Mutoh America, Inc. received a Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year award for the ValueJet 1638 – 1,6m (64 inch) wide-format printer in the Test Print Shoot Out Poster Size, Solvent or Latex Ink category, for the second year in a row. The competition recognises the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry.
Brian Phipps, general manager of Mutoh America, Inc. ‘I am extremely proud of our products and the Mutoh team. The SGIA Product of the Year Award for wide-format poster printing, receives entries from the best companies in the industry, so winning an award for the second year in a row is quite an achievement. I believe the award is a testimonial to the quality and state-of-the-art engineering of our ValueJet printer line.’
Mutoh’s ValueJet 1638 – 64 inch Eco-solvent printer incorporates a staggered dual-head design, allowing for speeds up to 0,094 sqm (1,012 sqft) per hour. The VJ 1638 is perfect for creating high quality banners, posters, vehicle wraps, POP displays, trade show graphics and much more. The printer even includes Mutoh Smart Printing technologies such as Intelligent Interweave (i²) print technique to eliminate banding, ValueJet Status Monitor (VSM) for remote printer monitoring, SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer port for easy profile making and ColorVerify process control systems.
‘The Product of the Year Award Competition highlights the best technologies and consumables from the specialty imaging community. Entries were so good that judging category winners was a real challenge,’ said Jeff Burton, SGIA’s Digital Printing Analyst.
There were 55 companies from around the world that entered the competition, submitting 102 entries in 21 categories. Evaluated during the 2013 SGIA Expo (Orlando, October 23-25), this year’s submissions represented some of the industry’s most innovative digital products.