Masa Shirasaka, SAi Sales and Technical Support Manager, Japan (left) with Yuji Yata, Director and General Manager, International Business Division at Mutoh.
SA International (SAi), the leading provider of solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced a worldwide agreement for the supply of SAi FlexiSTARTER cutting software with the full range of Mutoh ValueCut cutters.
The version of the software configured for use with the Mutoh cutters is known as the SAi FlexiSTARTER ValueCut edition. Currently, there are three cutters in the ValueCut range: the ValueCut 600, ValueCut 1300 and ValueCut 1800, which deliver cutting widths of 610mm (24”), 1320mm (52”) and 1830mm (72”), respectively.
SAi FlexiSTARTER ValueCut software includes the drivers and registration marks for the Mutoh ValueCut cutter as well as a wide range of features for designing, drawing, viewing, manipulation, and tools for plotting and cutting. The software also provides a user-friendly interface for creating cut-vinyl signage and contour cut decals of various substrates for special applications.
Commenting on the agreement, Yuji Yata, Director and General Manager, International Business Division at Mutoh, said, “A key factor in Mutoh’s ability to deliver products and services that ignite the imaginations of our signmaking customers is our offering of strategic partnerships with the industry’s foremost solutions providers. This is exemplified in our collaboration with SAi, which will play a major role in ensuring that ValueCut users are afforded the functionality required to meet their needs.”
“The agreement to bundle SAi FlexiSTARTER software with Mutoh ValueCut cutters not only provides a value-adding package for customers worldwide, but is acknowledgement of SAi’s leadership in the market by a major supplier,” added Sarit Tichon, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, SAi. “The use of cutters enables users to maximize the use of their printers to provide continuous production by separating the printing and cutting processes. SAi FlexiSTARTER will simplify the overall process while delivering high quality cutting.”