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ORAFOL Americas - 3/24/2014

ORAFOL Americas Partners with Signarama for Rebranding

ORAFOL Americas Inc. has partnered with Signarama to provide materials for the franchise’s worldwide rebranding efforts. ORAFOL Americas has also 
been named Signarama’s vendor of choice for vinyl products used throughout its network.

Signarama is the world’s largest sign franchise with more than 900 locations in 50 countries. In 2013, the company embarked on a branding research 
project that reaffirmed its position as a ‘premium’ brand that provides expertise and a customized approach. Signarama’s new branding – including 
a contemporary color scheme, new logo, tagline and icon – is being rolled out across all franchise locations this year. Signarama will use a variety of 
ORAFOL Graphic Products during this process to create new window graphics, fleet wraps and lobby displays. 

“Our franchisees are very excited about the new branding and some have already completed their updates,” said Signarama president “JT” Jim Tatem. “We 
have a longstanding relationship with ORAFOL Americas. Using their vinyl materials during our rebranding process was a natural as all our franchisees are 
quite familiar with them.” 

Signarama has designated ORAFOL Americas its vendor of choice for all its vinyl materials and ORAFOL Graphic Products are used for franchisee 
training. Before opening a store, every franchisee attends a two-week school at Signarama’s corporate headquarters that features hands-on training 
using ORAFOL Graphic Products. Attendees learn to work with a variety of premium vinyl graphic films, digital media, laminating films and reflective 
products for signage, graphics and digital printing applications.

Signarama prides itself on offering its franchisees the highest quality software, equipment, materials and service, which has helped the company maintain 
its position as an industry leader. “We highly recommend ORAFOL for vehicle wraps and signs and that’s why we train our franchisees on ORAFOL 
materials,” said Tatem.

Entrepreneurs interested in seeing how ORAFOL Graphic Products can create outstanding materials to grow their business can visit any local Signarama 
store around the country. Visit www.signarama.com to find a local Signarama store.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 3/26/2013

ORAFOL Europe, GmbH (“ORAFOL”) Announces the Merger of ORACAL USA and ORAFOL Americas Inc.

ORAFOL Europe, GmbH (“ORAFOL”) is pleased to announce the merger of ORACAL USA, of Black Creek, GA and ORAFOL Americas Inc. of Avon, CT. 
The merger positions the combined company as a leading manufacturer of PSA films, reflective materials and industrial tapes in theAmerica’s. Effective 
July 1st of 2013 both entities will be restructured to form ORAFOL Americas, Inc. with Randall Mertz and Andrew McNeill named as CEO and President, respectively.

ORACAL USA draws on more than 200 years of manufacturing experience and a sustained record of product innovation.ORACAL manufactures and
 markets a wide range of premium pressure-sensitive films and industrial tapes for sign, screen print and digital imaging applications. ORACAL products 
are truly Engineered to Perform Better.

ORAFOL Americas Inc. supplies a full range of reflective solutions sold into a wide range of reflective applications including traffic signs, vehicle 
conspicuity, personal safety and maritime safety applications.  Products are sold under the Reflexite® and ORALITE® brand names and are 
Engineered to Save Lives.

Together ORACAL USA and ORAFOL Americas Inc.have complementary product lines, a long-term strategic view focused on innovation, and both 
are driven by the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction.  Together they will provide an enhanced manufacturing capability and 
product offering to their current and future customers.

“The merger of ORACAL USA and ORAFOL Americas Inc. will create more efficiency’s and give us a competitive advantage in the marketplace.  
The Black Creek, GA facility will continue to be the center of excellence for graphics and industrial tapes and the Avon, CT facility will continue to 
be the center of excellence for reflective products.  We are excited about the opportunities this merger will bring to all of our employees and 
customers.  Our aggressive growth plans will require continued investment in people, technology, equipment and factories as well as new 
products and market opportunities.” said Randy Mertz, CEO of the newly merged ORAFOL Americas Inc.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 3/19/2013

New Printable Reflective Film with RapidAir

ORACAL USA announces  ORALITE® Series 5650RA Fleet Engineering Grade Reflective Film with RapidAir® Technology. New to the ORALITE 
family of films, a printable reflective film featuring an air-release liner! Reflective film applications NOW made easier! 

Series 5650RA is designed to make fleet applications easier by reducing the incidence of bubbles common with large reflective graphic applications. 
This 5-mil, 7-year film is ideal for vehicle applications over flat surfaces, rivets and simple curves. Available in 30”, 48”, 54” and 60” widths and 10 and 
50 yard lengths. Series 5650RA provides printability, conformability and long-term removability (with heat). Recommended for use with ORAGUARD® 
Series 290 or 293 Laminating Films.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 8/26/2011

ORACAL Announces New Paint Protection films

ORACAL USA is pleased to announce two new Paint Protection products: ORAGUARD® Series 270 and Series 280 Stone Guard Laminating Films. 
Both are an ideal choice for paint protection on flat to moderately curved surfaces for more rugged protection from bugs, stones, and other road debris. 
Combine Series 270 or Series 280 with ORAJET® Series 3105HT for fierce applications like motocross, ATVs, and sleds that require more than 10 mils 
of thickness. 

Series 270 is a 6-mil, 5-year PVC laminate film perfect for paint protection of automotive fenders, rear bumpers, and deck or side skirts and other 
outdoor applications. 

Series 280 is an 8-mil, 7-year polyurethane laminate film perfect for longer paint protection of automotive fenders, rear bumpers, and deck or side skirts 
and other outdoor applications.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 6/29/2011

ORACAL Apple App

 ORACAL USA is pleased to announce the release of a new ORACAL Application for iPhone. The app, developed by Smack Dab Studios of 
Savannah, Ga., is the perfect way to join the growing number of ORACAL customers talking about ORACAL products, learning the latest tips 
and tricks, and locating the closest authorized ORACAL distributor.

 “These days, mobile devices are like wallets, almost everyone has one. In an effort to obtain information more quickly, applications like this make life 
easier,” Randy Mertz, President of ORACAL said. “This is part of an ongoing effort to interact more closely with our customers and make information 
more accessible.”

Stay informed about new products, wrap academies, contests, giveaways, latest case studies, pictures, helpful tips, and events via the Twitter feed 
within the app. Join the nation of tweeters and tell others about your projects and experiences using ORACAL vinyl.

Need vinyl? Check out the integrated Google maps to find an authorized ORACAL distributor near you. Based on GPS coordinates, users can search 
for a distributor based on their exact location, by state or country. Google-based maps or lists provide distributor contact information, point-to-point 
driving directions, and with a click of a link, allow them to visit the distributor website for additional information. 

Increase your productivity today and download the first sign industry app of its kind from the Apple store today; it’s free!

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 5/10/2011

ORACAL Announces New Luminescent Film

ORACAL USA is pleased to announce the introduction of ORALUX® Series 9300 Luminescent Cast.

Create long-lasting, glow-in-the-dark indoor safety and emergency exit signage with Series 9300. This 6-mil, 5-year off-white film features a multilayered, 
cadmium-free PVC gloss surface with a permanent, solvent-based adhesive. Series 9300 is great for indoor safety and exit signage in buildings, 
cruise ships, and airplanes.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 5/10/2011

ORACAL Announces New Transparent Film

ORACAL USA is pleased to announce the introduction of ORALITE® Series 5061 Transparent Film. 

Series 5061 is a 3-mil, 10-year film that features a permanent, transparent, solvent-based adhesive and is available in 6 colors. It is ideal for long-term 
outdoor lettering on reflective signage and was specially formulated to work with ORALITE® Series 5800 High-Intensity Grade Reflective Film.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 3/16/2011

Introducing ORAJET Series 3105HT

ORACAL USA is pleased to announce the introduction of ORAJET® Series 3105HT High-Tack Calendered PVC Digital Media.

Series 3105HT is a 4-mil, calendered PVC film that features a high level of pigmentation for enhanced covering power, as well as specially formulated 
grey-pigmented adhesive with a high initial tack and final adhesion. It’s a great choice for hard-to-stick, flat substrates such as low-energy plastics, and 
rough or textured surfaces found on kayaks, ATVs, coolers, and porta-johns. The glossy white finish produces vivid prints for high-impact visuals.

Series 3105HT is compatible with today’s solvent and eco-solvent inkjet printers, and is recommended for use with ORAGUARD® Series 215, 290, 290GF, 
293 or 297GF laminating films when a laminate is required.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 8/16/2010

ORACAL Announces New High-Tack Digital Media

ORACAL USA is pleased to announce ORAJET® Series 3951HT High-Tack Cast PVC Digital Media. An ideal 
choice for “hard-to-stick”, rough or textured, low-energy substrates like kayaks, ATV’s, and porta-johns. Series 
3951HT is perfect for long-term, solvent inkjet printable graphic applications requiring a grey, permanent 
adhesive. This 7-year film is available in a gloss finish, 54 inch width and lengths of both 25 and 50 yards. 
Recommended for use with ORAGUARD® Series 290, 290F or 293 laminating films.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 8/1/2009

Oracal Adds 29 New Metallic Colors

Oracal USA is pleased to announce the addition of 29 new eye-catching metallic colors to its 2-mil premium cast 
ORACAL Series 951 Premium Cast Metallic Film family. The addition of these new colors brings the total number 
of metallic colors available in Series 951 to 49, one of the industry’s largest metallic film selections. 

ORACAL Series 951 Premium Cast Metallic films feature a permanent, solvent-based adhesive and are an ideal 
choice for vehicle graphics and other applications requiring visual impact, durability and conformability. Series 
951 Premium Cast Metallic films are available in both 10-yard and 50-yard rolls, with widths ranging from 15” to 48”.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 8/13/2008

Oracal Announces New Information Technology Specialist

Oracal USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Birgit Azeem as Information Technology Specialist, a 
newly created position designed to manage and enhance the company’s use of technology in its internal and 
external business activities.

Birgit brings to Oracal a rich background of experience in Computer Systems and Network Administration. She 
holds Technical Degrees in Telecommunications from German Telecom and in Electrical Engineering and Data 
Science from the Franz-Oberthuer-School in Wuerzburg, Germany.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 4/8/2008

Sign Shop Helps Create Tomorrow’s Wrap Stars

The next generation of wrap designers may be in the making due to an innovative student wrap design partnership 
developed by an Atlanta-area sign shop.
 
Shop co-owners Torri and John Westmoreland of In-Depth Signs & Designs of Ball Ground, Georgia developed 
the idea for the “Stick to It” Challenge as a way to generate student interest in the growing field of vehicle wraps 
and to contribute to their community. Oracal USA donated ORAJET RapidAir® media and ORAGUARD® 
laminating film for the contest. 
 
According to John Westmoreland, a total of 21 vehicle wrap designs were submitted by students in the Graphic 
Arts program at Forsyth Central High School (FCHS) in Cumming, Georgia. The two winners are both seeing their 
design come to life on company vehicles owned by In-Depth Designs. Four other finalists were also chosen, 
and In-Depth Designs plans to utilize those for other client projects. For all commercial applications, the 
students will be paid a design fee to make the project more real and meaningful, Westmoreland said.
 
"The quality of their designs was just amazing, it was impossible to choose just one winner," Westmoreland 
added. "We are very excited about these students being the future of our industry."
 
Junior John Taylor’s “smoke” design (see photos) was one of the contest co-winners, and has already been 
applied to a Honda Element. Senior Jessica Watson’s eye-catching “wave” design was also a co-winner, and 
will appear on In-Depth’s Pacifica in the upcoming weeks. The contest enjoyed local media coverage and 
both students received a cash prize and certificate, and earned free design software for their class courtesy of 
In-Depth.
 
"I am very proud of these students," said FCHS Graphic Arts Instructor Heather Hanline. "It’s great when they 
can see how much their work is appreciated...not just in the educational world, but in the corporate world."
 
One of the goals of the contest was to educate parents about the careers available to their teens in the graphic 
arts. "We want to let them know that there is more out there for a graphic arts graduate than teaching art or 
becoming the ‘starving artist’ that many parents fear. There are so many opportunities available to these 
talented students!" said Torri Westmoreland.  "Several parents have contacted us to share how the Challenge 
has motivated or impacted their student. We have truly been humbled by their gratitude."
 
According to John Westmoreland, in the Atlanta area vehicle graphics enjoy at least 600 impressions for every 
mile driven. As a result of the contest’s success, In-Depth hopes that the program will serve as the basis for 
similar student design partnerships across the country.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 9/18/2007

Oracal Hosts 75th Professional Wrapping Academy

(Jacksonville, FL) - ORACAL USA will host its 75th Professional Wrapping Academy October 18 - 19, 2007 at 
Image Graphics 2000 in Pompano Beach, FL.

The ORACAL Professional Wrapping Academy began in 2004 and was the first manufacturer-sponsored vehicle 
wrapping course of its kind in the industry. To date more than 700 vinyl installers and shop owners have 
attended the Wrapping Academy in locations across the United State, Canada and the Caribbean.

Designed to educate attendees on the best practice methods in applying ORAJET® digital media and 
ORAGUARD® laminating films, this two-day hands-on course also covers the business aspects of excelling 
in the competitive vehicle wrap market.

Participants in the class receive extensive hands-on training, led by industry veteran and Image Graphics 2000 
owner Wade Davis -- who works one-on-one with students, assisting during application and allowing ample 
face time for questions. An ORACAL product support specialist and ORACAL territory manager are also on 
hand to assist in instruction and to answer technical product questions. Keeping the student-to-teacher ratio 
low has been a key factor in the ORACAL Professional Wrapping Academy success.

According to Oracal USA Marketing Vice President, David Grant, the company plans to expand and enhance 
the program for both beginners and experienced installers in 2008, offering even more opportunities to learn 
using the latest materials and techniques of the pros.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 7/11/2007

Additional ORAJET® Inkjet Media Now Available in 48" Width

Jacksonville, FL -  ORACAL USA is pleased to announce that the following ORAJET products are now 
available in 48" width (nominal 49.607"):

·ORAJET 3164 Soft Calendered PVC Inkjet Media (gloss) 
·ORAJET 3640 Soft Calendered PVC Inkjet Media (gloss) 
·ORAJETÒ 3651 Intermediate Grade Calendered PVC Inkjet Media (gloss, matte, transparent) 
·ORAJET 3551RA High Performance Inkjet Media (RapidAir) 
·ORAJET 3951RA Professional Wrapping Film (RapidAir) 

ORACAL USA also offers a full range of matching laminating films for these products.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 3/1/2007

New Perforated Window Graphics Films Available from ORACAL USA

New Perforated Window Graphics Films Available from ORACAL USA

ORACAL USA is pleased to announce its new perforated window graphics films - ORAJET® Series 3676 and 
Series 3675. 

These two films will provide end users with a choice of perforation patterns:

· ORAJET® Series 3676 features a new 60/40 perforation pattern (40% open area, 60% printable area), 
which is suited for architectural window graphics and other applications that require more surface area to 
create vivid prints. 

· ORAJET® Series 3675 (whiich replaces Series 3631) features a 50/50 perforation pattern (50% open area, 
50% printable area), making it ideal for vehicle windows and other applications that require maximum visibility 
through the graphic. 

Both films are 5.5 mils thick with a transparent, permanent, solvent-based adhesive; an industry-leading 
outdoor lifespan of 3 years and will be suitable for use with today's popular solvent and eco-solvent inkjet 
printers. ORAJET® Series 3675 & 3676 will be available in 10-yard and 50-yard lengths and in widths of 24 
inches, 30 inches and 54 inches.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 2/7/2007

ORACAL USA Announces RIP-2-Wrap

Jacksonville, FL - ORACAL USA is pleased to announce its newest vehicle wrapping course, RIP-2-Wrap.

Presented in cooperation with ONYX Graphics, RIP-2-Wrap is a three-day course that begins classroom-style 
where attendees will learn design tips, how to RIP files, color management techniques and how to print and 
laminate effectively. Other topics such as vehicle preparation and ways to succeed in the competitive business 
of vehicle wrapping are also covered. 

Days two and three consist of hands-on training using the proper application techniques for ORAJET vehicle 
wrapping products, including RapidAir, CommandForm Media, and ORAGUARD laminating films. 

The first RIP-2-Wrap class will be held March 22 - March 24, 2007 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and is priced at $1450.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 1/31/2007

ORACAL USA Announces Vehicle Wrap Training on DVD

ORACAL USA is pleased to announce that its popular Vehicle Wrap

Installation Training Video is now available in DVD format. The new DVD also features enhanced packaging 
and a quick material selector guide for vehicle wraps using ORAJET media and ORAGUARD laminating films.

Free copies of the video are available from many ORACAL distributors, or directly from ORACAL at 
1-800-ORACAL1. The video is also available for viewing on the ORACAL website at www.oracal.com.

A division of ORAFOL International, ORACAL USA manufactures and markets a wide range of premium 
pressure-sensitive films for sign, screen print and digital imaging applications in the United States, Canada, Latin
America and the Caribbean.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 12/11/2006

ORACAL USA Announces New Inkjet Media Selection Guide

(Jacksonville, FL) -- ORACAL USA is pleased to announce the availability of its updated Inkjet Media Selection 
Guide. The newest guide features the latest information for the ORAJET product line including new inkjet media 
with RapidAir Technology. 

The new guide also includes user-friendly tools to select the proper material by application as well as an enhanced 
laminating film cross-reference chart, updated printer compatibility and the latest information on the ORALIFE 
Component System (OCS) warranty.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 11/8/2006

Oracal USA Announces Cast RapidAir Film

(Jacksonville, FL) - Oracal USA is pleased to introduce ORAJET® Series 3951RA Professional Wrapping Film 
with NEW RapidAir technology. An ideal choice for vehicle wraps, ORAJET® Series 3951RA features an 
advanced air release system, a repositionable adhesive and cast construction for highly conformable performance 
over the most difficult curves, corrugations and rivets. Recommended for use with ORAGUARD® 290 laminating 
film, 10-year, 2-mil Series 3951RA features a smooth surface to produce vivid, life-like prints that can be removed 
with little or no adhesive residue for up to four years.  

Always splice-free, ORAJET® Series 3951RA Professional Wrapping Film is offered in 50-meter (164-foot) rolls 
that are available in widths of 30 inches, 54 inches and 60 inches. 

A division of Orafol International, Oracal USA manufactures and markets a wide range of premium 
pressure-sensitive films for sign, screen print and digital imaging applications in the United States, Canada, 
Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information, product samples, or to locate an Authorized Oracal 
Distributor, contact Oracal USA at (800) 672-2251 or visit Oracal online at www.oracal.com.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 8/14/2006

Oracal USA Announces New Frosted Glass Film

(Jacksonville, FL) - Oracal USA is pleased to announce the introduction of Series 8810 Frosted Glass Film. 
Oracal Series 8810 Frosted Glass film was specially developed for creating a sparkling glass effect or the impression 
of etched, cut or sandblasted glass. Long-lasting Series 8810 is available in five shimmering colors - silver grey, 
gold, mint, light blue and soft pink. This 3-mil cast film features a permanent, solvent-based acrylic adhesive, a 
clear synthetic (polyester) liner and an outdoor durability rating of 7 years. With a reduced-gloss finish to prevent 
undesired reflection, Series 8810 is an excellent choice for the decorative design of shop windows, glass doors 
and glass-like surfaces. This product differs from Oracal's existing Series 8510 Etched Glass Films due to its high 
sparkle effect, cast construction, synthetic liner and multiple color selection. 

Ideal for wet installations on glass areas. Oracal Series 8810 film has been engineered for weather resistance 
and UV stability. Always splice-free, this film is available in widths of 15-inch (punched),  24 inches, 30-inch 
(punched) and 48 inches, and in 10-yard and 50-yard lengths.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 7/6/2006

Oracal Merges with LIG International, Inc.

(Jacksonville, FL) - In keeping with its long-range strategic vision to compete even more effectively as the 
technological market leader, ORACAL USA announces that, effective July 01, 2006, LIG International, Inc. 
(d/b/a. ORACAL USA, Jacksonville, Florida) and ORAFOL USA (Black Creek, Georgia), have completed a 
corporate restructuring wherein the two corporations have merged. 

The resulting company will be known as ORACAL USA, and will be responsible for product manufacturing, 
distribution, sales, marketing, service and support throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Holger Loclair, managing director of ORAFOL EUROPE, and Ben Philips, President and CEO of ORACAL USA, 
will serve as CEO and President, respectively, of the newly formed company. 

"As a result of this merger and the 2006 opening of our first U.S. production facility, we are now ideally positioned 
to increase our market share by offering our customers an even wider range of products and services," said Ben 
Philips. "By incorporating the best practices of our German manufacturing operation with our domestic sales and 
service capabilities, we expect Oracal USA to be stronger than ever." 

Completion of the first phase of the $45 million Oracal USA manufacturing facility in Black Creek, Georgia is 
expected in the third quarter of 2006. 

Following the merger, Oracal USA will maintain its corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, marketing a
technologically advanced line of pressure-sensitive graphic marking films, reflective films, digital media and 
laminating films for use in signage, screen-printing, digital printing and traffic and safety applications.  For more 
information, contact Oracal USA at (800) 672-2251 or visit www.oracal.com.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 7/5/2006

ORACAL USA/ORAFOL USA Announce Merger

(Jacksonville, FL) - In keeping with its long-range strategic vision to compete even more effectively as the 
technological market leader, ORACAL USA announces that, effective July 01, 2006, LIG International, Inc. 
(d/b/a. ORACAL USA, Jacksonville, Florida) and ORAFOL USA (Black Creek, Georgia), have completed a 
corporate restructuring wherein the two corporations have merged.

The resulting company will be known as ORACAL USA, and will be responsible for product manufacturing, 
distribution, sales, marketing, service and support throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Holger Loclair, managing director of ORAFOL EUROPE, and Ben Philips, President and CEO of ORACAL USA,
will serve as CEO and President, respectively, of the newly formed company.

"As a result of this merger and the 2006 opening of our first U.S. production facility, we are now ideally positioned 
to increase our market share by offering our customers an even wider range of products and services," said Ben 
Philips. "By incorporating the best practices of our German manufacturing operation with our domestic sales 
and service capabilities, we expect Oracal USA to be stronger than ever."

Completion of the first phase of the $45 million Oracal USA manufacturing facility in Black Creek, Georgia is 
expected in the third quarter of 2006. 

Following the merger, Oracal USA will maintain its corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, marketing a 
technologically advanced line of pressure-sensitive graphic marking films, reflective films, digital media and 
laminating films for use in signage, screen-printing, digital printing and traffic and safety applications.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 5/22/2006

Oracal USA Announces New RapidAir Technology

(Jacksonville, FL) - Oracal USA is pleased to introduce ORAJET® Series 3551RA with NEW RapidAir 
technology for faster, easier installations.

Ideal for partial vehicle wraps over simple corrugations, flat surfaces and rivets, as well as general signage, 
conformable Series 3551RA features an advanced, air-release liner and a solvent-based, repositionable 
adhesive to make smooth application a breeze. Plus, 7-year, 2.75-mil Series 3551RA features a smooth, 
ultra-glossy surface to produce vivid, life-like prints that can be removed cleanly for up to four years. 

Series 3551RA is the first Oracal product to feature innovative RapidAir technology, an intersecting design 
embedded into the liner that creates a system of channels in the film’s adhesive. When the film is applied to 
the substrate, the channels allow the release of trapped air, creating a smooth, bubble-free application.

Always splice-free, ORAJET® Series 3551RA Inkjet Media is offered in 50-meter (164-foot) rolls that are 
available in widths of 30 inches, 54 inches, 54-inch reverse wound, and 60 inches.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 2/13/2006

Oracal USA Announces New Reflective Colors

(Jacksonville, FL) - Oracal USA is pleased to announce that two new colors are available in ORALITE® Series 
5700 Engineering Grade Reflective Film and Series 5500 Commercial Grade Reflective Film.

Both of these weather-resistant 5-mil films are now offered in turquoise and violet, for a total of 14 luminous 
shades in each series. ORALITE® Series 5700 and Series 5500 films are thermal-print compatible and feature 
a permanent, solvent-based adhesive and 84-lb. PE-coated paper liner. Series 5700 film offers an outdoor 
durability rating of 7 years, while Series 5500 film offers an outdoor durability rating of 5 years. 

With outstanding resistance to chemicals and corrosion, Series 5700 and Series 5500 films feature excellent 
reflectivity to guarantee a good reflection even in poor visibility and bad weather conditions. Their special impact- 
and scratch-resistant surfaces and high flexibility make them an excellent choice for use on all types of reflecting 
advertising media such as safety markings, conspicuity graphics, and construction, street and general signage. 
Both Series 5700 and Series 5500 reflective films comply with international specifications for reflective materials, 
including ASTM D 4956.

Always splice-free, ORALITE® Series 5700 and Series 5500 films are available in 15-inch punched, 24-inch, 
30-inch punched and 48-inch widths, in 10- and 50-yard lengths.

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ORAFOL Americas - 1/23/2006

Oracal USA Announces New Economy-Grade Reflective Film

(Jacksonville, FL) Oracal USA is pleased to announce the introduction of ORALITE ® Series 5400 Economy-
Grade Reflective Film. Series 5400 reflective film is a 4-year, 4-mil film, and is available in six high impact colors 
including white, yellow, orange, red, green and blue. Intended for short- to medium-term outdoor use, Series 
5400 film features a clear, permanent, solvent-based adhesive and an 84-lb. PE-coated paper liner. It is weather 
resistant and provides excellent corrosion and solvent resistance properties. Its smooth, alkyd resin surface 
offers high scratch resistance, impact strength and compatibility with thermal transfer printers.

This film is suitable for the manufacture of economical traffic control, guidance, warning and information signs 
as well as reflective lettering, numbers and symbols that are not required to comply with national specifications 
for retroreflectivity. ORALITE ® Series 5400 reflective film is available in widths of 24 inches, 48 inches, 15-inch 
punched and 30-inch punched, and is offered in 10- and 50-yard lengths.

In addition to ORALITE ® Series 5400, Oracal USA also offers 7-year engineering-grade reflective films 
(Series 5700) and 5-year commercial-grade reflective films (Series 5500) that meet all ASTM retroreflectivity 
requirements.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 1/10/2006

ORACAL USA Announces 2005 Sign Design Contest Winners

(Jacksonville, FL) - ORACAL USA is pleased to announce the winners of its 2005 Sign Design Contest.

All entries showcased outstanding designs created with ORACAL premium graphic films, challenging the panel 
of judges to rank the winners based on originality, effectiveness in communicating message through effective sign 
design, and creative use of materials. The winning entries are as follows:

- First Place, Promotional/Retail Signage:  Edgar Torres, Arcadia Sign Company, Arcadia, GA
- Second Place, Promotional/Retail Signage:  Cruz Gutierrez, Gran Turismo Graphix, Canutillo, TX
- First Place, Vehicle Graphics:  Mark Juntunen, ATD Signs/Auto Trim Design, Bradenton, FL
- Second Place, Vehicle Graphics:  Cruz Gutierrez, Gran Turismo Graphix, Canutillo, TX
- People’s Choice Award:  Cruz Gutierrez, Gran Turismo Graphix, Canutillo, TX

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 4/20/2005

Oracal USA Presents Instructional Vehicle Wrap Video

(Jacksonville, FL) Oracal USA now offers a step-by-step vehicle wrap instructional video, demonstrating their 
exclusive CommandFormTechnology.

From vehicle preparation to recommended after-installation instructions for clients, this video tutorial provides 
detailed directions from start to finish for installing a vehicle wrap using ORAJET® 3951 Professional Wrapping 
film and ORAGUARD® 290 laminating film.

The video was produced by Oracal’s corporate partner, ORAFOL Europe, and can be viewed on Oracal’s 
website, www.oracal.com, by clicking on the CommandForm Video link on the left navigation.

Oracal also offers detailed text instructions for vehicle wrap installations on its website.  It can be found under 
Installation Instructions in the Support section.

www.orafolamericas.com


ORAFOL Americas - 4/3/2005

Oracal USA Announces Series 751 High Performance Cast Film

(Jacksonville, FL) - Oracal USA has introduced ORACAL Series 751 High Performance Cast, a 2.0 mil, 8-year 
graphic marking film that provides the benefits of a cast film without the typical cast film price. 

According to David Grant, Oracal USA's Director of Marketing,  ORACAL Series 751 High Performance Cast 
provides enhanced performance over Oracal's popular Series 751 Premium Cal film, which the new film was 
designed to replace.

"With Series 751 High Performance Cast, graphic professionals can improve their bottom line while enjoying 
cast film features such as higher gloss colors, enhanced conformability, higher impact metallics and even better 
dimensional stability (<.006"). We're confident that this new product has established a new price/performance 
standard for cast films in today's marketplace."

Available in 81 vibrant opaque colors (matching existing Series 751 Premium Cal colors), this ultra-thin has been 
specially developed for use on computer-aided signmaking (CAS) equipment and is ideal for high quality 
applications requiring extended durability, such as architectural signage, vehicle and fleet graphics.  

ORACAL 751 High Performance Cast is available in 15-inch, 20-inch, 24-inch, 30-inch and 48-inch widths, in 
10 and 50 yard lengths.

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ORAFOL Americas - 2/2/2005

Oracal USA Announces U.S. Manufacturing Facility

(Jacksonville, FL)  Oracal USA’s corporate affiliate and manufacturer, ORAFOL Europe, will develop a U.S. 
manufacturing facility in the area near Savannah, Georgia to be operational beginning in early 2006.

The 200,000 square-foot facility will employ state-of-the-art technology to produce self-adhesive special 
purpose products.  The addition of the U.S. manufacturing facility will provide Oracal USA with even greater 
efficiencies in production and transportation, accommodating increasing product demand and industry growth.

"This new U.S. manufacturing facility will be very advantageous for us and our customers," said Ben Philips, 
Oracal USA’s President & CEO. "With the explosive sales growth of our graphic films, digital media and 
overlaminate products, having this ultra-modern facility nearby will allow us to stay even farther ahead of the 
curve."

A special groundbreaking ceremony, presented in cooperation with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and Bryan 
County officials, will be held on February 22, 2005.  Completion of the first phase of the $45 million facility is 
expected in the spring of 2006.

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ORAFOL Americas - 1/17/2005

Oracal USA Receives Ameriban’s Vendor of the Year Award

Oracal USA has been named the 2004 Vendor of the Year by Ameriban, Inc., the nation’s largest vinyl and 
banner sign supply company. 

According to David Neidell, Ameriban’s Vice President of Corporate Development, Oracal USA was selected 
for the 2004 award based on timeliness of delivery, stocking availability, customer service and responsiveness, 
accurate invoicing and documentation, pricing and overall support.
  
“This prestigious award demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supply our distributors and end-users with 
premium products and unmatched service,” said Ben Philips, president and CEO of Oracal USA. “We would 
like to thank Ameriban for recognizing the Oracal team with such a notable honor.”
  
Oracal USA is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, and markets a technologically advanced line of 
pressure-sensitive graphic films and related self-adhesive products for use in signage, screen-printing and 
digital printing applications.

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