TRAFFIC SIGNS MATERIAL DESCRIPTION

Not all stock signs are available in the materials listed below.

.063 Rigid White Coated Aluminum
(Stock and Custom Signs)

Description & Attributes

  • Rust free aluminum signs usually coated white on both sides.
  • Graphics are digitally or screen printed with UV inks.
  • Aluminum will not chip, crack or rust.
  • Aluminum is one of the most durable material options offered, with excellent resistance to harsh weather conditions.
  • Printed image will resist fading and mild chemicals.
  • Outdoor Durability: 4 to 5 years
  • Service Temp Range: -40°F to 212°F
  • Ink Features: Printed with UV Inks
  • Printing Process: Digital or Screen
  • Anti-Graffiti Over laminate: Typically none, but the option is available at an additional charge.

.080 Engineering Grade (Type I) Reflective Aluminum
(Stock and Custom Signs)

Description & Attributes

Engineering Grade (EG) Reflective sheeting is a beaded material that renders high reflectivity at night. It is highly resistant against the extremes of hot, cold, dry, and humid weathering conditions. Engineering Grade (EG) Reflective Sheeting meets ASTM D4956 Type I retro-reflective sheeting standards.

  • .080 Rust free aluminum sheet overlaminated with Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting.
  • Graphics are printed with translucent inks or applied vinyl graphics, opaque and translucent film. (Translucent ink or film is not applicable to the color black)
  • Aluminum will not chip, crack or rust.
  • Printed image will resist fading and mild chemicals.
  • Outdoor Durability: up to 7 years (except orange)
  • Service Temp Range: -40°F to 200°F
  • Ink Features: Translucent inks (Translucent ink or film is not applicable to the color black)
  • Printing Process: Screen or applied vinyl graphics, opaque and translucent film.
  • Mounting: Signs are typically supplied with 2 mounting holes @ 3/8" (top & bottom) for post mounting (uchannel, round post or fiberglass posts).
  • Anti-Graffiti Over laminate: Typically none, but the option is available at an additional charge.

.080 3M™ High Intensity Prismatic (HIP) Reflective Aluminum
(Stop Signs and Custom Signs Only)

Description & Attributes

This retro reflective sheeting is 3 times brighter than Engineering grade sheeting. 3M™ High Intensity Prismatic Reflective Sheeting meets and exceeds ASTM D 4956 Spec Type III, IV and X. 3M™ High Intensity Prismatic Reflective Sheeting is a non-metalized micro prismatic lens reflective sheeting designed for production of reflective durable traffic control signs, work zone devices and delineators that are exposed vertically in service. 3M™ High Intensity Prismatic sheeting provides long-term reflectivity and durability. Its unique construction provides high levels of retro reflectivity for multiple traffic situations.

  • Rust free aluminum sheet overlaminated with 3M™ High Intensity Prismatic (HIP) Sheeting.
  • Graphics are screen printed with translucent inks or applied vinyl graphics, opaque and translucent film. (Translucent ink or film is not applicable to the color black)
  • Aluminum will not chip, crack or rust.
  • Printed image will resist fading and mild chemicals.
  • Outdoor Durability: 7 to 10 years (except orange, 3 years)
  • Service Temp Range: -40°F to 200°F
  • Ink Features: Translucent inks (Translucent ink or film is not applicable to the color black)
  • Printing Process: Screen or applied vinyl graphics, opaque and translucent film.
  • Anti-Graffiti Over laminate: Typically none, but the option is available at an additional charge.
  • Mounting: Signs are typically supplied with 2 mounting holes @ 3/8" (top & bottom) for post mounting (uchannel, round post or fiberglass posts).

.080 3M™ Diamond Grade™ reflective Aluminum
(Stop Signs and Custom Signs Only)

Description & Attributes

This retro reflective sheeting is 10 times more reflective than Engineering Grade sheeting, which makes it ideal for critical traffic signs at troubled intersections. 3M™ Diamond Grade reflective sheeting provides higher visibility than any other grade of reflective sheeting. It also meets specification ASTM D 4956-04, Type IX. 3M™ Diamond Grade™ Reflective Sheeting is a super-high efficiency, full cube retro reflective sheeting designed for signs that need to be highly visible in all light and weather conditions. It offers a clear, continuous visibility from all angles. This sheeting is designed to have the highest retro reflective characteristics at medium and short road distance.

  • Rust free aluminum sheet overlaminated with 3M™ Diamond Grade™ Reflective Sheeting
  • Graphics are printed with translucent inks or applied vinyl graphics, opaque and translucent film. (Translucent ink or film is not applicable to the color black)
  • Aluminum will not chip, crack or rust.
  • Printed image will resist fading and mild chemicals.
  • Outdoor Durability: up to 10 years
  • Service Temp Range: -40°F to 200°F
  • Ink Features: Translucent inks (Translucent ink or film is not applicable to the color black)
  • Printing Process:Screen or applied vinyl graphics, opaque and translucent film.
  • Anti-Graffiti Over laminate: Typically none, but the option is available at an additional charge.
  • Mounting: Signs are typically supplied with 2 mounting holes @ 3/8" (top & bottom) for post mounting (uchannel, round post or fiberglass posts).