DPF 8200 High Tack

Industrial Grade Film for Outdoor Wall and Low Surface Energy Substrates

DPF 8200 High Tack is a 90 microns satin white, high-tensile, PVC film with aggressive, permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive. The film is made of a 100% engineering-grade facestock with a polycoated lay-flat liner. The unique low shrink adhesive system enhances dimensional stability, improving printer handling and converting time. Designed to adhere to slightly textured outdoor wall substrates such as brick, tile, and concrete, the film also has exceptional performance on low surface energy substrates such as polypropelyne, polyethylene, and powder coated paints.

DPF 8200 High Tack is fire certified under ASTM E-84.

It is rated for outdoor durability up to 7 years* (unprinted). Using Arlon’s recommended installation tips for walls, the film conforms well to flat surfaces with slight contours.

Applications & Features

  • Designed for outdoor wall and low surface energy substrates
  • Enhanced dimensional stability from beginning to end of application
  • Easy to convert, print, and apply, optimizing your workflow
  • Digital printing with a wide variety of direct print systems

Compatible Overlaminates: ProTec Series 3960, Series 3220, Series 3420
Application Uses*: Outdoor Wall Graphics, Large Graphics, Low Surface Energy Plastics, Decals, General Signage
* Cast Laminate Recommended for Applications with Slight Contours & Textures

Certified for HP Latex Inks

Performance & Physical Data

Property Test Methods Typical Value
Surface Finish Gloss Meter 60° Reflection 40 to 60 Gloss Units
Thickness Micrometer, Federal Bench Type 90 microns
Tensile Strength Tensile Tester with 51 mm jaw separation; crosshead speed of 5.1 mm/s, web direction 2.3 kg/cm
Elongation Instron Tensile Tester as above > 150%
Shelf Life (In Box) Ideal Storage Temperature 21°C and 50% relative humidity 1 year from factory shipment
Application Temperature Range On clean, dry substrate 10°C to 27°C optimum
Service Temperature Range On clean, dry substrate -54°C to 107°C
Dimensional Stability 70°C, 48 hours < 1.27 mm
Peel Adhesion PSTC-1, 15 min, 21°C 0.71 kg/cm
Liner Release TLMI Release at 90˚, 760 cm/min 9.8 g/cm
*Outdoor durability rated up to 6 months for vertical masonry surfaces (brick, cinder block and concrete). This is contingent upon no rain or harsh outdoor weather conditions. Standard Terms & Conditions Apply.


Masonry Surfaces (Brick, Cinder Block and Concrete)
The surface should be entirely dust free: high pressure TSP/water wash is the easiest method. Please ensure there must be no loose paint, grit or chalk present.
The surface temperature must be above 50°F (10°C). To assure highest adhesion the graphics will benefit from a final
installation pass using a soft roller and heat source in combination. The film should be heated to a point of softening and then roll the film tightly into the texture of the wall. 

These surfaces benefit from slightly roughening with sand paper before installation or surface oxidation with flame. For many polyolefinic surfaces, once the oily skin of the plastic is modified bond will improve dramatically.
Addition of heat during removal will make the process much cleaner and faster. Where possible allow the surface to reach 27°C or more before removing the film. Where ambient temperature is not that high use either a very “soft” flame type torch or heat gun to bring the temperature up. Arlon recommends getting the film and under laying adhesive above 38°C.
Due to the porosity of certain types of plastics (i.e. PP, PE), plastics exposed to gasoline from tanks will migrate through plastic and interfere with vinyl adhesion to the plastic. We do not recommend wrapping gasoline tanks or similar plastics exposed to like fumes.


Remove the film in a continuous smooth motion at a shallow angle for the fastest separation. Where it is practical, two people on the removal make the job go far faster than using just one. With one person working the heating unit in front of the second person who is peeling film, the job proceeds at a uniform and consistent pace. Where only one person is working there will be constant starting and stopping in addition to the problems of the heat being very inconsistent.


• Temp range 13°C or higher. If environment temperature is lower than 13°C, heat gun or blow torch should be used.
• Film removal angle >90 degrees from vertical wall.
• Removal rate: slow (2.5 cm/sec) and constant pull of graphics towards the ground.


Because of the porous nature of all masonry and its general roughness Arlon does expect water, snow or ice to seep between the film and wall and collect on the upper edges of the applied graphic. For this reason an edge seal is recommended on applications that have very rough surfaces. Rough surfaces may not carry the standard warranties.
Standard warranty applies to vertical applications only. Vertical is defined as +/- 10° from the vertical. Non-vertical applications are not warranted for this product.



The following is made in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied:

All statements, technical information and recommendations published by Arlon relating to Arlon products are based on tests believed to be reliable and within the accuracy of the equipment used to obtain the specific values. Their accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed and Arlon makes no warranty with regard thereto. Seller’s and manufacturer’s only responsibility shall be to replace any quantity of the product proved defective. Seller and manufacturer shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising out of use or the inability to use the product. Nor shall seller or manufacturer be liable for any costs or expenses incurred in the processing or printing on the product. Before using, user shall determine the suitability of the product for its intended use. User assumes all risk and liability of every nature in connection therewith. No statements or recommendations other than those contained in the technical information published by Arlon shall have force or effect unless contained in an agreement manually signed by the officers of seller and manufacturer.