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Application Profile

Market: Printing

Application Description: Negative stripping at pre-press.

Application Method


Using hand-held, tabletop or wall-mounted tape dispensers.

3MLithographers Tape 616

Key Application Requirements

Ruby Red


High-performance lithographers tape that provides sharp definition.


Benefits/Advantages To Customer


Easy to apply: Helps reduce labor time.


Resists slippage: Strong adhesive holds firmly to help reduce rework time.


Photographically opaque: Masks out images during the negative-stripping process.


Optically transparent: Allows lithographer to see what has been masked out.


Thin backing: Produces optimum definition and sharp edges.


3M Industrial Business

Related Products

3MBracket Dispenser M73 — Holds tape 1/4 in. to 1 in. wide. Can be mounted on walls, equipment and sides of work stations or tables.

3MBracket Dispenser M75 — Holds tape 1/4 in. to 2 in. wide. Can be mounted on walls, equipment and sides of work stations or tables.

SIC Codes

7336 – Commercial Art and Related Design

2700 – Printing and Publishing

2750 – Commercial Printing

Key Decision Makers

Prepress Supervisors

Business Owners


For Additional Information

To request additional product information or to arrange for sales assistance, call


1-800-362-3550. Address correspondence to: 3M Industrial Business Customer


Response Center, Building 21-1W-10, 900 Bush Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106. Our


fax number is 651-733-9175. In Canada, phone: 1-800-364-3577. In Puerto Rico,


phone: 1-787-750-3000. In Mexico, phone: 52-70-04-00.

Product Use

Warranty and

Limited Remedy

All statements, technical information and recommendations contained in this document are based upon tests or experience that 3M believes are reliable. However, many factors beyond 3M’s control can affect the use and performance of a 3M product in a particular application, including the conditions under which the product is used and the time and environmental conditions in which the product is expected to perform. Since these factors are uniquely within the user’s knowledge and control, it is essential that the user evaluate the 3M product to determine whether it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application.

Unless stated otherwise in 3M’s product literature, packaging inserts or product packaging for individual products, 3M warrants that each 3M product meets the applicable specifications at the time 3M ships the product. Individual products may have additional or different warranties as stated on product literature, package inserts or product packages. 3M MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR

IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, CUSTOM OR USAGE OF TRADE. User is responsible for determining whether the 3M product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user’s application. If the 3M product is defective within the warranty period, your exclusive remedy and 3M’s and seller’s sole obligation will be, at 3M’s option, to replace the product or refund the purchase price.

Limitation of Liability

Except where prohibited by law, 3M and seller will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the 3M product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including warranty, contract, negligence, or strict liability.

Industrial Business

Printed in the USA

Building 21-1W-10, 900 Bush Avenue


St. Paul, MN 55106

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