Series 2500

Premium Cast Translucent Film

Series 2500 is a premium 2-mil (50 micron) cast vinyl designed specifically for back or internally illuminated signage. Now with added colors, Series 2500 is available in 63 standard colors, the palette is endless with Arlon’s custom color capabilities. Batch-to-batch consistency ensures the integrity of regional and national programs. Series 2500 is compatible with a wide variety of rigid and flexible substrates. All of this is available with a 7-year durability rating.

Applications & Features

  • 7-year durability.
  • Excellent color consistency – not directionally sensitive.
  • Superior release and weedability.
  • Suitable for thermoformed designs.

Performance & Physical Data

Property Test Methods Typical Value
Surface Finish Gloss Meter 60° Reflection 25 to 40 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 ≥ 150%
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 60°F to 90°F optimum 15°C to 32°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
Humidity Resistance Film applied to etched aluminum panels 24 hours prior to testing; 100% relative humidity at 100°F (38°C) for 500 hours No appreciable effect
Dimensional Stability 158°F (70°C), 48 hours 0.02 in 0.40 mm
Peel Adhesion PSTC-1, 15 min, 70°F (21°C) ≥ 40 oz/in ≥ 0.45 kg/cm
Liner Release TLMI Release at 90°, 300 in/min (760 cm/min) 110 g/2 in 22 g/cm
NOTE: Select colors available for thermoforming.

Adhesive

Series 2500, 2-mil cast translucent vinyl film is coated with a specially developed acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive that facilitates applications over a wide range of temperatures. Initial adhesion, ultimate adhesion and shrinkage properties have been balanced to create a product that is easy to apply, and performs to user expectations. Optimum application temperatures are between 60°F and 90°F (15°C and 32°C), but may be extended by special preparation i.e., heat gun at below 40°F (5°C) and “wet” application at above 90°F (30°C).

Durability

Seven (7) years. Durability will be affected by clear coating or lamination as well as actual exposure conditions and sign face maintenance. Recommended laminates for Series 2500 include Series 3220E and Series 3350 (for rigid substrates only). When applying Series 3350 laminating tension should be kept at a minimum to avoid overstretching the laminate.

Thermoforming

Durability of the film and gloss of the underlying plastic may be reduced when thermoforming process conditions exceed 360°F for 8 minutes.

Usage and Application Information

For best results on large, continuous-color signs, be sure to utilize material from identical rolls on the same sign face to assure perfect color reflection and transmission across the sign face.

When rejoining sheets or characters, avoid overlapping film if possible. A preferable splice can be achieved utilizing a 45°-mitre cut after determining splice point by overlapping. Strip waste ends from top and bottom, then butt-angle cut together.

The angled butt splice gives best protection from uneven splices, preventing light leaks while avoiding overlaps that will create dark bands along splice edges.

When installing large graphics on glass, Plexiglas® or acrylic sign faces, it is useful to follow “wet” application techniques. This will reduce trapped air problems and aid in repositionability for proper registration. Care should be taken to thoroughly remove entrapped water through high squeegee pressure.

Series 2500 is not compatible with textured surfaces such as textured glass.

Notice to Purchaser

Information is based on tests believed to be reliable, but neither accuracy nor completeness is guaranteed. Seller’s and manufacturer’s only obligation shall be to replace such quantity of the film proven to be defective. Neither the seller nor the manufacturer shall be liable for any injury, loss or damage, direct or indirect, arising from the use or inability to use this product.

Terms & Conditions

The customer assumes responsibility in determining product suitability for his intended end use. Seller’s and manufacturer’s only obligation shall be to replace product proven to be defective. Standard terms and conditions apply.

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.