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Mutoh America wins printer product of the year at 2014 SGIA Expo

The Mutoh ValueJet 2638 wins solvent/latex over 96” category for second time.

October 29, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Las Vegas–They must be doing something right.

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 – a 104 inch 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,” says Mutoh America vice-president and general manager Brian Phipps. “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 ValueJet 2638 – 104 inch 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, P.O.P. (point of purchase) 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. It’s inexpensive, too.

“The Product of the Year Award Competition showcases the best printers, technologies and consumables from the specialty imaging community,” adds SGIA digital imaging specialist Ray Weiss. “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, Ltd. founded in 1952 in Tokyo is a global leader in the manufacture of large format piezoelectric printers. The company has engineering, manufacturing and distribution centers in Japan, Belgium, Germany, Singapore, Australia, China and the U.S.

For more information on the ValueJet 2638 and other printers from Mutoh, visit

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