Banner Care, Table Throw Care, Vehicle Graphics and Magnet Care
Your banner is made out of fabric, and when used outdoors, it is at nature’s mercy. Be realistic in your expectations – it is strong, but it shouldn’t be considered a substitute for a permanent sign made of a more rugged material, such as plywood or metal.
If you’re going to install the banner, be sure it is securely anchored. If used outdoors and strung between two structures, be aware that the wind can exert considerable force on it. Tie it securely to something that can take such a load. It should be taut, but not stretched tight. Slight sagging is inevitable. It may be necessary to cut “wind holes” in the face of your banner, depending upon the location in which you choose to hang it. This enables the wind to flow through the banner without ripping it. Take special caution when choosing a location, since even “wind holes” will rip open in a very windy area.
Periodic cleaning will keep your banner looking great. To clean, use water and a mild detergent. Avoid harsh cleaners and solvents that might damage the fabric.
Banners should always be rolled for storage, never folded. It’s best to roll the banner around a tube that is 4-5 inches in diameter. If the banner is lettered with vinyl graphics, it is a good idea to roll it with a sheet of paper over the face so that any adhesive along the edge of the letters that become exposed during storage will not adhere to the fabric it touches. It is better to roll banners with the graphics to the outside rather than on the inside.
If you are going to use your banner for the same function next year, please let us know in advance so that we can help you with the wording. If you store it carefully, we may be able to remove this year’s dates and put them on next year’s!
Since a fabric sign may be subject to environmental conditions that are extreme at times, we cannot be responsible for damage that might be done to the banner (or caused by the banner) while in use. This also applies to damage caused by improper installation. For more warranty information, click here.
VEHICLE MAGNET CARE
Your sign is made from the finest “state of the art” magnetic material available to bring you the best in magnetic mobile advertising. As with anything kept outside, it will weather over time, but proper care can lengthen its life.
To clean the face of magnetic signs, use a sponge and mild detergent. Do not immerse in water. Wipe dry. Never steam clean signs or take through a car wash.
Magnetic signs must be stored either flat on a metal surface or rolled up in a tube. WARNING! Do not store magnetic signs unrolled and unprotected inside a hot vehicle. We recommend storing magnetic signs rolled (with the magnetic side in and the printed side out) in a common, inexpensive mailing tube. A 3” diameter tube is ideal – do not use a smaller tube. Do not roll signs tightly – roll as large as can be easily fit into the tube. Temperature need not be a concern when the sign is attached to the vehicle. Do not damage signs by folding, creasing, or putting heavy objects on top of them. If signs should get severely bent out of shape due to poor maintenance, do not use them. They can usually be straightened out by placing them on a flat metal surface for a day or so, such as a filing cabinet, desk, refrigerator, etc., which is also an alternative way to store your signs when not in use on your vehicle.
We cannot be held responsible for any misapplication or misuse of your signage.
TABLE THROW CARE
If your table throw has a zipper, please keep the zipper closed for storage. Wrinkles can be removed with cool iron or fabric steamer. The fabric should NOT be stored when damp or wet. Store in a cool, dry area. For storing graphics please remove from plastic packaging that was provided and keep the fabric in a cool/dry place.
Washing you table throw:
- Your fabric graphic can be machine washed. Remove any hardware attached to the fabric prior to cleaning. Use MILD soap and cool water.
- Air dry fabric
- Fabric must be COMPLETELY dry prior to storing.
- DO NOT DRY CLEAN
- Treat stain from the backside of the fabric.
- Remove as much debris as possible with a soft bristle brush (do NOT rub too hard)
- Use a clean, lint-free white cloth. Lightly pat the stain from the outside moving in (to keep stain from spreading)
- If a cleaning solution is used, rinse the area well with water to ensure NO solution is left on the fabric.
- Most stains can be treated with household fabric stain removers. It is ALWAYS important to test how the solution will react to the fabric. This can be tested by dabbing the solution to a small corner of the fabric. Most household cleaners will provide treatment instructions depending on the type of stain.
VEHICLE GRAPHICS CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Waterless wash: Preferred method if the vehicle is not too dirty. This technique can help maintain the gloss level and performance of the film. Look for products and step-by-step guides online.
Hand Wash: Ideal for very dirty vehicles.
Pre-rinse: Using a hose, rinse the whole wrap with clean water.
Wash: Gently wash the vehicle with mild soapy water solution using a soft cloth or a synthetic, natural sponge. Start at the top of the vehicle and work down.
Rinse: Rinse thoroughly with clean water
Dry: To avoid water spotting, use a silicone squeegee to remove water then finish drying with a microfiber or soft, non-abrasive towel.
Automatic Car Wash: Not recommended
Vehicle Wraps should last 5-7 years if it’s properly taken care of. Keep your wrapped vehicle inside a garage or covered area when not in use, keep the wrap clean by following cleaning instructions, avoid driving on unpaved roads to keep bottom wrap intact.
If you notice any edges lifting or bubbling within one week of the wrap being installed,
Give us a call right away!