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    *CPL calculation considers Total Installed Sign Cost ÷ (((Initial Brightness + End of Life Brightness)/2) X Estimated Life in years). It is based on white sheeting @ .5/-4 (angle most commonly experienced by drivers). Minimum percentage RA retained at end of estimated life is calculated at 50% for EG and 70% for HIP and DG³. Values are according to ASTM D4956 requirements for each sheeting tier.

3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sheeting cost comparison calculator

See if you'll save money in the long run with 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sheeting.

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Use our calculator to see the cost and value in upgrading your signs to 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sheeting.



 
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    Cost comparison: vs. Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sheeting (Type XI)

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Calculator instructions

Estimate the cost and potential savings over time in upgrading your sign to 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sheeting, using the cost comparison calculator. Simply select the current reflective sheeting you are using, sign size, imaging method and number of signs, to calculate your results. Modify the suggested values to make the comparison more similar to your project.

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    • • Current sheeting type & grade
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Disclaimer

*Cost per lumen (CPL) =  Total installed sign cost(Initial brightness + End of life brightness2) x Estimated life in years

It is based on white sheeting at 0.5/-4 (angle most commonly experienced by drivers). Minimum percentage RA retained at end of estimated life is calculated at 50% for EG and 70% for HIP and DG³. Values are according to ASTM D4956 requirements for each sheeting tier.
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