This high performance calendered film features the lowest shrinkage of any translucent film. ORACAL® 8500 has been especially designed for producing high-quality signs, backlit acrylic and glass surfaces and translucent banners. Available in 55 satin-finish colors (custom colors also available).


Translucent, high performance PVC film providing homogenous uniformity when viewed through or on to the materials. Features a silk-matte finish to inhibit undesired reflection. Available in 55 luminous colors.

Release Paper
84 # custom silicone-coated paper with special release characteristics that provide excellent weeding and release values. Customized blue silicone paper liner for white provides superior contrast for cutting and weeding.

Solvent polyacrylate, permanent

Areas of Use
This film is especially designed for producing longer-term illuminated signs on rigid or thermoformed surfaces.

Printing Techniques
Thermal transfer compatible

(without protective paper and adhesive) 3 mil

Dimensional Stability
(FINAT-TM 14) adhered to steel, no measurable shrinkage in cross direction; in length, <.008″

Temperature Resistance
adhered to acrylic, -40°F up to +194°F, no variation

Adhesive Power
(FINAT-TM 1, after 24 h) Adhered to glass: 4.1 lb/in, Adhered to acrylic 3.7 lb/in

Minimum paste up temperature

Outdoor Durability
(based on vertical surface exposure) 7 years for colors; 5 years for metallics

Shelf Life
(68 °F/50% relative humidity) 2 years

Elongation at break (across)
(DIN EN ISO 527) min. 150%

Elongation at break (along)
(DIN EN ISO 527) min. 130%

Tensile Strength (across)
(DIN EN ISO 527) min. 19 MPa

Tensile Strength (along)
(DIN EN ISO 527) min. 19 MPa

Resistance to solvents and chemicals
adhered to acrylic, after 8 hours (in 0.5% household cleaning agents)at room temperature and 149°F, no variation

Minimum application temperature
+46 °F

Available Widths (in inches)
15 punched, 24, 30, 36 (#010 white only), 48

Available Lengths
10-yard and 50-yard rolls

Surface finish

Number of Colors


Suncoast Sign Shop is a full service sign company serving  Manatee County - (Bradenton, Palmetto, Ellenton) Sarasota County - (Sarasota , Venice, Osprey, Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key),  Charlotte County - (Port Charlotte), Lee County - (Ft Myers), Captiva, Sanibel), Collier County - (Naples, Marco Island), Pinellas County - (Clearwater / St Petersburg / Largo, Dunedin, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor) and all other areas on Florida's Suncoast.  We offer Vehicle Wraps, Fleet Wraps, Digital Printing, Channel Letters, Light Boxes, Real Estate Signs, Community Signs, Monuments, Banners, CNC Routed Signs, Sandblasted Signs, Plaques and Logos.  Our services also include Graphic Design, Sign Permitting, Surveys, Engineering and Consulting.