Mutoh’s ValueJet Large-Format Printing Devices First to be Awarded IDEAlliance Wide/Grand Format Inkjet System Certification
ALEXANDRIA, VA—October 23, 2014—IDEAlliance announced Mutoh’s ValueJet 1638X and ValueJet 1624 large-format printing devices are the first to be awarded its new Wide/Grand Format inkjet System Certification, validating their conformance to the highest standards of quality in print production.
The IDEAlliance Wide/Grand Format Inkjet System Certification Program evaluates manufacturers’ roll-fed and flatbed large format printing systems for printing, production, and application qualities for a specific ink and media combination. Systems are certified to meet or exceed global standards for color reproduction, including color accuracy (ISO 15339), GRACol 2013 (CGATS CRPC6), grayscale reproduction (ANSI/CGATS-TR015), color gamut, print uniformity, repeatability (ISO 12647), registration, and light fastness (ASTM D3424).
"This is a significant achievement for Mutoh, particularly in the prepress and commercial print markets," said Christopher Brown, engineering manager for Mutoh America's Advanced Engineering Group (AEG). "The 64" VJ1624 and 1638X are high-speed, large-format solvent printers, and what this certification says is that they can also double as proofers.” Brown added, "For a commercial print shop looking to add large format outdoor sign printing to its repertoire, the 1624 and1638X are now an obvious choice to serve both printing and prepress proofing needs—very few manufacturers can say that."
Steve Bonoff, IDEAlliance executive vice president, commented, “Results of this program informs prospective and current users of large format technologies on which system best meets their production and market needs, as well as how to achieve consistent quality from their printing systems. Mutoh has demonstrated its leadership role in our industry by being the first to submit to the strict conformance specifications in the Wide/Grand Format Inkjet Certification Program.”
Further details and to download the certified system’s application data sheets can be found at www.idealliance.org/certifications/inkjet
IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a global community of content and media creators, and their service providers, material suppliers, and technology partners. It identifies best practices for efficient end-to-end digital media workflows—from content creation through delivery. Through its active committees, educational conferences, Webinars, training and certification programs, IDEAlliance provides its members the forum for the exchange of information that results in the creation of the media production industry's most valued standards.
Mutoh Industries, founded in 1952 in Tokyo, celebrates over 60 years of business beginning as a manufacturer and distributer of mechanical drafting products. Since then, ISO 9000-certified Mutoh Industries, Ltd. & has become the world's foremost manufacturer of large format piezoelectric printers. In April, 2007, Mutoh Holdings Co, Ltd was established as a holding company of affiliates including Mutoh Industries, Ltd. Mutoh has engineering, manufacturing and distribution centers in Japan, Belgium, Germany, Singapore, Australia, China and Phoenix, Arizona.