3M Printing Products Days According to Pete

The Machines That Made it Possible

Created; December 23, 2014
Last Revised: October 22, 2023

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Here, I am starting a small (and unofficial) chronicle of the Printing Products Machines sold and produced by 3M.
It's my intent to overview some of those machines for posterity, from the view of people who dealt with them. I'm one of those people, so you will be hearing from me, for now.

3M assigned a sequential internal numerical model number for each machine. Then, the marketing department of each manufacturing division assigned a sales name (often a number-name) to it for field use.
I will begin by listing some of them, then I will attempt to write a short essay about some of them.

Model     Sales-Name or Number             Description

Sorry, but I am really hurting for model numbers, descriptions, etc..

Plate makers
Exposure Units
Color Key and MatchPrint Proofing processors
Rainbow color proofing system
Digital MatchPrint

I know I'm missing many of them, but I will be adding additional machines as I get information about them.

If you'd like to contribute an article about any one of these machines, please use the contact link at the top of this page to let me know.