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New Printers and OEM Inks Added to 3M Performance Guarantee

More than 40 printer and ink combinations now available

St. Paul, MINN. – (October 19, 2011) – SGIA Booth #1437 – 3M continues to grow its roster of OEM 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:

  • Durst Rho 500R Printer with Rho Roll DM v.3 UV ink
  • HP Scitex LX600, LX800, LX820 & LX850 Printers with HP LX610 latex inks

The 3M Performance Guarantee continues to cover printer and ink combinations (solvent, latex and UV) from Agfa, Epson, HP Designjet, HP DisplayMaker®, HP Scitex, Mimaki, Mutoh, Oce, Roland®, Seiko and EFI™ VUTEk®.

Details can be found on www.3Mgraphics.com under Warranties, where 3M has created an efficient system for locating the warranted durability for each ink and printer combination. Users simply launch the 3M Performance Guarantee Printer, Ink & Media Matrix, and then click on either the ink or printer name to be taken directly to the relevant information.

3M's qualified-media portfolio for these OEM printers and inks incorporates a broad range of products including Controltac brand Graphic with or without Comply brand Adhesive, Scotchcal brand Graphic Films and Scotchlite brand 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, inks and warranties business manager for 3M Commercial Graphics. "It's a four-month process with 10,000 data points and results several-inches thick."

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 3M 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 available on 3M's website, www.3Mgraphics.com.

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 Commercial Graphics 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.

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3M Commercial Graphics
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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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