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Reflective Decals and Stickers – Advertising After Dark

Why reflective decals or reflective stickers? There are lots of uses for them…some of the main reasons to use them are emergency vehicles, such as police and fire department vehicles, but also as emergency graphics in buildings that point to a fire extinguisher or an escape route, to name a couple.

In the past twenty years, some of the uses our clients have used reflective decals or stickers for have been to place on the helmets of a US Navy Helicopter pilot squadron, as accessory stickers for bicycles, and as graphics on commercial vehicles.

Reflective Stickers, Decals, and Labels Glow in the Dark When Light Hits Them

Some companies have purchased them just as unique advertising displays – not just any old bumper or window sticker, but one that jumps out at you when your headlights hit it.

We’ve also done full color digital photo reflective decals or reflective stickers for realtors who want their signs to “pop” when you drive by them at night.

Vinyl Reflective Sheeting Grade

There are several grades and manufacturers of reflective vinyl. The USDOT (United States Department of Transportation) requires at least a “prismatic” grade, and a “diamond grade” for school zones or high danger areas.

Engineer grade is the least reflector grade and is what we generally use for most private clients who are getting helmet decals or real estate signs because we can print it on a digital printer. Diamond or Prismatic grades have to be screen-printed or decorated with EC film, a translucent film that comes in about 8 different basic colors.

Most signs that you see on the highway or interstate freeways or around town are constructed using a sheet of aluminum that has a reflector graphic adhered to it and then printed. If you are not under USDOT jurisdiction, you can make reflective signs like this using Engineer grade decal material and it’s a lot less expensive.

Different Uses

reflective decals and labels for vehiclesUses that we’ve had clients use these products?

  • Mailboxes
  • Boats
  • Delineators
  • Hardhats & Helmets
  • Equipment/Machinery
  • Fire Trucks
  • Police Vehicles
  • Traffic Signs
  • Emergency Markers
  • Security Stickers
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Parking Permits
  • Commercial Signs
  • Commercial Vehicles

Reflective decals or reflective stickers can be purchased in almost any size you need, view here: https://www.visigraph.com/custom-decals-stickers-magnets-and-labels/reflective-stickers-and-decals/.


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Barry K. Brown

Barry Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn't what he thought he'd do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!

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