Engineer Grade Sheeting:
Engineer Grade Reflective sheeting is a high quality, durable, enclosed lens retro reflective material. This reflective sheeting offers exceptional value for permanent traffic signage applications. Engineer Grade Reflective sheeting is the most economical reflective finish and is recommended for commercial and non-critical traffic signs. Engineer Grade Reflective Meets applicable requirements for Engineer Grade sheeting applications for Type I retro reflective sheeting as set forth in ASTM D 4956. Engineer Grade sheeting comes with a 7 year warranty.
High Intensity Prismatic Sheeting: Best Value – Recommended
High intensity Prismatic sheeting is recommended where brighter daytime colors and slightly higher reflectivity levels are desired. Prismatic High Intensity sheeting is durable, highly reflective sheeting designed for traffic control and guide signs. Traffic Signs & Safety, Inc. recommends High Intensity Prismatic as the cost to upgrade over Engineer Grade Sheeting is minimal, it meets multiple specifications and has the lowest cost of ownership. Key benefits include vivid daytime colors, a scratch resistant finish and an improved optical package for increased night visibility. High Intensity Prismatic Sheeting comes with a 10 year warranty.
Diamond Grade Sheeting:
Diamond Grade sheeting offers excellent daytime color and the highest levels of reflectivity. It is our top of the line prismatic sheeting applicable for all high speed roadways and urban areas where higher or lower ambient light levels can make signs less visible. Diamond Grade sheeting is ideal for overhead guide signs and directional signs. Many state and local municipalities require Diamond Grade sheeting on Stop signs (R1-1), Do Not Enter signs (R5-1) and Yield signs (R2-1) Traffic signs manufactured with Diamond Grade sheeting provide early detection and an extended range of sign legibility. Meets specification ASTM D 4956-04, Type IX. Diamond Grade sheeting comes with a 12 year warranty.
Fluorescent Yellow Green Sheeting:
Fluorescent Yellow Green sheeting is used for signs warning of the presence of non-motorized traffic, such as school zone signs, pedestrian and bicycle crossing signing. Fluorescent yellow-green sheeting is highly visible in the viewing range from 200 to 600 feet, making it ideal for signs that must be seen at relatively short viewing distances. Traffic Signs & Safety, Inc. recommends Fluorescent yellow green sheeting on all school zone signs. Fluorescent Yellow Green sheeting comes with a 12 year warranty.
Fluorescent Orange Sheeting:
Fluorescent Orange sheeting is highly visible at wide angles to approaching traffic and at long sight distances. Fluorescent orange is approved in the MUTCD for all construction and work zone signs and devices. Fluorescent orange reflective sheeting is highly visible in daytime, twilight, inclement weather and at night.
Street Name Signs
Our street name signs are fabricated on your
choice of flat or extruded aluminum blades
covered with the reflective sheeting of your
choice. Signs can be single-faced or doublefaced.
Various heights of blades are available
(length based on copy).
Samples of possible color combinations and
border styles are shown below. Municipal logos
and other graphics can be added to any sign.
What does the May 2012 Ruling mean for street name signs? Do they have to meet minimum retroreflectivity requirements?
> Yes, the standards for minimum retroreflectivity requirements still apply to street name signs. The
compliance date for including street names signs in an agency’s assessment or management method has
been eliminated. However, agencies are expected to add these signs to their method as resources allow.
In addition, the deadline for replacing identified noncompliant signs has also been eliminated.
> When new provisions are adopted in a new edition or revision of the MUTCD, any new or reconstructed
traffic control devices installed after adoption are required to be in compliance with the new provisions. The
elimination of a compliance date for a given Standard contained in the MUTCD does not eliminate the
regulatory requirement to comply with that Standard. The Standard itself remains in the MUTCD and
applies to any new installations, but the compliance date for replacing noncompliant devices that exist in the
field is eliminated. To further clarify, any new installation of an existing noncompliant device (such as moving
a noncompliant device to another location) would also have to comply with the Standard upon installation.
> Agencies will still need to replace any sign they identify as not meeting the established minimum
retroreflectivity levels. Their schedules replacing the signs, however, would be based on resources and
relative priorities, rather than specific compliance dates.
> The new rule adds a new option statement exempting existing historic street name signs within a locally
identified historic district from the Standards and Guidance of Section 2D.43 regarding sign color, letter size,
and other design features, including retroreflectivity.
What are the minimum retro requirements for street name signs?
> 120 cd/lx/m2 is the minimum value for the white portion of ground mounted street name signs. EG white
sheeting is not permissible. Sheeting must be SEG (ASTM Type II) or higher.
> 250 cd/lx/m2 is the minimum for the white portion of overhead street name signs. EG, SEG and beaded
High Intensity sheeting is not permissible. Sheeting must be Prismatic High Intensity (ASTM Type IV) or
What colors are acceptable for street name signs?
> Green background + white legend (and border if used)
> Blue background + white legend (and border if used)
> Brown background + white legend (and border if used)
> White background + black legend (and border if used)