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A little vision goes a long way

A little vision goes a long way

A range of premium-grade sign making films is available from 3M. It includes the 3M 3630 and 3730 Envision Translucent and Diffuser Films and 3M Scotchcal 80 and 100 Series of opaque self-coloured films.

3M Envision Translucent Graphic Film 3630 is a 10-year 50-micron cast film featuring a clear permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive and synthetic liner. It is available in 57 colours (many with Pantone simulations) and can be used for internally illuminated signs, windows, sign fascias and awnings. It provides uniform colour in both reflected and transmitted light, with the translucent liner facilitating multi-colour registration.

Working similarly to 3M Envision Translucent Graphic Film 3630 is 3M Envision 3730, reputedly the first film to optimise LED technology. It can achieve the same level of brightness but requires fewer LED modules, thus further reducing material and maintenance costs. A key benefit noted during its use in the U.S was that it eliminated ‘hot spots’ in signs.

The 3M Scotchcal 80 and 100 Series of opaque self-coloured films are suitable for both interior and exterior applications. Series 80 comprises economy cast films in 84 colours, including matt white and black, eight metallic and 33 Pantone-matched colours. Series 100 is a range of premium-grade films available in 120 standard colours and 50 metallic formats. The films can be applied to a wide range of sign substrates, including aluminium, GRP, acrylic, glass, steel and painted surfaces. The films are suitable for applications involving flat or corrugated surfaces, are water-resistant and come with a 12-year durability.


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