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Digital printing for traffic signs

At 3M, we know traffic sign production work flow impacts your business. From printers to overlay and any components in between, we have the expertise to help you produce a fully reflective, durable traffic sign. In addition, when you use our products, you can feel confident knowing that you can be backed by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty for Traffic.


Design. Print. Done.
More time. Less waste. More space. More opportunities.

The advantages of a digital printing solution

  • Digital Printing vs. Conventional Imaging

    What are the benefits of digital printing solutions?

    No matter the size of your road sign printing business, you face the demands of limited time, tight budgets, constricted space, and constant waste. By moving to a digital printing solution you can tackle all of these issues. Your 3M digital printing solution can increase your bottom line through an efficient workflow and expanded opportunities.

    Watch the video to learn how 3M digital printing solutions can add efficiency to your business.

Infographic about the digital traffic sign design process.

The components of a digital printing solution

  • Diagram breaking down the layers of traffic sign sheeting

    What do I need to have a strong digital printing solution?

    We know you aren't just looking for a traffic sign printer. You are looking for all the components to fit your needs. Whether it’s the digital road sign printer of a certain price or the latex inks, we have all the materials needed for a digital printing solution that work together and produce high quality traffic signs that last.

    At 3M, we offer all of the components you need to create effective sign printing processes:
     

    • Recommended printers
    • Sign sheeting
    • Inks
    • Overlays

Recommended digital printers for traffic signs

A robust portfolio of printers, giving you the flexibility to choose the ultimate printing solution for your business.

A large grey digital sign printer with a road sign being printed.

Durst Rho 163 TS | HS

A dark grey digital sign printer with printed signs sitting on its flatbed.

EFI H1625-RS

A large, HP Latex 800 digital sign printer, printing street signs.

HP Latex 800

A large, HP Latex 700 digital sign printer, printing  street signs.

HP Latex 700

A wide grey digital sign printer.

HP Latex 1500

A digital sign printer with a sheet printed that has a variety of road signs.

HP Latex 365

Productivity
275 ft²/hr, 25 m²/hr
550 ft²/hr, 50 m²/hr
200 ft²/hr, 18 m²/hr 183 ft²/hr, 17 m²/hr 172 ft²/hr, 16 m²/hr 99 ft²/hr, 9m²/hr
198 ft²/hr, 18 m²/hr
96 ft²/hr, 8m²/hr
Production
Roll-to-Roll
Flatbed
Roll-to-Roll
Flatbed
Roll-to-Roll Roll-to-Roll Roll-to-Roll
Dual Roll
Roll-to-Roll
Color Specification
ASTM ASTM ASTM ASTM ASTM ASTM
Inks
3M™ Piezo InkJet 8900UV Series 3M™ Piezo InkJet 8900UV Series HP Series 873 HP Series 832 HP Series 881 HP Series 831/871
Ink Colors
CMYK R,B CMYK R,B CMYK Lc, Lm CMYK Lc, Lm CMYK Lc, Lm CMYK Lc, Lm
Ink Volume
3 L 1 L (2 bottle/case) 3 L 1 L 5 L 775 ml
RIP Software
Caldera GrandRIP+ EFI Fiery XF RIP FlexiPRINT & Cut Authorized 3M™ Traffic Edition 21 FlexiPRINT & Cut Authorized 3M™ Traffic Edition 21 FlexiPRINT & CUT Authorized 3M Traffic Edition L 1500 FlexiPRINT & Cut Authorized 3M™ Traffic Edition 21
Sheeting Compatibility

3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG3 Reflective Sheeting 4090DS

3M™ High Intensity Grade Prismatic Reflective Sheeting 3930DS

3M™ Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting Series 7300

3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG3 Reflective Sheeting 4090DS

3M™ High Intensity Grade Prismatic Reflective Sheeting 3930DS

3M™ Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting Series 7300

3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG3 Reflective Sheeting Series 4000

3M3M™ High Intensity Prismatic Reflective Sheeting Series 3930

3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG3 Reflective Sheeting Series 4000

3M3M™ High Intensity Prismatic Reflective Sheeting Series 3930

3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG3 Reflective Sheeting Series 4000

3M3M™ High Intensity Prismatic Reflective Sheeting Series 3930

3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG3 Reflective Sheeting Series 4000

3M3M™ High Intensity Prismatic Reflective Sheeting Series 3930

3M™ Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting Series 7300

3M™MCS™ Warranty for Traffic
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Digital printing warranties for traffic signs

  • Five chain links each a different color of the rainbow linked together.
  • At 3M, we have a warranty to back up your digital sign printing business.

    To qualify for a specific MCS™ Warranty for Traffic, using the correct ink, RIP Software, Overlay and Sheeting is needed. Visit our warranty selector page to see more resources on each warranty we have to offer.

    Compare warranties


  • Need help finding the right solutions for your business?

    Talk to a sales representative about 3M printer options to find out what printer is right for your business needs.

    Message a digital sign printing expert

  • Specify digital printing for your agency

    If you are a state or local Transportation Agency and interested in learning about the benefits of specifying digitally printed regulated traffic signs, take a look at how you can benefit adding this option to your sign specifications.

    Benefits for state or local agencies


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