REFLECTIVE SHEETING PURCHASING GUIDE
Reflective sheeting is one of reflective product of XW Reflective, made by PVC / acrylic / PET or mix face film, our reflective material customers can choose the suitable reflective vinyl according to their product, reflective pvc films are good for digital print, reflective acrylic film is sutiable for screen print, PET reflective film can accpect plotter cutting, and all of them can be used to do UV printing.
Of course, if you have strict requirement about reflection value, we also provide different reflective sheeting with kinds of reflective value.
Finding products by Grade, below you can see a Filter. Or you can just click sidebar go to grade pages.
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♦ Easily find your prefer reflective vinyl sheeting
- PVC Face Reflective Films are good for Digital Print
- Acrylic Face Reflective Films are good for Screen Print
- PET Face Reflective Vinyl is most economical, good for plotter cutting
- ALL face reflective films can use for UV printing.
ALL product can make to REFLECTIVE TAPE as you requested.
♦ I want to find reflective material with certification!
WITH Certification and CAN BE certified is different. XW Reflective is CE certified Reflective Material Manufacturer. Below products we already have certification, thus they’re suitable for clients who needs certified reflective sheeting products.
|H.I. Reflective Acrylic Sheeting||XW1800||10 Years||280||ASTM D4956 Type III Reflective Sheting; EN12899 RA2 Reflective Film Standards|
|Traffic Cones Reflective Vinyl||XW1300||3 Years||300||ASNZS Traffic Cone Reflective Film|
|Engineer Grade Reflective sheeting||XW7200||7 Years||70||ASTM D4956 Type I Construction Reflective Vinyl; EN12899 RA1 Engineer Reflective Film|
|Embossed Reflective License Plate Sheeting||XW8200||5 Years||70||ISO7591 Number Plate Reflective Sheeting Standards|
If you haven’t found what you want, we are here to hearing your request. CONTACT US to check more!
♦ I don’t need the certification, just give me economic reflective material.
Cheap is relative. In advertising application, reflection is not regulated, thus you might find following reflective products which are more competitive and suitable.
|Plotter Cut Commercial Reflective Sheeting||XW3100||1-3 Years||8||Temporary traffic signs|
|Reflective Sheeting Stickers||XW3200||1-3 Years||8||Motorcycles, Helmets|
|Digital Print Reflective Vinyl||XW3300||1-3 Years||8||Temporary traffic signs|
|Screen Print Reflective Sheeting||XW3500||1-3 Years||8||Commercial warning signs|
If you use it for advertising, XW3200 and XW3300 are both cool.
♦ I want to get a good reflection and good price reflective material!
ops! All of our reflective sheeting amterial has a good price at their level! Ok, here have some products you may like.
|Reflective Sheeting Acrylic Coating||XW3102||3 Years||20||Construction traffic signs|
|Reflective Acrylic Sheeting Stickers||XW3200J||3 Years||20-30||Motorcycles, Helmet, Wheels|
|Reflective Sheeting Plotter Cutting||XW5100||3Years||30||Reflective letters, temporary traffic signs|
|Screen Print Commercial Acrylic Reflective Vinyl||XW5200||5 Years||50||Road traffic signs|
Reflective Stickers, the code is XW3200J we hot sale to Brazil, Southeast Asia, it’s good for helmet reflective sticker.
At final, we still hope you can CONTACT US to get help from our staff. We believe it’s the fastest and best way to find products!
♦ FAQ Guide of Reflective Sheeting
Retroreflective sheeting is self-adhesive retroreflective material, which is primarily used for traffic signages, this is to increase the nighttime visibility with the headlamps. This reflective sheeting also can apply for a scanning range of barcodes in the factory warehouse. Reflective sheeting is a kind of security film for the vehicle number plates, can be embossed and hot stamping onto aluminum, the watermarks always embedded into the reflective sheeting by XW Reflective, this is for the security purpose not to fraud the number plate.
The principle of retroreflection is reflecting light back towards its source, the simplest retroreflector is a glass sphere or bead, when a light beam, such as car headlight is directed at it, the majority of the light bounces off, but a certain amount of light will pass through the front surface, and it bent or refracted roughly towards the center of the rear surface. Some light hits the rear surface of the beads, refracted back to the original source.
Retroreflective sheeting is also called reflective sheeting, it is a self-adhesive reflective material, which is applied for road safety, vehicle registration plate, commercial signages, construction traffic warning signage.
Retroreflective sign face sheet material has two kinds of technologies, which are glass bead reflective sheeting and prismatic reflective sheeting. Prismatic is also a cube-corner reflector. The light such as the head beam entered close to the corners of the triangular base, reflected off the two nearest sides, and misses the third side. glass beads type reflective sheeting perform well on wide-angle, whereas prismatic reflective sheeting is much brighter,
Suitable substrate material.
It is recommended to stick on the clean and flat aluminum plate or stainless-steel plate after proper treatment. It is not recommended to stick directly on the surface of the plastic, rubber, wood, and other materials.
Of course, if you have demanded to past the reflective sheeting tape on other non-aluminum or non-stainless steel, please take measures according to the adaptability of the reflective film before pasting.
Treatment of substrate
The surface of the aluminum plate and stainless-steel plate just delivered is very smooth, which is not conducive to sticking. It is necessary to grind 400-500 sandpaper in a circular arc direction for pasting.
The reflective signs of the vehicle body shall be pasted on the surface of the car body which is free from obstruction, easy to see, flat and continuous, and free from dust, water, oil, rust, and paint layer warping.
Clean the substrate before laminating
Before pasting, the dust on the surface to be pasted shall be wiped off. The parts with oil stains and stains shall be removed with a soft cloth dipped in degreasing solvent or cleaning agent, and washed with clean water, and finally dried.
For the part where the paint has been soft, rusty, or warped, the paint shall be removed, the part shall be polished with sandpaper and antirust treatment shall be done, and finally, then the reflective sign of vehicle body could be pasted.
When you cannot paste directly.
When the surface of the car body can not be directly pasted with reflective marks, the body’s reflective marking should be pasted on the strip lining with a certain rigidity, strength, and anti-aging. Then the strip lining board is firmly pasted or riveted to the body.
Don’t affect the performance of the reflective sheeting
According to the introduction of the pasting method, the reflective sign of the car body shall not be drilled or slotted after pasting, otherwise, the performance of vehicle lighting and signal equipment will be affected.
Reflective sheeting rolls are available in different levels of reflective value, which come in commercial-grade, engineer grade (EG), high-intensity grade, high intensity prismatic (HIP), and diamond grade (DG). To apply for different grades of reflective sheeting, depending on the road traffic in your country, for example, if you are making traffic signages for highway, it is better to choose the high-intensity grade or high-intensity prismatic grade reflective sheeting. If you are making traffic signage for city road, countryside road signage, engineer grade reflective vinyl is your best choice.
The reflective sheeting for windows has two types, one is to reflect the sunlight, we do not produce this type of reflective film. another type is called second number plate, which is widely used in Mexico and USA, we do manufacturing this type of reflective sheeting. The unique is the adhesive is on front of reflective film, and stick onto car window.
This is NOT the product we produced, our reflective sheeting is for road traffic, car license plate, commercial sign, and vertical barrels.
Diamond grade reflective sheeting is a prismatic reflective sheeting with full cube construction, it will return 60% of the light back to the original lights, such as drivers on the road. Nowadays, cars getting more and more, the highway becomes much wider than before, to install diamond grade reflective sheeting, the reasons are speed is fast on the highway, and the road is wide.
HIP reflective sheeting is micro prismatic type, meets ASTM D4956 Type IV, this reflective vinyl is widely applied for traffic and road signs, barricades, vertical delineators.
Reflective tape is like a mirror, it sends light to the reflective tape, and the light will go in different directions. Retro-reflective material is made of micro-glass beads that coating onto acrylic resins, when the light sent to the glass beads, the amount of light will reflective back to the original light source.
Reflective T-shirt is also called a reflective vest, a reflective fashional safety clothing made of reflective material inlaid in the clothes. The manufacturing principle of reflective safety vest is to make use of heat transfer technology to print reflective materials on the T-shirt, or sew the polyester reflective strips on the T-shirt.
In terms of the safety effect of reflective clothing, when the relevant lines are illuminated, the reflective T-shirt will reflect the lighting, thus the reflective effect can be achieved. Moreover, this reflective vest can reflect the distant direct light back to the light-emitting place and has good retroreflective optical performance no matter in the day or night. So this reflective T-shirt can enhance the visibility of people in the night, ensure safety at night.
Fluorescent color always the best choice to be high visibility in the daytime or poor lights, add on reflective fabric tape, it will enhance the visibility at night time.
XW Reflective are looking forward to wholesale reflective material distributor to coopreate, if you are, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more details.