3M Commercial Graphics and EFI announce that the 3M MCS Warranty will soon be available for graphics produced on the EFI R3225 UV roll-to-roll printer using EFI R3225 3M UV Inks and select 3M media when printed and applied according to 3M technical literature. EFI customers will be able to print the same applications provided today, plus an extended range of applications with 3M’s materials, including long-term signage and fleet graphics, as well as reflective applications, now all backed by the premier graphics guarantee in the industry.
The 3M MCS Warranty covers defects in the appearance of outdoor finished graphics for up to four years, including discoloration, fading, cracking, peeling, and other defects that make the graphics unsuitable for their intended purpose. The warranty also allows for vehicle graphics to be covered for up to five years. These inks have a shelf life of 15 months.
In addition to the new warranty, the two companies are also working together on a new, highly flexible UV ink.
“3M and EFI have been partners for more than twenty years and have focused on piezo inkjet solutions since the mid-1990s. We are excited about this future for UV inks, and its potential to enable graphics manufacturers to more easily use them for challenging applications like car wraps,” said Bob Doughty, vice president of 3M Commercial Graphics.
“EFI places a strong emphasis on making our customers’ businesses successful. As a result of the collaboration between EFI and 3M, these new inks will help eligible customers create output covered by a best-in-class warranty, giving our customers differentiation against the competition,” said Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI. “Adding new 3M qualified inks to our product portfolio is a great opportunity to showcase our strong partnership.”
Learn more about the complete range of 3M graphics solutions at www.3Mgraphics.com or visit 3M Commercial Graphics in booth #2259 at the 2012 SGIA Expo, October 18-20.
3M Commercial Graphics is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP).