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3M Commercial Graphics 2012 Graphic Installation Training Session Dates Announced

Flexible sessions help installers build and refine skills

ST. PAUL, Minn -- (March 6th, 2012)  - 3M Commercial Graphics announces the 2012 schedule of its world-class training, testing and accreditation process for installers. Aimed at providing graphic professionals with the training to take their skills to the next level, 3M Commercial Graphics offers opportunities for companies to gain recognition through the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company Program and individuals through the 3M Preferred Graphics Installer Program. The 3M Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer Program was also introduced last year for installations at car dealerships and has been established through the new 3M™ Scotchprint® On-Demand Personalized Vehicle Graphics Program.

3M Advanced Installation Training
Held at the 3M Center in St. Paul, Minn., 3M Advanced Installation Training is a three-day session that enhances skills through discussion, demonstration, and monitored hands-on training. 3M Graphics Installation Trainers provide first-class training sessions that cover an array of topics, including vehicle wraps, fleet graphics, boat wraps, smooth walls, textured walls and floor graphics.

2012 Dates: March 19-21 August 20-22

April 16-18

September 17-19


May 14-16

October 15-17


June 18-20

November 12-14

  July 16-18 December 10-12

Contact for more information.

Lowen Corporation Training                                                                                                              
In addition to the courses offered in St. Paul, Minn., 3M Commercial Graphics also offers training sessions at Lowen Corporation in Hutchinson, Kan., in which 3M Preferred Graphics Installers offer extensive hands-on practice to build and refine installation skills. These courses run from two to five days, depending on customer requirements, with topics including sales and marketing skills; vehicle accessory disassembly; and graphic film installation and removal for vehicle wraps, boat wraps, fleet graphics, smooth walls, textured walls and floor graphics. These courses utilize the curriculum developed by 3M.

2012 Dates: March 12-13
  March 26-30

Contact Dennis Shea at for more information.

Graphics Training Seminar                                                                                                    
Planning is also in progress for additional Graphics Training Seminars, with dates and locations to be announced. These seminars are typically three days, but can be customized, and cover various graphic applications with a strong emphasis on vehicle wraps and installation. Topics discussed can include sales and marketing skills; and graphic design, printing, laminating and installation.

Contact for more information.


3M Commercial Graphics also offers testing for 3M Certified Graphics Installation, 3M Preferred Graphics Installer and 3M Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer credentials. For more information regarding the test and logistics, contact or visit


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

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 $30 billion in sales, 3M employs about 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.


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


Mary Prevost
Karwoski & Courage

Connie Thompson
3M Public Relations