Home >> Products >> Reflective Vinyl >> 3M Reflective Sheeting

3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting
  • 3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting
  • 3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting
  • 3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting
  • 3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting
3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting
  • 3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting
  • 3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting
  • 3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting
  • 3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting

3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting

Brand Name: 3M

Series Number: 4000

Construction: Full-cube prismatic, Microprismatic

Performance Level: Diamond Grade DG³

Color: White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Fluorescent yellow, Fluorescent yellow green, Fluorescent orange

Adhesive Type: Pressure-sensitive, Solvent free

Durability: 12 years

Size: 1.22x45.7m

Substrates: Aluminum

Imaging Method: Digital Print, Overlay / Electrocut Films, Screen Print

Application: Sign, express road, cutting

Share

Product Description

3M 4000 Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting

Adhesive Type Pressure-sensitive, Solvent free
Application Instructions See Product Bulletin
Applications Barriers & Barricades, Construction work zones, Drums & Channelizers, Non-regulated & Commercial Signs, Traffic control devices, Traffic Signs
Availability Custom, Standard
Brand 3M Diamond Grade
Certifications and Specifications ASTM Type XI
Color White 4090, Yellow 4091, Red 4092, Blue 4095, Green 4097, Fluorescent yellow 4081, Fluorescent yellow green 4083, Fluorescent orange 4084
Construction Full-cube prismatic, Microprismatic
Durability 12 years
Imaging Method Digital Print, Overlay / Electrocut Films, Screen Print
Length 50 Yard
Length (Metric) 45.7 m
Liner Yes
Mark Single European Mark (SEM)
Performance Level Diamond Grade
Product Code 4090, 4091, 4092, 4095, 4097, 4081, 4083, 4084
Product Series 4000
Packing 1 Roll for each carton
Substrates Aluminum
Width 48 Inch, can be cut to different width
Width (Metric) 1219.2 mm, can be cut to different width

Description
3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sheeting Series 4000 offers superior reflectivity at short and long distances
Meets today’s highest published performance specifications
3M’s best solutions for sign positions outside of primary headlight illumination
One of the brightest durable sheeting for cost-efficient guidance
Offers excellent life-cycle value
Short, medium and long sight distances
Disadvantaged sign placement locations such as overhead or left shoulder
Performance warranted for up to 12 years
3M™ Diamond Grade DG3 Reflective Sheeting Series 4000 (“Sheeting”) features the most efficient retroreflective
prism design currently available from 3M for use on vertical traffic control signs and delineators to return light to
drivers under a diverse set of nighttime viewing geometries encountered by the driving public. Series 4000, as
manufactured by 3M, meets the stringent retroreflective requirements described in the ASTM D4956 standard for
Type XI retroreflective Sheeting.
The Sheeting is available in the following colors: White 4090, Yellow 4091, Red 4092, Blue 4095, Green 4097, Fluorescent yellow 4081, Fluorescent yellow green 4083, Fluorescent orange 4084
 
Suggested Applications
Short, medium and long sight distances
Disadvantaged sign placement locations such as overhead or left shoulder

 

Application
Series 4000 Sheeting should be applied to Sign substrates at temperatures of 65ºF (18ºC). All direct applied copy and border MUST be cut at all panel seams and squeegeed at the joint.
 
Splices
Series 4000 Sheeting must be butt spliced when more than one piece of Sheeting is used on a single piece of
substrate. Sheeting pieces should not touch one another. This is to prevent the buckling that can occur as Sheeting
expands under extreme temperature and humidity conditions.
 
Double Faced Signs
The Sheeting on the bottom side of a double faced Sign can be damaged if rolled through a squeeze roll applicator
with an unprotected steel bottom roller. The use of a semi-soft flat sheet between the steel roller and the applied
Sign face will provide protection from damage. A material such as a rubber mat, tag board, or cardboard is
recommended.
 
Substrates
For traffic Sign use, the substrates that have been found to be most reliable and durable are properly prepared
aluminum sheets and extrusions. Users are urged to carefully evaluate adhesion and Sign durability properties of
all other substrates. Other substrates suitable for secure and durable applications of Series 3930 Sheeting have
the following characteristics:
• Clean
• Smooth
• Flat
• Rigid
• Dimensionally stable
• Weather resistant
• Non-porous
• High surface energy (pass water break test)
Substrates with low surface energies
may require additional preparation steps, such as flame treatment, mechanical abrasion, or use of adhesion
promoters prior to Sheeting application. Guide Sign extrusions may be edge wrapped. Flat panels and unwrapped
extrusions must be carefully trimmed so that Sheeting sections on adjacent panels do not touch on assembled
Signs.
High intensity prismatic Sheeting has been designed primarily for application to flat substrates. Any application to a
substrate with a radius of curvature of less than five inches should also be supported by rivets or bolts. Plastic
substrates are not recommended where cold shock performance is required. Sign failures caused by substrate
failures or improper surface preparations are not the responsibility of 3M.
 
Imaging
3M™ Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting may be processed into traffic Signs using any of the imaging methods described
below. 3M assumes no responsibility for the failures of Sign face legends or backgrounds that have been
processed with non-3M process colors or with matched component imaging materials other than those listed
below.
 
Screen Processing
Series 4000 Sheeting may be screen processed into traffic Signs using 3M Process Colors Series 880I or Series
880N before or after being mounted onto a substrate. Series 880I and 880N process colors can be screened at
temperatures of 60-100ºF (16-38ºC) and at relative humidities of 20-50%.
 
Cutting
Series 4000 Sheeting may be cut into letters and shapes with heights of at least 3 inches and stroke widths of at
least ½ inch. Smaller sizes are not recommended. Sealing the cut edges of Series 3930 Sheeting is not required.
 
Plotter Cutting
Programmable knife cut (electronic cutting):
1 Flat bed plotters can be used to either die cut or kiss cut Series 3930 Sheeting and offer the most consistent and
reliable performances.
2 Friction fed plotters can be used to kiss cut only. This is achieved using 600 grams of down force and a 60º
cutting blade. Additional drive wheels may be needed to improve tracking. Alternatively, Series 3930 Sheeting
can be cut from the liner side. To do so, the blade force and knife depth must be set to score, but not cut through,
the topfilm. After scoring, break apart individual copy or apply premask to retain spacing.
Other Cutting Methods
Series 4000 Sheeting 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 place 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 Series 3930 Sheeting is 1 ½ inches, or 50 sheets.
 
Cleaning
Signs that require cleaning should be flushed with water, then washed with a detergent solution
and a 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.
 
Storage and Packaging
3M™ Diamond Grade DG³ Reflective Sheeting should be stored in a cool, dry area, preferably at 65–75ºF
(18–24ºC) and 30–50% relative humidity and should be applied within one year of purchase.
Rolls should be stored horizontally in the shipping carton.
 
Installation
Nylon washers are required when twist style fasteners are used to mount Signs.
 
Sino Vinyl3M 3430 EGP Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting3M 3430 EGP Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting3M 3430 EGP Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting3M 3430 EGP Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting3M 3430 EGP Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting3M 3430 EGP Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting3M 3430 EGP Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting

Get Quotation
Related products