3M Introduces Custom Traffic Sign Faces for Full Color, Retroreflective Signage

Thu Mar 7, 2013 3:22pm EST

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Durable, digitally-printed signs ideal for tourism, way-finding and airports
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(Business Wire)--
3M introduces 3M Custom Traffic Sign Faces, a new offering of image-enhancing,
full-color graphic sign faces digitally printed onto high-efficiency,
microprismatic 3M Diamond Grade DG3 Reflective Sheeting. By integrating superior
retroreflectivity with full color and graphics, 3M Custom Traffic Sign Faces
help provide clear guidance to motorists with signs that are highly visible both
during the day and at night-without the need for auxiliary sign lighting.
Through use of a high-quality digital printing process, 3M Custom Traffic Sign
Faces can include graphics, logos, custom colors and graduated tones, as well as
standard traffic colors. The result is durable, custom retroreflective signs
tailored to areas such as tourist attractions, airports, tollways, parks, and
other public and private facilities with unique signage requirements. 

3M Custom Traffic Sign Faces are made-to-order by digitally printing special 3M
UV-cured inkjet inks onto Diamond Grade DG3 reflective sheeting. Diamond Grade
DG3 reflective sheeting features efficient, prismatic retroreflective technology
that returns a higher portion of available light from headlights back to
motorists, so signs are bright and visible at night, as well as during the day. 

3M Custom Traffic Sign Faces are protected with a 3M acrylic overlay film and
are covered by an industry-leading 8-year warranty for custom colors. Like all
3M reflective materials, they are backed by 3M`s superior technical and customer

About 3M Traffic Safety and Security Division

3M Traffic Safety and Security Division is a global leader in developing
products, systems and services for the transportation safety, vehicle
registration and management, identification security, electronic monitoring, and
library markets. A traffic safety innovator for more than 70 years, 3M
technologies are used to produce high performance prismatic reflective sheeting
for traffic signs, a full portfolio of bright and durable pavement markings,
reflective materials for work zone applications, and roadway asset management
systems and services. For more information about 3M`s traffic safety solutions,
visit www.3M.com/roadwaysafety. 

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the
innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M
employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries.
For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

3M Public Relations
Connie Thompson, 651-733-8914

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