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The Magnetic Attraction for Décor

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In this lifestyle where everything is in a changing state, the decoration with printed material must have the capacity to satisfy the demand of the current dynamic market.

From ancient Greece to modern times magnetic has been a popular resource; of course when it was created it was never thought as a decorative element but with the advance of technology all this has changed. New magnetic substrates and the enhanced capabilities of printing systems are making magnetic printing more versatile than ever, giving us the ability to change an image in a matter of seconds without the need for expensive training.

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The magnetic material is extremely convenient as it is easy to install and remove. Photo courtesy: www.shop.ndgraphics.com

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This type of material is very useful to label vehicles temporarily. Photo courtesy: www.720tocheck.ru

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The magnetic material is extremely convenient as POP. Photo courtesy: www.scottsigns.ca

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New magnetic substrates and the enhanced capabilities of printing systems are making magnetic printing more versatile than ever, giving us the ability to change an image in a matter of seconds. Photo courtesy: www.drytac.com

There are several ways to print on magnetic material, each with its pros and cons:

 

Direct Printing

Print directly on a magnetic material.

  • Pros: Doesn’t need additional materials or equipment.
  • Cons: Some metallic parts can be magnetized by running magnets over them. Running the wrong kind of magnet or using the wrong settings may cause printer or printhead to get damaged.

 

Transfer Sheets

Printing directly onto a label, transfer sheet, or other material and then with the use of a press applied to the magnet.

  • Pros: This process avoids the mechanical issues when a magnetic substrate is run through a press.
  • Cons: It requires extra steps adding extra costs and to reduce productivity.

 

Print-and-Magnetize

Print on un-magnetized media (plastic, vinyl, etc.) and then run it through a magnetizing machine.

  • Pros: This process eliminates the need for transfer sheets, avoids the problems associated with running magnetized material through the printer.
  • Cons: It requires magnetizing equipment.

Maintenance: The signs should be removed regularly and the area underneath should be cleaned and dried.

When we talk about decoration, not everything is written. We should always be open to new ideas and use some articles in a different way for which they were created. But above all, you should choose the material that best suits your needs.

 

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