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3M Announces Performance Guarantee Program Updates

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


3M Announces Performance Guarantee Program Updates

ST. PAUL, MN - April 15, 2009 - 3M continues to grow its roster of OEM piezo inkjet printer and ink combinations qualified to receive the 3M Performance Guarantee when used with a wide range of approved 3M media. New to the list are the following:

  • EFI™ VUTEk® QS3200r with QSr UV inks
  • HP Designjet H35000/H45000 series with HP 788 UV inks
  • HP Designjet L65500 with HP 786 Latex inks
  • Roland® SOLJET Pro III with ECO-SOL MAX solvent inks
  • Seiko ColorPainter™ H74S and H104S with EGO-EX solvent inks

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

  • Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000 with UltraChrome™ GS solvent inks
  • Gandinnovations JETi 3312, 3324 and 5024 with Gandi ET and HLv2 solvent inks
  • Fujifilm MaxJet 65 and 90 with Color +AI solvent inks
  • HP DisplayMaker® 72UV with HP SC200 UV inks
  • HP DisplayMaker® 72S with HP SC100 solvent inks
  • HP Designjet 9000s series with HP 790 Series solvent inks
  • HP/Scitex TURBOjet with the TJ100 Supreme solvent inks
  • HP/Scitex XLjet series with XL200 and XL300 Supreme solvent inks
  • Mimaki JV33 series with SS21 solvent inks
  • Mimaki JV3 series with SS2, MS and ES Series solvent inks
  • Mimaki JV5 series with HS and ES3 Series solvent inks
  • Mutoh Falcon II Outdoor series with Eco-Ultra™ solvent inks
  • Mutoh Toucan with Toucan solvent inks
  • Mutoh Toucan LT with LT ink series and Eco-Ultra™ solvent inks
  • Mutoh ValueJet 1204, 1304, 1604 and 1614 with Eco-Ultra™ solvent inks
  • Mutoh ValueJet Hybrid 1608 with MUBIO inks
  • Océ CS6060 with IJC610 inks
  • Océ CS9050, CS9060 and CS9160 with IJC930 inks
  • Roland® SOLJET Pro II EX and VersaCAMM® series with ECO-SOL MAX solvent inks
  • Roland® Advanced Jet with EcoXtreme solvent inks
  • Seiko ColorPainter™ 64S with EG-Outdoor solvent inks
  • EFI™ VUTEk® 2360, 3360, 3300, and 5300 series with UltraVu Series 5 solvent 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, all from 3M. 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 ink performance issues.

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

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

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

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