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3M and EFI Launch New Co-Branded Ink for the VUTEk GS5000r Printer

New ink carries the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty

St. Paul‚ MN – April 27‚ 2011 – ISA Booth #714 – 3M and EFI have launched a new co-branded UV ink for use with the VUTEk GS5000r printer from EFI. This ink is covered by the industry-leading 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, giving EFI customers an extended range of applications offered by 3M materials with the assurance of the warranty.

"The VUTEk GS5000r five-meter digital printer is an eight-color printer with fantastic 1000 dpi quality. And by running the 3M ink, which sets a new standard in adhesion and color gamut, our graphics produced on this printer will now carry the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty," said Mark Auth, president, Vomela Specialty Company.

3M and EFI have also announced a new co-branded UV ink for use in the VUTEk GS2000 and GS3200 printers from EFI. This ink will also be backed by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, and will be commercially available in Q2.

"We are very pleased to extend our relationship with EFI and to offer our joint customers not only innovative products, but the assurance and peace of mind of the most comprehensive warranty in the business," said Jennifer Greenquist, inks and warranties business manager for 3M Commercial Graphics.

The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty covers defects in the appearance of finished graphics for up to four years outdoors, including discoloration, fading, cracking, peeling, and other defects that make the graphics unsuitable for their intended purpose and up to five years for vehicle graphics. These inks also come with an extended shelf life of 15 months. The new inks match the high standards of the current EFI ink set in terms of adhesion and color gamut, and are highly flexible with noticeably lower odor than other UV inks.

Visit 3M's booth #714 at the ISA Expo, April 27-30 to learn about the complete range of 3M graphics solutions. More details can be found at www.3Mgraphics.com under Warranties.

About 3M Commercial Graphics
3M Commercial Graphics help 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. Learn more about 3M graphics products and programs by calling 1-800-328-3908, visiting www.3Mgraphics.com, following us @3MGraphics on Twitter or at facebook.com/3Mgraphics.

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 $23 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com and follow @3MNews on Twitter.

About EFI
EFI (www.efi.com) is a 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 print controllers and solutions; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions.

3M and MCS are trademarks of 3M Company. EFI and VUTEk are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

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