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Visual Marking Systems is an authorized supplier for UL approved labels. The use of these trademarks is controlled and only available to companies such as Visual Marking Systems, an authorized label supplier that has been found to comply with UL’s requirements for printing UL’s registered certification marks.
UL publishes authorized label suppliers online at www.ul.com. This database is the only method provided by UL to indicate that a label supplier is authorized to print UL’s registered certification marks.
Visual Marking Systems UL File: PGAA.LP1564
REACH Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals
One major REACH requirement is the communication of chemicals up and down the supply chain. This ensures manufacturers and their customers are aware of information relating to the health and safety of the product supplied. The list of harmful substances is continuously growing and requires organizations to constantly monitor any announcements and additions to the REACH scope. The legislation was proposed under dual reasoning: protection of human health and protection of the environment. REACH has been described as the most complex legislation in the European Union’s history and the most important in 20 years. It is the strictest law to date regulating chemical substances. REACH was established in 2007 with implementation occurring over the following decade.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, RoHS is the directive of the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic equipment. Visual indicators have included explicit “RoHS compliant” labels, green leaves, checkmarks, and “PB-Free” markings.
Visual Marking Systems understands that these directives can impact your company’s ability to sell or distribute products in the EU. Therefore, we have a declaration of conformance documents and technical documentation to satisfy RoHS and other CE requirements.
VMS is a Professional Decal Applicators Alliance (PDAA) Master Certified installation company delivering the highest quality assurance our industry has to offer. PDAA is a national organization of installers that partner to perform installations nationwide. VMS works with PDAA installers around the country to satisfy our customers and guarantee an insured finished product. We have flexible installation hours that will work around the schedule of your vehicles – days, nights, weekends – we can accommodate any schedule! For more information about PDAA visit www.sgia.org to learn about the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.
Avery Dennison is happy to announce that Visual Marking Systems, Inc. has been named one of only 28 ICS Authorized Converters in North America. This designation certifies that Visual Marking Systems, Inc. qualifies for the Avery Dennison ICS Platinum Fleet Warranty. The warranty applies to graphics made with all Avery Dennison specified products, when manufactured with the printer and ink(s) shown on the attached Integrated Component System (ICS) Official Certificate, applied and used as recommended in the applicable Avery Dennison Instructional Bulletin(s).
VMS is proud to offer our customers the Avery Dennison ICS Platinum Warranty - the right choice for quality and confidence. Avery Dennison’s unparalleled commitment to quality ensures that every product we produce is designed, engineered, manufactured and tested with one goal in mind – your complete satisfaction. That’s why our range of innovative high-performance products is backed with a warranty you can trust. Avery’s Integrated Component System (ICS) Warranty Program is written assurance that our products perform exactly how they should from production through application and for the life of your graphics.
All Avery Dennison Graphics products are covered by their general product warranty which guarantees you get products free from defects and deliver consistently high quality and performance of our sign materials, screen print films, digital media and reflective products – every time. The ICS Warranty Program goes even further, offering you an open integrated system that provides the greatest range of flexibility, choice, confidence, and protection.
The ICS Performance Guarantee combines Avery films with other qualified components to form a system that is guaranteed to be compatible and provide superior performance. This system reflects many years of joint developmental work between Avery Dennison and industry-leading printer, ink and clear coat manufacturers. You know exactly what to expect from your finished graphics because your combination has already withstood rigorous scientific testing and met a very stringent set of durability and physical performance specifications.
For ultimate peace of mind and security when dealing with the most comprehensive projects, Avery offers a customized warranty that virtually eliminates risk to the end user. The ICS Platinum Warranty combines a certification process of specialist graphics manufacturers and installers to provide the highest levels of quality and performance in finished graphics applications. This open warranty – available by special request – is specially prepared and customized for your specific needs.
Download the Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions checklist below to learn more about the ICS Warranty Coverage Program Guarantee.
Our customers like knowing they’re working with the best in the sign and graphics industry. At VMS, we know the best car wrap installers showcase their expertise by becoming an Avery Dennison Certified Wrap Installer (CWI). It takes dedication, practice and superior skills to pass the CWI test and once that’s accomplished Avery Dennison stands behind its certified wrap installers. Installers must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the mechanics of vinyl film installation to pass the Avery Dennison certification test. The test is made up of five modules: a written exam, hands-on vehicle wrap installation demonstration on the hood, fender, door/window and a cutting test. Installers who pass the test are at the top of the industry and have successfully demonstrated their wrapping skills and techniques.
The Avery Dennison Certification Exam is delivered with the same quality and promise that goes into every Avery Dennison product. Avery Dennison Certified Wrap Installers are trained and tested with the latest tools and best products in the industry to grow an excellent reputation and a more successful business
As a graphics manufacturer, we are proud to be certified by 3M for being able to offer the 3M MCS Warranty on finished graphics that meet their exacting requirements. While this Certificate is not required by 3M, it does demonstrate our commitment to excellence and helps give you greater peace of mind. We can supply you with a copy of the Certificate, or you can go to the 3M website and enter our serial number to download or print a copy of our current Certificate.
The 3M MCS Warranty set the industry standard more than 20 years ago and is still solid gold. It covers finished graphics using products designed and tested for optimal compatibility and performance for jobs that demand the very best.
The Certificate of 3M MCS Warranty provides assurance that we can offer you a comprehensive, preferred warranty solution for finished graphics.
For more information on how the 3M MCS Warranty will impact your products manufactured by VMS please contact VMS today.