3M Dual-Color Film 3635-222 Black Perforated film
Use this specially perforated sign film for creating the special effect of a color and/or image by day (non-backlighted) that changes to a different color or image by night when backlighted. It is available in black, white or custom colors, and can be used with 3M translucent films or screen printed.
3M™ Dual-Color Film Series 3635-200
For the most current 3M Technical Information available to successfully use this product, please view this Bulletin electronically and
click on the blue underlined links to view the relevant documents.
For Screen Printing and Solvent Inkjet Printing
1. Product Description
A. Product Features • Create the special effect of a color/image by day (non lighted) and a different color by
• Dual-color perforation pattern lets background color/image display when backlit*
• Available in black, white or a customer-specified color for a variety of lighting effects
• Exceptional color clarity and backlit brightness both day and night
• Pressure-sensitive adhesive designed specifically for light management applications
* From a typical viewing distance for large format graphics, viewers will see little or no
perforation pattern. However, the colors and construction used will have an effect on how
visible the perforation pattern is.
B. Recommended Types of
Graphics and End Uses
Refer to the base film or flexible substrate’s Product Bulletin for details on specific
constructions and any 3M Warranty that may apply when using this product.
• Backlit channel letters, signs and displays (several construction options are shown later
in this Bulletin)
• First or second surface application to acrylic, polycarbonate and high temperature
copolyester sheet, channel letters and sign faces
• First surface application to selected 3M flexible substrates
C. Performance Overview 3M tests the performance of both individual products and finished graphic constructions.
This table shows the best performance expected from this product without a Warranty
Period and with a Warranty Period.
For detailed graphic construction and application options along with specific Warranty
Periods, please see the Warranty Information, Section 5 on page 4.
Expected Performance Life. This is the estimated period of time the product should perform satisfactorily.
Unprinted film with no graphic protection, applied to a flat vertical outdoor surface in a non-abusive
3M™ MCS™ Warranty. This is the maximum period of time 3M will warrant the finished graphic performance.
Printed film with the best 3M ink and graphic protection option, applied to a flat, vertical surface. 5 years
D. Limitations of End Uses This 3M product is not designed or recommended for the following uses. Please contact us
to discuss other options.
(1) Unsuitable End Uses
for This Product
• Do not use for graphics applied to:
– non-vertical surfaces.
– flexible substrates as a second surface.
– any surface where an obstruction of view would present a hazard.
– a substrate for thermoforming.
Product Bulletin 3635-200 – 2
2. Compatible Products The following products are approved by 3M for use with the base film covered in this Bulletin
and used for the creation of a graphic that may be eligible for the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty.
Click on the blue underlined text to view the Product Bulletin for that product.
See the Warranty Information section to determine which compatible products are
approved for your graphic construction.
A. Inkjet Inks and Printers for
3M™ MCS™ Warranty
Ink Series Printer
(1) Solvent Inkjet Inks and
• 3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 1500v2 • EFI™ VUTEk 150, 2360/3360,
3300/5300 & 3000/5000 Printers
• 3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 4400 • HP XLJet 1200 and 1500 Printers
• SIIT GX 3M Ink Series • Seiko I Infotech ColorPainter™ H Series
H-74s, H2-74s, H-104s, H2-104s,
W-54s & W-64s Printers
B. Screen Printing Ink • 3M™ Screen Printing Ink Series 1900 (Solvent)
• 3M™ Screen Printing UV Ink Series 9800
C. Films and Substrates • 3M™ Scotchcal™ Translucent Graphic Film Series 3630
• 3M™ Envision™ Translucent Film Series 3730
• 3M™ Diffuser Films 3635-30 and 3635-70
• 3M™ Envision™ Diffuser Films 3735-50 and 3735-60
• 3M™ Light Enhancement Film 3635-100
• 3M™ Panagraphics III™ Wide Width Flexible Substrate
• 3M™ Envision™ Flexible Substrate FS-1
• 3M™ Blockout Films 3635-20b and 3635-22b
• 3M™ Day/night Films 3635-91
D. Graphic Protection Options See 3M Product Bulletin GP-1 for graphic protection details.
• 3M™ Scotchcal™ Luster Overlaminate 3619
• 3M™ Scotchcal™ Matte Overlaminate 3620
• 3M™ Scotchcal™ Glossy Overlaminate 3658G
• 3M™ Scotchcal™ Matte Overlaminate 3660M
E. Other Substrates • Flat acrylic, polycarbonate*, high temperature copolyester sheet
*Film series 3635-200 typically adheres to solar-grade polycarbonate substrate.
However, some lots of this substrate may inhibit the adhesion of these films. Contact
Technical Service if you are having difficulty with this combination. See 3M Instruction
Bulletin 5.1 for additional information.
Polycarbonate substrates may require drying by baking before use. Refer to the
Product Bulletin 3635-200 – 3
3. Characteristics These are typical values for unprocessed product; processing may change the values.
Contact your 3M representative for a custom specification.
A. Physical Characteristics Characteristic Value
Color Film 3635-200: perforated film in your color choice with a
Film 3635-210: white perforated film with a matte surface
Film 3635-222: black perforated film with a matte surface
Film thickness Without adhesive: 4.5 mil (0.11 mm)
With adhesive: 5.5 mil (0.14 mm)
Adhesive type Pressure sensitive, permanent
Adhesive color Film 3635-210: white
Film 3635-222: clear
Liner White kraft paper
Tensile strength 5 pounds/inch at 73°F (0.9 kg/cm at 23°C) minimum
Chemical resistance Resists mild alkalis, mild acids, and salt
Excellent resistance to water (except immersion)
A. Application Characteristics Characteristic Value
Surface type: Flat without rivets
Substrate type: Acrylic, polycarbonate, high temperature
copolyester sheet; Panagraphics III flexible substrate or FS-1
Application temperature: 60°F (16°C) minimum air and
Adhesion 24 hours after
First surface of Panagraphics III flexible substrate or FS-1
flexible substrate sign facing:
3 pounds/inch (0.5 kg/cm).
Applied shrinkage 0.015 inch (0.4 mm)
Temperature range after
-65° to +225°F (-60° to +107°C)
Graphics removal None, Permanent adhesive
A. Exposure U.S. Vertical
face of graphic The face of the graphic is +/- 10° from vertical
Any outdoor graphic exposed to solar energy more than half of the daylight
hours in Arizona, New Mexico and the desert areas of California, Nevada,
Utah and Texas is subject to reduced warranties. Click here for a detailed
Product Bulletin 3635-200 – 4
B. Graphic Construction The products used to make a graphic, which may include film and/or flexible substrate, graphic
protection, ink, printer and application tape.
C. Graphic Protection Overlaminate films or clear coats used to protect the graphic and/or change gloss.
D. Graphic Types Indoor Signs Stationary graphics applied indoors and not exposed to the elements
Outdoor Signs Stationary graphics applied outdoors and exposed to the elements
First Surface Film applied to a substrate so the viewer sees the film before the substrate
Second Surface Film applied to a substrate so the viewer sees through the substrate to the
5. Warranty Information
A. Warranty Coverage
The Warranty coverage for each graphic is based on the user(s) both reading and following
all applicable and current 3M Product and Instruction Bulletins. 3M will honor eligible
graphics for the Warranty Period stated in the base film’s Product Bulletin that is current
when the film was purchased. The Warranty Period may be reduced and stipulations may
apply for certain constructions and applications, as covered in this Bulletin.
The following is made in lieu of all other express or implied warranties, including any
implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or implied warranty
arising out of a course of dealing, custom or usage of trade.
B. 3M Basic Product Warranty This product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and manufacture at the time of
shipment and to meet the specifications stated in this Product Bulletin and as further set
forth in the 3M Graphics Warranties Brochure.
C. Limited Remedy 3M will replace or refund the price of any 3M materials that do not meet this Warranty
within the specified time periods. These remedies are exclusive.
D. Limitation of Liability Except where prohibited by law, 3M SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE
TO PURCHASER OR USER FOR ANY DIRECT (EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED REMEDY PROVIDED
ABOVE), INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LABOR, NON-3M MATERIAL CHARGES, LOSS OF PROFITS,
REVENUE, BUSINESS, OPPORTUNITY, OR GOODWILL) RESULTING FROM OR IN ANY WAY
RELATED TO SELLER’S PRODUCTS, SERVICES or THIS BULLETIN. This limitation of liability
applies regardless of the legal or equitable theory under which such losses or damages are
sought including breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, strict liability, or any
other legal or equitable theory.
E. Additional Limitations See the 3M Graphics Warranties Brochure at 3Mgraphics.com, which gives the terms,
additional limitations of the Warranty, if any, and limitations of liability.
F. 3M™ MCS™ Warranty
Subject to Stipulations set forth in
Section G, below
Finished graphics constructed with the materials specified and the exposure specified in the
Warranty Period Tables, Section F(3) on page 5, is eligible for the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty.
For Warranty Periods for other exposures, see Section G(1) on page 5.
(1) Certificate of 3M™ MCS™
Only graphics manufacturers having a current Certificate of 3M™ MCS™ Warranty are eligible
to extend this Warranty to their customers.
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3M™ Dual-Color Film 3635-222 Black, Miscellaneous Sizes
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3M™ Dual-Color Film 3635-222 Black, 48 in x 50 yd
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