We produce two different types of reflective signs. We can either make them beaded reflective or we can use reflective sheeting.
Beaded reflective signs will feel like light sandpaper if you run your hand over them. They are slightly less reflective than the reflective sheeting. The biggest advantage is that you get a reflective sign at a lower cost. This can be advantageous if you are purchasing a high volume of signs and need to keep the cost lower. Additionally the beaded reflective signs are more tolerant when rubbing against each other if you are transporting them to different trail locations (e.g. in the back of an ATV). Furthermore, when we make beaded reflective signs we typically produce them on .050 gauge plastic.
We can also use 3M reflective sheeting. The reflective sheeting will be a little more reflective and when we produce them we typically use .070 gauge plastic because it is more supportive for the reflective sheeting. Due to the use of the reflective sheeting and the heavier plastic these signs will cost a little more than the beaded reflective signs. One important factor to remember is that these signs are going to be less tolerant of rubbing against each other. For example if you put them in the back of an ATV loose and they are bouncing around they will get scratched.
The largest group of stock signs that we produce in either the beaded reflective or the reflective sheeting are the snowmobile/ATV signs. Please visit snowmobile/ATV signs on our website for more information.