Translucent Imaging Films

Produce high-quality positive and negative masks directly from your computer and laser printer! Our translucent direct imaging film is designed to produce high image density with superior toner adhesion and optimum transparency.

Using your computer and a laser printer (up to 1800 dpi) or plain paper copier, you can produce positive and negative line art and half tones without going through the camera step or secondary chemical processing! Grafix imaging film saves time and money in a variety of plate-making applications, such as screen printing, sign manufacturing, plate etching and circuit board layouts.


Features of Grafix translucent imaging film:

  • Printable on two sides
  • Anti-static
  • Compatible with most laser printers and copiers
  • Dimensionally-stable
  • Heat-resistant
  • Excellent toner adhesion
  • Resists curling
  • Excellent contact transparency
  • Archival base


Stock gauges and finishes*:

  • .003″/75um 2/Side matte/printable surfaces
  • Packs of 100 sheets: 8.5″x11″, 8.5″x14″, 11″x17″, 12″x18″, 13″x17″

Custom Order gauges and finishes*:

  • .004″/100um 2/Side matte/printable surfaces
  • .004″/100um Clear 2/side printable surface


Typical Properties of Grafix TIF Film. Based on .003″/75um thick film. Other thicknesses can vary.

Film PropertyValueUnitsTest Method
Physical Properties
Tensile Strength (MD)28000psiASTM D 882
Tensile Strength (TD)34000psiASTM D 882
Strength Elongation MD15000psiASTM D 882
Strength F-5 TD14000psiASTM D 882
Modulus MD710000psiASTM D 882
Modulus TD740000psiASTM D 882
Elongation MD115%ASTM D 882
Elongation TD92%ASTM D 882
Density1.39g/ccASTM D 1505
Viscosity0.56dL/gASTM D 4603
Electrical Properties
Dielectric Strength
AC, 20°C, .00092″7000volts/milASTM D 149-64
Dielectric Constant
25°C, 1 kHz3.2ASTM D150-81
Dissipation Factor
25°C, 1 kHz0.005ASTM D150-65
Volume Resistivity 25°C1.0E+19ohm-cmASTM D257-78
Corona Threshold425V-ACASTM D2275-80
Thermal Properties
Melt Point200°C
Service Temperature Range -70-150C
Dimensional Stability
at 105° MD0.6%Measured Shrinkage
at 105° TD0.9%Measured Shrinkage
at 150° MD1.8%Measured Shrinkage
at 150° TD1.1%Measured Shrinkage
Specific Heat0.28cal/g/°C
Thermal Expansion1.7×10-5in./in./°CASTM D 696
UL94 Flame Class94VTM-2Slow to self Extinguishing
Optical Properties
Transmission Visible> 88%
Transmission Near IR>80%
Refractive Index1.65RI
Chemical Properties
Resistance by Class
Water Vapor 0.1g/100 in2/24hr.ASTM E-96
Carbon Dioxide16g/100 in2/24hr.ASTM D1434-58
Mosture Absorbtion<.8%ASTM D-570-63
Chemical ResistanceMost Household Agents & Chemicals

For more specific questions regarding Grafix Drafting Film, please contact your sales representative today!

Important Notice:  Grafix makes no warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose.  The user is responsible for determining whether the Grafix product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application.  Please remember that many factors can affect the use and performance of a Grafix Plastics film product in a particular application.  Given the variety of factors that can affect the use and performance of a Grafix product, some of which are uniquely within the user’s knowledge and control, it is essential that the user evaluate the Grafix product to determine whether it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application.


  • DEHP, DBP and BBP free. Contact us for more details
  • RoHS Compliant. Contact us for more details

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