Paddle Signs feature retroreflective design.

Press Release Summary:

Available with High Intensity Retroreflective 3M film or Diamond Grade DG3 3M film, Paddle Signs are octagonal and offered in 14, 18, and 26 in. diameters. Smaller sizes are supplied with 10 in. wood dowel handles, while 26 in. size includes 60 in. dowel or 81 in. PVC tube. Constructed with aluminum or hardboard composite base, prismatic signs can display STOP on one side and SLOW on other, or STOP on both sides.

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Safety Flag Company Of America Offers Better, More Reflective Paddle Signs

PAWTUCKET, RI, April, 2007 - The Safety Flag Company of America is offering paddle signs as much as four times more reflective than standard signs.

They are particularly more retroreflective when light strikes them at an angle.

The Safety Flag paddle signs feature either High Intensity Retroreflective 3M film, about twice as reflective as standard engineer-grade signs, or Diamond Grade DG3 3M film, about four times as reflective as engineer-grade signs. Safety Flag also offers traditional engineer grade signs, still approved in most states.

The Safety Flag paddle signs are octagonal, offered in 14-inch, 18-inch and 26-inch diameters. The smaller sizes are supplied with 10-inch wood dowel handles and the 26-inch size is supplied with either a 60-inch dowel or an 81-inch PVC tube.

Signs can be "STOP" on one side and "SLOW" on the other, or can be "STOP" on both sides. They can be constructed with an aluminum or hardboard composite base. Composite is more popular because it is less likely to injure the sign holder in the event of an accident.

The new Safety Flag signs are particularly reflective because of their special prismatic construction. In a standard engineer-grade sign, the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection, so light bounces away from its source, unless the source shines directly at a right angle to the sign. Safety Flag's prismatic signs bounce light three times in each diamond-shaped crystal, so the light bounces back at its source, no matter what direction it comes from. Prisms are also oriented in rows deflecting at different angles, enhancing observation retroreflectivity.

Safety Flag, a 54-year-old Rhode Island firm, sells its paddle signs in virtually all states and abroad. It is also a certified US Government vendor. With East Coast, Midwest and West Coast distribution points, it sells its signs to distributors across North America. Other Safety Flag products, like flags, hardhats, safety vests and armbands, are also available.

For additional information, go to or contact Norman Bernson, president, Safety Flag Company of America, 390 Pine Street, P.O. Box 1088, Pawtucket, RI 02862. Phone 401-722-0900, fax 401-722-0912 or email

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