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xpedx to Distribute 3M Wide-Format Products

Friday, October 07, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

xpedx, one of the largest and premier distribution companies in North America, will immediately begin offering 3M wide-format print display and graphics products throughout the United States as part of its growing wide format program. xpedx is a business of International Paper (NYSE: IP).
“The addition of 3M, a prominent brand in this market, allows xpedx to offer an even broader portfolio to our printing customers,” said Dennis Killion, xpedx’s marketing director, Graphics. “xpedx has extensive options in this area, and 3M’s products reflect our growing leadership position in distribution of wide-format substrates.”
xpedx’s offerings include 3M’s digital print media, flexible substrates, graphic protection and application tapes and tools, giving commercial and in-plant businesses the products necessary to produce digitally-imaged point-of-purchase signage, floor and counter graphics, wide format display graphics and more. xpedx will focus their efforts on distributing these products to commercial and in-plant print customers.
“Working with xpedx allows 3M to expand its reach into xpedx’s strong commercial and in-plant business networks. We expect to see greater awareness and more accessibility to our industry-leading wide-format display graphics products within this market segment, throughout the United States,” said Mike Laatsch, business director, 3M.
xpedx’s portfolio of graphics products is complemented by its large selection of wide-format inkjet printers.
“Our wide selection of substrates and equipment is an advantage for us as we strive to improve the options we offer to our customers,” said Killion. “Printers need this flexibility to be able to apply new technologies to the wide-format printing choices that are becoming available.  We’re helping our customers pull together the elements for a successful integration of wide format digital printing into their existing print operations.”


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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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