Mutoh wins four 2017 SGIA Product of the Year Awards

Mutoh ValueJet 1638UH.
Mutoh ValueJet 1638UH.

Mutoh America, an industry leader in wide-format printers, was recently honoured with the 2017 SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association) Product of the Year Award for the ValueJet 1638X 64” printer in the Solvent or Latex Ink Under 80” category, as well as the ValueJet 626UF UV-LED printer in the Small Flatbed category, and the ValueJet 1638UH 64” UV-LED hybrid printer in both the Flatbed/Hybrid Under $100k and Roll-to-Roll UV Under 80” categories. The competition recognizes the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry.

Brian Phipps.
Brian Phipps.

“I’m always excited at this time of year to see how our Mutoh printers do in this competition,” said Brian Phipps, President of Mutoh America. “The SGIA Product of the Year Award receives entries from the best companies in the industry, so winning the Product of the Year consecutively for many years in a row is a real testament to the quality of the Mutoh products and the employees that hand-built them to our precise standards. We’re very proud to offer our award-winning products to the industry.”

More than 70 companies competed in the 2017 Product of the Year Awards, submitting 222 entries across the competition’s 49 categories – the largest field of competitors in the awards program’s history. All entries will be displayed in the Golden Image Gallery at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, Louisiana, October 10-12). Ray Weiss, SGIA’s Digital Imaging Specialist, coordinated the yearly awards program and added that competition was extremely tight. The awards will be presented in a special ceremony Monday, October 10, in conjunction with the 2017 SGIA Expo, and exhibitors will be able to display them in their booths.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.