reflective sheeting for traffic signs

Reflective Sheeting for Traffic Signs

Drivers need visible signs at all hours and in all conditions. Research shows that the use of higher performing reflective sheeting — resulting in brighter, more visible signs — helps reduce crashes and has a positive cost-to-benefit ratio. Reflective sheeting for traffic signs gets the job done and is MUTCD complaint.

We carry 3 main types of reflective sheeting for traffic signs that can help you maintain a safer road.

Engineer Grade

engineer grade reflective sheeting
3M™ Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting is designed for production of non-critical traffic signs and devices.

High Intensity Prismatic

high intensity prismatic reflective sheeting
3M™ High Intensity Prismatic Reflective Sheeting provides high levels of retroreflectivity for traffic signs, work zone devices, and delineators.

Diamond Grade

diamond grade reflective sheeting
3M™ Diamond Grade™ Reflective Sign Sheeting helps improve safety by providing higher luminance values than our other sheeting at distances most critical to drivers.

Engineer Grade Prismatic Reflective

Perfect for commercial or informational signs

engineer grade reflective sheeting
This 3M sheeting (series 3430) is great to upgrade your commercial and informational signs with. It’s reflective, reliable and reasonable.

The microprismatic retroreflective optics of Series 3430 Sheeting delivers the performance you want with the reliability and economy you need. It’s designed for use on commercial or informational (no parking, restricted parking, etc.) traffic signing applications.

  • Meets ASTM D4956 Type I
  • Available in standard traffic colors
  • Performance life of seven years
  • Pressure-sensitive adhesive
  • Lay-flat, easy-release liner

High Intensity Pristmatic Reflective Sheeting

Bright signs. Dependable performance.

3930 Series Reflective Sheeting

Drivers need visible signs at all hours and in all conditions. 3M™ High Intensity Prismatic Reflective Sheeting (series 3930) is durable and bright to help your traffic signs perform well when and where they are needed most.
Our sheeting:

  • Is suitable for many traffic sign applications.
  • Meets most common middle grade performance standards.
  • Has 3M™ MCS™ warranted performance for up to 10 years.

This sheeting consists of two layers: an outer translucent pigmented layer and an inner reflective layer with glass beads. The two layers are connected by a ‘lattice,’ which gives the sheeting its distinctive honeycomb appearance.

When a light beam lands on a sign with this sheeting, the light hits the sides of the prismatic cells and reflects back at a wider angle than it came. This means more light is reflected back towards the source of the light.

Built strong to take daily wear and tear.
A tough topcoat helps signs resist scuffs, scratches and gouges, so your sign is effective for longer, even in extreme climates. That means fewer replacements and associated costs.

Diamond Grade Cubed Reflective

4090 Series Reflective Sheeting

The most efficient type of reflective sheeting is Diamond Grade (DG). It returns 60% of the light sent its way and is designed to be used on traffic control signs.

3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG3 uses full-cube retroreflective technology to increase sign performance at all hours for all drivers. According to a 3M study, over a three to six-year period, crash numbers dropped by 25 to 46 percent where brighter signs were installed.