3M - 6/27/2009
3M Europe Extends MCS Graphics Warranty Program for Mutoh
Blizzard Piezo Printers
The Commercial Graphics Division of diversified technology company 3M today announced that customers
producing graphics using its Ink Series 600 in Mutoh Blizzard high output mild solvent printers now have full
warranty. Previously only Mutoh Spitfire Extreme printers were included in the 3M Matched Component
System Graphics Warranty (MCS) programme, which provides print-for-pay businesses with a total system
solution including inks, media, printer, software, training and service. Application possibilities include fleet and
vehicle graphics, indoor and outdoor signs, banners and flexible signs.
"This marks an extension of the existing 3M MCS graphics warranty on Mutoh Spitfire Extreme wide format inkjet
printers and re-affirms our commitment to increasing our support for high quality piezo ink jet systems,"
commented Rainer Schlösser, European market development manager, 3M’s Commercial Graphics Division.
"The combination of 3M’s mild solvent inks and materials with Mutoh’s high speed, high quality Blizzard printers
will enable our customers to produce premium, durable graphics for a wide range of applications."
Customers will benefit from up to five years warranty with the full support of 3M as a total solution provider.
Manufactured by Mutoh Europe, the Mutoh Blizzard 65-inch and 90-inch printers incorporate the latest
industrial design techniques, uniting stylish looks with outstanding performance. The printers are ideal for small
sign-printers needing versatility or for larger operations wanting to extend capacity while gaining flexibility.
"Having our Spitfire Extreme and Blizzard printers selected for the 3M MCS graphics warranty is a great
development for the graphics industry in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa", said Arthur Vanhoutte, managing
director of Mutoh Europe. "3M will work with selected distributors to deliver local support for supply of inks and
media, and Mutoh Europe’s local reseller channel will provide printer sales, installation, training and after sales