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EFI, 3M team to deliver new UV ink series, media to provide exceptional display graphics quality
Article Type: New materials and equipment From: Pigment & Resin Technology, Volume 37, Issue 4
EFI announced the commercial release of its new 3M Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2800 UV for use with EFI’s VUTEk™ QS2000 and QS3200 superwide printers and a wide range of opaque, clear and translucent 3M media. “The release of this new ink builds on EFI’s relationship with 3M, bringing increased value to owners of VUTEk QS2000 and QS3200 superwide printers,” said Chuck Dourlet, Vice President of marketing, EFI VUTEk. “With these new inks and 3M media, printers and their customers will have peace of mind derived from using products that are tested and backed by industry leader 3M, and will be able to take advantage of 3M’s MCS Warranty, the strongest warranty in the industry, warranting most finished graphics for up to five years.” Acting as a system, 3M Piezo Inkjet Inks and 3M media ensure vibrant, long-lasting four or six color graphics when used with VUTEk QS2000 or QS3200 printers. The inks are specifically designed for use with 2 and 4 mil 3M Controltac Graphic Films, and 3M Scotchlite Reflective Graphic Films, as well as with a wide range of rigid materials. These UV-cured inks are durable, weather resistant and have excellent color retention. Their flexibility makes them suitable for use on curved, corrugated or flat surfaces, with or without rivets, when producing fleet and vehicle graphics, indoor and outdoor signs, banners and flexible sign faces. They have a wide color gamut and excellent adhesion to 3M media. “The release of the Series 2800 UV inks follows an earlier collaboration to deliver UV inks for EFI’s VUTEk PV200,” said Robert Doughty, division Vice President for 3M Commercial Graphics. “We are delighted to partner with EFI to deliver these unique imaging systems, comprised of the inks, 3M media and EFI’s print engines and enhanced by the 3M MCS Warranty.” 3M Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2800 UV comes in cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light magenta, light cyan and white and is available immediately.