Mutoh America's ValueJet 2638 Grand-Format Printer Wins Product of the Year Award at the SGIA Expo
LAS VEGAS—October 29, 2014—Mutoh America, 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 104" ValueJet 2638 grand-format printer in the Test Print Shoot Out Poster Size, Solvent or Latex Ink over 96" category. The competition recognizes the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry. This is the second time the VJ 2638 has won the award.
"I am extremely proud of our products and the Mutoh team," said Brian Phipps, vice president and general manager of Mutoh America. "The SGIA Product of the Year Award receives entries from the best companies in the industry, so winning an award for the second time 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 104" ValueJet 2638 Eco-solvent printer incorporates a staggered dual-head design, allowing for speeds up to 1,168 square feet per hour. 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 FlexiSE software and heavy duty take-up system.
"The Product of the Year Award Competition showcases the best printers, technologies and consumables from the specialty imaging community," relayed 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."
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.