Traffic Signs

Whether you're using digital printing or traditional fabrication methods for traffic signs, 3M has you covered. We provide retroreflective sheeting, inks, and overlays to help you fabricate high-quality traffic signs.

High-Performing Traffic Signs

Here are three important characteristics for reflective sheeting to consider:
  • deliver retroreflective traffic signs using 3M reflective sheetings
    Retroreflective Material for Increased Visibility

    Brightness matters. You can download our white paper on traffic sign brightness here.

  • reflective traffic signs

    With 3M, you can count on long-lasting and effective signs that help drivers get home safely. 

    Contact us on our support page to learn more.

  • Reflective street signs at night
    Observation and Entrance Angles

    In this demonstration, you’ll see how elevated seating positions impact sign visibility and how higher-performing sign sheeting can help.

    Traffic sign fabrication and orientation also matter in creating signs that reflect from different angles. Learn more about road sign orientation uniformity here.

3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sign Sheeting

  • Diamond grade reflective signs on highway at night

    Outsmart the Dark

    DG³ sheeting is our top-of-the-line reflective sign sheeting. With nearly twice the reflectivity of our lower-grade signage material, 3M™ Diamond Grade Sheeting helps create more visible signs, and more visible signs have been shown to cut nighttime accidents by up to 46%.*

    Learn more about 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ and how it compares to other sheeting types on our next page.

    *Ripley, D.A, Howard R. Green Company, ITE AB04H313, Quantifying the Safety Benefits of Traffic Control Devices - Benefit-Cost Analysis of Traffic Sign Upgrades, 2005 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium Proceedings.

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Sign Sheeting Types

Explore traffic sign sheeting by Performance level and ASTM Standard.
  • 3M™ Diamond Grade™ Reflective Sign Sheeting helps improve safety by providing higher luminance values than our other sheeting at distances most critical to drivers.


    Class AS/NZS 1906.1 Class 1100

  • High Intensity Prismatic sheeting material close up
    High Intensity Prismatic

    3M™ High Intensity Prismatic Reflective Sheeting provides high levels of retroreflectivity for traffic signs, work zone devices, and delineators.

    Class AS/NZS 1906.1 Class 400

  • 3M™ Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting is designed for production of non-critical traffic signs and devices.

    Class AS/NZS 1906.1 Class 100

Sign Fabrication Techniques

  • There are many advantages to digital sign printing. Not only does it offer you quick on-demand printing, but you also have the flexibility to create custom traffic signs with digital printing for any level of production. 

  • learn more about 3M reflective traffic signs
    Traditional Sign Fabrication

    Whether your team uses cut copy, EC Film, or screen printing techniques, 3M has the inks, protective overlaminates, and a variety of sheeting to support your manufacturing process.    

Nighttime reflectivity material comparison
Road Sign Orientation Uniformity - why does it matter?

Watch the video and download the report on our next page to see for yourself.


Resources for Traffic Signs