Mutoh America, Inc. was recently honored with two Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's (SGIA) Product of the Year awards at this year's SGIA Expo in Las Vegas from October 18th through 20th. The competition recognizes the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry.
Mutoh was given the award for the following coveted categories:
- Grand Format Roll to Roll - Solvent & Latex Inks - The ValueJet 2638 printer
- Poster Size- Solvent/Latex Printers less than 96" - The ValueJet 1638 printer
Mutoh was also responsible for printing Pacific Coast Fabric's winning entry for the Aqueous and Dye-Sublimation category on the ValueJet 1628TD, textile printer.
"I am extremely proud of our products and the Mutoh team," said Brian Phipps, general manager of Mutoh America, Inc. "The SGIA Product of the Year Award receives entries from the best companies in the industry, so winning two awards, plus printing another winning award, for one of our partners, is quite an achievement. I believe the awards are a testimonial to the quality and state-of-the-art engineering of our printers."
"The Product of the Year Award Competition highlights the best technologies and consumables from the specialty imaging community," said Jeff Burton, SGIA's Digital Printing Analyst.
Mutoh's ValueJet 1638 and 2638 Eco-solvent printers incorporate a staggered dual head design, which allows for speeds over 1,000 sqft/hr while still producing vivid, high-quality prints. Both printers include Mutoh Smart Printing features 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.