glossary of Terms
A
3-Color black
Area of solid Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow inks combining to form a black.
Accelerated Light Testing
Equipment is used to expose materials to light, at elevated energy levels,
more concentrated than the actual light source.
Adhesion
A bond between two surfaces. A substance capable of holding materials together
by surface attachment.
Adhesion, Initial
Force required to remove a pressure sensitive material from a substrate (Important: this
force can only be measured under specific, standardized conditions to obtain reliable
and comparable results.
Adhesion, Peel
Peel adhesion, measured 20 minutes after the self-adhesive material has been applied.
Adhesion, Ultimate
Peel adhesion, measured 24 hours after application of the self-adhesive material.
Adhesive, Permanent
An adhesive that provides permanent bond to a wide variety of surfaces.
Adhesive, Removable
A pressure sensitive adhesive characterized by low ultimate adhesion to a variety of surfaces.
Adhesive, Repositionable
An adhesive that permits removal and re-positioning shortly after application, prior to
development of ultimate adhesion.
Application
A method of creating a graphic for a specific purpose. This can include materials, printing,
finishing and construction methods.
B
Backlit
A print illuminated from behind. These prints may also be viewed from the front with the
back lighting off.
Bleed
The amount an image extends past the desired size of a print. This extra image area allows
for errors in sizing and positioning during finishing.
Boat waking
During lamination, uneven tension can cause ripples in the prints. Boat waking is when
ripples originating at the center of the print extend diagonally out towards the edges.
C
Calendered PVC
A PVC (poly vinyl chloride) sheet formed by means of system of cylinders, distributing and
pressing the PVC into a sheet of the required caliper.
Caliper
The distance between the 2 surfaces of a material, measured in microns.
Cast Coated PVC
A PVC sheet manufactured by using PVC onto a web of coated paper. This technique
allows the production of PVC sheeting with low caliper, high flexibility and excellent
dimensional stability.
Chemical Resistance
The resistance of a material to the deterioration effects resulting from exposure to chemicals
under specified conditions.
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Cohesive Strength
The internal strength of an adhesive, often determined by the force required to split or
separate it internally.
Conformability
The ability of a material to adjust itself to the contours of a surface.
Curl
The tendency of a paper or laminate to bend around the axis of one of its main directions.
Cyan, magenta, yellow
The subtractive (process) primaries
D
DPI
Dots per inch.
Decal
Decals are laminated prints with some adhesive applied to the back.
Dimensional Stability
The ability of a material to retain its original dimensions when subjected to specific
exposure conditions.
Dither
The process of distributing dots to create the appearance of a solid hue and tint. The dither
patterns used in inkjet printing will determine the sharpness, color, contrast, and saturation
of a print.
Durability
The time period a graphic will retain an acceptable appearance for its intended use under
the specific exposure conditions (eg. indoor, moderate = normal office environment with
limited window exposure and outdoor, moderate = climate with mild temperature ranges,
low humidity, and minimal ambient UV and pollution exposure).
E
Elongation
Increase in length of material brought on by extending it to breaking point.
Emulsion
A dispersion of fine particles or globule of a liquid normally incompatible.
Encapsulate
When the top and bottom laminates extend past the edge of a print, they form a bond that
seals out dirt and moisture. This aids in outdoor durability. Proper temperature and pressure
required for an even, permanent seal.
Error diffusion
Most common method of creating a dither pattern for electrostatic prints. This method uses
statistical analysis to reduce patterns and maximize even saturation in colors.
External bleed
The amount an image extends past the desired size of a print. This extra image area allows
for errors in sizing and positioning during finishing. External bleed is measured outside the
final trim dimension of the print. An external bleed of 0.5" will create a print 1" larger
than required.
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F
Face Material
Any paper, film, fabric, etc. adhesive coated on the backside. In laminates, it is the material
to display image.
Fading
The process of degradation of color brilliancy.
Failure Rate
Actual number of prints or “finishing material” destroyed during the production process.
The print provider can have a print failure without a “finishing material” failure. But a
“finishing material” failure always results in a destroyed print.
Final Trim
Final trim is the actual size of the finished print, usually as displayed.
Finish
Surface property of a material determined by its surface contour and gloss.
Finishing Material
Generic term representing any number of materials in post-print production for application
assembly. An example of a “finishing material” would be banner vinyl used in the assembly
of the application Indoor Vinyl Banner.
Fleet Markings
General term applied to decals (for promotion) or pressure sensitive applications designed
and produced for customers having more than one company-owned vehicle for business use,
delivery transport use, etc.
G
Gloss
Light-reflective property of a surface.
H
Haze
Property of transparent film that appears as a reduced look-through.
Heat Resistance
The ability of a material to resist physical or chemical changes caused by exposure or
elevated temperatures.
Hue
A color’s name.
I
Ink Coverage
Ink coverage is the coverage at a particular point on the surface of the media (i.e., 0-400%
ink) and varies throughout an image.
Internal Bleed
Amount an individual panel extends over a seam between panels. An internal bleed of
1/3 inch (10 mm) will give 3/4 inch (20 mm) overlap between adjacent panels.
J
Job Orientation
Print dimensions for width and height of a file as it is going to be printed. Height could
also be referred to as length.
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L
Laminate
Any protective, transparent material applied to either side of a print. Available in many
thicknesses (1.5 mil to 10 mil), finishes (gloss, lustre, matte), with anti-graffiti treatments and
scratch resistance. Laminates with heat-activated adhesives are known as hot laminates.
Pressure activated laminates are known as cold laminates.
Laminate Bead
When the top and bottom laminates extend past the edge of a print, they form a bond that
seals out dirt and moisture. This aids in outdoor durability. Proper temperature and pressure
is required for an even, permanent seal.
Lay-Flatness
The ability of a self-adhesive laminate to remain flat under changing temperature/
humidity conditions.
Lightfast
The ability to withstand a predetermined amount of light with minimal or acceptable change.
M
Migration
The movement of one or more components from one material into another. (e.g. plasticizer
from film to ink, plasticizer from film to adhesive, etc.)
Mottle
Random blotchy irregular pattern in solid fill areas giving loss of density.
Mounting
The process of adhering a digital print to a substrate using an adhesive, either on the back
of the laminated print or coating the substrate.
N
Nip
The gap between the heat or pressure rollers of a laminator.
Normal Observer
Person whose visual acuity and color perception fall within normal limits.
O
Opacity
The degree to which a material can prevent the transmission of light.
Overlaminate
Typically a pressure sensitive (cold) laminate that is applied on top of a finished print
(usually vinyl) to add durability, special finishes, increased thickness or other characteristic.
Over saturation
Excessive amount of ink placed onto media causing image to bleed through to the backside
of the media.
P
plasticizer
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R
Red, Green, Blue
The additive (display) primaries.
Referral
The state in which a print is being handled and/or viewed.
Reflective
Colors that are seen after they bounce off an object’s surface.
Release
The force required to separate a pressure sensitive laminate. This force varies with test
conditions - peel speed, temperature and peel angle, etc.
Release Coat
The coating applied to the backing paper, which enables the latter to separate readily from
pressure sensitive adhesives.
Rough Trim
Prior to final trim, it may be necessary to trim the print to approximate size for ease in
handling.When final trim is not known until at the display site, rough trim may be used.
S
Saturation
The relative colorfulness or chromaticity of a color.
Secondary Color
The color that results when two primaries are added or mixed together.
Shade
The result of adding black to a pure hue.
Silvering
A problem occurring during lamination. It is seen as a silver sheen or discoloration in dark
areas. The silvering is produced by very small bubbles in the adhesive layer of the laminate,
usually indicating separation due to low pressure, low heat, or high speed.
Solvent Resistance
The resistance of a pressure sensitive material to the action of specific organic liquids.
Stiffness
The property of a material that enables it to resist bending forces.
Substrate
The surface to which a self-adhesive material is to be adhered.
T
Tack
The property of a pressure sensitive material that causes it to adhere to a surface under
conditions of low pressure and short contact.
Tear Strength
Property measured by the force required to tear a specimen under specified test conditions.
Tensile Strength
The force required to break a material under specified test conditions.
Tint
The result of adding white to a pure hue.
Translucent
Transmitting light in a diffuse manner so that the object beyond cannot be clearly
distinguished, partly transparent.
Transparency
The light transmission rate of a clear film.
Transmitted
Colors that are seen through a transparent or translucent object.
Trim
The final size of a finished graphic. Usually the final trim is the size of the print as it
is displayed.
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U
UV Light
An invisible light radiation. This may change properties of paper, plastics or inks after
prolonged exposure.
UV Stabilizer
A chemical compound which absorbs UV radiation selectively, preventing or delaying a
change in characteristics of a plastic material or adhesive.
V
Value
A color’s lightness, darkness, or brightness.
Voids
Small circular non-imaged areas with or without dark centers. Voids can be partially colored
with one or more colors.
W
Water Fast/Water Resistant
Ability to withstand the effects of water with minimal or acceptable change.
Water Proof
The ability to be unaffected by water.
Weather-ability
The ability of a material to withstand the effects of exposure to weather conditions, without
significant change in physical or chemical properties.
Weather Testing
Material is subjected to the actual environments that they need to be used in (accelerated
weathering is not possible).
White, Black and Gray
Colors that have no hue, only value.
Worms
Wiggly colored streaks in an image. Can show in many ways. For example, could appear to
look like trails of water droplets or a finger painting.
Wrinkle
Folds, wrinkles, or stretch marks in media.
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