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3M Presents New Media, Inks

(January 2008) posted on Fri Jan 11, 2008

Flexible substrates and additional inks.


New from 3M is 3M Panagraphics III Wide Width Flexible Substrate for backlit applications. Since backlits need a high ink density, often prints are double-struck-but this leads to problems with image quality and drying. The new Panagraphics translucent product solves this problem by offering printable first and second surfaces-allowing for crisp imaging and eliminating drying issues. Compatible with solvent and UV-curable inks, this product is available in widths from 59 to 165 in.

3M also has announced a new Promotional Products Portfolio, a compilation of products for short- and medium-term promotional graphics. "Customers were looking for a broad portfolio of reliable promotional film products offering the kind of performance they’re accustomed to with 3M Controltac and Scotchcal Graphic films and 3M-brand flexible substrates," said Jason Amidon, marketing supervisor, 3M Graphics Market Center. The new 13-product portfolio addresses those short-to-medium duration graphic needs. However, most of the products in this portfolio don’t carry 3M’s warranty, since they are, by design, for short-term use; most products do offer an expected lifespan of 6 mo to 5 yr.

The portfolio contains a range of substrates (from films to scrim to fabric) designed for applications such as bus kings/queens, vehicle wraps, floor graphics, banners, P-O-P, signage, and construction barriers.

The company also announced new inksets:

* 3M Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2200UV for the EFI Vutek PV200 (6-color),

* the 6-color (CMYKcm) plus white 3M Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2800UV for the EFI Vutek QS2000, and

* 3M Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 5400UV for the MacDermid ColorSpan 5400uv series printers.

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