Mutoh Wins Four Product of the Year Awards at 2017 SGIA Expo

AUGUST 2017 – NEW ORLEANS – Mutoh America, Inc., an industry leader in wide-format printers, was recently honored with the 2017 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year award for the ValueJet 1638X – 64 inch printer in the Solvent or Latex Ink Under 80” category, 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.

“I’m always excited this time of year to see how our Mutoh printers do in this competition,” shares Brian Phipps, president of Mutoh America, Inc. “The SGIA Product of the Year Award receives entries from the best companies in the industry, so winning Product of the Year consecutively for the 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 are 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 over 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, October 10–12). Ray Weiss, SGIA’s Digital Imaging Specialist, coordinated the yearly awards program and said competition was tight.

The coveted Product of the Year jewel 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.

Visit Mutoh America’s booth at the 2017 SGIA Expo, booth 2545 to see Mutoh’s Product of the Year printers in action.

To learn more about Mutoh’s ValueJet 1638X, 626UF, 1638UH and all other products visit