3M warrants to the Distributor, Graphics
Manufacturer and End User for whom
a graphic was produced that each
3M Product will be free of the defects
listed below and manufactured to the
specifications described in the applicable
Product Bulletin in effect at the time of
purchase. Additional warranties, if any,
offered by the Distributor or Graphics
Manufacturer are separate and exclusive
of the 3M Warranty.
Please see a complete list of definitions at
the end of this document, which will help
you understand the terms of the Warranty.
Expected Performance Life
Expected Performance Life is a reliable
expectation of the period of time that the
unprinted, unprocessed 3M Product should
perform satisfactorily for its intended
purpose when applied to flat, vertical
substrates in a non-abusive environment.
Expected Performance Life is not a
warranted period of time.
This coverage applies only when the
defect results in the 3M Product not
meeting the description stated in the
applicable Product Bulletin and whether
such defects affect the usefulness of
the Graphic as determined by customary
• Physical Defects. Defects incurred
during 3M manufacturing processes,
packaging or shipment.
• Manufacturing Defects. Visual
and adhesive defects due to 3M
• Graphic Appearance Defects. Defects
such as excessive dimensional change
or loss of adhesion or reflectivity that
makes the graphic visually unsuitable for
its intended purpose when viewed with
the intended lighting, angle and distance
for such a graphic, as determined by
customary industry standards.
3M Product Bulletins may include
limitations specific to the 3M Product(s)
being used or its intended applications,
which take precedence over any statement
made in this Warranty Brochure. Bulletins
may be obtained at www.3Mgraphics.com.
These limitations apply when the Basic
Product Warranty is the only warranty
offered, and are due to factors over which
3M has no control, including the wide
variety of ink, printing and manufacturing
processes that may be employed.
• Fitness for Use Limitation. 3M may
recommend but does not warrant fitness
for any particular use or any particular
• Product Misuse Limitation. This
warranty does not cover graphic
products that are modified or damaged
through improper storage, misuse,
abuse, accident, vandalism, neglect
or mishandling of processed or
unprocessed products by any person.
• Printing and Visual Appearance
Limitation. No warranty is given for
satisfactory printing, including but not
limited to type or manufacturer of ink,
color fidelity or density.
• Adhesion, Changeability and
Removability Limitation. No warranty is
given for initial or long term adhesion or
the ease or efficiency of removing a film
identified as changeable or removable.
• Damage to the Substrate. No warranty
is given for damage to the substrate due
to the effect of the adhesive, ink bleed
through or fading.
Limitation of Liability
3M’s sole liability under the terms of
the Basic Product Warranty is credit
or replacement of the 3M Product. 3M
requires samples of the defective 3M
Product and the return of the remaining
unused 3M Product before a claim is
evaluated for approval.