What is permatrace?


Permatrace is the traditional name for what is now known as Drafting Film!

Designdirect Supplies stocks one of the best double matt coated drafting films (permatrace) in the UK. Available in rolls or sheets and sizes ranging from A4 to A0…our products have a polyester base for strong, tear resistant, dimensionally stable manual drawings. Very popular for architectural & archaeology drawings/illustrations. Designdirect Supplies has the solution for outdoor grade permatrace…ever experienced your archaeology drawings going a milky white? Call us on 0800 013 2514 to discuss our all-weather grade of drafting film.

What’s more we realise that the summer months are when you really go to town with your illustrations and therefore we are pleased to offer special discounted prices for the month of July – remember that the offers finish on 31st July 2015 so why not stock up for this year’s fieldwork…

Need film for your wide format inkjet printer? View our range online for specially coated drafting film for inkjet plotters allowing the ink to dry very quickly to a dense solid black.

Architect, Garden Design, Engineering & Archaeologist Printed Drawing Sheet Permatrace Drafting Film


Did you know that we have forty years experience of providing bespoke quality pre-printed drawing sheets on a range of materials?

    • Improve the presentation of your drawings by having your company details and logo pre-printed on the sheet with the design of your choice. Options of 75mic permatrace film or 112gm trace.
    • Proofs of new sheets will be submitted for your approval before the sheets are printed. You should allow a couple of days to proof and a further 15 working days for production (leadtime can fluctuate based on seasonal demand – if you have a specific date in mind please let us know and we will try to work to this).
    • Please enquire if you require sheets to be printed on alternative materials, padded, punched or any other bespoke request.
    • Standard quantities include 125, 250, 500 & 1000 – all higher quantities are available in run-ons of 1000 sheets. Sizes range from A4 to A0 – why not choose your own bespoke size such as 594x594mm or 320x297mm!

Maybe you want the trace with out the ‘perma’ part! Visit our range of tracing paper sheets & rolls online. We also stock a wide range of A4 & A3 specialist films: A4 or A3, copier, laser or inkjet, self-adhesive, clear or matt, etc.

View our range of pads, permatrace & paper online – full range is growing every month!