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Is there a 3M product chart?

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by Gene@mpls, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    My Midwest rep was in with a 3M rep yesterday (with samples rolls). We are
    the home of 3M (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing) and I have used 3M
    products all of my working life. We use mainly Gerber(3M) premium vinyls for
    cut and edge printing (Arlon for 24" as they seem to match their colors to 3M).
    After studying the boards prior to our first SP300 purchase years ago, I went
    with Triangle Inx and Orajet/ Oraguard for inkjet printing- never regretted
    either. But... my mind has been straying to 3M- they are late to the party with
    quality calendered print vinyl which we use mostly- but they are coming out
    with comparable products now with lower price points it seems. It is hard to
    compare one line to the other- I am used to the nice charts that Oracal uses.
    Has anyone found something comparable for 3m products- my head is about to
    burst with all the new numbers etc. Please help an old **** out. Gene
     
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  2. laserman70

    laserman70 Very Active Member

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    Gene,
    We orderd some samples and talked to 3M direct. We asked for as much info as possible and this is what they sent (picture bleow).
    These tell you everything form types of vinyl, printers supported to appliction deatails. We are going to be switching on our next order.
    Give them a call direct and tell them you want all info they have. If you have further questions call the tech line at 18003283908. The guy from 3m told us if we have anything we dont understand call that number.
    Good luck
     

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  3. cptcorn

    cptcorn adad

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    This is all I have also... I agree with late to the game approach with the cheap calendared vinyl? Maybe sometime this spring when it gets warm I'll do a tour of the 3M Museum where 3M originally started. I live only a couple blocks from it.
     
  4. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    Thanks guys- cptcorn- I got some great shots of the 2719 (steam locomotive)
    in Two Harbors this fall- also toured the Congdon mansion. Had to stay at the
    Black Bear Casino- but the rest of the weekend was nice. Gene
     
  5. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    yes, if memory serves it's part # 790CA409b702-402aa4-ot. :)
     
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