Scotchcal™ Graphic Film

Product Bulletin IJ3650
Release L, Effective January 2014 (Replaces K, Oct 13)
See Bulletin Change Summary at end of Bulletin
Scotchcal™ Graphic Film
IJ3650-10, IJ3650-114
For Solvent, UV and Latex Inkjet Printing Only
1. Product Description
A. Product Features
 2-mil, opaque white and transparent films
 Pressure-sensitive adhesive
 Permanent film
B. Recommended Types of
Graphics and End Uses
When constructed and used as described in this Bulletin, these types of graphics and end
uses may be warranted by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty or the 3M Performance Guarantee.
Please read the entire Bulletin for details.
 Medium-term, cut graphics or single panel vertical graphics and signs
 Film IJ3650-114 (transparent) vertical graphics for:
- Indoor and outdoor graphics and signs for windows
- Two way graphics
- Backlit graphics
- First and second surface applications
 Film IJ3650-10 (white) vertical graphics for indoor and outdoor opaque graphics, signs
and markings
C. Performance Overview
3M tests the performance of both individual products and finished graphic constructions.
This table shows the best performance expected from this product without a Warranty
Period and with a Warranty Period.
For detailed graphic construction and application options along with specific Warranty
Periods, please see the Warranty Information, Section 5.
Expected Performance Life. This is the estimated period of time the product should perform satisfactorily.
10 years (white)
8 years (transparent)
Unwarranted Period
Unprinted film with no graphic protection, applied to a flat vertical outdoor surface in a non-abusive
environment.
3M™ MCS™ Warranty. This is the maximum period of time 3M will warrant the finished graphic performance.
Printed film with the best 3M ink and graphic protection option, applied to a flat, vertical surface.
6 years
Warranty Period
3M Performance Guarantee. This is the maximum period of time 3M will warrant the performance of the 3M materials used.
Printed film with the best ink and graphic protection option, applied to a flat, vertical surface.
2 years
Warranty Period
Product Bulletin IJ3650 - 1
D. Limitations of End Uses
(1) Unsuitable End Uses for This
Film
This 3M product is not designed or recommended for the following uses. Please contact us
to discuss other options.
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Application to fleet or vehicle graphics
Application to corrugated surfaces
Application to stainless steel
Application to windows that have built­in heating, defrosting elements, wipers, or tinted
or protective films
Application to substrates with coatings such as anti­reflection and scratch resistance;
such coatings may be damaged if film removal is attempted
Application to low surface energy substrates or substrates with a low surface energy
coating
Application to Non-vertical graphics
Application of multi-panel graphics as overlapping joints will show as a dark line
Note:
3M Commercial Graphics policy is not to support applications of clear film when a
driver's view is obstructed and/or where local laws prohibit its use.
Note:
Please read the Warranty Stipulations, Section 5.H.(4) regarding glass breakage.
(2) Light Passage Laws and
Regulations
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CAUTION
(3) Important Information
About Bus Applications
2. Compatible Products
A. Inkjet Inks and Printers for
3M™ MCS™ Warranty
(1) Solvent Inkjet Inks and
Printers
Some states have laws or regulations requiring minimum light passage that may limit or
preclude the use of transparent film IJ3650-114 on vehicle windows. The user is
responsible for determining and complying with all applicable standards.
Film used on buses must not be applied so as to restrict the safe use of emergency window
exits. See the most current version of Instruction Bulletin 5.4 for details.
This section provides a list of products that are approved by 3M for use with the base film
covered in this Bulletin, and used for the creation of a graphic that is covered by the 3M™
MCS™ Warranty or 3M Performance Guarantee. Refer to the Product and Instruction
Bulletins listed in 3M Related Literature at the end of this Bulletin for more information
about the compatible products.
Ink Series
Printer
 3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 1500v2
EFI™ VUTEkR 150, 2360/3360, 3300/5300
and 3000/5000 Printer
HP Scitex XL 1200 and XL 1500 Printers
HP Scitex TJ8300, TJ8350 Industrial Presses
Agfa :Jeti 3312, 3318, 3324, 5024
[Gandinnovations] Printers
Seiko I Infotech ColorPainter™ H-74s, H2-74s,
H-104s, H2-104s, W-54s and W-64s Printers
 3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 4400
 3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 4800
 3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 6200
 SIIT GX 3M Ink Series
(2) Latex Inkjet Inks and Printers
 HP 3M LX600 Specialty Latex Ink
HP Designjet L65500; Scitex LX600 and
LX800, LX820 and LX850; Latex 820 and
850 Printers
 HP LX610 Latex Ink,
HP Designjet L65500; Scitex LX600 and
a 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Component LX800, LX820 and LX850; Latex 820 and
850 Printers
 HP 792 Latex Ink
HP Designjet L26100, L26500 & L28500;
a 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Component Latex 210, 260 and 280 Printers
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(3) UV Inkjet Inks and Printers
 3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2200UV
 3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2700UV
 3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2800UV
 EFI™ VUTEk® GS 3M™ Premium
UV Inks
 EFI™ VUTEk® GSr 3M™ Premium
UV Inks
 EFI™ R3225 3M™ UV Ink
 Mimaki Ink Series LF-200,
manufactured by 3M
EFI™ VUTEk® PV200 Printer
Durst Rho 160R, 351R Printers
EFI™ VUTEk® QS2000, QS3200,
QS3220 & QS220 Printers
EFI™ VUTEk® GS2000, GS3200 &
GS3250 Printers, including GS Pro Series
EFI™ VUTEk® GS5000r & GS3250r Printers
EFI™ R3225 UV Roll-to-Roll Printer
Mimaki UJV-160 Printer
B. OEM Inkjet Inks and Printers
for 3M Performance
Guarantee
 For the most current information, please click here: 3M Performance Guarantee Matrix.
C. Graphic Protection
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3M™ Scotchcal™ Luster Overlaminate 3619
3M™ Scotchcal™ Matte Overlaminate 3620
3M™ Scotchcal™ Gloss Overlaminate 3658G
3M™ Scotchcal™ Matte Overlaminate 3660M
3M™ Scotchcal™ Gloss Overlaminate 8518
3M™ Scotchcal™ Luster Overlaminate 8519
3M™ Scotchcal™ Matte Overlaminate 8520
3M™ Scotchcal™ Luster Overlaminate 8908
3M™ Scotchcal™ Matte Overlaminate 8909
3M™ Scotchcal™ Ultra Matte Overlaminate 8915
3M™ Screen Print Gloss Clear 1920DR
3M™ Screen Print UV Gloss Clear 9740i
D. Other Products
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3M™ Edge Sealer 3950
3M™ Premasking Tape SCPM-3
3M™ Premasking Tape SCPM-44X
3M™ Prespacing Tape SCPS-2
3M™ Prespacing Tape SCPS-53X
3. Characteristics
A. Physical Characteristics
These are typical values for unprocessed product; processing may change the values.
Contact your 3M representative for a custom specification.
Characteristic
Description
Film
Vinyl
Colors
IJ3650-10: White
IJ3650-114: Transparent
Thickness
Without adhesive: 2 mils (0.05 mm)
With adhesive: 3 to 4 mils (0.08 to 0.1 mm)
Adhesive type
Pressure sensitive
Adhesive color
IJ3650-10: Gray
IJ3650-114: Clear
Liner
Polyethylene-coated paper
Tensile strength
5 pounds/inch at 73F (0.9 kg/cm at 23C) minimum
Product Bulletin IJ3650 - 3
Physical Characteristics, continued
Characteristic
Description
Adhesion
ABS
4 pounds/inch (0.7 kg/cm)
24 hours after application Acrylic enamel
4 pounds/inch (0.7 kg/cm)
Fruehauf pre-painted panels 4 pounds/inch (0.7 kg/cm)
Aluminum, anodized
8 pounds/inch (1.4 kg/cm)
Chrome
5 pounds/inch (0.9 kg/cm)
B. Application Characteristics
Chemical
resistance
Resists mild alkalis, mild acids, and salt
Excellent resistance to water (this does not include immersion)
Flammability
ASTM E84 test report or go to the On-line Product Catalog at
3Mgraphics.com
All other test reports: call 1-800-328-3908
Characteristic
Description
Finished graphic
application
recommendation
Surface type: Flat, with and without rivets
Substrate type: Glass, metal, paint, fiberglass reinforced
plastic, rigid plastic
Application temperature: 50 to 100F (10 to 38C)
air and substrate
Application method: Dry - Film IJ3650-10
Wet - Film IJ3650-114
Applied film shrinkage
0.015 inch (0.4 mm)
Finished graphic
exposure temperature
-65 to +225F (-54 to +107C )
Graphic removal
Permanent
4. Definitions
A. Exposure Types
B. Graphic Types
U.S. Vertical
Exposure
face of graphic
The face of the graphic is +/- 10 from vertical.
U.S. Desert
Southwest
Exposure
Any outdoor graphic exposed to solar energy more than half of the daylight
hours in Arizona, New Mexico and the desert areas of California, Nevada,
Utah and Texas is subject to reduced warranties. A detailed map is available
at 3Mgraphics.com under Warranties.
Indoor Signs
Stationary graphics applied indoors and not exposed to the elements.
Outdoor Signs
Stationary graphics applied outdoors and exposed to the elements.
C. Graphic Construction
The products used to make a graphic, which may include film and/or flexible substrate, graphic
protection, ink, printer and application tape.
D. Graphic Protection
Overlaminate films or clear coats used to protect the graphic and/or change gloss.
5. Warranty Information
A. Warranty Coverage
Overview
The warranty coverage for each graphic is based on the user(s) both reading and following
all applicable and current 3M Product and Instruction Bulletins. 3M will honor the Warranty
Period stated in the base film's Product Bulletin that is current when the film was
purchased. The Warranty Period may be reduced and stipulations may apply for certain
constructions and applications, as covered in this Bulletin.
The following is made in lieu of all other express or implied warranties, including any
implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or implied warranty
arising out of a course of dealing, custom or usage of trade.
Product Bulletin IJ3650 - 4
B. 3M Basic Product Warranty
This product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and manufacture at the time of
shipment and to meet the specifications stated in this Product Bulletin and as further set
forth in the 3M Commercial Graphics Warranties Brochure.
C. Limited Remedy
3M will replace or refund the price of any 3M materials that do not meet this warranty
within the specified time periods. These remedies are exclusive.
D. Limitation of Liability
Except where prohibited by law, 3M SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE
TO PURCHASER OR USER FOR ANY DIRECT (EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED REMEDY PROVIDED
ABOVE), INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LABOR, NON-3M MATERIAL CHARGES, LOSS OF PROFITS,
REVENUE, BUSINESS, OPPORTUNITY, OR GOODWILL) RESULTING FROM OR IN ANY WAY
RELATED TO SELLER'S PRODUCTS, SERVICES or THIS BULLETIN. This limitation of liability
applies regardless of the legal or equitable theory under which such losses or damages are
sought including breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, strict liability, or any
other legal or equitable theory.
E. Additional Limitations
See the 3M Commercial Graphics Warranties Brochure at 3Mgraphics.com, which gives the
terms, additional limitations of the warranty, if any, and limitations of liability.
F. 3M Performance Guarantee
Graphics constructed with the 3M materials specified and in the exposure specified in the
Warranty Period Table, Section F.(1), are eligible for the 3M Performance Guarantee. This
warranty only covers the performance of the recommended 3M products used in the
graphic construction when imaged with the printers and OEM inks listed in the most current
version of Performance Guarantee Printer and Ink Matrix at 3Mgraphics.com. The Matrix
may also list certain restrictions for using the film covered in this Bulletin. For warranties for
other exposures, see Section H.(1).
Subject to Stipulations set forth in
Section H., below
Warranty Period for 3M Product Performance, in Years
(1) Warranty Periods Table for
3M Product Performance Only
in a Standard U.S. Vertical
Exposure
Graphic
Protection
Film
IJ3650-10
IJ3650-114
Outdoor & Indoor
Signs
8518
8519
8520
8915
1920DR
9740i
Inks and Printers**
See the
Performance Guarantee
Matrix at
3Mgraphics.com
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** Some of the graphic protection products and graphic types may not be approved for this film on certain
printing platforms. Always refer to the Performance Guarantee Matrix.
G. 3M™ MCS™ Warranty
Subject to Stipulations set forth in
Section H., below
(1) Warranty Period Table
for Finished Graphics
in a Standard U.S. Vertical
Exposure
Finished graphics constructed with the materials specified and the exposure specified in the
Warranty Period Tables, Section G.(1), is eligible for the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty. For
warranties for other exposures, see Section H.(1).
See Section 4. for Graphic Type definitions:
OUT
= Outdoor Signs
IN
= Indoor Signs
SOLVENT PRINTERS and INKS
Warranty Period for Finished Graphics, in Years
EFI™ VUTEk® 150, 2360/
HP Scitex XL 1200,
HP Scitex TJ8300 and
3360, 3300/5300,
XL 1500 Printers
TJ8350 Industrial Presses
3000/5000 Printers
3M Ink Series 1500v2
3M Ink Series 4400
3M Ink Series 4800
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
6
8
6
8
6
8
8518, 8519, 8520, 8915
4
8
4
8
4
8
8908, 8909
1
3
1
3
1
3
1920DR
3
5
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—
3
5
9740i
4
8
4
8
4
8
none
2
2
2
3
2
3
Graphic Protection
3619, 3620, 3658G, 3660M
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SOLVENT PRINTERS and INKS
Warranty Period for Finished Graphics, in Years
Agfa :Jeti 3312, 3318, 3324,
SIIT ColorPainter ™ H-74s,
5024 [Gandinnovations]
H-104s, H2-74s, H2-104s,
Printers
W-54s & W-64s Printers
3M Ink Series 6200
Graphic Protection
SIIT GX 3M Ink Series
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
3619, 3620, 3658G, 3660M
6
8
6
8
8518, 8519, 8520, 8915
4
8
4
8
8908, 8909
1
3
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—
1920DR
4
8
3
5
9740i
4
8
4
8
none
3
3
2
2
LATEX PRINTERS and INKS*
Graphic Protection
HP Designjet L65500;
Scitex LX600, LX800, LX820,
LX850; Latex 820, 850
Printers
HP Designjet L65500;
Scitex LX600, LX800, LX820,
LX850; Latex 820, 850
Printers
HP Designjet L26100,
L26500, L28500;
Latex 210, 260, 280
Printers
HP 3M LX600 Specialty
Latex Ink
HP LX610 Latex Ink
HP 792 Latex Ink
a 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Component
a 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Component
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
3619, 3620, 3658G, 3660M
5
7
4
6
4
6
8518, 8519, 8520, 8915
4
6
3
5
3
5
1920DR
2
3
2
3
2
3
LATEX PRINTERS and INKS*
HP Latex 3000
HP 881 Latex Ink
a 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Component
Graphic Protection
OUT
IN
3619, 3620, 3658G, 3660M
4
6
8518, 8519, 8520, 8915
3
5
1920DR
2
3
UV PRINTERS and INKS
Graphic Protection
EFI™ VUTEk® PV200 Printer
EFI™ R3225 UV
Roll-to-Roll Printer
Durst Rho 160R & 351R
Printers
3M Ink Series 2200UV
R3225 3M UV Inks
3M Ink Series 2700UV
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
3619, 3620, 3658G, 3660M
6
8
5
8
6
8
8518, 8519, 8520, 8915
4
8
4
8
4
8
1920DR
—
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2
5
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9740i
4
8
4
8
4
8
none
3
3
2
3
3
3
UV PRINTERS and INKS
Graphic Protection
EFI™ VUTEk® QS2000,
QS3200, QS3220, QS220
Printers
EFI™ VUTEK® GS2000,
GS3200, GS3250 &
GS Pro Series Printers
EFI™ VUTEk® GS5000r,
GS3250r Printer
3M Ink Series 2800UV
GS Premium UV Inks
GSr Premium UV Inks
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
3619, 3620, 3658G, 3660M
6
8
5
8
5
8
8518, 8519, 8520, 8915
4
8
4
8
4
8
1920DR
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2
5
2
5
9740i
4
8
4
8
4
8
none
3
3
2
3
2
3
Product Bulletin IJ3650 - 6
Warranty Period for Finished Graphics, in Years
Mimaki UJV­160, JFX­1631
UV PRINTERS and INKS
& 1615R Printers
Ink Series LF­200
Manufactured by 3M
Graphic Protection
OUT
IN
3
8
8518, 8519, 8520, 8915
H. General Warranty
Stipulations for 3M™
MCS™ Warranty and 3M
Performance Guarantee
(1) Reduced Warranty Period for
Other Graphic Exposures
(2) Abrasion and Loss of Gloss
These stipulations apply to both the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty and 3M Performance
Guarantee. General provisions for these stipulations are covered in the 3M Commercial
Graphics Warranty Brochure at 3Mgraphics.com.
For graphics oriented in a non-vertical or desert southwest, outdoor exposure, multiply the
Warranty Period (in years) for your graphic construction as shown in the applicable
Warranty Period Table, Section G.(1) or Section F.(1), by the percentage shown for the in­
tended graphic exposure.
If the Graphic Exposure is:
Use this Percentage of
U.S. Vertical Exposure,
Warranty Period
Warranty Period
Calculation Examples
U.S. Non-vertical
0% (0)
0 years
Desert Southwest Vertical
70% (0.7)
0.7 x 6 years = 4.2 years
0.7 x 2 years = 1.4 years
Desert Southwest Non-vertical
0% (0)
0 years
Horizontal
0% (0)
0 years
Abrasion damage and loss of gloss are not covered by any 3M warranty. This is considered
normal wear and tear. However, to help maintain the appearance of your graphic, use the
recommended graphic protection whenever:
 it is required for the construction and end use as shown in the Warranty Period tables.
(3) Application Outside the U.S.
Contact the 3M organization for that country.
(4) Application to Glass
3M accepts no liability for glass breakage due to temperature differences across the glass,
which can be caused by sunlight on dark areas of the graphic. Glass size, thickness, quality
of cut, edge treatment, tinting and frame design can also greatly affect the likelihood of
breakage
(5) Graphics Made with
Components Not Sold or
Recommended by 3M
The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty does not cover finished graphics made with inks, film, graphic
protection and/or application tapes that are not sold or recommended by 3M. The user is
solely responsible for the graphic appearance, performance and durability of graphic con­
structions that include any other products.
The 3M Performance Guarantee covers selected 3M branded graphics products when
used with qualified Inks and Printers. See the Performance Guarantee Matrix at
www.3Mgraphics.com.
Product Bulletin IJ3650 - 7
6. Factors that Affect Graphic
Performance Life
The actual performance life of a graphic is affected by all of the following:
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correct combination of 3M­recommended graphics products.
ink formulation.
complete ink drying or curing.
selection, condition and preparation of the substrate.
surface texture.
application methods.
angle and direction of sun exposure.
environmental conditions.
cleaning or maintenance methods.
7. Graphics Manufacturing
! CAUTION
Before using any equipment, always follow the manufacturers' instructions for safe
operation.
Always read and follow the ink manufacturer's written instructions on usage.
A. Inkjet Ink
(1) Backlit Signs Require
Special Consideration
Clear films (color -114) tend to be more sensitive to shrinkage due to high total ink
coverage. Film that is not completely dried prior to creating an overlap may shrink and
result in a light leak. Rather than increasing the total ink coverage to increase the density of
the backlit image, we recommend printing two layers of film at lower ink levels. Refer to
Instruction Bulletin 4.26 for details and construction options.
(2) Total Ink Coverage
The maximum recommended total ink coverage for this film is:
 270% when printed with all approved 3M inkjet solvent inks.
 280% when printed with all approved 3M inkjet UV inks and latex inks.
 250% when printed on the Mimaki JV5 Series printer with HS ink series (3M Perform­
ance Guarantee).
Too high a total physical ink amount on the film results in media characteristic changes,
incomplete drying, overlaminate lifting, and/or poor graphic performance. For additional
details about total ink coverage, refer to the Product & Instruction Bulletins for 3M inks or
the Performance Guarantee Matrix for OEM inks.
(3) Completely Dry Graphics
Important Note!
Incomplete drying can result in graphic failure including curling, increased shrinkage and
adhesion failure, which are not covered under warranty.
Always build enough time into your process to ensure complete drying of the graphic.
Poorly dried film may become soft and stretchy, and the adhesive may become too
aggressive. This can cause difficulty when applying an overlaminate, rolling the graphic,
and applying the film. See the ink's Instruction Bulletin for more details.
B. Cutting
The following are common cutting methods for this film. See Instruction Bulletin 4.1 for
details.
(1) Methods
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(2) Size of Cut Text
The following minimum values for cutting text from this film are based on upper case
Helvetica medium type. Weeding is much more difficult with smaller text.
Bandsawing
Hot kiss cutting
Hand cut
Drum-type electronic cutting
 Flat-bed electronic cutting
 Guillotine
 Cold and hot steel-rule die cutting
 Minimum stroke width: 0.19 inch (4.76 mm)
 Minimum height: 1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
 Minimum radius for end of stripe: 0.024 inch (0.6 mm)
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C. Graphic Protection
Graphic protection can improve the appearance, performance and durability of your
graphic.
 Clear 8530 must be applied with a liquid laminator.
 Overlaminates must be cold or hot roll applied. When overlaminating UV piezo inkjet
printed graphics, 3M recommends using hot roll lamination to help minimize a silvered
graphic appearance caused by bubbles being trapped within the valleys of a graphic.
See Instruction Bulletin 4.22 for details.
D. Application Tapes
(1) When to Use
Premasking Tape
 Use as an application aid to increase stiffness, and prevent stretching and damage
during application.
 Use when little or no liner is exposed.
(2) When to Use
Prespacing Tape
 Use to hold cut and weeded letters or graphics in registration after removing the film
liner.
 Use to protect cut graphic parts from scratching or damage during application.
 Use when large amounts of liner are exposed.
(3) How to Select a Tape
Determine whether you want to premask the graphic or prespace the film elements. Then
locate the graphic protection on your graphic in the table below, and use the corresponding
tape. See Instruction Bulletin 4.3 for complete details.
EXAMPLE: If the film is protected by overlaminate 8519 and you want to premask the film,
use premasking tape SCPM-3.
Select the tape based on what is on top of the graphic
Application Tape
None
3619, 3620
8518, 8519,
8520, 8915
8908
8909
8530
1920DR
9740i
Premasking SCPM-3
J1
J
J
J
J
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Prespacing SCPS-2
J1
J
J
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—
—
Premasking SCPM-44X
J2
—
—
—
—
J
Prespacing Tape
SCPS-53X
J2
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—
—
—
J
— = This application tape is not recommended for the construction.
1. All solvent inks.
2. All UV inks.
8. Application and Installation
A. Application Method
Film IJ3650-10: Install the film using the dry application method.
Film IJ3650-114: Install the film using the wet application method. When using the wet
method, some hazing may occur that should disappear within 48 hours. Allow the graphic
to remain in an environment that is within the application temperature range for at least 24
hours, and then resqueegee the edges.
Refer to the 3M Related Literature section for a list of the Instruction Bulletins that may be
needed to apply or install this film.
B. Tips
1. Do NOT apply the film to any rubber gaskets or parts on the buses.
2. Do NOT allow any film to overlap the openings for any emergency window exits.
3. For complete application details, please refer to the most current release of the
following 3M Instruction Bulletins.
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Always use a wet application method. Refer to Instruction Bulletin 5.7, Application:
Wet Method for Translucent, Screen Printed and Cut Graphics
Instruction Bulletin 5.4, Application: Special Applications and Vehicles, specifically
the “Vehicle and Store Windows" section.
Product Bulletin IJ3650 - 9
C. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive
This film has a pressure-sensitive adhesive. It bonds to the surface even with light pressure
and cannot be repositioned.
D. Edge Sealing
This film does not require edge sealing. However, applications such as cut graphics, may
benefit from using 3M edge sealer 3950.
9. Removal
Film Series IJ3650 has a permanent adhesive. It will be very difficult to remove clear film
IJ3650­114 if applied to glass. 3M does not recommend using a heat gun or torch to assist
in removal. Remove at your own risk, and use caution to avoid breaking glass. If good
removal is needed, please consider using 3M™ Scotchcal™ Clear View Graphic Film
IJ8150. See Instruction Bulletin 6.5.
10. Maintenance and Cleaning
Use a cleaner designed for high-quality painted surfaces. The cleaner must be wet,
non-abrasive, without strong solvents, and have a pH value between 3 and 11 (neither
strongly acidic nor strongly alkaline.) See Instruction Bulletin 6.5.
11. Health and Safety
!
CAUTION
When handling any chemical products, read the manufacturers' container labels and the
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for important health, safety and environmental inform­
ation. To obtain MSDS sheets for 3M products go to 3M.com/MSDS, or by mail or in case of
an emergency, call 1-800-364-3577 or 1-651-737-6501.
When using any equipment, always follow the manufacturers' instructions for safe
operation.
12. Shelf Life, Storage and Shipping
A. Shelf Life
Total shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture on the original box.
If you do process the film, do so within 2 years and apply within 1 year.
If you do not process the film, apply it within 3 years.
B. Storage Conditions
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C. Shipping Finished Graphics
Flat (may be separated by paper), or rolled printed side out on 5 inch (13 cm) or larger core.
This helps prevent the liner and, if used, the application tape from popping off.
40 to 100F (4 to 38C)
Out of sunlight
Clean dry area
Original container
Bring the film to print room temperature before using
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13. 3M Related Literature
Before starting any job, be sure you have the most current Product and Instruction
Bulletins.
The information in 3M Product and Instruction Bulletins is subject to change. Current Bullet­
ins are available at 3Mgraphics.com. The following applicable Bulletins provide information
and processes you need to properly make the graphics described in this Bulletin. Additional
Bulletins may be needed as indicated in the 3M Related Literature section of other 3M
components you use.
Bulletin types: PB = Product Bulletin; PB-IB = Product & Instruction Bulletin; IB = Instruction Bulletin
Subject
Type
Bulletin No.
3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 1500v2
PB-IB
1500
3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 4400
PB-IB
4400
3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 4800
PB-IB
4800
3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2200UV
PB-IB
2200UV
3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 6200
PB-IB
6200
3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2700UV
PB-IB
2700UV
3M™ Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2800UV
PB-IB
2800UV
EFI™ VUTEk® GS 3M™ Premium UV Inks
PB-IB
GS
EFI™ VUTEk® GSr 3M™ Premium UV Inks
PB­IB
GSr
EFI™ R3225 3M™ UV Ink
PB-IB
R3225
HP 3M LX600 Specialty Latex Ink
PB-IB
LX600
HP LX610 Latex Ink, a 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Component
PB-IB
LX610
HP 792 Latex Ink, a 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Component
PB-IB
792
Mimaki Ink Series LF-200, manufactured by 3M
PB-IB
LF200
SIIT GX 3M Ink Series
PB-IB
GX
3M Graphic Protection Products
PB
GP-1
3M™ Screen Print Gloss Clear 1920DR
- Applying screen printing clear 1920DR
PB
IB
1900
3.12
3M™ Screen Print UV Gloss Clear 9740i
PB-IB
UV Clears
Scoring and cutting
IB
4.1
Hot and cold roll lamination
IB
4.22
Using 3M application tapes; premasking and prespacing for films
IB
4.3
Making backlit signs with 3M digitally imaged graphics
IB
4.26
Application, substrate selection, preparation and substrate-specific application
techniques
IB
5.1
Application, general procedures for indoor and outdoor dry applications
IB
5.5
Storage, handling, maintenance, removal
IB
6.5
3M Commercial Graphics Warranty Brochure
14. Bulletin Change Summary
Black bars in margins indicate added or changed information. Added two new compatible
overlaminates, 3M™ Scotchcal™ Gloss Overlaminate 3658G and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Gloss
Overlaminate 3660M. Added the new HP Latex printer product names; HP renamed the Scitex LX820
and LX850 to HP Latex 820 and 850 Printers and HP Designjet L26100, L26500 and L28500 to Latex
210, 260 and 280 Printers. Updated Application and Removal information. Films RG3650-114 and
FN3650-114 are discontinued.
Commercial Graphics
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