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EFI and 3M Team to Deliver Exceptional Display Graphics Quality

EFI™‚ the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation‚ has announced the commercial release of its new 3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2800 UV for use with EFI’s VUTEk® QS2000 and QS3000 superwide printers and a wide range of opaque‚ clear and translucent 3M media.

5/20/2008

“The release of this new ink builds on EFI’s relationship with 3M‚ bringing increased value to owners of VUTEk QS2000 and QS3200 superwide printers‚” said Chuck Dourlet‚ vice president of marketing‚ EFI VUTEk. “With these new inks and 3M media‚ printers and their customers will have peace of mind derived from using products that are tested and backed by industry leader 3M‚ and will be able to take advantage of 3M’s MCS™ Warranty‚ warranting most finished graphics for up to five years.”

Acting as a system‚ 3M piezo inkjet inks and 3M media ensure vibrant‚ long-lasting four- or six-color graphics when used with VUTEk QS2000 or QS3200 printers. The inks are specifically designed for use with 2- and 4-mil from 3M‚ Controltac‚ Scotchcal‚ Scotchlite and Panagraphics brand films and flexible substrates‚ as well as with a wide range of rigid materials. These UV-cured inks are durable‚ weather resistant and have excellent color retention. Their flexibility makes them suitable for use on curved‚ corrugated or flat surfaces‚ with or without rivets‚ when producing fleet and vehicle graphics‚ indoor and outdoor signs‚ banners and flexible sign faces. They have a wide color gamut and excellent adhesion to 3M media.

“The release of the ink series 2800 UV follows an earlier collaboration to deliver UV inks for EFI’s VUTEk PV200 printer‚” said Robert Doughty‚ division vice president for 3M Commercial Graphics. “We are delighted to partner with EFI to deliver these unique imaging systems‚ comprised of the inks‚ 3M media and EFI’s print engines and enhanced by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty.”

3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2800 UV comes in Cyan‚ Magenta‚ Yellow‚ Black‚ Light Magenta‚ Light Cyan and White and is available immediately.

For more information about the VUTEk product line and other solutions from EFI‚ visit www.efi.com. To learn more about 3M Graphics Market Center products‚ go to www.3Mgraphics.com.

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About EFI
EFI (www.efi.com) is the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI’s award-winning solutions‚ integrated from creation to print‚ deliver increased performance‚ cost savings and productivity. The company’s robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital color print servers; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers‚ UV and solvent inks; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions. EFI maintains 23 offices worldwide.

3M Graphics Market Center helps customers worldwide build brands by providing total large-format graphics solutions. 3M manufactures or certifies graphic films and graphic protection‚ flexible substrates‚ inks and toners‚ as well as software and hardware used to create large-format finished graphics that are consistent‚ reliable and durable. For more information call 1-800-328-3908‚ or go to www.3Mgraphics.com

About 3M
A recognized leader in research and development‚ 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of customer needs. With $25 billion in sales‚ 3M employs 75‚000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries.

NOTE TO EDITORS: EFI, VUTEk , Jetrion, and Fiery are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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