Series 2100

Premium Cast Opaque Film

Series 2100 is a 2-mil (50 micron) cast film is extra formable, thereby providing exceptional conformability, even on deep recesses and channel constructions on vans. The advanced adhesive system is designed to perform well on a wide variety of substrates including rigid sign faces, banners, and painted metal. Series 2100 is now available in 83 vibrant colors. With outdoor durability up to 10 years, it withstands adverse climate and environmental conditions.

Applications & Features

  • Maintains softness over time.
  • Resists embrittlement, cracking and crazing.
  • Outperforms most films in multi-layered graphics.
  • Black and White - 10 Years; Colors - 8 Years; Metallics - 6 years.
  • Conforms exceptionally well to rivets, corrugations and channel structures.
  • Film is designed for cut graphics not for digital printing applications.

Performance & Physical Data

Property Test Methods Typical Value
Surface Finish Gloss Meter 60° Reflection 70 to 90 Gloss Units
Thickness Micrometer, Federal Bench Type 2-mil (50 micron)
Tensile Strength Tensile Tester 2-in (51 mm) jaw seperation; crosshead speed of 12 in/min. (5.1 mm/s) ≥ 4.5 lb/in width ≥ 0.8 kg/cm width
Elongation Instron Tensile Tester as above Non-metallics ≥ 170% Metallics ≥ 100%
Shelf Life (In Box) Ideal storage temperature 70°F (21°C) and 50% relative humidity 2 years from factory shipment
Application Temperature Range On clean, dry substrate 40°F to 120°F 5°C to 50°C
Application Temperature Range 60°F to 90°F optimum 15°C to 30°C optimum
Service Temperature Range Film applied to etched aluminum panels 24 hours prior to testing -40°F to 200°F -40°C to 93°C
Gasoline Resistance Film applied to etched aluminum panels 24 hours prior to testing; immersed 15 minutes at 70°F (21°C); stabilized 24 hours before inspection No appreciable effect
*NOTE: 007 Silver, 004 Gold and custom Metallics 5 year warranties

Adhesion/Chemical Characteristics

Application English Units Nominal Chemical Reaction Resistance
Oz / in Kg / cm Chemical Agents Results
Aluminum (Anodized) 75 0.84 Acid Environment No Change
Stainless Steel 60 0.67 Soap and Water No Change
Acrylic Lacquer 70 0.78 Water No Change
Acrylic Enamel 70 0.78 Reference Fuel No Change

Standard film adhesion (PSTC-1) 180°F, peel at room temperature at a rate of 12 inches per minute after 24 hours dwell.


Series 2100 is a premium cast film. Standard colors have been weather tested in a variety of rigorous direct exposure locales including Florida, Arizona and California. Custom color matches are derived only from best weathering pigments and stabilizer systems, incurring very high durability assurance at short development times.

Optimum Performance and Warranty Exceptions

Actual weathering durability depends on surface preparation, surface maintenance and exposure conditions. Successful weather resistance is characterized by the retention of legibility.

Series 2100 film will resist weathering best when applied to vertical or upper outboard angles. Horizontal angles such as hood, trunk and auto roof surfaces will weather significantly sooner than vertical and is not recommended. This is due to increased exposure to sun and moisture as well as continued high deposition of dirt and atmospheric contaminants. Arlon does not recommend its Series 2100 film for use on stainless steel trailers or latex painted surfaces.


High performance vinyl has the greatest hiding power of thin PVC films however, the opacity does vary with color. 67 Primrose Yellow, 99 Bright Purple, 79 Kiwi, 69 Apple Green, 89 Aqua Blue, 70 Palm Oyster Gray, 04 Gold Metallic, 21 Smoke Metallic and 07 Silver Metallic are not compatible with backlit and window applications. (Only Series 2500 is designed and warranted or backlighting.)

Those hues with high but not complete opacity include: 01 Red, 14 Tomato Red, 60 Bright Cardinal Red, 11 Dark Blue,
56 Hot Pink, 76 Magenta, 02 White and 61 Kelly Green. Colors exhibiting low opacity are: 06 Yellow, 67 Primrose Yellow, 69 Apple Green, 79 Kiwi, 83 Bright Orange, 96 Tangerine, 97 Light Orange and 73 Poppy. Additionally, metallics are not compatible with backlit or window applications. Only Series 2500 vinyls are designed and warranted for backlighting.

Notice to Purchaser

Information is based on tests believed to be reliable, but neither accuracy nor completeness is guaranteed.

Terms & Conditions

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.