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3M Announces Performance Guarantee Program Updates

3M continues to grow its roster of OEM piezo ink jet printer and ink combinations qualified to receive the 3M Performance Guarantee when used with a wide range of approved 3M media.

10/15/2008

New to the list are the following:

Mutoh Valuejet Hybrid 1608 with MUBIO inks
Fujifilm MaxJet 65 and 90 with Color +AI Inks
Gandinnovations Jeti 3312‚ 3324‚ 5024 with HLv2 inks
OCE CS9060 with IJC930 Ink

In addition, the 3M Performance Guarantee continues to cover the following printer and ink combinations:

Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000 with UltraChrome™ GS inks
Gandi JETi 3312, 3324 anmd 5024 with Gandi ET solvent inks
HP DisplayMaker® 72UV Printer with HP SC200 inks
HP DisplayMaker® 72S with HP SC100 inks
HP Designjet 9000s Printer Series with HP 790 Series inks
HP/Scitex TURBOjet printer with the TJ100 Supreme inks
HP/Scitex XLjet series printers with XL200 and XL300 Supreme inks
Mimaki JV33 series printers with SS21 inks
Mimaki JV3 series printers with SS2, MS and ES Series inks
Mimaki JV5 series printers with HS and ES3 Series inks
Mutoh Falcon II Outdoor series printers with Eco-Ultra™ inks
Mutoh Toucan printer with Toucan Solvent inks
Mutoh Toucan LT printer with LT ink series and Eco-Ultra™ inks
Mutoh ValueJET 1204 and 1604 printers with Eco-Ultra™ inks
Océ CS6060 printer with IJC610 inks
Roland® SOLJET™ Pro II EX series printers with Eco-MAX inks
Roland VersaCAMM® series printers with Eco-MAX inks
Roland Advanced Jet with Eco-Xtreme inks
Seiko ColorPainter™ 64S with Seiko OEM Solvent inks
EFI™ VUTEk® 2360, 3360, 3300, and 5300 series printers with UltraVu Series 5 inks

3M’s qualified-media portfolio for these OEM printers and inks incorporates a broad range of products including Controltac™ Graphic Films‚ Controltac™ Graphic Films with Comply™ Adhesive, Scotchcal™ Graphic Films and Scotchlite™ Reflective Graphic Films. These products are designed‚ engineered‚ developed‚ tested and manufactured for optimal compatibility and performance.

“3M conducts extensive testing to confirm that our products are reliable and provide consistent results,” said Jennifer Greenquist‚ warranty program manager‚ 3M Graphics Market Center. “It’s a four-month process with 10‚000 data points and results several-inches thick.”

“Running media in a printer isn’t like buying gas‚” Greenquist continued. “These aren’t interchangeable parts. There are so many variables that can change the physical properties of the media.” The Performance Guarantee covers tested and qualified OEM printers and inks used with 3M media. Approved 3M media‚ overlaminates and screen print clears are guaranteed to be free of media-induced artifacts that can cause misprints and are guaranteed to adhere to recommended substrates.

To qualify for the 3M Performance Guarantee‚ graphics must be installed according to 3M recommendations. The Performance Guarantee covers the replacement cost of 3M materials only and does not warrant image fading, cracking‚ peeling or any other performance issues.

The duration of any given Performance Guarantee varies according to the material combinations and applications as detailed in 3M Product Bulletins and available on 3M’s website‚ www.3Mgraphics.com.

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3M‚ Comply and Controltac are trademarks of 3M. All other trademarks in the list of printers and inks are the property of the companies in the list.

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