Banner Care, Table Throw Care, Vehicle Graphics and Magnet Care

Banners, vehicle graphics and vehicle magnets need special care to help them last longer.  Please read carefully the instructions and tips on keeping your investment in good condition.

Banner Care

Caring for Your Banner

The banner you have purchased is one of the best advertising and promotional values available. Here are a few pointers to get the most use out of your banner:

Expectations

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.

Installation

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. (See our warranty, located on our home page). 

Cleaning

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. 

Storage

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 becomes 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.

Re-Use

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 wording. If you store it carefully, we may be able to remove this year’s dates and put on next year’s.

Vehicle Magnet Care

Caring for Your Magnetic Sign

 Expectations

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.

We cannot be held responsible for any misapplication or misuse of your signage.

Installation

  1. Wash and wipe your vehicle clean, and then dry it.
  2. Wax the vehicle surface over which the magnetic sign is being placed with a high quality wax for the protection of your vehicle.
  3. Touch the magnetic sign to the vehicle. If it isn’t exactly where you want it, remove it and replace it – don’t slide it. Do not apply a magnetic sign to a newly repainted vehicle – allow at least 60 days for fresh paint to cure.

 Cleaning

Remove your sign from the vehicle once a week and wipe both the vehicle and the front and back of the sign clean and dry. Re-wax the vehicle. Put the sign back on in a slightly different spot each time. 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.

Storage

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. The passenger compartment of your car, truck or van on a hot day can reach temperatures equivalent to those of an oven, especially with windows closed. These extremely high temperatures can distort and destroy your signs unless they are rolled up into a tube. The best way to store magnetic signs when not on your vehicle is to keep them 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.

Table Throw Care

CUSTOM TABLE THROW FABRIC CARE

  1. If your exhibit fabric has a zipper, please keep zipper closed for storage.
  2. Wrinkles can be removed with cool iron or fabric steamer.
  3. Fabric should NOT be stored when damp or wet.  Store in cool, dry area.
  4. For storing graphics please remove from plastic packaging that was provided and keep fabric in cool/dry place.

Washing

  1. 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, dry on frame if frame is available.
  2. Fabric must be COMPLETELY dry prior to storing.
  3. DO NOT DRY CLEAN

Stain Treatment

  1. Treat stain from backside of fabric.
  2. Remove as much of debris as possible with a soft bristle brush (do NOT rub too hard)
  3. Use a clean, lint-free white cloth. Lightly pat the stain from the outside moving in (to keep stain from spreading)
  4. If a cleaning solution is used, rinse the area well with water to ensure NO solution is left on fabric.
  5. 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 solution to a small corner of the fabric. Most household cleaners will provide treatment instructions depending on the type of stain.

STOCK TABLE THROW FABRIC CARE (Product meets National Fire Product Association (NFPA) standard 701 for Flame Resistance.)

  1. Wrinkles can be removed with cool iron or fabric steamer.
  2. For storing graphics please remove from plastic packaging that was provided and keep fabric in cool/dry place. Fabric should NOT be stored when damp or wet.
  3. Do NOT iron directly on printed sections of fabric.

Washing

  1. Your fabric graphic can be machine washed. Use MILD soap and cool water. Tumble dry medium low – medium heat.
  2. Fabric must be COMPLETELY dry prior to storing.
  3. DO NOT DRY CLEAN

Stain Treatment

  1. Treat stain from backside of fabric.
  2. Remove as much of debris as possible with a soft bristle brush (do NOT rub too hard)
  3. Use a clean, lint-free white cloth. Lightly pat the stain from the outside moving in (to keep stain from spreading)
  4. If a cleaning solution is used, rinse the area well with water to ensure NO solution is left on fabric.
  5. 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 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

Follow the vehicle wrap care instructions by clicking the link below.  This is taken from the 3m website which is the product that we use for wraps.

https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/706037O/caring-for-your-vehicle-graphics-wraps.pdf