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Mutoh America, Inc. Wins Product of the Year Awards at the 2015 SGIA Expo

Friday, November 13, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Mutoh ValueJet 2638 & ValueJet 1617H take home the awards

Atlanta - Mutoh America, Inc., an industry leader in wide-format printers, was recently honored with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's (SGIA) Product of the Year award for the ValueJet 2638 - 104 inch grand-format printer in the Test Print Shoot Out Poster Size, Solvent or Latex Ink over 96" category and the ValueJet 1617H - 64" hybrid printer in the Flatbed/Hybrid under $100k category. The competition recognizes 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.
"I am extremely proud of our products and the Mutoh team," said Brian Phipps, VP and general manager of Mutoh America, Inc. "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 2638Xwith advanced Smart Printing technology) - 104 inch Eco-solvent printer incorporates a staggered dual-head design, allowing for speeds up to 1,168 sqft/hr. 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. All for only $49.995. 
Mutoh's ValueJet 1617H - 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 & 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." 
Learn more about the ValueJet 1617H, ValueJet 2638X and Mutoh's complete line of ValueJet printers at www.mutoh.com


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