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3M Announces Updates to 3M™ MCS™ Warranty

Additions of HP LX610 and 792 Latex Inks bring manufacturers more options

St. Paul, Minn. - (October 1, 2012) - SGIA Booth #2259 - 3M Commercial Graphics is announcing the newest latex ink offerings to qualify for the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty for finished graphics: HP LX610 and 792 Latex Inks.

This new program will allow graphics manufacturers with HP Scitex LX Industrial Printers or HP Designjet L28500 and L26500 Printers who complete 3M’s certification process the opportunity to produce graphics backed by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty. The warranty will be available on inks labeled as a 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Component starting in November 2012 for HP LX610 Latex Inks and in February 2013 for the HP 792 Latex Inks.

The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty is widely recognized as the industry’s most comprehensive finished graphics warranty, covering fading, cracking, peeling and other aspects of graphic performance. The system of matched 3M components comes with the science and weathering technology that assures end users that their images will perform as expected for the life of the graphic. 

3M will also add requirements for digitally imaged graphics to receive a Certificate of 3M™ MCS™ Warranty. These new requirements will include completion of eLearning modules and a site visit from a 3M representative. Graphics manufacturers who are using a 3M ink and that are eligible to offer the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty can go to www.3MGraphics.com/warrantyregistration to register to receive their personalized Certificate of 3M™ MCS™ Warranty.

“The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty helps manufacturers assure brand owners that they are purchasing a quality product from a quality provider,” said Jennifer Greenquist, inks and warranties business manager, 3M Commercial Graphics. “We’re proud to have been the gold standard in the industry for more than 30 years.”

For more information, please visit www.3Mgraphics.com/warranties or visit 3M Commercial Graphics in booth #2259 at the 2012 SGIA Expo, October 18-20.: 3M™ Envision™ Wrap Films can be used to wrap vehicles, trailers, box trucks, boats, buses, motorcycles, textured walls and more.

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3M and MCS are trademarks of 3M. All trademarks of the printers and inks listed are property of their rightful owners. 

3M Commercial Graphics is proud to support the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) at the Platinum Patron level.

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

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

Contact:
Mary Prevost
Karwoski & Courage
(612) 342-9716
m.prevost@creativepr.com

Connie Thompson
3M Public Relations
651-733-8914
csthompson1@mmm.com

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