Care and Handling

Avoiding Damage to Day to Night Translight Drops

Day to Night Translights are very expensive to produce and to repair. So, the more experienced your personnel is in handling the Day to Night Translight, the less likely there will be any damage to the drops. Significant repair costs can accrue if the drops are allowed to get wet, burned, scratched, or crushed.


The area that is used for unpacking and unrolling the drop or drops must be free and clear of all dirt, nails, debris, water, paint, etc. It is suggested that a drop cloth or plastic sheet is laid on the floor before unrolling the drop.


A minimum of two people is necessary for hanging a drop that is up to 20-feet wide. If the drop or drops are wider, then more people are required. Most of our drops are reinforced at the top and sides. Rubber tipped clamps or a piece of clean wood is placed between the clamp and the drop to reduce the chance of a mark being made on the drop. If the drop is webbed and grommeted then you can use the grommets to tie the drop onto a pipe for hanging.

Using Sections:

Do not fold the drop or drops. If only using a section, always roll it. A Day to Night Translight and/or any translight can only be bottom rolled or side rolled. Do not top roll.

Fold Marks in Fabric Cloth Drops:

If the drop or drops are folded, then you need to allow time for the fold marks to fall out after hanging. If the fold marks are still noticeable, lightly mist the back of drop with some hot water using a compressed air sprayer and make sure to cover the entire surface evenly or it may cause a wrinkle. Do not spray the front of the drop. Do not use a steamer on the front of the drop and do not heavily soak it with water. If you soak the drop with too much water, it will cause a rection in the flameproofing and a stain will develop when the drop dries.


Do not attempt to do any cleaning or repairs on any of our drops. If there are any problems with a drop that you have rented, please call our office.


No alterations of any kind will be permitted. If an alteration is made to a rental drop then the client will be financially responsible for replacing or repairing it back to its original condition.


The drop should be lowered to a clean floor before rolling it up for repacking. Make sure the drop is free of any debris, i.e. tape, dirt, staples before rolling the drop up with the picture side facing inside the roll.

If shipped out of state it the drop should be returned in its shipping tube or crate. A Day to Night Translight Drop should be rolled up on its cardboard inner core and then placed carefully inside the cardboard outer tube. Securely seal the ends of the tube with gaffer’s tape.