3M is a well known american multinational with operations in India as well. 3M products are stand out product which is a real differentiation from the other Chinese products. Two brand name Scotch Brite and Post-It notes are good enough to tell you who 3M is. Indian market id flooded which cheaper than the cheap flex and vinyl banner media. Companies and individual are confused how to hunt for better media which won't crumble down in 1 season and last for long duration. India is still a developing country and we do not have harsh and high standard for printing industry.
3M company from its inception deals with high quality media. They provide us with 3M flex printing and variety of the vinyl films which can be used for wide range of applications like glass, window panel, car decals, store murals, in store branding etc. For more you can visit 3M vinyl banner printing. 3M also offer good quality flex media which has refined properties than the standard flex media available in open market. 3M flex banner is a branded product which finds numerous takers these days.
Normally flex is divided into economical range which starts from bare minimum 240 gsm and goes till ultra rich or premium which is as thick as 710 gsm. This is frontlit flex which is used for the lighting to be in the front of the banner. Here if we have to use them at night then we have to illuminate them from the front. Better option during night time viewing is backlit flex which is 410 gsm and above. 3M flex is always in thicker it starts from 450 gsm for frontlit flex and 625 gsm for backlit flex.
3M flex is available in gloss, matt and high gloss texture. There is no lamination or any post application required for this flex. You can either choose matt or gloss type. Glossy flex will have gloss texture which may reflect light indoor and difficult to take glare free photographs. We can use them for both solvent, eco solvent and UV ink. Normal flex on the other hand don't print that well in eco solvent machine and they are limited to solvent printing only.
They come is roll size of width 1.01 to 3.2 meter. Roll length is 50 meter and 70 meter. 50 meter is more readily available than 70 meter. Cost per sq ft is same for all sizes and roll length. They can be used for both indoor and outdoor application. These are biodegradable without any harmful effects.
3M flex is good against any weather. They have excellent weather resistance, high stretching strength and last for much longer duration of time. These are fade resistant. They come with life time warranty of 3 years. Most MNC and corporate ask for the flex banner with minimum 3 or 5 years of warranty against color loss and damages against weather conditions like sunlight, rains etc. In Mumbai weather can be really nasty on these printed media.
They also dry very quickly and comes with 100% opacity. You need not have to use blackout film, you can simply use them as an alternative. You can see them in use at trade show banner, year long hoarding displays, airport light box backlit film, signages etc.
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