SGIA Honours Mutoh With Product Of The Year Award


Mutoh was recently honoured with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year award for the ValueJet 2638 2.64m (104 inch) grand-format printer in the Test Print Shoot Out Poster Size, Solvent or Latex Ink over 2.3m (96″) category and the ValueJet 1617H 1.6m (64″) hybrid printer in the Flatbed/Hybrid under R1.4 million ($100k) category.

The competition recognises the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry. This is the third time the VJ2638 has won the award and first for the VJ1617H.

Brian Phipps, VP and general manager of Mutoh America, Inc said, ‘I am extremely proud of our products and the Mutoh team. The SGIA Product of the Year Award receives entries from the best companies in the industry, so winning the award multiple years is quite an achievement. I believe the award is a testimonial to the quality and state-of-the-art engineering of our ValueJet printers.’

Mutoh’s ValueJet 2638 (now selling the ValueJet 2638X with advanced Smart Printing technology) 2.64m (104 inch) Eco-solvent printer incorporates a staggered dual-head design. The VJ 2638 is perfect for creating high quality banners, posters, vehicle wraps, POP displays, trade show graphics, billboards and much more. The printer even includes Mutoh Smart Printing technologies such as Intelligent Interweave, one year on-site limited warranty, Mutoh Edition FlexiSign & Print RIP software and heavy duty take-up system.

Mutoh’s ValueJet 1617H-1.6m (64 inch) hybrid printer gives you the ability to print on rigid substrates and the flexibility to print on roll media as well. The VJ1617H prints with Mutoh’s Bio-based Multi-Purpose ink with CMYK plus white ink capability. Create packaging prototypes, trade show graphics, POP displays, vehicle wraps, and both indoor and outdoor signage. The VJ1617H includes Smart Printing technologies, front and rear tables, Mutoh Edition FlexiSign and Print RIP software, installation and one year on-site limited warranties.

‘The Product of the Year Award Competition showcases the best printers, technologies and consumables from the specialty imaging community,’ said Ray Weiss, SGIA’s Digital Imaging Specialist. ‘Whether they were a seasoned company or an industry newcomer, each and every entry came to win, and they gave the judges a real run for their money.’

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