Vinyl screens and backdrops: maintenance


Universiade 2013 The installation of the 360° Frontal projection screen made of PSW - Stormywall film.The screen has the surface of a truncated cone and a superior circumference of 163 m.
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Rear-projection screen Rimini The installation of a Rear-projection screen ...
... made of RNV - Nevada, size 60 x h 15 m.

Teatro Real de Madrid, ''Las golondrinas'' The installation on the stage of the Teatro Real of Madrid of a big Rear-projection screen made up of RCO - Colorado film.
Universiade 2013 The installation of the 360° Frontal projection screen made of PSW - Stormywall film.The screen has the surface of a truncated cone and a superior circumference of 163 m.
MAXXI, ''Giancarlo De Carlo'' Screens made of RNB - Nebbia strips during their installation.
Standard packing
The whole rolls of film are shipped inside cardboard boxes.
The screens are folded in cardboard boxes, when their size allows that, otherwise in tailor made crates.
On demand the screens can be rolled up on a tube when their size allows it because of making and transport problems.
Rolled screens have a smooth surface since their installation, while folded screens need to be stretched for a certain time at a temperature of 20 / 24°C in order to recover a smooth surface.
It's absolutely needed to transport and store the backdrops maintaining the horizontal position with which they have been folded and to avoid their crushing.
and storage
From 5°C to 30°C with relative humidity of less than 80%.
Keep away from direct sun light and from heat sources.
The vinyl is a thermosensitive material therefore it is necessary leave material reach its use temperature (20 / 24°C) for at least 24 hours before proceeding to the opening and the installation, particularly following air shipments, during which the vinyl film may have frozen.
In that case it is essential to wait for the film to recover to its use temperature, its handling at lower temperatures can cause irreversible damage.

Work in a clean place away from other works in progress.
Install the screen at the temperature of use (20 / 24°C) after having left it to rest for at least 24 hours at that temperature.
Pay attention to possible sharpened or cutting objects near the place of installation.
Make sure to have clean hands before handling the screen and touch the less possible its projection surface.
The place in which the screen is installed must reasonably be maintained clean and it has to avoid the accumulation of dust.
The screens can periodically be cleaned with a damp cloth, wet with water and a delicate detergent pressing it gently (the use of YPT - Cleanser for vinyl materials - P2 Peroni is recommended).
In any case don't use abrasive materials or aggressive chemical products like acids, bleach or solvents.
Avoid exposure to sunlight; the optimal temperature for the use and correct conservation of the screens is 20 / 24°C.
Storage at temperatures close to or below 0°C may cause breakage of the seams or tension points of the screens.
Do not place the screen near sources of intense heat (spotlights, radiators or other).
Storage for prolonged periods at temperatures above 30°C, for example in overheated places due to the summer heat, can cause the adhesive finishes to detach and the film to decay due to exudation, with consequent stiffening, cracking and possible breakage.
However, excessive heat reduces the useful life of vinyl film proportionally to the temperature level and exposure time.
Avoid storing any objects in contact with screens, including Ties, the vinyl film absorbs inks and dyes and will be irreversibly damaged.

This material was used for...

MAXXI, ''Giancarlo De Carlo''

Exhibitions, art, architecture

Rear-projection screen

Commercial premises

Teatro Real, ''Las golondrinas''

Operetta, zarzuela, musical

Universiade 2013


YPT - Cleanser for vinyl materials

Vinyl floors

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