Drafting Supplies: Top Performing Drafting Film and Sheets

Drafting film is a polyester-based film with a translucent one- or two-side matte drawing surface. It’s treated to reduce static and accept paint, ink and pencil. Grafix drafting sheets and film are dimensionally stable, erase cleanly, and are printable on most black and white laser printers and plain paper copiers.

Grafix drafting sheets are the professionals’ choice

Ideal for drawing and archival purposes, our drafting supplies have excellent tensile strength and durability. A high-performance substitute for traditional drafting papers, our polyester drafting films are widely used in engineering, architecture and cartography, for stencil fabrication, direct screen masks, write-on overlays, and much more.


Features of Grafix Drafting Film:

  • High translucency for sharp reproduction
  • PPC- and laser-printable
  • Tear-resistant
  • Durable
  • Will not discolor
  • Lay flat
  • Erasable, redraws without ghosting
  • Waterproof
  • Stainproof


Grafix Drafting Film offers you plenty of choices*:

  • Finishes
  • One side matte
  • Two side matte
  • Gauges
  • .003”/75um
  • .004”/100um
  • .005”/125um
  • .007”/175um

*Not all finishes are available for each gauge and size


Raw material stock:

Master Roll Inventory:

  • Thickness
  • .003″/75um
  • .004″/100um
  • .005″/125um
  • .007″/175um
  • .002″ & .010″ – custom
  • Finish
  • 1/Side & 2/Side Matt
  • 1/Side & 2/Side Matt
  • 1/Side & 2/Side Matt
  • 1/Side & 2/Side Matt
  • 1/Side & 2/Side Matt
  • Stock widths
  • 36″ & 42″
  • 36″ & 42″
  • 36″ & 42″
  • 36″ & 42″
  • Custom

Custom widths are available on a custom order basis – minimum quantities will apply.

Finished goods stock:


Sheets8.5 x 11″11 x 17″12 x 18″17 x 2218 x 24″22 x 34″24 x 36″30 x 42″
Matte One Side
Matte Two Side


36″ x 10yds
36″ x 20yds
36″ x 50yds
42″ x 10yds
42″ x 20yds
42″ x 50yds
Matte One Side
Matte Two Side

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Typical Properties of Grafix Drafting 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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