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Graphic Innovations

Digital Inkjet Media Selection Guide

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ORAFOL Europe Oranienburg, Germany

A dedication to quality is a source of pride for all of us at ORAFOL and it is a key factor in our continued growth and success. Dr. Holger Loclair, MD ORAFOL Europe GmbH

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Index Digital Inkjet Media Selection Guide Page

ORAJET® 3981RA with ORAGUARD® 289F combined with ORACAL® 970RA black galactic gold

Contents

4

How to use this brochure

5

Proprietary Technologies

5

Cast vs. Calendered

6-9

Vehicle & Fleet Graphics

10-13

Outdoor Signage

14-16

Backlit Signage

17

Translucent vs. Transparent

18-22

Indoor Signage, P.O.P. Displays, & Exhibits

23

Wet Application Method

24-26

Wall Graphics

27

Solvent-based vs. Water-based Adhesives

28-30

Window Graphics

31

The Magic of Window Perf

32-34

Specialty Applications

35

Photoluminescent (Glow-in-the-Dark)

36-41

Product Overview Tables

42

Processing & Handling

43

Compatibility & Expected Durability Guide


HOW TO USE THIS BROCHURE

Use the icons to Find your Way!

We’re pleased to introduce this brand new media selection guide for ORAFOL’s wide range of digitally printable vinyl films. Focused on areas of application, use the icon system to navigate your way through this brochure.

Application Types

For complete product information, including available roll sizes, use the product overview tables on pages 36-41.

Other Types of Information

Vehicle & Fleet Graphics

Educational Information

Outdoor Signage

Helpful Tips & Tricks

Backlit Signage

Need To Know Information

Indoor Signage, P.O.P. Displays, & Exhibits

Wall Graphics

Window Graphics

Specialty Applications

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Proprietary Technologies

ORAFOL’s RapidAir ® Technology is a specially formulated air-egress pattern built in to the release liner. This advanced air-release technology facilitates a quicker, easier bubble free application.

Films featuring ORAFOL’s exclusive CommandForm ® Technology are engineered to be highly conformable, repositionable and removable with no adhesive residue for up to four years after installation.

Cast vs. Calendered Cast Vinyl Cast vinyl is a thin and flexible material that is conformable, making it ideal for graphics that are applied to a non-flat surface. This film type is a premium vinyl with longer durability.

Calendered Vinyl Calendered vinyl is thicker and generally intended for a flat surface only. This film type is not designed to easily conform to a non-flat surface and is known to “shrink” more. When used incorrectly or in an unintended manner, like appyling to a non-flat surface, vinyl (edge) lift is likely to occur. ORAJET® 3165RA with ORAGUARD® 210 Photo courtesy of MotoGFX


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Vehicles with Complex & Moderate Curves ORAJET ® Product

3981RA

Premium Eco Digital Print with RapidAir ® Technology

A polyu rethane constru ction m eans No Cra 3951 cking Professional Wrapping Film or Yell owing! with CommandForm® Technology

3951RA

Professional Wrapping Film with RapidAir ® Technology

3751RA

Wrapping Cast with RapidAir ® Technology

Durability (unprinted)

Color

10 years

white

grey, solvent polyacrylate, repositionable, permanent

10 years

white

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

8 years

transparent

gloss

Adhesive

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

10 years white 8 years

Finish

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate 289F PVC-Free Cast

290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast 293 Ultra Flexible Premium Cast

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent with low initial tack

ORAJET® vehicle wrapping films offer 4-year removability with heat and proper removal methods.

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Vehicles with Simple Curves & Partial Wraps ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

3551

High Performance Calendered PVC with CommandForm® Technology 7 years

3551RA

Finish

Durability (unprinted)

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

transparent

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

gloss

Color

Finish

5600

Fleet Engineering Grade Reflective Film

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Adhesive clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

7 years

white

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast 293 Ultra Flexible Premium Cast

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

5650RA

Fleet Engineering Grade Reflective Film with RapidAir ® Technology

Adhesive

arctic white

arctic white

High Performance Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

ORALITE® Product

Color

gloss clear, solvent-based, permanent

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast 293 Ultra Flexible Premium Cast

Stand out from the crowd.

Incorporate reflective element s into your design fo r the WOW factor!!


ORAJET® 3951 with ORAGUARD® 290 Photo courtesy of PG Nola

Need extra protection? Use ORAGUARD® 270 or 280 Stone Guard paint protection film to laminate your next boat wrap.

Watercraft Wraps ORAJET ® Product

3981RA

Durability (unprinted)

Premium Eco Digital Print with RapidAir ® Technology

10 years

3951

10 years

Professional Wrapping Film with CommandForm® Technology

3951RA

Professional Wrapping Film with RapidAir ® Technology

3751RA

Wrapping Cast with RapidAir ® Technology

Color

Finish

grey, solvent polyacrylate, repositionable, permanent

white

8 years

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate 289F PVC-Free Cast

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent transparent

gloss

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

10 years white 8 years

Adhesive

290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast 293 Ultra Flexible Premium Cast

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent with low initial tack

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Outdoor Signage ORAJET® 3651 with ORAGUARD® 215 Photo courtesy of Glavin Industries, Inc.


Long-term Outdoor Signage { 7+ Years } ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

Color

3951

10 years

white

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

8 years

transparent

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

Professional Wrapping Film with CommandForm® Technology

3981RA

Premium Eco Digital Print with RapidAir ® Technology

3951RA

Professional Wrapping Film with RapidAir ® Technology

3751RA

Wrapping Cast with RapidAir ® Technology

3551RA

High Performance Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

Adhesive

10 years

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate 290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast 297GF Optically Clear Cast

289F PVC-Free Cast grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

10 years

white gloss

8 years

3551

High Performance Calendered PVC with CommandForm® Technology

Finish

7 years

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent with low initial tack

arctic white

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

transparent

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

arctic white

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast 297GF Optically Clear Cast

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Medium-term Outdoor Signage { 5 Years } ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

Color

3691

Intermediate Calendered PVC

white

3651 

Intermediate Calendered PVC

3651RA

Intermediate Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

transparent 5 years

3165

3165RA

gloss, matte

grey, solvent-based, removable

gloss, semi-gloss, matte

grey, solvent-based, permanent

gloss, matte

clear, solvent-based, permanent

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

215 PVC

gloss, matte

grey, solvent-based, permanent

gloss

Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

ORALITE® Product

Adhesive

gloss white

Intermediate Calendered PVC

Finish

Durability (unprinted)

Color

Finish

Adhesive

gloss

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

5650RA

Fleet Engineering Grade Reflective Film with RapidAir ® Technology

5600

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7 years

white

290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast 293 Ultra Flexible Premium Cast 297GF Optically Clear Cast


Short-term Outdoor Signage { 4 Years or Less } ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

3641

Color

3640

Soft Calendered PVC

white, transparent

3621

white

Soft Calendered PVC

3164 

4 years

gloss, matte

gloss, matte

transparent

gloss

3164RA

3164XRA

Soft Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

5400

Commercial Grade Reflective

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

clear, water-based, permanent grey, water-based, removable

white

Soft Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

Adhesive grey, water-based, permanent

white

Soft Calendered PVC

Soft Calendered PVC

Finish

210 PVC clear, water-based, permanent

gloss, matte grey, water-based, permanent

white

gloss

clear, solvent-based, permanent

215 PVC

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Backlit Signage ORAJET® 3850 with ORAGUARD® 290


Long-term Backlit Signage { 7+ Years } ORAJET ® Product

3951

Professional Wrapping Film with CommandForm® Technology

3850

Translucent Calendered

3551

High Performance Calendered PVC with CommandForm® Technology

Durability (unprinted)

Color

Finish

Adhesive

8 years

transparent

gloss

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

7 years

translucent, white

semi-gloss

clear, solvent-based, permanent

7 years

transparent

gloss

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast 297GF Optically Clear Cast

ORAFOL® offers a full range of products for backlit signage including ORACAL® 8870 Blockout Film, and ORACAL® 8860 and 8830 Diffuser Premium Cast films. Ask your ORAFOL representative for more information!

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Medium-term Backlit Signage { 5 Years } ORAJET ® Product

3651 

Intermediate Calendered PVC

Durability (unprinted)

Color

Finish

Adhesive

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

5 years

transparent

gloss, matte

clear, solvent-based, permanent

215 PVC

Short-term Backlit Signage { 4 Years or Less } ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

3640

Soft Calendered PVC

Color

Finish

white, transparent

gloss, matte

4 years

3164 

Soft Calendered PVC

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transparent

gloss

Adhesive

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

clear, water-based, permanent

210 PVC


ORAJET® 3850 with ORAGUARD® 290

ORAJET® 3651 transparent with ORAGUARD® 215 Photo courtesy of Seaboard Signs & Envgraving

Translucent vs. Transparent Films Translucent Films

like ORAJET ® 3850 are de-

Transparent Films

are designed to work with

signed to be illuminated by an artificial light source such as

natural light to simulate a “stained glass” effect without

fluorescent lamps or LEDs, making it the perfect solution

obscuring the background. Transparent films can also be

for internally illuminated sign project such as sign cabinets

used to replace colored acrylic and are rapidly becoming

or channel letters. When using a white acrylic or polycar-

the product of choice for architectural and interior design

bonate substrate for illuminated signage, instead consider

applications. Applying our transparent solvent-based

printing on one of our transparent films.

adhesive films, using a wet application technique, will provide professional looking, crystal clear results! For more information on wet applications, see page 23.

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Indoor Signage, P.O.P. Displays, & Exhibits ORAJET® 3169RA with ORAGUARD® 210 Photo courtesy of Gamut Media


Long-term Indoor Signage { Permanent } ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

3551

High Performance Calendered PVC with CommandForm® Technology

7 years

High Performance Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

3930

Photoluminescent (glow-in-the-dark)

3651 

Intermediate Calendered PVC

Intermediate Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

3165

Intermediate Calendered PVC

3165RA

Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

Finish

Adhesive

arctic white

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

transparent

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent gloss

3551RA

3651RA

Color

arctic white

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

light yellow

clear, solvent-based, permanent

white

gloss, semi-gloss, matte

grey, solvent-based, permanent

transparent

gloss, matte

clear, solvent-based, permanent

5 years

gloss white

gloss, matte

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

215 PVC

293 Ultra Flexible Premium Cast

210 PVC grey, solvent-based, permanent

gloss

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Long-term Indoor Signage { Permanent } cont. ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

3641

Color

white

Soft Calendered PVC

Finish

gloss, matte

3640

Soft Calendered PVC

white, transparent

3164 

white

gloss, matte

transparent

gloss

Soft Calendered PVC

4 years

Adhesive grey, water-based, permanent

200 Economy PVC 210 PVC

Soft Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

3164XRA

white

Soft Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology PVC-Free Digital Media

200 Economy PVC

clear, water-based, permanent

3164RA

3174

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

2 years

gloss, matte

gloss

grey, water-based, permanent clear, water-based, permanent

236 PVC-Free

ORAJET® 3165 and ORAJET® 3651 Photo courtesy of Gamut Media

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Short-term Indoor Signage { Removable } ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

Color

Finish

Adhesive

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

grey, solvent-based, removable

210 PVC

3691

Intermediate Calendered PVC

3169RA

5 years gloss, matte

Intermediate Removable Calendered with RapidAir ® Technology

3621

4 years

3628

3 years

Soft Calendered PVC Low-Tack Wall and Window Graphics

3268

Low-Tack Movable Wall Graphics

white

grey, water-based, removable

matte 2 years

clear, water-based, removable

200 Economy PVC 210 PVC

ORAJET® Digital Medias are Latex, Solvent, Eco-solvent, and UV curable* compatible! *ORAJET® 3676 and 3675 are not UV curable compatible

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Indoor Floor Graphics ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

3651 

Intermediate Calendered PVC

3651RA

Intermediate Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

Color

Finish

Adhesive

white

gloss, semigloss, matte

grey, solvent-based, permanent

transparent

gloss, matte

clear, solvent-based, permanent

5 years

gloss

3169RA

white

1663

3 years

3174

2 years

PVC-Free Digital Media

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210 PVC 250AS Skid-Resistant PVC 255AS Skid-Resistant PVC for High Load Exposure

grey, solvent-based, removable

Intermediate Removable Calendered with RapidAir ® Technology

Calendered PVC for Floor Graphics

grey, solvent-based, permanent

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

gloss, matte

gloss

clear, solvent-based, removable

250AS Skid-Resistant PVC 255AS Skid-Resistant PVC for High Load Exposure

clear, water-based, permanent

236 PVC-Free


Wet Applications Using a wet application technique allows large graphics to slide into place without prematurely sticking to the substrate. This can be especially useful when applying graphics to glass surfaces. However, please note that this application method can be used with solvent-based adhesive products only.

New to the idea of wet installs? Here’s how it’s done: 1. Mix your solution. a. Fill spray bottle with 12 oz. of water b. Add 1 drop of basic dish soap or baby soap (traditional formula) c. Add 1 cap of isopropyl alcohol d. Shake well

2. Spray the entire surface of the substrate. 3. Spray the adhesive side of the vinyl being applied. 4. Apply your graphic. If you feel it catch while repositioning, just spray more application fluid to the vinyl substrate. 5. Squeegee or roller out all the excess water trapped between the vinyl and substrate. 6. Allow the graphic to dry before trimming, removing transfer tape, or installing. Additional dry time may be necessary for installations in temperatures below 50° F. It is not recommended to use a Wet Application technique for applying ORALITE® or RapidAir® products. Engineered to Perform Better™    www.orafolamericas.com    23


Wall Graphics ORAJET® 3651 with ORAGUARD® 210 matte Photo courtesy of I Level Sign


Sealed Wall Surfaces ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

3651 

Intermediate Calendered PVC

Finish

Adhesive

white

gloss, semi-gloss, matte

grey, solvent-based, permanent

transparent

gloss, matte

clear, solvent-based, permanent

gloss

grey, solvent-based, permanent

gloss, matte

grey, solvent-based, removable

matte

clear, water-based, removable

200 Economy PVC 210 PVC

gloss

clear, water-based, permanent

236 PVC-Free

3651RA

Intermediate Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

Color

5 years

210 PVC

3691

Intermediate Calendered PVC

3169RA

Intermediate Removable Calendered with RapidAir ® Technology

3628

Low-Tack Wall and Window Graphics

white 3 years

3268

Low-Tack Movable Wall Graphics

3174

PVC-Free Digital Media

2 years

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Unsealed Wall Surfaces ORAJET ® Product

3954

Brick Stone Film

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Durability (unprinted)

Color

Finish

Adhesive

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

1 year

white

gloss

grey, solvent-based, permanent

290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast


ORAJET® 3954 with ORAGUARD® 290 Photo courtesy of The Kennickell Group

ORAJET® 3628 with ORAGUARD® 210 matte Photo courtesy of DK Graphix

Solvent-based vs. Water-based Adhesives Water-Based Adhesive

Solvent-Based Adhesive

Products with a water-based adhesive, such as ORAJET ® 3640, typically are a low-cost solution for either indoor or short-term outdoor graphic applications. Common applications include decorative wall graphics, indoor wall murals and short-term way finding signage.

Solvent-based adhesive products, like ORAJET ® 3651, are designed for more demanding and longer term applications. The components of this adhesive are combined using solvents, thus allowing a structurally stronger adhesive that is more resistant to chemicals, cleaning agents and wider temperature ranges.

To avoid adhesive bonding issues with the substrate, do not use wet application methods or low temperature applications.

Another important attribute is the ability to wet apply graphics without worry of adhesive bonding issues.

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Window Graphics ORAJET® 3676 with ORAGUARD® 297 Photo courtesy of MotoGFX 28   www.orafolamericas.com   Engineered to Perform Better™


Architectural Window Graphics ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

Color

3951

10 years

white

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

8 years

transparent

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

Professional Wrapping Film with CommandForm® Technology

Finish

gloss

3551

High Performance Calendered PVC with CommandForm® Technology

3651 

Intermediate Calendered PVC

3620

Transparent PVC Window Graphics

3169RA

Intermediate Removable Calendered with RapidAir ® Technology

3164 

Soft Calendered PVC

3676

Perforated Window Graphics PVC (60/40)

arctic white

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

transparent

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

7 years

white

gloss, semi-gloss, matte

grey, solvent-based, permanent

transparent

gloss, matte

clear, solvent-based, permanent

5 years

4 years

transparent

5 years

white

3 years

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate 290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast 293 Ultra Flexible Premium Cast

215 PVC

clear, water-based, removable gloss, matte

4 years

Adhesive

white

gloss, matte

transparent

gloss

white (backside is black)

gloss

grey, solvent-based, removable

210 PVC

clear, water-based, permanent clear, solvent-based, permanent

297GF Optically Clear Cast

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Vehicle Window Graphics ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

Color

Finish

Adhesive

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

3 years

white (backside is black)

gloss

clear, solvent-based, permanent

297GF Optically Clear Cast

3675

Perforated Window Graphics PVC (50/50)

3676

Perforated Window Graphics PVC (60/40)

ORAJET®

3676

is for use on

Side Transit/ Bus Windows ONLY.

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ORAJET® 3675 with ORAGUARD® 297 Photo courtesy of Motor Trenz


outside view inside view

ORAJET® 3676 with ORAGUARD® 297GF Photo courtesy of Megan Kranzler

The Magic of Window Perf ORAJET ® 3675 (50/50) and ORAJET ® 3676 (60/40) are two of the longest lasting perforated window films on the market, when laminated with ORAGUARD ® 297GF Optically Clear over-laminate. ORAGUARD ® 297GF is a thicker over-lamiante, 2.75-mil, specifically designed for window perf applications. Series 297GF is less prone to collapsing into the perforated holes, which decreases the chance of material punctures or the collection of dirt and moisture. That means better visibility for you! Perforated window graphics are perfect for businesses that require more branded store front communication, but are limited by signage ordinances. Window graphics are typically not included in local signage ordinances.

ORAJET® 3675 has a 50% printable area

ORAJET® 3676 has a 60% printable area


Specialty Applications ORAJET® 3951HT with ORAGUARD® 290 Photo courtesy of Tri-City Kustomz


Low Energy Plastics ORAJET ® Product

3951HT

High-tack Cast PVC

Durability (unprinted)

Color

High-tack Calendered PVC

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

Adhesive

7 years white

3105HT

Finish

gloss

grey, solvent-based, permanent with high initial tack and final adhesion

5 years

270/280 Stone Guard Films 290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast 215 PVC 270/280 Stone Guard Films 290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast

Low Temperature Applications ORAJET ® Product

3551DT

Low Temperature Ultra-Calendered PVC

3161DT

Low Temperature Soft Calendered PVC

Durability (unprinted)

Color

7 years

arctic white

Finish

gloss 4 years

white

Adhesive

clear, solvent-based, permanent

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate 215 PVC 290 PVC Premium Cast 290F Optically Clear PVC Cast 200 Economy PVC 210 PVC 215 PVC

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Photoluminescent { Glow-in-the-Dark } ORAJET ® Product

3930

Photoluminescent

Durability (unprinted)

Color

Finish

Adhesive

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

5 years

light yellow

gloss

clear, solvent-based, permanent

293 Ultra Flexible Premium Cast

Tamper-Evident Applications ORAJET ® Product

820

Safety Vinyl

Durability (unprinted)

Color

Finish

Adhesive

Recommended ORAGUARD® Laminate

5 years

white

gloss, matte

solvent polyacrylate, permanent

No lamination needed

ORACAL® 820 is designed to be very difficult to remove which makes it perfect for regulated safety labels.

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daytime nighttime

Photoluminescent film ORAJET ® 3930 Photoluminescent, or glow-in-the-dark, film can be used for many different applications including: •  Indoor safety and regulatory signage in hospitals, office buildings, schools, movie theaters, railroad engines, etc. •  Creative graphic applications in bowling alleys, arcades, and laser tag venues. So, how does it work? The material needs to be charged by a light source for approximately 30-60 minutes.

Glow time varies depending on the amount of charge received from a light source. The material will glow for approximately 6-8 hours before needing to be recharged by a light source. The amount of glow will typically dim and extinguish during this 6-8 hour period. Special Consideration: Only the non-printed or lightly printed areas of the ORAJET ® 3930 Photoluminescent film will glow. This material can be Solvent, EcoSolvent, Latex, and UV Printed. Match this material with ORAGUARD ® 293 for added graphic protection.

The material will appear to glow brightest in pitch black room conditions.

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CAST

PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Digital Media ORAJET ® Product

3981RA

Premium Eco Digital Print with RapidAir ® Technology

3951

Professional Wrapping Film with CommandForm® Technology

3951RA

Professional Wrapping Film with RapidAir ® Technology

3751RA

Durability (unprinted)

Thickness

10 years

10 years 2-mil 8 years

10 years

Standard Widths

Standard Lengths

Color

54", 60"

150' (50-yard)

white

grey, solvent polyacrylate, repositionable, permanent

150' (50-yard) 30' (10-yard)* *54" only

white

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

transparent

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

white

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

15" (punched), 30", 36", 50", 54", 60"

150' (50-yard)

30", 50", 54", 60"

150' (50-yard)

54"

30' (10-yard)

Finish

Adhesive

2.25-mil

30", 50", 54", 60"

150' (50-yard)

white

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent with low initial tack

3951HT

7 years

2-mil

54"

150' (50-yard) 75' (25-yard)

white

grey, solvent-based, permanent with high initial tack and final adhesion

3930

5 years

6-mil

54"

25M (27.3-yard) 10M (10.9-yard)

light yellow

1 year

2-mil

54"

150' (50-yard)

white

Durability (unprinted)

Thickness

Standard Widths

Standard Lengths

Color

5-mil (average)

15" (punched), 24", 30", 48", 54", 60"

150' (50-yard) 30' (10-yard)

3.5-mil

15" (punched), 24", 30",48"

150' (50-yard)

High-Tack Calendered PVC

Photoluminescent

3954

Brick Stone Film

ORALITE® Product

clear, solvent-based, permanent grey, solvent polyacrylate, permanent

Finish

Adhesive

5650RA

Fleet Engineering Grade Reflective Film with RapidAir ® Technology

5600

7 years

Fleet Engineering Grade Reflective Film

5400

Commercial Grade

4 years

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Application

  88# PE-coated silicone paper

gloss

8 years

Wrapping Cast with RapidAir ® Technology

Release Liner

white

gloss

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

clear, solvent-based, permanent

90# PE-coated silicone paper

89# PE-coated silicone paper

Release Liner 88# PE-coated silicone paper 89# PE-coated silicone paper 89# PE-coated silicone paper

Application


ULTRA-CALENDERED

PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Digital Media ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

3850

Thickness

Standard Lengths

30", 54", 60"

150' (50-yard)

3-mil

Translucent Calendered

54" 30", 36", 54", 60"

3551

High Performance Calendered PVC with CommandForm® Technology

3551RA

High Performance Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

3551DT

Low Temperature Ultra-Calendered PVC

3691

2.75-mil

Intermediate Calendered PVC

3651RA

Intermediate Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

Adhesive

Release Liner

white

semigloss

clear, solvent-based, permanent

90# PE-coated silicone paper

150' (50-yard)

gloss transparent

clear, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

150' (50-yard)

arctic white

gloss

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

54"

75' (25-yard)

arctic white

gloss

clear, solvent-based, permanent

54", 60"

white

gloss, matte

grey, solvent-based, removable

15", 30", 36", 50", 54", 60"

white

gloss, matte

white

semigloss

transparent

gloss

clear, solvent-based, permanent

30", 54", 60"

transparent

matte

grey, solvent-based, permanent

50", 54", 60"

white

gloss

grey, solvent-based, permanent

white (backside is black)

gloss

clear, solvent-based, permanent

150' (50-yard)

Application

grey, solvent-based, repositionable, permanent

30", 50", 54", 60"

30", 36", 50", 54", 60"

5 years

Finish

arctic white

30", 36", 54", 60"

3651 

Color

30' (10-yard)

30", 54", 60"

7 years

Intermediate Calendered PVC

Standard Widths

88# PE-coated silicone paper

90# PE-coated silicone paper

grey, solvent-based, permanent

88# PE-coated silicone paper

3676

Perforated Window Graphics PVC (60/40)

3675

3 years

5.5-mil

24", 30", 54", 60"

150' (50-yard) 30' (10-yard)

83# PE-coated silicone paper

Perforated Window Graphics PVC (50/50)

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CALENDERED

PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Digital Media ORAJET ® Product

Durability (unprinted)

Thickness

3169RA

Standard Widths

3165

5 years

4-mil

gloss, matte

High-Tack Calendered PVC

30", 54"

150' (50-yard) 30' (10-yard)

60"

150' (50-yard)

3640

30", 50", 54", 60", 80"

white, transparent

30", 36", 50", 54", 60", 80"

white

Transparent PVC Window Graphics

30", 50", 54", 60", 80"

transparent

3164 

30", 50", 54", 60", 80"

Soft Calendered PVC

3-mil

3621

Soft Calendered PVC

3620

4 years

150' (50-yard)

54"

gloss, matte

4-mil

white

gloss, matte

transparent

gloss

3164XRA

30", 50", 54", 60"

gloss, matte

Soft Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

grey, solvent-based, permanent with high initial tack & final adhesion

  88# PE-coated silicone paper

90# PE-coated silicone paper

grey, water-based, permanent

clear, water-based, permanent

grey, water-based, removable clear, water-based, removable

3164RA

Soft Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

Application

  gloss

30", 50", 54", 60"

Soft Calendered PVC

83# PE-coated silicone paper

grey, water-based, permanent

clear, water-based, permanent

89# PE-coated silicone paper

white

3161DT

54"

Low Temperature Soft Calendered PVC Low-Tack Wall and Window Graphics

Release Liner

grey, solvent-based, removable

grey, solvent-based, permanent

30", 54", 60"

3641

3628

Adhesive

white

3105HT

Soft Calendered PVC

Finish

150' (50-yard)

Intermediate Calendered PVC Calendered PVC with RapidAir ® Technology

Color

54", 60"

Intermediate Removable Calendered with RapidAir ® Technology

3165RA

Standard Lengths

3 years

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3-mil

30", 54", 60"

75' (25-yard)

150' (50-yard)

gloss

matte

clear, solvent-based, permanent clear, water-based, removable

83# PE-coated silicone paper  


CALENDERED

PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Digital Media Durability (unprinted)

ORAJET ® Product

1663

Calendered PVC for Floor Graphics

3 years

3268

Low-Tack Movable Wall Graphics

Thickness

4.25-mil

Standard Widths

Standard Lengths

Color

Finish

30", 36", 50", 54", 60"

gloss

30", 50", 54", 60"

matte

6-mil

30", 54", 60"

4-mil

54"

Thickness

Standard Widths

150' (50-yard)

white

Release Liner

Adhesive

Application

clear, solvent-based, removable

matte

clear, water-based, removable

gloss

clear, water-based, permanent

83# PE-coated silicone paper

2 years

3174

PVC-Free Digital Media

ORACAL® Product

820

Safety Vinyl

Durability (unprinted)

Standard Lengths

Color

Finish

Adhesive

165' (55-yard)

white

gloss, matte

solvent polyacrylate, permanent

40", 55" 5 years

2-mil

Sheet sizes available by special order

Width Chart

Use this

Nominal Width and Length Chart to order the correct roll size for your printer.

Release Liner

Application

88# PE-coated release paper on both sides

Length Chart

Width Description

Standard Metric Width

Actual US Converted Width

Length Description

Standard Metric Length

Actual US Converted Length

15 in

378 mm

14.882 in

10 yards

9.14 meters

30 feet

24 in

610 mm

24.016 in

25 yards

23 meters

75 feet

30 in

756 mm

29.767 in

50 yards

46 meters

150 feet

36 in

914 mm

35.980 in

40 in

1016 mm

40.000 in

48 in

1260 mm

49.607 in

50 in

1270 mm

50.000 in

54 in

1370 mm

53.937 in

60 in

1520 mm

59.843 in

80 in

2000 mm

78.740 in


289F

PVC-Free

Durability (unprinted)

Polyurethane

10 years

UV Protection Extension Factor

297GF

CAST

Optically Clear Premium Cast PVC

293

Ultra Flexible Cast PVC

290F

Optically Clear Premium Cast PVC

Thickness

Standard Widths

Standard Lengths

2-mil

54", 60"

150' (50-yard)

2.75-mil

24", 30", 54"

150' (50-yard) 30' (10-yard)

1-mil

30", 36", 40", 50", 54", 60"

150' (50-yard)

24", 30", 36", 40", 50", 54", 60"

150' (50-yard) 30' (10-yard)

+4 years PVC

8 years 2-mil

290

30", 36", 40", 50", 54", 60"

Premium Cast

Color

ORAGUARD® Product

Base Material

gloss

150' (50-yard) 30' (10-yard)*

gloss

Stone Guard Film

7 years

8 mil N/A

PVC

5 years

6-mil

215DU

3-mil

CALENDERED

UV Print Laminating Film

215

PVC Laminating Film

5 years

236

Polypropylene

200

PVC

PVC-Free Economy PVC

+2 years 2.5-mil

2 years

255AS

Skid-Resistant PVC for High Load Exposure

2.75-mil 4 years

PVC Laminating Film

+1 years

6 months PVC

250AS

Skid-Resistant PVC 40   www.orafolamericas.com   Engineered to Perform Better™

30", 36", 40", 50", 54", 60"

gloss, semi-gloss, matte

150' (50-yard)

6.5-mil

4.75-mil

clear, solvent-based, permanent

gloss, semi-gloss, matte

54"

36", 40", 50", 54"

gloss

gloss, matte

54", 60"

30", 36", 40", 50", 54", 60"

N/A 3 months

150' (50-yard) 30' (10-yard)

+3 years

PVC

210

24", 30", 50", 60"

matte transparent

270

Polyurethane

clear, solvent-based, permanent

*not available in 40”

transparent

PPF

Stone Guard Film

Adhesive clear, solvent polyacrylate, permanent

150' (50-yard)

280

Finish

transparent

Type

PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Laminating Films

150' (50-yard)

clear, solvent-based, permanent

gloss gloss, semi-gloss, matte

raised, skidresistant, textured

clear, solvent-based, permanent


ORAGUARD® 215DU Release Liner 1.4-mil polyester film, silicone coated on one side 1.6-mil silicone coated polyester film

ORAGUARD ® 215DU is designed specifically for lamina-

Application

tion of UV printed graphics printed on vinyl, or direct to

   

55# coated silicone paper

1.6-mil silicone coated polyester film

ne retha u y l o eans Ap on m i t c u r const ng racki No C ng! llowi or Ye

and provide richer, more saturated colors.

unlaminated UV print

55# coated silicone paper

substrate. It’s specially formulated to eliminate silvering

laminated with ORAGUARD® 215DU

84# Kraft paper, siliconized on one side

55# coated silicone paper

   

55# coated silicone paper

standards Meets the 2047 and of ASTM D §35 d3. BAM StVo

ORAGUARD® 236, 215DU, 215, 210, and 200 are for flat application ONLY.

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PROCESSING & HANDLING

The Results you Want, plus the Support you Need.

Splice Free Guarantee

Lamination

ORAFOL’s digital printing materials are manufactured in the industry’s most advanced computer-controlled facilities, assuring you of consistent, splice-free quality from roll-to-roll.

Lamination of inkjet prints is recommended to ensure longer lifespan at optimum quality (gloss, color, resistance to physical damage). ORAGUARD® laminate films enhance the desired appearance of the graphic (gloss, matte, semi-gloss). They also provide excellent protection against fading from exposure to UV rays. To avoid delamination, edge curling, and adhesive failure, allow solvent printed graphics to outgas for at least 24 hours at 70°F (48-72 hours), before trimming or applying a laminate.

Storage and Handling The self-adhesive products, ORACAL®, ORAJET ®, ORAGUARD®, ORABOND™, ORALITE®, and ORALUX® are supplied in rolls and should, at all times, be stored suspended or standing on end with provided roll blocks. NEVER store material lying on it’s side. Materials should be kept in a cool dry place. For optimal product performance, relative air humidity should be between 50% and 60% and temperature between 64°F and 72°F. Avoid storing material in direct sunlight, or near excessive heat (i.e. radiators). Please observe the shelf life instructions contained in the technical data sheet available for each film at www.orafolamericas.com.

Instructions for Printing Digitally printed materials should be handled with the utmost care. To prevent surface damage use lint-free gloves. Before printing, check the surface quality of the film to remove obvious film damage, dirt, grime, lint, etc. For best results, use the correct ICC profile based on your specific combination of media, ink, printer and RIP software. For FREE color profiles, visit the Support section of the ORAFOL Americas website. ***Don’t forget to match the digital media with the recommended laminate.

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ORALIFE™ Component System Warranty Up to 7 Years of Protection for your Printed Graphics The ORALIFE™ Component System (OCS) warranty from ORAFOL Americas includes specially matched media and laminates to fit almost any graphic application where a pressure-sensitive adhesive is needed. Combined with your approved wide-format inkjet printer and corresponding OEM ink sets, the OCS warranty can help you achieve an unrivaled level of performance and guaranteed reliability for your outdoor digital prints. For more information and enrollment forms, visit our website at www. orafolamericas.com.

Product Technical Support Our product experts are ready to help you. Need help choosing the correct vinyl for your project? Call our knowledgeable Technical Support team for advice about product choice, color management, application techniques, care and maintenance and much, much more. For exceptional technical expertise call 888-672-2251.


3620

3675

3676

3951

5400

3161DT

3164XRA

3164RA

3164

3165RA

3165

3169RA

3621

3640

3641

3551DT

3551RA

Fleet/Vehicle Graphics (simple curves)

3551

3651RA

3651

3691

3850

Fleet/Vehicle Graphics (complex & moderate curves)

5600

Qualified ORAJET ® Media

5650RA

OCS 3™ 3 year durability

3551DT

OCS 4™ 4 year durability

3551RA

OCS 5™ 5 year durability

3551

OCS 6™ 6 year durability

3751RA

OCS 7™ 7 year durability

3951RA

OCS Warranty

3951

(based on vertical exposure)

3981RA

COMPATIBILITY & EXPECTED DURABILITY GUIDE

Recommended Applications

Short-term promotional Indoor Signage, P.O.P., and Exhibit •

Outdoor Signage

• •

Backlit Signage

Window Graphics

Boat/Water Craft

Required ORAGUARD® Laminate 210

215

• •

290/290F

293

297GF 289F

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Graphic Innovations Engineered to Perform Better™

ORAJET® 3640 transparent Photo courtesy of Print Room // @plotter.service Revised 06/18| © 2018 ORAFOL Americas Inc.     48720-INK  |  INKJETMEDIA

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