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3M Commercial Graphics Introduces the SIIT GX 3M Ink Series

Vibrant solvent inks offer flexibility and reliable performance for use with Seiko printer

St. Paul, Minn. - (February 14, 2012) - 3M Commercial Graphics and Seiko I Infotech Inc. (SIIT) introduce GX 3M inks—vibrant, flexible colored inks made for use in the Seiko I Infotech ColorPainter™ H Series Printers. Designed for printing on many 3M-brand opaque, translucent and reflective graphic films, GX 3M inks can be applied in fleet and vehicle graphics, indoor and outdoor signs, and promotional graphics.

The solvent inks have excellent conformability, and are available in eight rich colors, which include cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta and two shades of white. GX 3M inks are suitable for graphic films applied on compound curves, corrugations, and riveted and flat surfaces, offering outstanding versatility to users. When protected with the proper 3M overlaminate, the inks are also durable and weather resistant.

“We are proud to collaborate with Seiko Instruments USA and to introduce the SIIT 3M Ink series to the market,” said Adam Larson, marketing supervisor, 3M Commercial Graphics. “The Seiko ColorPainter H Series has proven to be a successful printer in the wide format graphic industry; we are excited about the opportunity to offer a co-branded ink for this reputable machine.”

The combination of GX 3M inks and ColorPainter™ H Series Printers gives users a valuable tool for productivity, quality, and cost effectiveness. ColorPainter™ H Series Printers are built for reliable operation in high-volume environments and offer industry-leading printing speeds and rich saturated color output.  These cost effective printers produce graphics backed by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty. As the first finished graphics warranty in the industry, the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty helps protect discriminating users who require optimum performance for the intended life of the graphics.

“3M’s reputation in the industry made it an easy choice to partner with them to create this ink series,” said Pat Ryan, general manager, Seiko Instruments USA, Inc. “With 3M’s thorough testing and confident backing of its products, our customers know they can be confident too.”

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ColorPainter is a trademark of Seiko I Infotech Inc.

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

Mary Prevost
Karwoski & Courage
(612) 342-9716


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3M Public Relations