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Get Personal with Wraps Using the Sensational Look of Carbon Fiber

3M’s line of custom vehicle wraps just went 3-D with the addition of textured carbon fiber finishes. Ride the vehicle personalization wave and grow your business with these premium ready-to-install wraps. (See sidebar for comments about this film from installers at SGIA.)

Distinctive Looks, Ready-to-Install Solutions

3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080 gives you all the very best installation features of your favorite 3M wrap films, but with new finishes and textures. And these films are ready for wrapping right out of the box. No printers or laminators are needed – no kidding!

The dual cast wrap films come in four matte colors (white, black, silver and military green) and two carbon-fiber looks (black and anthracite). Coming soon: brushed metals in gold, aluminum, steel, blue steel or titanium, as well as high gloss colors.

New Tricks for Your Business

No printing or overlaminating: You can apply film 1080 right out of the box for instant color and texture.

Easy application and removal: Film 1080 performs like other premium 3M wrap films with conformability, slideability and non-visible air release. The 3½- to 5-mil cast film is thicker than traditional films, providing just enough stiffness to install easily without a premasking tape.

Comments on 3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080 from Installers at SGIA

Sean Rhodes, installation training and testing manager, Lowen Certified (Hutchinson, Kansas) – 3M Preferred Graphics Installer

The demos at SGIA 2010 were the first time that I got my hands on the new film 1080. For me to test it out for the first time, while doing live demos was a bit crazy, but the film feels very familiar and is nice to work with. Anybody who has experience laying vinyl laminated IJ180Cv3 will feel right at home, with no unexpected issues.

The biggest benefit that I see right off the bat is for the independent installers that currently outsource print and lam work, or shops that experience issues printing large runs of solid color with tight consistency.

Now that vehicle wrap has broken into the customization market, even the single solid color changes are getting to be in higher demand. Matte finish is hands-down the big craze right now, and the new 1080 will be the better option rather than running the risk of print banding or pressing a second layer of film to the install. The sample that impressed me most was the matte finish silver, because it’s a finish that I haven't seen in wrap films yet, and it’s ready to apply right out of the box!

Jeff Wagner, owner, J3 Industries (Frisco, Texas) – 3M Preferred Graphics Installer

3M’s 1080 matte wrap material has all of the installation benefits of Film IJ180Cv3 without the hassle of printing. It’s a great new product that should be a big hit in the wrap market.

Freedom to flip: Changing a look is never a problem. Film 1080 offers long-term removability from original painted surfaces.

Wrap anything: Use film 1080 for whole or partial restyling of vehicles, tricking out motorcycles, ATVs and more.

3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080

Features Benefits
Dual cast film
  • Use it right out of the box, no need for an overlaminate
  • Made with two color layers for dimensional stability and durability
  • 3.5 mil cast film for easier handling and good conformability and lifting resistance
Adhesive Technology
  • The pressure-activated adhesive allows for initial repositioning
  • The non-visible air release channels assure a fast, easy and virtually bubble-free installation
  • Remove the film and change the look of the vehicle up to 3 years*
Film in 60" width
  • Wrap almost any section of a vehicle without seams
3M Quality
  • 3-year vertical warranty*
  • 1-year horizontal warranty*

* See Product Bulletin 1080 for warranty specifications or visit

Vehicle wrap from SGIA 2010. Matte film: 3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080 (White 1080-M10; 1080-M12; 1080-CF12). Printed graphics: 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film with Comply™ v3 Adhesive IJ180Cv3 and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Gloss Overlaminate 8518.

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