Custom printed reflective stickers, Be Safe Be Seen stickers, in all shapes and sizes.
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Reflective and be safe be seen stickers
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Reflective sticker printing is a specialist printing process, steered well clear of by the majority of printing companies.
The success of the reflective qualities of the finished stickers is greatly determined by a couple of critical elements.
Firstly, the correct grade of reflective material must be chosen for the job, and the intended end use. There are several differing category types of base reflective sticker material, and as well as differing in visual appearance, range greatly in price.
The majority of retroreflective vinyl sticker printing is used as part of the process of the manufacture of permanent or temporary road signs or vehicle fleet marking. The reflective performance is governed by British Standards (BS) rules, with class types being required for the varying end applications.
Confusingly, the highest spec reflective is now called Class RA2 under BS EN 12899-1 , although it used to be called Class 1, under the old BS 873. This type of reflectivity is high intensity, and is the standard for highway type printed road signs and emergency vehicle reflective decals and striping. It is recognisable by its honeycomb appearance, and traditionally manufactured using glass beads, although the same standard can now be achieved by moulding prisms into the surface of the vinyl.
Stepping down in cost, and with a lesser specification, the next category is Class RA1 (the old Class 2)
This is used to produce signage and reflective stickers of lesser importance, such as street signs, direction signs as well as a multitude of safety uses such as markings helpful in the dark.
Be Safe Be Seen stickers
Away from the standards and classifications required for highway type work, reflective stickers can be used to great effect as fun, promotional giveaways, popular with children.
As the long winter nights are with us, road safety becomes a priority, and Be Safe Be Seen campaigns begin. The stickers are illuminated by vehicle headlights, and give drivers a warning of pedestrians ahead.
Using reflective vinyl, eyecatching printed stickers can be produced in various shapes and sizes, and as well as promoting a valuable message, can help illuminate clothing, bikes, rucksacks and school bags.
The stickers can be printed with a punchy message in black or colour on a reflective silver or yellow.They can be cut into attractive shapes such as stars or circles, as well as squares or rectangles.
The throwaway backing paper can be printed too, giving an opportunity for further details or sponsorship.
Can you have full colour reflective stickers?
No full colour isn't an option when printing reflective stickers, we would recommend ideally limiting the colours to just one or two.
How much of the sticker is reflective?
This depends on your design. The ink is printed over the top of the reflective vinyl so anywhere the ink appears will be non-reflective. For the best results we would recommend a simple design or logo with plenty of blank space.
How large can you print reflective stickers?
We can print reflective stickers up to 1.2 m (1200mm) wide by any length.
Are reflective stickers waterproof?
Yes reflective stickers are printed on vinyl which is waterproof. A lot of our reflective stickers are used on outdoor temporary road signs.
What colour reflective vinyl is available for printing stickers?
There are three different colours of reflective vinyl available, yellow, orange and white.