Why 3m Certification Matters

What the 3M Certification means to you…. 

Car wraps are so popular right now and for good reason!

Vehicle wraps are an inexpensive way to get your company noticed by possibly millions of people over the life of your vehicle. People that may never otherwise notice your store or your website will be exposed to your brand in an unobtrusive but memorable way.

In order to get the longest life and the highest quality vehicle wrap, it’s important to choose a 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company. Because MI Custom Signs cares about their customers, we have gone the extra mile to become 3M Certified!

What is 3M?

You may be familiar with 3M through their many brands such as Command Strips™, Post-it™, or NexCare™ just to name a few. 3M is also the largest distributor of vehicle wrap materials in the world. Although it is a global company, 3M is headquartered in the United States of America.

What is the certification process?

First, the vehicle wrap installation company is examined to be sure they are following best business practices. Next, the installer is given a hands-on test and a written test to demonstrate their knowledge and ability. This test is not easy! Once the graphics installer has passed the tests, the business pledges to continue to use the 3M Installation Procedures and to follow their business ethics.

How do I know if a graphic installer is 3M certified?

Check out their website for the 3M Certified mark or ask the company when you call. You can also locate a 3M certified vehicle wrap installer on 3M’s website.

What difference does the certification make?

  • 3M certified installers have superior installation knowledge and skills.
  • 3M certification means that the installer’s business ethics carry a stamp of approval from the much larger global corporation of 3M. That stamp of approval is not given out lightly!
  • The graphics installation company carries liability insurance. This protects your vehicles when you bring them to be wrapped.
  • The installer will be using the best quality vinyl. Ever see a car wrap with bubbles, wrinkles, or cracks? That’s an example of poor vinyl quality and/or poor skill. That will not happen with a 3M Certified car wrap installer.

In addition to 3M Certification, MI Custom Signs is also certified by UASG and offers the 3M™ MSC™ Warranty.

What is UASG?

The United Application Standards Group is an organization that represents the best of the industry on the national level. Members of the UASG hold 3M Certification and have been interviewed on-site to be sure they hold to a high standard of professionalism. This includes being in business for at least 3 years and employing people full-time.

In other words, when a company is part of the UASG, you know the graphic installer is not just a guy in his garage with some free time and a stack of decals to sell.

Through the UASG, MI Custom Signs has experienced support and ongoing education so that you can receive the best quality car wrap to advertise your business.

We Stand behind our work!

All of our Applications from Vehicle Wraps to Floor graphics, from Window lettering to perforated window graphics are going to last for years with great color retention and durability; Or we change them at our expense!

There are variable lengths on product warranties on products offered through 3M, the warranty will be spelled out on your receipt for your application.

Let’s get started: Request a quote today!

or Call 734-946-7446