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Reflective Sign Printing

With over 30 years experience, printing reflective signage in all shapes, sizes and quantities.

We supply councils, contractors and organisations throughout the UK, with their reflective sign requirements.

  • Reflective correx sign printing for short to mid term outdoor use.

  • Our reflective sign faces are available in white, yellow or red.

  • RSTA Temporary surface dressing reflective sign printing Max speed 20, Skid risk, No road markings etc..

  • Retro reflective safety and warning sign printing

  • Class RA1 and class RA2 reflective signs printed on correx, foamex and ACM dibond

  • Printed and manufactured in Yorkshire, ready for UK distribution

  • 1050 x 750 reflective sign specialists with 100’s in stock

  • We offer a full range of both self adhesive or rigid reflective signs


  • 1Useful information about reflective signage here

    Reflective signs light up, giving clear direction, information and message, in the darkest of nights.

    Using industry tested retro-reflective sign faces, our bespoke printed signs keep on working, into the long hours of darkness

    Although reflective signs are most commonly used for road side uses, adding reflectivity makes signs much more visible than standard non-reflective alternatives.

    They have uses in general safety, information and vehicle liveries, as well as creating marketing opportunities adding visibility after the sun has gone down.

    Reflective signs are categorised by the amount of reflectivity that the illuminated sign gives back to the light source shone onto it.

    Generally, Class 2 honeycomb reflective is superior to Class 1, Class 1 has more reflectivity than the basic Engineering grade, although each has it’s uses and applications.

    The first retro-reflective sheeting was based on a technology using glass beads backed up with a reflective coating behind these beads. More up to date production methods now allow polymer plastics to be used, and to much more effect.

    The main requirement of any reflective sign is to be illuminated back into the direction that the light source comes from.

    If reflective signs were simply mirrors, then the light would bounce off into an opposite direction, unless lit absolutely square on. With the majority of reflective signs being used at the roadside, the reflective surface can be hit with headlamps at an angle, and still reflect back to the light source. This is due to the beads, or prisms in the surface.

    Here’s where we come to our first hurdle. If road signs reflected light the way mirrors reflect light, you would not be able to see them at night. When you drive past a road sign at night, the sign is usually located to the right or the left of the road.

    Reflective signs are used for a variety of purposes including; to inform and highlight information and company details, this could be access details, to draw attention to site security, health & safety signage and industry site boards. Reflective is often used to warn of hazards and potential dangers especially after dark e.g. road signs.

    There are several factors that affect the sign prices including:

  • Amount of printed colours
  • Reflective grade & specification
  • Dimensions
  • Print quantity
  • Backing Material (Correx, Foamex etc.)
  • Complexity of artwork
  • Call our team to discuss your requirements & receive a quote.

    We can also help with standard sign size templates, as well as the preparation of your artwork.


    Our team are always happy to discuss your requirements, talk through ideas, offer advice and provide quotations.

    Get a quote CLICK HERE

    or call Sally on 01347 823 230

    Reflective Signs Frequently Asked Questions

    Want to find out more about custom printed Reflective Signs? How to customize your Reflective Signs? Or how quickly we could print them? The answers to these questions and more can be found below.

    How are reflective signs printed?

    Reflective signs are printed by printing either transparent colour, or opaque black ink, printed onto a reflective material

    The vast majority of reflective signs are printed onto a white background, although yellow very common for road signs.

    If transparent colours of ink are printed onto a white reflective base, the light passes through the coloured ink, and bounces back off the underlying reflective surface, which lights up the colour,so you see illuminated coloured print .

    If black artwork or text is printed onto either reflective white, or coloured reflective, no light passes through the opaque ink and so the print doesn’t illuminate, whereas all of the surrounding background does.

    What is RA1 Reflective?

    RA1 is a lower, cheaper grade of reflective sign material, that is used for temporary road signs, branding or promotional signage

    What is RA2 Reflective?

    RA2 is a higher specification of reflective material, that is used for permanent road signs and reflective graphics for emergency services and other vehicles.

    How long do reflective signs work for?

    Reflective signs are made of a reflective material with ink printed onto the surface. Being outdoor signs, they are entirely waterproof and will last for years until the print eventually fades, although this would take many years.

    They can easily be wiped on washed, and will be as good as new.

    Do reflective signs work in the daytime?

    Although printed reflective signs are designed to work in the dark, they work as normal printed signs in the daytime.

    Are reflective signs expensive?

    If you require small numbers of custom reflective signs, they could work out relatively expensive to have produced. If you need 100’s or 1000’s of signs, they become very competitively priced.

    Can reflective signs be made in A4, A3, A2, A1 and A0 sizes?

    Reflective signs can be made in any size or quantity.

    Can reflective signs be circular, rectangular or square?

    Custom printed reflective signs can easily be made in any standard or custom shape, and at any size and quantity

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