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3M introduces affordable new cast film for electro-cut graphics

3M Electro-cut films on a van Diversified technology company 3M has announced a new addition to its range of electro-cut films. 3M Scotchcal Opaque Graphic Film Series 80 provides sign and graphics producers with a premium quality, highly durable and competitively priced coloured cast film. The film's superior performance makes it ideal for lettering, texts and logos used in multiple indoor and outdoor applications such as non-illuminated fascia signs, vehicle marking and window graphics.

Optimised for electro-cut conversion, Scotchcal Graphic Film Series 80 is designed for application to a variety of substrates, including painted surfaces, aluminium, GRP, acrylic, glass and steel and conforms well to simple curves and over rivets and corrugations. The film's 50-micron thickness and lay flat paper liner enables easier handling and superior cutting and weeding to reduce set-up time, waste and labour resources. In addition, the permanent pressuresensitive adhesive allows accurate graphic positioning for optimisation of installation time and costs. The adhesive's clear bond presents the same appearance on both sides, making the film suitable for application to glass and other transparent surfaces.

The film has a durability of up to 10 years and can be easily removed by the application of heat. It is available in 84 colours (including matt white and black, eight metallic and a wide range of the most frequently requested colours). Pantone references are available on 33 of the colours.

Scotchcal Graphic Film Series 80 replaces the existing Scotchcal Graphic Film Series 70 as a long-term cast film in the range. It joins Scotchcal Opaque Graphic Film Series 100 (the ultimate premium cast film offering best in quality, performance and durability) and Scotchcal Graphic Film Series 50 and Scotchcal Graphic Film Series 30.

All of the films are available from 3M primary stockists William Smith and Spandex. For further information, visit www.3M.co.uk/graphicsolutions

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