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Conspicuity chevron CMYK colors

Discussion in 'Vehicle Graphics' started by missytoe, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. missytoe

    missytoe New Member

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    Are there standard CMYK colors for printed fluorescent yellow-lime and red chevron striping used on the rear of emergency vehicles?

    Thanks
    Melissa
     
  2. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

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    Ha, doing repairs on a large military fire truck today. We opted to order the pre-colored stripes instead though. 1 yellow roll and one red.
     
  3. Jester1167

    Jester1167 Premium Subscriber

    You need to meet minimum reflectivity requirements and printing on engineered grade reflective might not achieve that. We always bought them and the prismatic ones are outrageously expensive.

    REFLECTIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE

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    Click to see our Reflective Pre-Made Chevron Panels
    15.9.3.2 At least 50% or half of the rear-facing vertical surfaces, visible from the rear of the fire apparatus, “not including” any pump panel areas not covered by a door, shall be outfitted with retro-reflective striping in a chevron pattern sloping downward and away from the center-line of the vehicle at 45 degree angles. (see picture above)

    15.9.3.2.1 Each stripe used in the chevron design shall be a single color alternating between yellow and red.

    15.9.3.2.2 Each stripe shall be 6 inches (150 mm) wide.

    15.9.3.3 All of the retro-reflective materials required by sections 15.9.3.1 and 15.9.3.2 shall conform to the requirements of ASTM D 4956, Standard Specification for Retro-reflective Sheeting for Traffic Control, Section 6.1.1 for Type I Sheeting. (engineer grade which is similar to what is on a car tag. The sheeting can be brighter. ie, Type 3,5,8,v92,v82)

    15.9.3.3.1 All retro-reflective sheeting and materials used to satisfy the requirements of 15.9.3.1 that are colors not listed in ASTM D 4956, Section 6.1.1, shall have a minimum coefficient of retroreflection of 10 candelas with an observation angle of 0.2 degrees and entrance angle of −4 degrees.

    15.9.3.3.3 Any printed or processed retroreflective film construction used to meet the requirements of 15.9.3.1 and 15.9.3.2 shall conform to the standards required of an integral colored film as specified in ASTM D 4956, Section 6.1.1.
     
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