Digitally Printed Traffic Signs

When looking to source finished traffic signs for your agency, you have more than one option for specifying how your regulated signs are produced. Adding the option for digitally printed regulatory and custom signs to your sign specification allows you more flexibility. Here are some advantages provided by a digital print process:

  • a 'welcome to utah' state border sign lit up by reflective film on a digitally printed road sign at night.
    Digitally printed traffic signs have many benefits; custom colors, text and graphics.

    See how printer technology has evolved to provide agencies highly customizable, durable signs, manufactured to meet todays needs.

  • a red 'stop' sign for road traffic being printed from a commercial digital printer.
    Washington DOT found success by establishing a specification for digitally printed traffic signs.

    The State expanded its sign production capability to include a wide variety of signs from stop signs all the way to overhead signs.

    Ready to establish a traffic sign specification that includes digitally fabricated signs? Check out ATSSA’s guide (PDF, 1.76 MB) for adopting robust requirements for digitally printed traffic signs and sign faces.

  • split screen with various images of highway road signs being lit up by night with reflective film.
    3M Certified Sign Fabricators are trained through a rigorous on-site process by 3M.

    The training process allows 3M Certified Sign Fabricators to use approved fabrication processes and materials to deliver a high-quality signs.


  • Various colors of 3M sign sheeting materials being tested outdoors for weathering standards.

    Quality and Performance

    Signs printed on 3M qualified printers, using 3M’s matched component are vigorously tested in real-world situations as well as weathered at our state-of-the-art Weathering Center. As a world leader in weathering test standards, we use science, technology and innovation to help ensure your finished sign will perform for its intended life.

    Learn more about 3M™ MCS™ Warranties.

    3M™ Digitally-Imaged Sign Warranty Bulletin (PDF)

Looking for assistance in creating a digital print sign specification?