New Epson and 3M Partnership

Epson and 3M™ announced a partnership to launch a new series of co-branded inks – Epson®-3M™ UltraChrome® GS3 Inks – designed for use in Epson’s advanced SureColor® S-Series roll-to-roll solvent printers, including the SC-S40600, SC-S60600 and SC-S80600. The premium inks provide signmakers and print service providers (PSPs) a 3M™ MCS™ Warranty for finished graphics created using supported 3M films, clears, overlaminates, and application tapes, once they have completed the certification process.

“We are committed to providing print service providers within the signage and graphics industries with complete printing solutions that are supported by industry-leading reliability and support,” said Jeffrey Smith, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “With the new co-branded ink solution, Epson users have the option to purchase the full scope of components covered by the 3M MCS Warranty, guaranteeing all aspects of the finished graphic, including ink fade, image browning, and other potential failure modes.”

The Epson-3M UltraChrome GS3 inks enable signmakers and PSPs to provide customers with quality printed graphics guaranteed under the 3M MCS Warranty program. Widely recognized as the industry’s most comprehensive finished graphics warranty, the 3M MCS Warranty covers fading, cracking, peeling, and other aspects of outdoor graphic performance for customers using the SC-S40600, SC-S60600 and SC-S80600 printers.

3M has offered the 3M Performance Guarantee with Epson inks featured in legacy wide-format Epson printers, coupled with complimentary rolls of 3M materials, including 54-inch x 10-yard rolls of 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film with Comply™ v3 Adhesive IJ180Cv3 and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Gloss Overlaminate 8518.

“At 3M we take pride in the ability to provide graphic manufacturers the widest selection of guaranteed premier printing solutions,” said Adam Larson, Global Portfolio Manager for 3M Commercial Solutions Division. “Extending our partnership with Epson to offer a new co-branded UltraChrome ink for our customers directly aligns with our goals, and we are thrilled to expand our portfolio of high quality products backed by the 3M MCS Warranty.”