3M Perforated Film material is widely considered (and argued) to be the industry standard for vehicle wraps, fleet graphics and exterior, long term full color projects. The 3M perforated product in conjunction with the 8914 optically clear laminate make a great window graphic product for all kinds of fleet graphic application. This, in conjunction with the internationally known 3M name, has made it a popular choice for sign makers the world over.

Alternative, and competitive materials & laminates are also offered by Oracal, Avery, MacTac along with a host of other vinyl film manufactures. Please evaluate your own sign company’s needs and desires to provide products.

Calculator Assumptions for Digital Prints (3M Perforated Film IJ8171 and 8914 Optically Clear Laminate):

  1. 3M Perforated Film IJ8171 for solvent printers (substrate)
  2. 3M Optically Clear Laminate 8914
  3. Does NOT include any additional design / artwork which should be factored in as a value added service from a sign professional
 This free online sign calculator is intended for reference purposes only.  All professional sign businesses have varying overhead, material & labor costs and should adjust their pricing to account for local market factors as well as perceived value.  We advise that all sign companies consider their own particular costs as well as desired profits before determining the final selling price.