This year's SGIA Product of the Year competition was held at the 2014 Expo in Las Vegas, October 22-24. The contest showcased the best printers, technologies and consumables from the specialty imaging community. "Whether they were a seasoned company or an industry newcomer, each and every entry came to win," said Ray Weiss, SGIA’s digital imaging specialist.
Mutoh America was the recipient of 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.
RESTON, VA—It would have been hard for even the most tenacious of travelers to not be impacted by the significant challenges that the fire at the FAA facility in Aurora, IL, caused for people attending GRAPH EXPO 14 and co-located CPP EXPO last month. But despite 4,251 flight cancellations and over 12,000 significant delays at Chicago's two major airports during the show, attendees found a way to get to the show.
A fire at the FAA facility in Aurora, IL, imparted significant challenges to those flying into Chicago for GRAPH EXPO 14. But despite 4,251 flight cancellations and over 12,000 significant delays at Chicago's two major airports, orders and optimism were up from last year's show.
This year's Graphics of the Americas will be held Feb. 26 - 28, 2015, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL. Esko, Konica Minolta, Mac Papers, MGI USA, Mutoh America, Nilpeter USA, Oki Data Americas, Perez Trading Co., Ricoh, RTA Digital representing HP and more have signed on for the 2015 show.
The Mutoh ValueJet 1638X and ValueJet 1624 large-format printing devices are the first to be awarded IDEAlliance's new Wide/Grand Format inkjet System Certification, validating its conformance to the highest standards of quality in print production.
At the SGIA Expo this week in Las Vegas, Mutoh will launch the new Mutoh printer + printing software package which will include a Caldera Mutoh Special Edition RIP solution. This new package for the American and Canadian market is aimed at offering a turnkey solution for sign and graphics houses that want to use Apple devices to control their print engines.
At GRAPH EXPO 14, Mutoh America will showcase its latest products and technological innovations. Mutoh will be introducing a new G7-enabled process control solution for its ValueJet family. The company will also display the new ValueJet 1626UH - 64" UV-LED hybrid printer that prints on both rigid and roll substrates.
Mutoh America has partnered with ErgoSoft for a RIP solution on its dye-sublimation line of ValueJet printers. "The powerful Ergosoft RIP is known in the dye-sublimation and textile markets for its scalability, advanced printer control options and award-winning color management features that I am sure our dealers and customers alike will appreciate," said David Conrad, director of marketing for Mutoh America.
Mac Papers is now a full line distributor for Mutoh wide-format equipment and consumables. Through this partnership, Mac Papers now complements its existing wide-format offering with Mutoh’s full line of solvent and eco-solvent printers, UV curable printers, inks and media for customers across the Southeast United States.