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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, MINN. – (October 19, 2011) – SGIA Booth #1437 – 3M and EFI™ have launched a new co-branded UV ink for use with the VUTEk® GS5000r and GS3250r printers 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.

"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.

Learn more about the complete range of 3M graphics solutions at www.3Mgraphics.com or visit 3M Commercial Graphics in booth #1437 at the 2011 SGIA Expo, October 19-21.

3M is proud to be a 2011 SGIA Gold Sponsor.

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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 1-800-326-3908‚ visiting www.3Mgraphics.com‚ following us @3MGraphics on Twitter or at facebook.com/3Mgraphics.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $27 billion in sales‚ 3M employs about 80‚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.

VUTEk is a registered trademark of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. EFI is a trademark of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries.

3M and MCS are trademarks of 3M Company.

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3M Commercial Graphics
3M Center Building 220-12E-04
St. Paul‚ MN 55144 USA

Contact:

Mary Prevost
Karwoski & Courage
(612) 342-9716

or

Connie Thompson
3M Public Relations
651-733-8914

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