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3M Scotchcal Graphic Film 1179C Brown

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3M Scotchcal Graphic Film 1179C Brown

3M Scotchcal Graphic Film 1170-079C Brown

3M™ ElectroCut™ Film Series 1170 is part of 3M’s system of matched components
Transparent, acrylic film with pressure sensitive adhesive for application over reflective sheeting
Provides optimal cutting, weeding, lifting, and transfer features
Solvent free and energy efficient

FDC 1120 Series is 3M™ 1170 ElectroCut™ Film. These films are a durable, transparent, acrylic colored film
coated with a transparent, pressure-sensitive adhesive that is protected by a removable liner. Colored E.C. Films
are often used instead of silk screened inks to provide transparent colored background copy for retroreflective street
name signs and other traffic control signs. To order punched material, use part number 1170

Series 1170 is intended for use on 3M Reflective Sheeting as part of 3M’s system of matched components for
signing. Series 1170 has a clear pressure-sensitive adhesive compatible with all the following 3M reflective
sheetings used in permanent signing:
3M Advanced Engineer Grade Prismatic Series 7930
3M Engineer Grade Prismatic Series 3430
3M Engineer Grade Series 3290
3M High Intensity Prismatic Series 3930 and 3930TT
3M Diamond Grade™ Series 3990 and 3990TT
3M Diamond Grade™ DG3 Series 4000 and 4000TT
3M Diamond Grade™ Translucent DG3 Reflective Sheeting 4090T

Additionally, 3M™ ElectroCut Film 1170C Clear must be used with the following 3M reflective sheetings:
3M Diamond Grade DG3 Prismatic Digital Sheeting 4090DS (White)
3M High Intensity Prismatic Digital Sheeting 3930DS (White)
Series 1170 is designed with a special film liner for kiss-cutting on electronic cutting machines. Rolls are
available prepunched for sprocket fed cutters or unpunched for flatbed or friction fed cutters. The colored
films in the Series 1170 are often used instead of silk screened inks to provide transparent colored background
copy for retroreflective street name signs and other traffic control signs. Various film widths are available to
fabricate single sign panels up to 48 inches wide. For single panel signs requiring more than a single piece of
sheeting or for multipanel signs such as guide signs, be sure to follow 3M color matching procedures in
Information Folder 1.10 to achieve satisfactory results. For best color uniformity on a colored multipanel sign,
all panels must be made from the same lot of Series 1170.
Properties
Transparent clear, yellow, red, orange, blue, worboy green, green, black (opaque), and brown versions of the
Series 1170 applied to compatible 3M retroreflective sheetings listed in the above section can be expected to
provide performance comparable to the integrally colored version of the same reflective sheeting. The
coefficient of retroreflection of a white sheeting overlaid with the Series 1170 depends primarily on the overlay
film transparency and the coefficient of retroreflection of the white base sheeting. Series 1170 applied on the
compatible microprismatic 3M retroreflective sheetings listed in the above section according to 3M
recommendations will yield chromaticity values within the chromaticity limits given in ASTM D4956-16.
Table 1 gives the resultant minimum and maximum coefficient of retroreflection (RA) values for each
transparent Series 1170 film as a percentage of the RA of the white reflective base sheeting on which it is
applied.

Film Liner
Series 1170 films have a transparent film release liner designed to aid the cutting process and the removal of the film
weed after cutting.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry area 65-75° F (18-24° C), 30-50% relative humidity, and use within one year from date of
receipt.

Fabrication – Cutting and Application Procedures
Important Note: Read and follow the manufacturer’s operating manual carefully for proper use of cutting
equipment.
1. Adjust knife pressure to cut cleanly through the film and slightly score the liner. A 30° blade works best.
2. A clean cutting blade is required. To remove adhesive build-up use a soft cloth dampened with mineral
spirits, isopropyl alcohol or 3M™ Citrus Base Cleaner.
3. Avoid excessive flexing when handling film as this may cause film to release from the liner.
4. After cutting is complete, lay sheets flat, face to face, back to back. Always store sheets in this manner
until the sheeting has been weeded and transfer tape has been applied to sheeting.
5. Use a stripping tool designed for weeding films that has a blunt (not a sharp) edge.
6. After weeding is completed, also store sheets flat, face to face and back to back, until transfer tape is
applied.
7. TPM-5 Clear Transfer Tape is recommended for best results. SCPM-3 Application Tape is also satisfactory
for use on small signs. Other transfer tapes are not recommended.
8. Transfer tape can be applied either by hand using a plastic squeegee or through a hand squeeze roll
applicator (HSRA). If applying the transfer tape by hand, care must be taken to always squeegee from the
center to the outside in both directions. If applying the transfer tape through the HSRA the air pressure
must be at 30 psi to avoid stretching the premask during application, and the “lead” edge must be cut
square and fed into the nip very carefully to avoid wrinkles in the Series 1170.
9. Film Series 1170 may be applied to the sheeting either before or after the sheeting has been applied to the
substrate. Use of an HSRA is recommended to ensure satisfactory results. Use the “split liner method” –
start in the middle of the sheet and remove half the liner to ensure proper alignment.
10. After film Series 1170 and sheeting have been applied, remove the transfer tape by carefully removing the
tape at as low an angle as possible.
11. IMPORTANT! When the transfer tape has been removed, reroll the sign through the laminator to ensure
good adhesion.
12. Excess or overhanging film Series 1170 should be trimmed using a sharp utility knife held at a 30° angle
with the substrate.
Health and Safety Information
Read all health hazard, precautionary, and first aid statements found in the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and
Article Information Sheets for important health, safety and environmental information. To obtain SDSs and
Article Information Sheets for 3M products, go to 3M.com/SDS, or by mail, or in case of an emergency, call 1-
800-364-3577.
Warranty
For detailed warranty information, please refer to the sheeting product bulletins and the 3M™ MCS™
Warranty for Traffic and MCS Warranty Bulletins.

FDC 1120 Series is 3M™ 1170 ElectroCut™ Film. These films are a durable, transparent, acrylic colored film
coated with a transparent, pressure-sensitive adhesive that is protected by a removable liner. Colored E.C. Films
are often used instead of silk screened inks to provide transparent colored background copy for retroreflective street
name signs and other traffic control signs. To order punched material, use part number 1170

Specifications

Attribute Name                        Value
Adhesive Type                         Pressure-sensitive, Solvent free
Application Instructions           See Product Bulletin
Applications                            Traffic Signs
Availability                              Custom, Non-Standard, Standard
Brand                                     ElectroCut
Color                                      Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Red, Worboys Green, Yellow, Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Red, Worboys                                                          Green,Yellow
Dimensions                            1.22 m x 45.7 m, 1.24 m x 45.7 m, 610 mm x 45.7 m
Durability                               See Product Bulletin
Imaging Method                    Electrocut film
Length                                   10 Linear Yard, 45.7 Linear Yard, 50 Linear Yard
Length                                   (Metric) 45.7 m, 46 m
Liner                                      Yes
Substrates                             Weather-Resistant Surfaces
Trademark                              3M
Width                                     12 Inch, 1220 Inch, 18 Inch, 24 Inch, 30 Inch, 36 Inch, 40 Inch, 48 Inch, 49 Inch, 640 Inch, 9 Inch, 914 Inch, 940 Inch
Width (Metric)                        1.22 m, 1.24 mm, 61, 610 mm, 640 mm, 76, 762 mm, 914 mm, 940 mm

3M ID 75030098
UPC 0005113522

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