5. EMERGENCY VEHICLE GRAPHICS

Higher visibility decals & striping harness the full power of prismatic technology to enhance driver safety.

 

Every semi-trailer is fitted with mandatory red/white (conspicuity….”VERY conspicuous!”) tape. It is “prismatic” and you appreciate its reflective power from thousands of feet at night on trucks, trailers and even school buses. These heavy vehicles STAND OUT! They are more visible! Nothing has more reflective power than this prismatic technology. It is up to 8X brighter over a much longer distance than “standard” reflective tape installed on most emergency vehicles. If this product is “mandated by law” because it makes “non-emergency” vehicles safer, should you settle for any less protection on your “emergency vehicles”?

 

Advanced driver warning gives enhanced protection, not just for drivers but also for your responders.

 

No fire apparatus OEM or fire department that prides itself in being “safety conscious” uses the old technology “glass bead” sheeting for rear chevrons.

 

Do the sides of your vehicle require less protection?

 

HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE ADVANTAGES OF PRISMATIC OVER “STANDARD” GLASS BEAD SHEETING?

 

Compare the visibility of “old” glass bead technology with prismatic technology

401 is glass bead
401 is glass bead
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Lateral stripe is glass bead
Lateral stripe is glass bead
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Compare 3M 680 with 3M 983 rolls
Compare 3M 680 with 3M 983 rolls
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3M 680 is available in various widths
3M 680 is available in various widths
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3M 680 is available with pre-mask
3M 680 is available with pre-mask
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Orafols new Oralite 5650 is now available in 14 colors. Available in RA (rapid air technology) Fleet Engineer Grade. 7 year outdoor durability

Note: 3M DIAMOND GRADE 3900 and 4000 series are not recommended for vehicle graphics.

 

Many ambulance OEM’s and EMS services are implementing prismatic technology like Reflexite V-98 to increase motorist safety.

100% Orafol
100% Orafol
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100% Orafol
100% Orafol
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Why not take advantage of the new generation technology for your lateral striping, unit numbers, department or city identification, logos and crests, reflectors/chevrons INSIDE doors, or the sides of all roll-out trays? Using prismatic sheeting costs pennies more than glass bead products but enhances safety on ALL sides of your apparatus, not just the rear chevrons.

Orafol lateral striping on roll-up doors
Orafol lateral striping on roll-up doors
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3M Diamond Grade lateral striping
3M Diamond Grade lateral striping
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Create any pattern using Orafol on roll-up door
Create any pattern using Orafol on roll-up door
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Custom printed 1 1/2" "Chevron pattern" for roll-out compartments
Custom printed 1 1/2" "Chevron pattern" for roll-out compartments
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Custom ID or color conspicuity grade door reflectors
Custom ID or color conspicuity grade door reflectors
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Custom ID or color inside door chevrons
Custom ID or color inside door chevrons
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WHEN IS INCREASED VISIBILITY MOST CRITICAL?

  • In case of accident intervention, when visibility is reduced because of inclement weather, when every meter of distance between you and an oncoming driver yields high dividends if an accident is avoided. Put every chance on your side to grab the oncoming drivers’ attention!

 

Add lower lateral chevrons or a solid stripe of conspicuity tape!

6 inch Orafol lateral stripe added to pickup
6 inch Orafol lateral stripe added to pickup
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BATTENBURG PATTERNS

“Battenburg” Orafol
“Battenburg” Orafol
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HOW TO INCORPORATE “BATTENBURG” PATTERNS

 

One proof of many municipalities’ attitude change is their introduction of the BATTENBURG PATTERN, a European design that captures oncoming motorist’s attention!

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PRISMATIC PRODUCTS AVAILABLE
 

3M DIAMOND GRADE, Reflexite and Avery all have a high intensity conspicuity grade sheeting for vehicle graphics. Here are some sizes to consider.

 

3M DIAMOND GRADE 983 24/48 inch available. Custom widths available. 6 inch cut-to-length.

Orafol V-92, V-97 and V-98 (for painted surfaces only).
Orafol V-92, V-97 and V-98 (for painted surfaces only).
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6 inch; 30 inch widths; cut lengths as required; custom widths available.
6 inch; 30 inch widths; cut lengths as required; custom widths available.
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Orafol colors
Orafol colors
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3M 983 DIAMOND GRADE chevron colors available
3M 983 DIAMOND GRADE chevron colors available
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Full rolls of 30 inch wide Orafol V-98 immediately available
Full rolls of 30 inch wide Orafol V-98 immediately available
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HOW TO DETERMINE IF 3M 983 OR REFLEXITE EMS IS BEST FOR MY APPLICATION?

SUGGESTION:

For increased lateral safety WITHOUT CHANGING your entire graphic package, simply add a 1” or 2” wide stripe of conspicuity grade “all white, all red, all yellow or all blue” tape above or below your present striping: INCREASE your lateral visibility up to 6x over what you have now.

 

3M 983 and Reflexite available in 7/8”, 1 inch and other widths.

 

ONE INCH OF REFLEXITE ADDED ON PERIMETER

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