Colored Overlay Films

Nikkalite™ Electronic Sign Making (ESM) film, 100-Series is an acrylic film specifically designed for use with electronic plotters. ESM film is a durable, dimensionally stable, transparent, colored film with a highly transparent, pressure sensitive adhesive protected with a removable liner. ESM film offers optimal cutting, weeding, lifting, application, and adhesion to all Nikkalite retroreflective sheeting.

ESM film may be applied on white Nikkalite™ retroreflective sheeting to produce high quality street name, guide, and other traffic control signs. ESM film is especially effective where a small quality signs is required or in those geographical regions where air quality regulations prohibit the use of solvent based screening inks. The use of ESM film on materials other than those listed herein voids all warranties.


When applied on Nikkalite™ Ultralite Grade (ULG) or Super Engineering Grade (SEG), the standard field performance warranty will remain in effect. ESM film applied to ULG or SEG will provide equivalent performance as the normally recommended Nikkalite Process Colors. All ESM film colors except orange provides durability of 10 years when applied on ULG or SEG. For the color orange, durability is 3 years. For all other grades of Nikkalite® retroreflective sheeting, the performance life of ESM is the same as the retroreflective sheeting.


ESM film has a pre-coated, pressure sensitive adhesive that will bond well to Nikkalite™ reflective sheeting. The adhesive is protected with an easy to remove liner.

This sheeting is available in the following standard sizes.
 -15”x50Yds, 30”x50Yds (perforated rolls)
 -15”, 24”, 30”, 36”, and 48”x50Yds (non-perforated rolls)
(Custom slitting of other widths are available. Please contact your Nikkalite® representative for details.)


A mixture of mild detergent and water is recommended for cleaning the ESM film. The detergent must be non-abrasive, free of any strong aromatic solvents or alcohol, and chemically neutral. Rinse the ESM film with clean water after washing.


All Nikkalite™ film must be stored in a cool, dry, and clean area. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and storage in excessively humid areas. The shelf life of the film is 12 months after delivery.


All recommendations and technical information contained herein are based on experiences and test, which the manufacturer believes reliable, but their accuracy and completeness are not warranted. The user is cautioned to conduct their own test to determine the fitness of this product for their intended application.


Nikkalite™ products are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship at the time of their sale. Except as herein above expressly warranted, Nikkalite Brand products are sold without warranty whatsoever, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole remedy for failure of Nikkalite® Brand products to conform to said warranty is the replacement of the defective products; neither the manufacturer nor the seller shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury, direct or indirect, consequential or incidental, arising from the use or inability to use said products.


Failure to comply with the instructions in this bulletin will result in voiding all warranties express or implied for use of this product. If retroreflective sheeting is applied to a surface other than conventional sign blank materials, prospective users should contact technical representatives of Nippon Carbide Industries (USA) Inc. for advice before such application.

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) With Paper Liner
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) With Clear Liner

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