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April 2014
Graphics Solutions To Grow Your Business

Graphic Films meet Low-VOC Paints: Read This Before You Wrap Another Wall!

Graphic Films meet Low-VOC Paints: Read This Before You Wrap Another Wall! photo People throughout the graphics industry are being challenged by new paints that reduce how well a film’s adhesive adheres to walls. 3M is working hard to find solutions. Learn more about what’s behind this growing issue.

Ask the Expert: How can I make sure that films will stick to walls that are painted with low-VOC paint?

Ask the Expert: How can I make sure that films will stick to walls that are painted with low-VOC paint? photo This question is being asked by installers everywhere. Doṉt despair. Read on for wall preparation pointers and film testing tips that can help you get the job done right the first time.
News You Need To Know

2014 Advanced Installer Training Sessions
Position your business for growth with professional graphics training that helps you prepare for Certified, Preferred or Endorsed installation testing. Immediate opportunities with 3M Graphics Authorized Trainers are: April 14-16 or June 16-18 in St. Paul, Minn., with 3M Technical Service; May 12-16 or May 19-21 in Hutchinson, Kan., at Lowen Certified; and April 7-9 or April 28-30 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at Geek Wraps University. Read on for more dates.

Check Us Out at ISA
3M will have a presence at several exhibits at the International Sign Association (ISA) Sign Expo April 24-26 in Orlando, Fla. We will be featured in the following distributor booths: Advantage Sign Supply (booth #2279), Agfa (#1736), Grimco (#1002), Interstate Electric (#2619), N Glantz (#115, #214, #2637) and Tubelite (#1703).

3M Joins Forces to Publicize Pediatric Cancer Charity
3M donated the film, Vomela donated the printing and the United Application Standards Group (UASG) donated installation of a mobile billboard for Love Your Melon, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children undergoing treatment for cancer. Read more.

Add a Touch of Class to Customers’ Vehicles
Satin White Aluminum and Gloss Charcoal Metallic are two of five stunning new colors in the 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 lineup. View film colors and request samples.

New Option for Short-Term Window Applications
For short-term graphics, look no further than new 3M™ Scotchcal™ Perforated Window Film IJ67, which allows a full image to be seen on the outside of a window, and enables viewing through retail and nonregulated vehicle windows from the inside. Learn more.

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