Reflective Sticker Paper
5 Year Durability
Plotter Cutting Graphic
ASTM D4956 Type I Standard
reflective printing paper V-RETRO™ Reflective Sheeting
V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series are economical/commercial/advertising reflective, weatherproof, self-adhesive films with excellent corrosion and solvent resistance. The smooth surface allows a very good printability. The retro reflective system of optical lens elements (micro glass beads) enclosed within a transparent resin that has a smooth, flat outer surface. They are available in all traffic signing colors and are produced in rolls and sheets. Customized colors are workable.
i. 5 Year Durability
ii. Plotter Cutting Graphic
iii. Multiple Printing Methods
iv. Micro Glass Bead Technology
v. Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (Clear Color)
vi. Roll Size 48” x 150ft (or slitting into smaller rolls)
vii. Meet Multiple Specifications
viii. -U.S. ASTM D4956 Type I (U.S.A)
ix. -DIN 67520, DIN 6171-1 (German)
x. -BS EN 12899-1:2007 and BS 8408:2005 Class RA1 (U.K.)
V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series is available in the following colors.
Retro Reflective Color
V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series meet ASTM D4956 Type I, EN 12899-1 Class RA1 and DIN 67520, is an enclosed micro glass beads retro reflective lens, pressure sensitive adhesive coated sheeting with an easy release liner, intended for production of non-critical traffic signs, advertising signs that are exposed vertically in service.
Applied to properly prepared sign substrates, V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series should provide as long as 5 years of reflectivity and durability.
Coefficients of Retroreflection (RA)
The values in Table A and B are minimum coefficients of retroreflection expressed in candelas per lux per square meter (cd/lux/m2).
Coefficients of Retro reflection (Required by North American Market)
Conformance to coefficient of retro reflection requirements shall be determined by instrumental method in accordance with ASTM E-810 “Test Method for Coefficient of Retroreflection of Retroreflective Sheeting”.
Table A - Coefficient of Retroreflection RA for new reflective sheeting (cd/lux/m2) per ASTM D4956 Type I
V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series has a pressure-sensitive adhesive that is recommended for application at temperatures of 65°F (18°C) or higher.
V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series may be processed into signs by any of the imaging methods described below. Customers should test each application to meet their criterion before mass production.
1- Screen Processing
2- Ink Jet Printing
3- Applied Cut-Out Copy
V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series may be cut into letters and shapes of at least 3 inches in height and stroke widths of at least 1/2 inch. Smaller sizes are not recommended. The sheeting may be hand cut or die cut one sheet at a time, and ban sawed or guillotined in stacks. Whenever two or more piece are used side by side, they must be matched to assure uniform day color and night appearance.
V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series is designed for use on electronic cutting machines. In order to reduce the possibility of stress cracking, the inside corner of cut out letters and symbols should be rounded using the largest radium consistent with appearance. Minimum Radium should be 1/8 inch on a 3 inch letter.
Programmable knife cut (electronic cutting)
1. Flat-bed plotters can either die cut or kiss cut and offer the most consistent reliable performance.
2. Friction Fed plotter. Kiss cut only. Success has been achieved using plotters that have 600 grams of down force and a 60° cutting blade. Additional drive wheels may need to be added to improve tracking. An alternative procedure is to cut sheeting from the liner side. Blade force and knife depth must be set to score but not cut through the top film. Break apart individual copy or apply pre mask to retain spacing.
3. Other Cutting Methods
V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series may be hand cut or die cut one sheet at a time, and band sawed or guillotined in stacks. Cutting equipment such as guillotines and metal shears, which have pressure plates on the sheeting when cutting, may damage the optics. Padding the pressure plate and easing it down onto the sheets being cut will significantly reduce damage. Maximum stack height for cutting reflective sheeting is 1 ½ inch or 50 sheets.
Storage and Packaging
V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series should be stored in a cool, dry area, preferably at 65-75°F (18-24°C) and 30-50% relative humidity and should be applied within one year of purchase.
Rolls should be stored horizontally in the shipping carton. Partially used rolls should be returned to the shipping carton or suspended horizontally from a rod or pipe through the core. Unprocessed sheets should be stored flat. Finished signs and applied blanks should be stored on edge.
Screen processed faces or signs must be protected with resin coated paper. Place the glossy side of the resin coated against the sign face and pad the face with closed cell packaging foam. Double faced signs must have the glossy side of the resin coated against each face of the sign.
Unmounted screened faces must be stored flat and interleaved with resin coated t, glossy side against the sign face.
Avoid banding, crating, or stacking signs. Package for shipment in accordance with commercially accepted standards to prevent movement and chafing. Store sign packages indoors on edges.
Panels or finished signs must remain dry during shipment and storage. If packaged signs become wet, unpack immediately and allow signs to dry.
Nylon washers are required when twist style fasteners are used to mount the sign.
Signs that require cleaning should be flushed with water, then washed with a detergent solution and soft bristle brush or sponge. Avoid pressure that may damage the sign face. Flush with water following washing. Do not use solvents to clean signs.
General Performance Considerations
The durability of V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series and finished signs using matched component materials will depend upon substrate selection and preparation, compliance with recommended application procedures, geographic area, exposure conditions, and maintenance.
Maximum durability of V-RETRO™ Reflective Material Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting RS-EG5200 Series can be expected in applications subject to vertical exposure on stationary objects when processed and applied to properly prepared aluminum according to recommendations. The user must determine the suitability of any nonmetallic sign backing for its intended use.
Sign failures caused by the substrate or improper surface preparation are not the responsibility of V-CAN. Applications to unprimed, excessively rough or non-weather resistant surfaces or exposure to severe or unusual conditions can shorten the performance of such applications.
Signs in mountainous areas that are covered by snow for prolonged periods may also have reduced durability. Custom colors, certain lighter colors, heavily toned colors or blends containing yellow or gold may have reduced durability. Atmospheric conditions in certain geographic areas may result in reduced durability.
Periodic sign inspection and regular sign replacement are strongly recommended in order for sign owners to establish their own effective service life expectation, beyond the warranty period.