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3M Collaborates with HP on Solution for Latex Printers


St. Paul‚ MN – October 13‚ 2010 - 3M today announced that the new HP 3M LX600 specialty latex ink for the HP Scitex LX600 and LX800 and Designjet L65500 printers will be sold by HP and backed by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty when used with 3M media and printed and applied according to 3M technical literature.

3M and HP are working together to launch the inks globally in October. Details about 3M's MCS Warranty to be offered initially will be available soon on http://www.3Mgraphics.com/warranties.

"We are excited to announce plans to offer the 3M MCS Warranty using HP Latex technology, which will enable graphics manufacturers to produce high quality graphics backed by the most comprehensive warranty in the industry," said Jennifer Greenquist, market development manager, 3M Graphics Market Center.

Udi Nachmany, business development manager, Scitex division, HP, said, "Our collaboration with 3M for a solution backed by the acclaimed 3M MCS Warranty is another significant step to aid in the adoption of latex printing as a true alternative to solvent printing technologies."

For more information about the 3M MCS Warranty, contact Jennifer Greenquist, 651-737-1183, jgreenquist@mmm.com.

To learn more about HP Latex Printing Technologies, visit the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/go/latexprinting.

About 3M Graphics Market Center
3M Graphics Market Center helps customers worldwide build brands by providing total large-format graphics and light management solutions. 3M manufactures or certifies lighting solutions, graphic films and graphic protection, flexible substrates, as well as inks and toners used to create large-format finished graphics that are consistent, reliable and durable. For more information call 1-800-328-3908, go to www.3Mgraphics.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/3Mgraphics or @3MGraphics on Twitter.

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