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Graphics materials supplied by 3M’s largest stockist and distributor William Smith and training provided by 3M have helped increase the growth and new business opportunities at Colchester-based Premier Signs.

Since moving into vehicle wrapping in 2005 as a result of customer demand, Premier Signs has been successfully working with 3M films. The company completed a 3M Application Training Course in 2011 and then became a 3M Authorised Vehicle Wrapper (AVW) after attending a 3M assessment course in 2012.

Premier Signs’ Scott Thorburn commented: “Vehicle wrapping was a natural progression from cut vinyl applications and 3M was our preferred choice of vinyl from the outset. Entry into the vehicle wrapping market necessitated a move to larger premises and the creation of a dedicated wrapping bay, plus the employment of more staff, both of which have led to an increase in business and an improvement to the quality of our work, due primarily to the use of the 3M products supplied by William Smith.”

Premier Signs used 3M 1080 and IJ180Cv3 vehicle wrapping films. 1080 is a long-term removable dual cast film that has been designed with sufficient rigidity to enable easy handling and to remove the need for application tape. It also offers excellent opacity and is highly weather resistant.

IJ180Cv3, which has been designed for use in short- to long-term vehicle wrapping applications, is inkjet and screen printable and also offers excellent opacity and a high degree of weather resistance, as well as providing outstanding conformability. Significantly, it carries a 3M Matched Component System (MCS) warranty for six years and a 10-year durability.

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