3M™ Series 50 Graphic Film Gold
- Calendered vinyl film
- Intermediate performance and high-gloss
- 2 mil vinyl film
- Expected performance life of 5 years
- Clear, removable adhesives
3M™ Series 50 Film
If you have come across 3M™ Series 50 Graphic Film Gold but don’t have a clue what that means, do not worry. We have provided a guide so you can correctly use the film, know what applications you can use it on, how to install it, and how to remove it. After going through all this you will be an expert. And if you aren’t able to retain the information provided, the good news is you can always come back to this page.
What is 3M™ 50 Scotchcal Film?
This 2-mil, intermediate product is intended for graphics with up to five years durability in both indoor and outdoor applications. Designed for electronic cutting, screen printing and thermal transfer. It is removable with heat for up to three years after application and has a clear, pressure-sensitive adhesive. Great for vehicles, walls, windows, and non-backlit signs.
What is 3M™ 50 Scotchcal Film Used for?
The 3M™ 50 Scotchcal Film is often used on vehicles, walls, windows, non-backlit signs, glass, labels, trucks and trailers, and vehicles and transportation. It is designed for electronic cutting, screen printing, and thermal transfer.
Recommended Substrates and Applications
The list below will give you an idea of some of the many uses of our 3M™ Series 50 Scotchcal films:
- Buildings & Walls
- Cars & Vans, Displays
- Opaque Signs
- Public transport
- Trucks and trailers
- Windows & Glass
Is 3M™ Scotchcal Marking Film Permanent?
If you are worried about the permanency of this film, then have no fear. 3M™ Scotchcal film lasts for a max of 5 years. It can be removed using heat up to three years after you first install the film. So to answer you question, no it is not permanent.
3M™ Series 50 Scotchcal Characteristics
- Calendered, intermediate vinyl film
- Designed especially for machine cutting
- 3 mil with clear, acrylic adhesives
- 5 Year Outdoor Durability
- Specifically designed for electronically cut graphics
- Dry or wet application method
How do you Apply 3™ 50 Scotchcal Film?
Applying 3M™ 50 Scotchcal film takes a lot of focus and patience. The first thing you want to do is by preparing the surface area by spraying it with soap and making sure it is clean. Next, wipe it with a towel to remove the dirt particles. You can remove the liner and apply the film onto the surface area and position it. Lastly, spray some detergent water on the film and clean it afterwards and you are done.
How do you Remove 50 Scotchcal Film?
Maybe the vinyl doesn’t look as you imagined and now you would like to remove the film. That is a fast and easy process that anyone can do with any experience level. If you have installed the film in the past three years, then you can remove it using heat. If it has been more than 3 years, then you will have to wait two more years and wait for the durability of the film to dwindle.
What is Calendered Vinyl?
Calendered film is a solid film that is flattened using a series of roller. It ranges from 2.5 mil to 4 mil thick and is often referred to as short term, economy, or intermediate film. These are products that do not conform or stretch very well. Calendered films are meant for flat, simple surfaces and do not last more than 3-6 years.
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You should be an expert now when it comes to 3M™ 50 Scotchcal film. You have learned what it is, how to install and remove it, and what calendered film is. After using it a few times, it will feel like second nature. Until then, refer to this page as a guide to install your film properly. You can see more color options in the 3M™ 50 Scotchcal film series on our website.