Long-exposure image of cars on a highway at night, passing beneath road signs made with 3M™ Retroreflective Sheeting.

Reflective sign sheeting

Brighter reflective signs. Because it all comes down to safety.

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Regulated sign sheeting selection made easy

While most Canadian provinces and territories follow the national sign conventions, as outlined in the “Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada,” each jurisdiction may have additional guidelines and standards, which should be the guiding documents for those involved in designing or fabricating regulated signs. This reference guide serves to assist with quick identification and selection of the appropriate 3M™ Retroreflective Sheeting conforming to the ASTM International standard D4956 and Quebec Norme 14101 standard.

 
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  Product ATSM Type % Light returned Year invented
A day and night comparison of 3M™ Diamond Grade™ Sheeting.
3M™ Diamond Grade™ Sheeting Type XI 58% 2005
A day and night comparison of 3M™ High Intensity Sheeting.
3M™ High Intensity Sheeting Type III, IV 32% 1970s
A day and night comparison of 3M™ Engineering Grade Sheeting.
3M™ Engineering Grade Sheeting Type I 14% 1940s

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Reflective sign sheeting resources

A day and night comparison of two road signs, in which one sign is retroreflective.

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