3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sheeting

DG³ Cost Comparison Calculator

You may save money in the long run as DG³ Reflective Sheeting may cost less than you think.

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Our upgrade calculator shows you the cost and the value in upgrading your signs to 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sheeting.

 
  • Step 1: Sign details

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    Enter your current sign specifications

    Enter your current sheeting type so we can show you how much it would cost to upgrade to DG³.

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    • A roll of sign sheeting
      Sheeting type and grade
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    • A ruler
      Sign size (inches)
     
     
    • A printer printing an image
      Imaging method
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    • The number symbol
      Total number of signs

    Sign size: ; Imaging method: ; Sheeting type and grade: ; Total number of signs:

  • Step 2: Project costs

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    • A stack of paper currency
      Sheeting cost (per sq ft)
      Changes to sign material, labor and installations costs will be reflected on both sides of the comparison to isolate the difference in sheeting cost.
      Changes to sign material, labor and installations costs will be reflected on both sides of the comparison to isolate the difference in sheeting cost.
      A Route 66 highway sign
      Substrate cost (per sign)
      Sign post or structure cost (per sign)
      cost (per sign)
       
      A worker with a hardhat
      Labor and overhead cost (per sign)
      Installation cost (per sign)
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    • Diamond Grade DG³ (Type XI)
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      Sheeting cost (per sq ft)
       
      Changes to sign material, labor and installations costs will be reflected on both sides of the comparison to isolate the difference in sheeting cost.
      A Route 66 highway sign
      Substrate cost (per sign)
      Sign post or structure cost (per sign)
      cost (per sign)
       
      A worker with a hardhat
      Labor and overhead cost (per sign)
      Installation cost (per sign)
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      Sheeting cost:


    • Diamond Grade DG³ (Type XI):

      Sheeting cost:

    Imaging Cost: ; Substrate cost: ; Sign post or structure cost: ; Labor and overhead cost: ; Installation cost:

  • Step 3: Calculator results

    Return to Step 2 to modify your project costs

    Cost comparison: vs. DG³ (Type XI)

    • per year with 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³
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    • Additional life
      longer life with 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³
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      = years
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      Diamond Grade DG³ (Type XI) = years
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      Diamond Grade DG³ (Type XI) = years
    • Cost per lumen (CPL)
      per lumen with 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³
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      Total Installed Sign Cost ÷ (((Initial Brightness + End of Life Brightness)/2) X Estimated Life in years). It is based on white sheeting @ .5/-4 (angle most commonly experienced by drivers).
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      Total Installed Sign Cost ÷ (((Initial Brightness + End of Life Brightness)/2) X Estimated Life in years). It is based on white sheeting @ .5/-4 (angle most commonly experienced by drivers).
     
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      Total installed project cost
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    • Diamond Grade DG³ (Type XI)
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    • Total installed project cost
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    • Diamond Grade DG³ (Type XI)
    • Total installed project cost
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    • Total difference ($)
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    • Percentage difference (%)
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    • Cost comparison is an estimate only and is based on assumed values that may vary for your project. This is not a quote or bid and does not guarantee price.

 

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Calculator instructions

The DG³ Cost Comparison Calculator estimates the cost and the potential savings over time in upgrading your sign to 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³. Simply select the current reflective sheeting you are using, sign size, imaging method and number of signs to calculate your results. Modify the suggested values to make the comparison more specific to your project.

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  • This is a list of information you will need for the calculator. You may also use our prefilled values for a quick result.

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    • • Sign size
    • • Current sheeting type & grade
    • • Imaging method
    • • Number of signs
    • • Sheeting and imaging costs
    • • Sign materials costs
    • • Labor and installation costs
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  • Disclaimer
    The brands listed above are trademarks of 3M. *CPL calculation considers Total Installed Sign Cost ÷ (((Initial Brightness + End of Life Brightness)/2) X Estimated Life in years). It is based on white sheeting @ .5/-4 (angle most commonly experienced by drivers). Minimum percentage RA retained at end of estimated life is calculated at 50% for EG and 70% for HIP and DG³. Values are according to ASTM D4956 requirements for each sheeting tier.
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