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New Scotchcal Overlaminate from 3M Protects from Acid Dew and Intense UV Rays

Includes performance warranty for horizontal surfaces

St. Paul‚ MN – April 27‚ 2011 – ISA Booth #714 – 3M Commercial Graphics presents Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 8528. This new overlaminate is specifically designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures, ultraviolet rays and acid dew common in Los Angeles and other west coast cities. In regions subject to intense heat, these conditions can lead to spotting and other discoloration in overlaminates.

"Our new overlaminate means longer-lasting graphics that stay vibrant, which helps make the most of our customers' investment and can set them apart from the competition," said Tim Boxeth, business manager for 3M Commercial Graphics. "The glossy finish gives that wet-paint look that customers are demanding."

Scotchcal overlaminate 8528 offers customers peace of mind with the industry's first published warranty for horizontal surfaces – two years for horizontal surfaces and up to seven years for vertical surfaces.

The 2-mil cast vinyl provides excellent conformability and dimensional stability. It is designed for use with solvent, latex and UV inks. Sample rolls are available at

For specifications, technical and warranty information, please refer to Visit 3M's booth #714 at ISA, April 27-30 in Las Vegas and learn about the complete range of 3M graphics solutions.

Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 8528  

Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 8528 from 3M helps protect against spotting and discoloration from heat, UV rays and acid rain.

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, following us @3MGraphics on Twitter or at

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Mark Moffett
Ignite Communications
Connie Thompson
3M Public Relations