What You Need to Know About Retroreflective Sign Sheeting
Traffic signs convey important messages to all road users. Therefore, it is important that they are easy to recognise even at night or in poor light conditions.
Depending on the applicable speed limit and the area type, you can distinguish between sheeting of basic reflectivity (class RA1 – for signs in city centres), sheeting of high reflectivity (class RA2 – for signs on roads outside built-up areas) and sheeting of maximum reflectivity (class RA3 – for signs on motorways).
Special Protection for Traffic Signs
Traffic signs are often the target of vandalism. Because of graffiti and stickers, traffic signs lose their ability to reflect and to provide information or warnings. Overlay films (also called protective laminate) can protect the reflective sheeting underneath. Once the sign has been damaged with stickers or graffiti, you only need to remove and replace the protective overlay film. That way you save a lot of money and efforts for a new sign.
Lettering films for traffic signs
Most traffic sign sheeting is printable. However, you may prefer to use a nonreflective black lettering film for creating the sign text. We offer high-quality lettering films from 3MTM and Orafol®.