Taking care of your graphic panels

Great tips of how to look after your printed graphic panels

Taking care of your graphic panels | Pop ups

  • Always roll up with the printed image on the outside. If you don’t the laminated and printed layers could split apart causing ‘bubbles’ or the lamination to split
  • This is extremely important for Pop-up panels with magnetic tape fitted to the reverse. Rolling them up incorrectly with the image on the inside will stretch the mag tape and header and may fall off when unrolled.
  • Always roll popup stand prints individually and place inside each other one by one in the case. Do not try to roll all of them up together at once.
  • Laminated reinforced PVC banners. Rolling them up incorrectly with the image on the inside will stretch the overlaminate causing bubbles and creasing.
  • Do not leave prints rolled up, or in a tube for anything other than short periods of time as they may permanently curl. Leave either flat, hung up on a wall, or very loosely rolled and stood upright.
  • Pop-up carry cases are specifically designed for this so are OK.
  • Always handle carefully and avoid creasing, kinking the prints. This type of damage cannot be repaired.
  • Clean with a little water and washing up liquid, if that fails try with a little lighter fluid or glass cleaner on a soft clean cloth.

Taking care of your graphic panels | Rigid Board Mounted Prints

  • Take extreme care with the edges and corners of mounted prints, especially lightweight foamboard as it damages easily.
  • Do not put any pressure on the front of any rigid prints and avoid sharp objects.
  • Please be aware, dents cannot be removed once made.
  • Store flat if possible to avoid bending.

Taking care of your graphic panels | All Prints

  • Roll up in direction of curl, normally with the image on inside.
  • Protect your investment with tube or box.
  • Do not leave prints rolled up, or in a tube for anything other than short periods of time as they may permanently curl. Leave either flat, hung up on a wall, or very loosely rolled and stood upright.
  • Avoid any exposure to moisture, especially at the edges of the prints unless they are encapsulated and sealed. We can produce weather resistant prints using special inks and materials if required.
  • Finger marks on the front can be removed with a little lighter fluid or glass cleaner on a soft clean cloth, but avoid anything which may scratch the surface – this only applies to gloss or matt laminated prints.

Taking care of your graphic panels | Cases

  • Do not use abrasive cleaner on the surface, scuff marks should only be cleaned off with a little water and washing up liquid.
  • A high vacuum will tidy up the inside. Any stains should be carefully remove with soapy water and allowed to fully dry before closing the case.