Mutoh America Inc

Pacific Coast Fabrics Wins Product of the Year Award at 2012 SGIA Expo

The new Deko-Green 100% recycled banner fabric was recently honored with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Product of the Year award for Textile Media at this year's SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The competition recognized the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry.

Thirty-eight companies from around the world entered the competition, submitting 80 entries in 21 categories. Evaluated during the 2012 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 18-20), this year's submissions represented some of the industry's most innovative digital products.

Deko-Green 7058RCFLBS, is a European designed fabric that provides a flawless quality of print and a vibrancy of color that has not been achieved by any other recycled content fabric that we have considered bringing to market.

This 6.4oz optic white fabric is ideally suited for banners, backdrops, frame systems, trade show, and point of purchase applications.

Deko-Green will work equally well in both indoor and outdoor environments. It is both UV stabilized and flame repel coated. Deko-Green will also perform across a wide variety of print platforms including Dye Sublimation, Disperse, UV, and Latex. It is available in both 60 and 122 inch wide formats.

Pacific Coast Fabrics entrusted the printing of the winning entry to Mutoh America, Inc. who used the 64 inch 1628TD fabric printer. The 1628TD is designed for soft signage applications for both polyester fabrics and dye-sublimation paper. With Mutoh's new dual print heads, you can print at 447 sqft/hr, and run two types of ink simultaneously, CMYK x2, or eight colors. The TD can be used with dye transfer sublimation ink, direct print sublimation ink or water-based modified pigment inks.

Mutoh also won the Product of the Year Award for the ValueJet 2638 and ValueJet 1638.