Mutoh America, Inc. Shows New Products at International Sign Expo,
Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, will showcase at the International Sign Expo (ISA) from April 4th to
6th, 2013. Mutoh will be promoting its ValueJet printers, Smart Printing technologies, launching new products and showcasing upcoming print
technologies. Mutoh will be located in booth 2111 in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, promoting signage, wrap, textile and packaging applications.
Mutoh will launch the new ValueJet 1617H - 64" hybrid printer prints on both rigid and roll substrates with CMYK plus white ink. Perfect for any sign
shop looking to expand applications, increase production and save floor space. Print packaging prototypes, trade show graphics, POP signage,
vehicle wraps and indoor and outdoor signage.
Mutoh will also be demonstrating print/cut solutions with the new ValueCut Cutting Plotters. Available in three different cut widths, the ValueCut plotters
are ideal for home, office and professional users providing the finest cutting quality with unsurpassed tracking capabilities. All models come standard
with a roll support system for easy handling, perfect tracking and multi-segment registration for long run cut job accuracy.
Witness the latest in Mutoh technology with a concept UV printer. Mutoh is consistently working on trailblazing the path for wide-format printing by
bringing you first class products with the newest technologies.
The ValueJet 1638, winner of SGIA's Product of the Year for Eco-solvent printers under 96", and the ValueJet 2638 - 104", winner of SGIA's Product
of the Year for Eco-solvent printers over 96", will be displayed showcasing blazing fast speeds, up to 1,168 sqft/hr, and seven color ink capability.
Smart Printing Technologies
Attendees can create personalized banners with Mutoh's Virtual Storefront (VSF), powered by PrintSites, a custom e-commerce website for banner
production. Learn about VSF first hand and register for your very own VSF right onsite. Other Smart Printing technologies include Intelligent Interweave
(i²) print technique that virtually eliminates banding, ValueJet Status Monitor (VSM) for remote printer monitoring through your smart phone, SpectroVue
VM-10 spectrophotometer for easy profile creation and Mutoh's own ColorVerify process control system.
Discover the ease of dye-sublimation and textile printing with instant print to transfer applications. See a Smart Car get Speed-wrapped by master
graphics installer, Justin Pate, while picking up installation tips and tricks. And, Mutoh will also be showing the latest in signage and packaging printing.
Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer in wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced its new RJ-900X printer. Building on the success
of the previous RJ-900 model, the RJ-900X will offer advanced features for print shops looking to compete in the graphics and CAD markets.
The 42-inch RJ-900X is a four-color, roll-fed, printer that prints up to 676 sqft/hr. Improved paper handling capability and a new pressure roller control
feature, allows users to manually adjust pressure rollers to get optimum print quality and media versatility. The RJ-900X also includes a media catch
basket, one year limited warranty, installation and training and new print and effect modes.
Smart Printing features include: ValueJet Status Monitor (VSM) smart phone app for mobile printer monitoring and Intelligent Interweave (i²) print
technique to virtually eliminate banding.
With a new, modern, black and white design and small footprint, the RJ-900x will fit easily into any print shop.
Providing photo quality images and superior line sharpness at competitive pricing, the RJ-900X is the smart choice for shops looking to expand
applications and improve efficiency.
The RJ-900X will be demonstrated at the Mutoh booth, #2111, for the first time at the International Sign Expo in Las Vegas from April 4th through 6th.
The printer will be available from January 7th, 2013, priced at $7,561 MSRP.
Mutoh America, Inc. Launches VSM Mobile Version 1.03
Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format printers, introduces the new version 1.03 for Mutoh’s exclusive ValueJet Status Monitor
(VSM) mobile version. Update includes a new design and a feature that lets you remotely control the printer panel, making it even easier to stay
productive. Exclusively for use with the latest Mutoh ValueJet printers, VSM Mobile version 1.03 is free and available now for the iPhone and
With VSM Mobile you can check the status of your Mutoh printer and receive notifications of problems in real-time animation right on your handheld
device. VSM Mobile also has an output status feature that lets you view current print job process, ink level status, printer status such as "open
covers" and "lever up" notifications and email alerts to warn you of low ink levels and full waste tanks.
After registering your new printer on VSM Mobile, the status of your printer the VSM can be checked from your smartphone. Printer functions are
monitored by VSM to ensure the printer is providing the user consistent output and notifies the operator via email or smart phone if there is a problem.
"Mutoh continues to add features to VSM that make it more user friendly and valuable to print shops on the go," shares David Conrad, marketing
manager for Mutoh America, Inc. "VSM with VSM Mobile is one of Mutoh's Smart Printing technologies that gives more flexibility to customers when
managing their printers and print jobs, while still being able to focus on other areas of their business. Now operators can multitask with peace of mind
because VSM Mobile includes an email notification system to alert the operator to several pre-programmed messages including printer status, low ink,
media end and more."
VSM Mobile version 1.03 is currently available online for select ValueJet printers and requires VSM version 3.04 to be installed.
Mutoh America, Inc., a leader in wide-format printers, proudly grows its dye-sublimation and aqueous printer line with the new ValueJet 1624W
The printer is now available for shipment and is priced at $18,995 MSRP, including take-up system.
The 64" four color inkjet printer prints up to a swift 600 sqft/hr, creating fast-turn around and increased efficiency. A simple learning curve,
easy-to-navigate control panel, convenient maintenance door and sheet off function makes the 1624W exceptionally user friendly.
With its competitive price and outstanding performance, the 1624W is a smart choice for entry into the dye-sublimation market or to simply add
additional production capacity to print shops.
The 1624W makes it easy to create promotional items, mugs, mouse pads, trade show graphics, flags, banners, custom clothing, displays, interior
design and more.
Smart Printing features include:
Intelligent Interweave (i²) print technique to eliminate banding
ValueJet Status Monitor (VSM) app for remote printer monitoring
The Mutoh 1624W will be on display for the first time at the SGIA Expo from October 18-20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mutoh America, Inc., a leader in wide-format printers, proudly grows its textile and sublimation printer line with the new ValueJet 1638W printer.
The 64" four color/eight cartridge inkjet printer is designed to use aqueous based and dye sublimation inks. Eight color capability will be available soon.
Similar to the ValueJet 1638 Eco version, the 1638W was built for efficient and reliable production for promotional items, trade show graphics, flags,
banners, apparel, custom clothing, displays, interior design and more.
Designed with staggered dual print heads, the 1638W prints at speeds over 1,000 sqft/hr making it the fastest printer on the market in its class. Blazing
speeds while maintaining high-quality prints allows increased output and productivity.
ValueJet 1638W Smart Printing features include:
Intelligent Interweave (I²) print technique to eliminate banding.
ValueJet Status Monitor (VSM) allowing users to connect to the printer via iPhone or Android to check the health and status of their printer.
"Not only does the new ValueJet 1638W create a wide-range of applications at fast speeds, it incorporates valuable Smart Printing features that
Mutoh is known for," shares Brian Phipps, general manager of Mutoh America. "Smart Printing features allow you to communicate with and trust your
printer, making it easier to multi-task and increase shop productivity. Just another way Mutoh ValueJets are designed with the customer in mind."
The Mutoh 1638W was shown for the first time at the International Sign Expo from March 22-24, 2012 in Orlando Florida. The printer is now available for shipment and is priced at $27,995 MSRP.
Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format printers, will present the new ValueJet Status Monitor (VSM) and other Mutoh Smart
Printing technologies at ISA, booth #1662. Mutoh's ValueJet printers incorporate one of a kind technology and value to users.
VSM is a sophisticated software application offered free to Mutoh customers and is used to monitor the health and status of the ValueJet 1324, 1624,
1638 and 1608HS printers. This includes monitoring ink levels, heater settings, firmware updates, color output and more.
An exclusive Mutoh feature, VSM is free to ValueJet printer users.
Demonstrations of the Smart Printing function will be shown and available on ValueJet printers using the VSM smart phone application.
Mutoh will also be demonstrating the new ValueJet 1638-64", four color, Eco-solvent printer. Engineered with a staggered dual-head design, the
1638 prints up to 1,000 square feet per hour and is priced at only $29,995.
The VJ 1638 includes a variety of Smart Printing systems including the Intelligent Interweave (i²) print technique, ColorVerify, ColorVerify Pro, and
can be equipped with Mutoh SpectroVue VM-10 Spectrophotometer.
Mutoh will also showcase the following products at ISA:
ValueJet 1324-54" Eco-solvent printer
ValueJet 1624-64" Eco-solvent printer
ValueJet 1608HS-64" hybrid printer
NEW ValueJet 1638W-64" dye sublimation printer
Kona 1400-55" cutting plotter
Avery/Mutoh Host another Year of Car Wrap Trainings
Mutoh America Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format printers, will partner with Avery Dennison for another year of Avery/Mutoh Car Wrap Classes in
2012. This will be the second year Avery Dennison and Mutoh have hosted the educational car wrap trainings.
The classes will be taught by one of the world’s most recognized car wrap installers, Justin Pate. Pate uses his UGIS, Universal Graphic Installation
System method of teaching, focusing on quick and professional wrapping using resourceful tips, tricks and tools. The two-day training will include:
· Properties of the Film
· Layout/Key Panel
· Problem Solving
· Hardware Removals
· Post Install Tips
The third day will consist of Avery Dennison certification testing, and new to the third day, the 2012 classes will cover vehicle wrap design, layout and
customer service taught by industry leader, Todd LaBrie.
Students will receive an NT Cutter A-551P knife, Avery wrap toolkit and a Martor safety box just for attending!
Class sizes allow for a maximum of 17 students, allowing for more one-on-one teaching. Class locations are as follows, more detailed information will
be available soon:
March 12-14 (M-W) Pompano Beach, FL
March 15-17 (T-S) Dallas, TX
April 12-14(T-S) Charlotte, NC
April 16-18 (M-W) San Francisco, CA
June 7-9 (T-S) Toronto, ON CA
June 11-13 (M-W) Los Angeles, CA
September 10-12(M-W) Wharton, NJ
September 13-15 (T-S) Chicago, IL
October 22-24 (M-W) Houston, TX
October 25-27 (T-S) Seattle, WA
For more information on classes, times and registration information please visit www.mutoh.com/avery.php. Class registration opens January 6th.
The 2011 classes filled up quickly so sign up soon!
For more information on Mutoh, Avery Dennison, and Justin Pate please visit the following websites:
Mutoh America Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format printers, participated in process control training at SGIA’s Color Management Boot Camp.
SGIA brought eager business owners and production personnel together for the two-day workshop at their headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia on
November 8th and 9th.
During the Workshop, attendees learned about color theory and principles, color management and process control. They also became familiar with
software and new products geared towards color.
Mutoh participated in the “Enhance Your Image, Reduce Your Costs” seminar, which focuses on Mutoh’s exclusive ColorVerify process control systems.
Using the Mutoh ValueJet 1624-64” Eco-solvent printer and patented SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer, students learned the value of process
control and how easy it is to implement into their workflow.
ColorVerify is an on-board system that is free to ValueJet 1324, 1624, 1638 and 1608HS printer users. When used in conjunction with Mutoh’s
SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer it provides a quick check to see if color output matches the stored setting. The system is simple-to-use
and minimizes wasted time, media and ink.
“The Workshop was an exciting and informative experience for us,” shares Gary Rudnick, Director of Sales for Mutoh America Inc. “It’s always
a pleasure to speak to the print community about our innovative products and services, especially when it comes to something so important like
process control. The workshop also gave us a chance to learn what print service providers look for in a product, allowing us to continually grow
and shape our company with the customer’s needs in mind.”
Mutoh Makes Purchasing New Technology Easy with Trade-Up Program
Mutoh America Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format printers, announces the Trade-Up printer program. Customers can now trade in any brand
printer over 30 inches wide and receive incentives to purchase a new printer from Mutoh.
Program incentives include up to $6,000 off the purchase price of a ValueJet 1624-64” or ValueJet 1324-54” printer. Plus, customers can also take
advantage of leasing options from Mutoh Financial Services and end of year tax incentives.
Mutoh designed the program with customers in mind, allowing wide-format printer owners an easy way to access newer technology without breaking
the bank. Mutoh hopes that everyone looking to Trade-Up to newer, faster and more reliable technology will benefit from this offer.
“Mutoh has launched several new printers this year and we want people to take advantage of these newer technologies,” shares Brian Phipps,
General Manager of Mutoh America Inc. “We know that times are tough, so we wanted to create a lucrative incentive for our loyal Mutoh customers
and those that want to improve their printing capability and keep up with innovative products.”
The Trade-Up program is only available until December 31, 2011 and valid only on the new VJ1324 and VJ1624 printer models.
This program is not being offered in conjunction with any other Mutoh programs. Shipping, installation, training and ink are available, but not included
with the Trade-Up program.
Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format printers, will launch the new ValueJet 1638-64” high production Eco-solvent printer at the
SGIA trade show. The 1638 is Mutoh’s fastest printer with print speeds up to an incredible 545 square feet per hour.
The new addition to the Mutoh ValueJet family will replace the previous ValueJet 1618-64” printer. The 1638 includes a staggered dual head print
technology that allows users to print jobs that typically call for the production capacity of two or more printers.
The 1638 prints durable graphics on coated and uncoated roll-to-roll substrates. Mutoh’s SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer can be equipped to
utilize the on-board and Internet based ColorVerify process control systems, including an on-printer ICC profile creation.
Standard on all ValueJets, the 1638 includes Mutoh’s i2: Intelligent Interweave print technique that lays down the four color (CMYK) Eco-solvent inks in
a wave pattern, virtually eliminating banding.
Mutoh will be showcasing the new ValueJet 1638 among the rest of the ValueJet line in booth number 2133.
Mutoh Launches ValueJet 1204GA at SGIA Booth #2133
Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format printers, will launch the new ValueJet 1204GA Eco-solvent printer at the SGIA trade
show. The 1204GA is designed to print on Mutoh’s Ready2Print pre-grommeted and pre-welded banner material.
A first of its kind in the industry, the new printer will reduce time and save money by eliminating the manual grommet and hemming stages of banner
“The new ValueJet 1204GA is going to transform the way banners are made today,” shares Brian Phipps, General Manager of Mutoh America, Inc.
“Mutoh focuses on new printer innovations with the customer in mind. The 1204GA will allow users to create quick print jobs at an affordable price.”
The 1204GA prints on Mutoh’s Ready2Print 24”, 36”, 48” x 72’ banner material at speeds up to 140 sqft/hr. By printing on both pre-grommeted and a
variety of roll-to-roll media types, the printer is a perfect fit for traditional sign shops, retailers, quick printers and distributors.
Attendees are welcome to visit Mutoh’s booth, #2133, from October 19th through 21st, for printing demonstrations and banner personalization.
Mutoh America, Inc. announced its ColorVerify Pro, powered by ColorMetrix, process control system at this year’s Graph Expo. ColorVerify Pro is an
Internet based system that is designed to enhance your image and reduce your costs. Graph Expo was held from September 11th through 14th in
ColorVerify Pro incorporates the use of Mutoh’s SpectroVUE VM-10 on-printer spectrophotometer. The SpectroVUE comes standard with Mutoh’s
ValueJet 1608HS Hybrid printer, and can be equipped to the new ValueJet 1324 and 1624 printers.
How it works:
Users create a ‘baseline’ of desired color per media type that’s stored in the printer. Before each print job, users print out a color strip of ‘jellybeans’
which the SpectroVUE then reads and compares to the previously stored baseline. ColorVerify Pro tells users if their current print matches their baseline
with a “pass” or “fail” notice. The system allows users to track color differentiations over time and provides troubleshooting help if colors do not match.
“Mutoh provided daily demonstrations of the new ColorVerify Pro service at Graph Expo, and the response was great,” shares Gary Rudnick, Director of
Sales. “ColorVerify Pro is a simple, easy to use tool that makes process control simple for the average user. Mutoh is the first in the industry to
actually incorporate process control into the printer and a database to store the information.”
Mutoh will be showcasing the complete ColorVerify Pro system this year at SGIA in New Orleans from October 19th through 21st, booth #2133.
Mutoh and Avery Dennison team-up to hold three more car wrap classes throughout the United States this year. Classes begin at $399 and all students
receive over $600 worth of tools and media kits just for attending.
Classes provide an in-depth understanding of how to properly wrap almost any vehicle and gain a competitive edge in the wrap industry.
Professional car wrap instructor, Justin Pate, will teach each of these classes using his, easy to learn, Universal Graphics Installation System (UGIS).
“Over my 15-year career, I have wrapped more than 2,500 vehicles. I developed my Universal Graphics Installation System as a result of that experience.
UGIS is a fluid, easy-to-learn installation system that reduces mistakes and ensures quality, resulting in a significantly lower install times,” shares
The workshop will include a 2 day class (with optional 3rd day certification exam) that will focus on properties of the film, recessed areas, proper tool use,
tips and tricks and cleaning of the wrap process.
“Mutoh experienced a very successful 2010 with our car wrap classes, and we are looking forward to partnering with Avery Dennison for the ten classes
offered in 2011,” shares Brian Phipps, General Manager of Mutoh America Inc. “New this year, students can receive Avery certification that can enhance
their businesses; we look forward to continuing to help the wrap industry grow!”
Participants of the class will receive a NT Cutter A-551P knife, Avery Dennison toolkit, Martor safety box, 25 yard rolls of MPI1005 Super Cast Easy Apply
RS and DOL1360, and a 30 percent coupon for purchases at www.learntowrapcars.com.
Class sessions will be held at the following locations:
September 12-14 Atlanta, GA Mutoh Southeast Regional Office
October 27-29 Chicago, IL Modagrafics
November 7-9 Seattle, WA To Be Announced
Cost for the 2 day class, plus 3rd day certification exam is $599. Certification is available for non-class attendees at $299 per exam. Each classes allows for
15 students, spots fill quickly so sign up now at http://na.averygraphics.com/AvGrNA_avery_wrap_school.asp.
Enhance Your Image and Reduce Your Costs with Mutoh ColorVerify
Mutoh, an industry leader in wide-format printers, announces the launch of Mutoh ColorVerify, an on-printer color checking system, using Mutoh’s
SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer. The SpectroVue can be equipped to the new ValueJet 1324 and 1624 printers, and comes standard with the
ValueJet 1608 Hybrid printer.
ColorVerify is a quick and easy way to save time and money by verifying the printer’s color output before running a print job. Mutoh’s ColorVerify service
provides a check for color ‘drift’ before it results in rejected jobs. The process takes just a few minutes to complete and can be done without sheeting
off, so it fits into the operator’s workflow.
How it works: When the SpectroVue option is added to a new ValueJet 1324 or 1624 printer, it automatically activates Mutoh’s free ColorVerify service.
With this service, the operator simply prints the built-in ColorVerify Color Check test strip at the beginning of a print run and stores the measured values
as a “baseline” in the printer’s on-board nonvolatile memory. Then, at any point throughout the print run, the operator can reprint the test strip and re-
measure. The printer will analyze the measured values, compare them to the baseline values, and report how much color variation has occurred
between the current print and the baseline measurement.
In addition to checking for color drift, ColorVerify also notifies the operator if the printer is reproducing color consistently across the full platen width,
which is critical when printing multi-panel jobs such as billboards, tradeshow murals and vehicle wraps.
“Mutoh is the first in its industry to provide customers with an effortless and accurate color verification system,” shares Brian Phipps, General Manager of
Mutoh America Inc. “In this economy, maximizing color efficiency is critical. ColorVerify quickly alerts the operator if something within the production
workflow has changed that could impact color accuracy. Process control has been a relatively unaddressed issue until now.”
Faster and more efficient than a manually operated spectrophotometer, the SpectroVue provides accurate and consistent color measurements. The
SpectroVue mounts directly to the side of the print head and takes its measurements from the same sample spot every time a ColorVerify Color Check
test strip is run.
The ValueJet 1324-54” and 1624-64” are Mutoh America’s newest additions to the ValueJet printer line. Not only can they be equipped with the
SpectroVue spectrophotometer, but they offer an automatic sheet off function, adaptation to different ink cartridge sizes and print at blazing
speeds (up to 313 sq/ft per hour on the 1624).
Professional car wrap installer, Justin Pate, has lowered the price of the three DVD combo kit from $149 to $99. This three DVD combo kit is the best
car wrap instructional DVD series available in the current marketplace.
"I recently offered a special price of $99 for the 3 DVD combination set for the International Sign Expo and Avery/Mutoh Phoenix training class.
The response was so overwhelming that it became apparent that it’s a value combination should be available to everyone."
The DVD combo kit is made up of three DVDs that are under the "Techniques and Tips" training platform.
DVD 1 - "Vehicle Graphic Installations" covers all the essential aspects of wrapping from tools, cleaning, hardware removals, Justin's UGIS:
Universal Graphic Installations, registration and much more. Running time: 144 minutes (Spanish subtitles)
DVD 2 - “Advanced Wrapping” builds on "Vehicle Graphic Installations" by covering the more complex aspects of vehicles. In 118 minutes, Pate
covers: cutting perfect corners, door handles, mirrors, wheel wells, antennae, rubber molding, bumpers and problem solving. In this DVD, installers
will gain new insight on how to wrap complex application surfaces that will instill confidence and help ensure quality, durability and efficiency.
DVD 3 - “Speedwrapping™” targets the entire sign shop. To ensure profits, all aspects of the wrap process must work seamlessly: design, production
and installation. Pate discusses how to create smart designs (with input from Todd Labrie, owner of Carwraps), sound production tips and how to
create top efficiency during the installation process. Included in this DVD is a segment on fleet wrapping, which is made possible with Justin's
All orders come with free shipping anywhere in the world and include a squeegee and Flexifelt.
To purchase the three DVD combo set for $99 go to: http://www.learntowrapcars.com
Pate has been wrapping vehicles for 15 years and has wrapped over 2,700 cars. He currently works as the lead installer for the Mutoh - Avery
School of Wrap workshops. There are six workshops remaining in North America for 2011 and the spaces are filling up fast. To sign up, and for
more information, please visit: http://na.averygraphics.com/AvGrNA_avery_wrap_school.asp.
Mutoh and Avery Dennison team-up to hold six more car wrap classes throughout the United States this year. Classes begin at $399 and all students
receive over $600 worth of tools and media kits just for attending.
Classes provide an in-depth understanding of how to properly wrap almost any vehicle and gain a competitive edge in the wrap industry.
Professional car wrap instructor, Justin Pate, will teach each of these classes using his, easy to learn, Universal Graphics Installation System (UGIS).
“Over my 15-year career, I have wrapped more than 2,500 vehicles. I developed my Universal Graphics Installation System as a result of that
experience. UGIS is a fluid, easy-to-learn installation system that reduces mistakes and ensures quality, resulting in a significantly lower install
times,” shares Pate.
The workshop will include a 2 day class (with optional 3rd day certification exam) that will focus on properties of the film, recessed areas, proper
tool use, tips and tricks and cleaning of the wrap process.
“Mutoh experienced a very successful 2010 with our car wrap classes, and we are looking forward to partnering with Avery Dennison for the ten
classes offered in 2011,” shares Brian Phipps, General Manager of Mutoh America Inc. “New this year, students can receive Avery certification
that can enhance their businesses; we look forward to continuing to help the wrap industry grow!”
Participants of the class will receive a NT Cutter A-551P knife, Avery Dennison toolkit, Martor safety box, 25 yard rolls of MPI1005 Super Cast Easy
Apply RS and DOL1360, and a 30 percent coupon for purchases at www.learntowrapcars.com.
Class sessions will be held at the following locations:
July 28-30 Wharton, NJ Graphic Resource Systems
August 1-3 Denison, TX SignWarehouse
September 8-10 Toronto, ON Proveer
September 12-14 Atlanta, GA Mutoh Southeast Regional Office
October 27-29 Chicago, IL Modagrafics
October 31-Nov 2 Seattle, WA To Be Announced
Cost for the 2 day class, plus 3rd day certification exam is $599. Certification is available for non-class attendees at $299 per exam. Each classes
allows for 15 students, spots fill quickly so sign up now at http://na.averygraphics.com/AvGrNA_avery_wrap_school.asp.
Mutoh printer owners are encouraged to sign up at www.carwraps101.com free of charge. This site offers a multitude of information on car wraps
and can prepare students for certification testing.
American Wrap Star Winner Takes Home Mutoh ValueJet 1614
Gold sponsors, Mutoh America and Fellers, provided a ValueJet 1614 printer as the grand prize for the American Wrap Star contest at the International
Sign Expo. The expo was held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from April 28th through 30th.
Mingo Richter, from Blackbox-Richter, was named winner of the American Wrap Star contest. Richter was one of 30 competitors.
Competitors took turns wrapping Corvettes throughout the three day show. Judging of the competition was based on the quality of the wrap and
Runner-ups took home other printing and laminating prizes:
2nd place: Tyler Cook from Vechiclewraps.ca
3rd place: Chris Brown from The Decal Source
4th place: Aaron Gillett from Vehiclewraps.ca
The Mutoh ValueJet 1614-64” is the “Wrapper’s Choice” for speed, size and quality. Mutoh recently announced the launch of the new ValueJet
1624-64” eco-solvent printer. The new printer maintains the same great qualities of the previous 1614 model, but contains a new print head and
produces print speeds up to 313 square feet per hour.
Mutoh announces the release of its newest additions to the ValueJet line-up, the ValueJet 1324-54” and ValueJet 1624-64” inkjet printers!
The new ValueJets offer exciting innovative technology with upgraded features. The printers will replace the previous ValueJet 1304-54” and
ValueJet 1614-64” models.
New ValueJet 1324-54” printer features include:
· New print head
· Improved print speeds (prints up to 300 sqft/h)
· Added service door for easy maintenance accessibility
· Equipped with automatic sheet off function
· Mutoh’s Spectrovue-VM10, color measurement tool, can be equipped at user’s option
New ValueJet 1624-64” printer features include:
· New print head
· Improved print speeds (prints up to 313 sqft/h)
· Moveable ink cartridge holder that accommodates both 220ml and 440ml cartridges
· Equipped with automatic sheet off function
· Mutoh’s Spectrovue-VM10, color measurement tool, can be equipped at user’s option
Same great ValueJet features:
· Equipped with i²: Intelligent Interweave print technique virtually eliminating horizontal banding
· Affordable prices
· Eco-solvent Ink produces vivid prints with exceptional 3 year outdoor durability
· Low maintenance
· Easy to install and operate
· Three heater design for fast drying
· Two year on-site warranty
Mutoh will showcase the new ValueJet 1324-54” and ValueJet 1624-64” at the International Sign Expo (ISA) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The trade show
will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from April 28th-30th.
Mutoh Financial Services makes it easy for customers and dealers to purchase equipment by offering attractive rates and customized plans.
Customers can be qualified in one of many financial programs, including incentives to receive up to a $2,000 rebate on their qualified printer
purchases. Application and approval is quick and easy, visit www.MUTOH.com for more information.
In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Mutoh America Inc. launches the new ink cartridge recycling program. The recycling program is just one more
step in the green direction, enhancing Mutoh’s environmentally-friendly operations.
Effective immediately, Mutoh printer owners are encouraged to send their empty ink cartridges to Mutoh America’s corporate office. Once received,
Mutoh will then transport the ink cartridges to a local recycling company.
In addition to the recycling program, Mutoh has begun making 1000ml ink bags, which are more eco-friendly than a smaller, plastic cartridge. The
bigger bag size is easier to recycle and produces less waste.
“I am pleased to announce our ink cartridge recycling program,” shares Brian Phipps, General Manager of Mutoh America. “Unfortunately, most ink
cartridges end up in the trash after they have been used. We, at Mutoh, are making an effort to reduce the amount of waste that these ink cartridges
cause by taking a proactive step in the green direction.”
Mutoh recently announced its new MP Ink, which is composed of 60 percent bio-based materials and contains no hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) or
heavy metals. The MP Ink produces a wide color gamut with increased adhesive and abrasion characteristics. Mutoh’s versatile ValueJet 1608HS-
Hybrid runs the MP ink to create vivid, high-quality prints on both rigid and flexible substrates.
Mutoh America Inc. Announces Mutoh Financial Services
Mutoh America Inc. proudly announces the launch of Mutoh Financial Services. The service will offer attractive rates and incentive programs to
interested Mutoh printer purchasers and leasers.
Effective immediately, customers can apply for Mutoh financing online. The quick application and approval of financing process is done within hours,
allowing Mutoh customers to purchase products same-day.
Mutoh’s attractive financing options are a sure fit for any printer purchaser’s needs. Customers can be qualified in one of many financial programs,
including rebate incentives, where they can receive up to a $2,000 rebate on their qualified printer purchase.
Mutoh’s financial consultants will work with any business to customize a purchasing program that is right for them, including accommodating plans for
start-up and sole proprietorship businesses. These programs will assist in preserving valuable working capital and conserving existing bank credit
Our financial consultants will strive to meet your financing goals and provide you with many options, such as 100% financing, fair market or $1.00
buyout, and flexible monthly payment options.
“With tough economic times, Mutoh wants to make sure that our customers can purchase products they require,” shares Brian Phipps, General
Manager of Mutoh America Inc. “Financing shouldn’t be an issue when buying equipment, so we’ve tailored programs to help find ways to meet
our customer’s financial needs.”
Professional car wrap installer Justin Pate has created two new vehicle graphic installation DVDs. The DVDs, “Advanced Wrapping” and “Speedwrapping™”,
are geared for the intermediate and professional installer. Both DVDs fall under the "Techniques and Tips" training series platform.
“Advanced Wrapping” covers, in detail, how to wrap the more complex aspects of vehicles. In 118 minutes, Pate covers: cutting perfect corners, door
handles, mirrors, wheel wells, antennae, rubber molding, bumpers and problem solving. In this DVD, installers will gain new insight on how to wrap
complex application surfaces that will instill confidence and help ensure quality, durability and efficiency.
“Speedwrapping™” is geared to help the entire sign shop. To ensure profits, all aspects of the wrap process must work seamlessly: design, production
and installation. Pate shows how all three work together to ensure low installation times, few mistakes and higher profits, Included in this DVD is a
segment on fleet wrapping which is made possible by Speedwrapping™.
In addition, in “Speedwrapping™”, Pate includes Hardware Removal XL. This segment shows how to remove all hardware and wrap them if with durability if
they cannot be removed.
These new DVDs, along with Techniques and Tips: Vehicle Graphic Installations and the Flexifelt buffer can be purchased at: www.learntowrapcars.com
-Buy any 2 Techniques and Tips DVDs for $99.
-Buy all three Technique and Tips DVDs for $149 and receive a copy of “Speedwrap Xtra” for free.
-All orders include a free squeegee and Flexifelt buffer.
-Free shipping to anywhere in the world!
Pate has been wrapping cars for 15 years and has wrapped over 2,500 cars. He currently works as the installer for Mutoh and Avery Dennison’s Car
Wrap Class using Universal Graphics Installation System (UGIS).
Mutoh America Inc. to Include Three Year Warranty on Kona Cutters
Mutoh America Inc. announces the NEW three year warranty on its Kona Cutters. The new warranty will go into effect immediately.
The three year, return to depot, limited warranty will cover parts and service.
Durable and designed to last, the Kona Cutters offer the finest cutting quality with excellent tracking. The Kona line is perfect for the home, office
and professional user with cutting capabilities for: signs, lettering, decals, stickers and contour cutting. Kona cutters are available in a 30, 55 and 65
“We believe in our products and their durability,” shares Gary Rudnick, Director of Sales for Mutoh America. “Product quality and reliability is an important
part of a company’s success. We hope to show the confidence we have in our products by offering this new three year Kona Cutter warranty to our
Kona integrates a laser-based optical sensor for automatic job recognition and alignment of contour and cut through data. Each Kona features a newly
designed reliable automatic sheet-off mechanism incorporating a rotatable long-life blade with 4 cutting sides.
Print and cut at the same time with Mutoh’s Kona Cutter and ValueJet lines. They give you the ability to work at the same time, so one operation does not
stop the other.
Mutoh stays green in the digital signage market with its new MP Ink! Made up of 60 percent bio-based material, and containing no HAPs (hazardous
air pollutants) or heavy metals, the Ink is made to enhance the output of Mutoh’s ValueJet 1608HS-Hybrid.
Mutoh’s new Ink produces a wider color gamut with increased adhesive and abrasion characteristics. This durable outdoor Ink is comprised of
renewable resources which are created in state-of-the-art resin chemistry.
“Mutoh is pleased to offer an ink choice to meet the growing demand for environmentally responsible advertising campaigns,” shares Brian Phipps,
General Manager of Mutoh America Inc. “Not only are we reducing our carbon footprint, but we are creating products that still give clear, vivid and
beautiful prints for our customers.”
MP Ink offers high performance on vinyl, banner and a wide range of plastics. The new Ink requires relatively low maintenance compared to
The ValueJet 1608HS-Hybrid, is one of Mutoh’s most versatile printers that can create impeccable prints on both rigid and flexible substrates.
Included in the Hybrid is Mutoh’s SpectrovueVM-10 spectrophotometer, a high-resolution “digital prism” that converts visible light to a digital spectrum for
on-printer color calibration. Mutoh’s new MP Ink and ValueJet 1608HS-Hyrbid streamlines the entire color management workflow, enhancing
productivity, reducing labor time and media waste.
Mutoh Completes Last Hands-On School of Wrap Class for 2010
Mutoh calls it a wrap for its Hands-On School for 2010. The last wrap class was held at Mutoh’s Phoenix Office from December 9th through 11th.
Professional car wrap installer, Justin Pate, teaches his easy to understand system (UGIS) that works on any vehicle, with any vinyl material. Students are
walked through how to properly and efficiently apply a car wrap from start to finish.
“The school was priceless! We feel confident we achieved everything we wanted to and more. Thank you for allowing us to participate. I will recommend
others to your school,” shares Erik Geisler, who sent one of his employees to the class.
The two day beginner class informed students of proper tool usage, properties of the film, Justin’s UGIS system and post installation tips. During this two day
workshop, students completely wrapped a vehicle from start to finish.
The one day advanced class furthered the student’s knowledge by integrating bumpers, deep recessed areas, increasing quality and lowering install times.
For attending, all students received 2 DVDs- Techniques and Tips: Vehicle Installations and Speedwrap Xtra, as well as a NT Cutter A-551P knife, Avery
squeegee and a Bezomatic self-igniting top.
Students left with an in-depth understanding of graphic installation mechanics and a competitive advantage in the vehicle wrap industry.
Classes were sponsored by Avery Dennison, a recognized media manufacturer that develops innovative identification and decorative solutions for
businesses and consumers worldwide. Avery provided their 1005 Supercast EZ RS print film and 1360 glossy overlam.
Mutoh employees raced to Phoenix International Racetrack November 13th and 14th. Lucky Mutoh employees were selected to attend the NASCAR
weekend, including sidelines tickets to the pit.
Mutoh sponsors both Rusty and Steve Wallace’s racecars.
“Rusty Wallace Racing uses Valuejet 1614-64” printers for making his cars look great. We couldn’t wait to see his cars in action on the race track. It was
great seeing everything up close and in person,” shares Brian Phipps, General Manager of Mutoh America.
Other Mutoh employees enjoyed the race, the entertainment and having an off-site bonding experience.
“I was lucky enough to win the pit tickets for the recent NASCAR weekend. We had a great time! It was great seeing the action down in the pit area and
spending time with RW Racing,” shares Jeff Springan, Mutoh employee.
Mutoh America Inc. proudly launches Mutoh Business Builder (MBB), an on-line tool for Mutoh customers that provides market specific information, education
and application driven training.
Starting November 17, 2010, Mutoh customers, new and old, are given FREE access to MBB simply by registering their printer and applying for a password.
Customers will have access to ideas and concepts to encourage improving their business, product offerings and their bottom line using the latest Mutoh
“MBB is a tool for our customers to learn about the different applications they can create using our products. Time and time again, people tell me they had no
idea what all they could do with our printers. With MBB we will showcase on mutoh.com, in our four showrooms across the country, and at tradeshows,
various applications and educational information for making money using our Mutoh digital printing and cutting equipment” states Brian Phipps, General
Manager of Mutoh America Inc.
The first MBB module is all about the Carwrap business. Mutoh customers will have access to the following:
· Training Video Library: Unlimited on-line streaming video.
· FAQ Section: Access to FAQ knowledgebase forums on the Carwraps Website.
· Design Database: Designs from the Carwraps® Design Database at a discounted rate of $15.99 per design. Design requests will be available upon
request on the Carwraps website.
· Discounted Templates: Complete template set from Art Station templates for a discounted price of $149 (plus $9.95 shipping and handling), while
· Webinars: Live webinars covering topics of design and production will be available to all members periodically. Webinar schedules and topics will be
posted on the Carwraps website and emailed to members 2 weeks prior to a scheduled webinar.
· Vehicle Graphics 101 eBook: Available for immediate download.
· Reduced rate “Hands on Installation Training”: Carwraps will hold installation training at various facilities throughout the U.S. for a price of $499.
For a limited time, Mutoh will also include a copy of Justin Pate’s, professional Carwrap installer, latest video DVD- “Techniques and Tips: Vehicle Graphic
Installations”, with every purchase of a ValueJet- 1614, 1304, 1618, 1608HS and 2606 shipped from Mutoh after November 17th, 2010.
To access MBB/Carwraps go to www.mutohcarwraps.com or go to www.mutoh.com . Additional content regarding other exciting markets and applications
will be added to the site over time in 2011 as they become available.
Mutoh Invites you to Master the Art of Vehicle Graphic Installation
Get an edge on your competition and master the art of vehicle graphic installation! Learn all aspects of installation including how to work more efficiently and
effectively, saving you hours and hours of labor, resulting in more profit: October 18th – 20th at Mutoh’s “Hands On” School of Wrap class, taught by Justin
Pate, one of the top graphic installers in the world, held at Avery Dennison: 250 Chester St., Building 8| Painesville, OH 44077. Seats are limited, please sign
up here: www.mutohcarwraps.com.
“After taking all three of Justin's classes I feel like I can wrap anything. Justin makes what seemed impossible very easy by understanding the materials and
using the proper tools and using his UGIS techniques. My co-worker and I analyzed every car we saw on our 7 hour drive home, confident that we could
wrap any of them with perfect results,” said Christopher Bailey, Sign Technology Inc.
Take all 3-days of the workshop and you will gain an in-depth understanding of each segment involved in vehicle graphic installation. Special Discount
Pricing when you register for both sessions: Basic-Intermediate-Advanced pricing $749 for Mutoh Users ($899 for non Mutoh Users). Individual pricing is
listed below. Basic/Intermediate Class - October 18th & 19th: Focus on the essentials of vehicle wrap installations with an emphasis on fundamentals. $599
(Special pricing for Mutoh owners: $499)
2. Hardware Removals
4. UGIS: Universal Graphic Installation System
5. Layout/Key Panel
7. Problem Solving
8. Post Installation Tips
*One vehicle will be wrapped from start to finish during the workshop
Advanced Workshop - October 20th: The advanced workshop is geared for those who are or have taken the basic/intermediate workshop and for
experienced installers looking to work on problem areas focusing on challenging sections, the finer points, speed and efficiency. $399 (Special pricing for
Mutoh owners $349)
1. Perfect corners and edges
2. Deep recessed areas
3. Seamless installations
4. Lowering install times
5. Creating higher quality
6. Wrapping without heat to create higher durability
7. Wheel wells, door handles, bumpers
All participants receive: NT Cutter A551-P knife, Avery squeegee, Speedwrap Xtra DVD (Justin wrapping a van in 2 hours real time), 1-month unlimited access
to Justin's HD instructional videos hosted at Carwraps- Over a $250 value! Receive additional training from Justin Pate via video workshops instructions:
"What I really like about the Mutoh School of Wrap 2010 workshops is that all the participants' receive one month access to my online instructional and
design videos that are hosted at Carwraps®. I've set up the School of Wrap workshop to follow the outline of the videos so when the students get home the
information and techniques remain fresh. This deepens the learning process and takes the pressure off the students from feeling that they have to learn
everything in two or three days." ~ Justin Pate
Officials of Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) and Mutoh America—a manufacturer of wide format printers— announced
today a partnership in which Mutoh will serve as an associate sponsor of RWR in the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series.
As part of that agreement, the RWR facility currently houses Mutoh’s ValueJet 1614 Printer—“The Wrappers
Choice”—the Mutoh SC PRO Cutter and a Royal Sovereign Laminator.
Noted RWR team owner, Rusty Wallace, "With the 2010 race season in full swing, Mutoh’s ValueJet has played
a big role in preparing graphics for our No. 66 and No. 62 teams. Our team has a lot of momentum right now and
we’re hoping that 2010 will be a record breaking year for our team. We’re proud to be using Mutoh’s ValueJet
1614 printer and SC PRO Cutter to produce graphics for our race cars.”
With 55 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins under his belt, Wallace knows first-hand what it takes to be successful
on the racetrack. As owner of RWR, he has put this knowledge to work even further. "Ensuring that our
sponsors’ logos look their best is extremely important to us," said Wallace. "We know and trust Mutoh. With the
prints produced by the ValueJet 1614, the colors and logos on cars really pop."
“Rusty first approached me after seeing our printer in West Coast Customs booth at the SEMA Show in Las
Vegas last year. He was looking for a solution to wrap his race cars fast, without failure and they needed to look
great. After visiting Mutoh America Headquarters he chose our most popular printer for producing wraps, the
ValueJet 1614. This is going to be a great relationship and we look forward to working with Rusty and his team
for many years ahead,” said Brian Phipps, Mutoh’s General Manager.
Mutoh America, wide format printer manufacturer, announces a special summer sign shop promotion for one
of its most popular printers: the ValueJet 1304 54” for only $14,995.00, an approximate 20% discount from the
MSRP of $18,495.00! Free 2nd year warranty is included. Offer valid for a limited time only, act now!
The ValueJet 1304 comes with Mutoh Edition SE RIP Software; optional take up system is available. The
ValueJet 1304 reaches print speeds up to 145 sq/ft/hr in production mode, using Eco-Ultra Ink.
The Carwraps® Business Builder program is optional with your ValueJet 1304 purchase for only $995 (a $5,000
Value). The program is comprised of three important elements: Training, Support, and Marketing Assistance
with the primary objectives being greater efficiency and effectiveness resulting in higher profits. Please visit
www.mutohcarwraps.com for more information.
The VJ1304 has been a staple in the Mutoh family of printers and a favorite of many Mutoh end-users due to
its user-friendly features. The ValueJet 1304 produces posters, banners, long-term backlit signage, POS displays
as well as signs and stickers.
Offer ends September 30, 2010.
Mutoh America, wide format printer manufacturer, offers a new line of Kona Cutters, available in 3 sizes, 30”, 54”
and 65”, featuring the accuracy and speed Mutoh is known for. For home, office and professional users, the
Kona line offers the finest cutting quality with excellent tracking. The Kona Cutter line features a new full-color
3.5” LCD touch screen with multi-language capability, making access to all functions easy and direct.
The Kona Cutters have a new dual roll support system! The standard media support rollers allow trouble-free vinyl
handling, while ensuring perfect tracking. The optional roll-off system is available for contactless loading of pre-
“The new sheet-off system the Kona Cutters encompasses is an innovative automatic sheet-off mechanism
incorporating a rotating long-life blade with 4 cutting sides for cutting media at the end of a job. This will speed
the process for our end users, and allow for printing of full rolls that can be contour cut and processed into
convenient sheets for handling, weeding, storage or shipping,” comments Randy Anderson, Product Marketing
The Kona Cutters integrate a laser-based optical sensor for automatic job recognition and accurate alignment of
contour and cut through data; cutting a broad range of sign making materials up to a maximum thickness of 1
mm. Mutoh’s Kona 760 (30”) Cutter is equipped with 2 pressure rollers. The Kona 1400 (54”) and 1650 (65”) are
equipped with 3 pressure rollers.
The cutting force is adjustable from 20 – 450 grams to guarantee optimum cutting results on a wide range of
materials. Long-length tracking is guaranteed thanks to the matching of grid roller sets per individual machine.
The cutting speed is adjustable up to 1000 mm/s at a maximum acceleration of 3 G, which enables a cutting
speed up to 1414 mm/s and an acceleration of 4.2 G in diagonal movements.
Mutoh also offers the Kona combined with their best in class ValueJet wide format printers for superior print and
cut production starting at only $22,995.00. Available for shipping middle of July.
Mutoh’s Hands-On School of Wrap in Maryland a Success!
Mutoh’s recently concluded “School of Wrap” class in Elkridge, MD., proved to be a big success for students.
The classes were held June 7th – 8th (basic class) and June 9th (advanced class) at the SEAL/Neschen Americas.
A few eager to learn students who signed up for the intermediate class adjusted their schedules to stay and
attend the advanced class to become skilled at additional techniques.
The opportunity to train under the guidance of acclaimed graphic installer, Justin Pate, being taught his exclusive
UGIS (Universal graphic installation system) a more efficient, effective and profitable way to wrap vehicles,
proved a valuable experience for the students.
Radim Horak of KDF Reprographics Inc. enrolled in the class, knowing he would receive an in depth
understanding of graphic installation mechanics that would enable him to gain a competitive advantage in the
vehicle wrap industry. "Mutoh's car wrap training class is top notch! Justin's techniques and approach to car
wraps definitely improved my abilities. The classes were worth every penny," said Horak.
Elmer Martinez of GMedia Wraps also attended the course and was very impressed with Justin’s techniques
of UGIS: a fluid, easy-to-learn platform. He is sure the skills he learned will result in higher profits for his business
in the near future.
“The class far exceeded my expectations from the get go. Justin took the time to explain materials, tools,
vendors, techniques and more. He went over his UGIS technique in detail, with numerous visual and hands-on
examples. I couldn’t believe that this system hadn’t been “required teaching” by the major material vendors,” said
Mutoh America Inc. will hold the next Mutoh “Hands On School of Wrap” class at Graphics One, LLC in Burbank,
CA August 16th and 17th/Intermediate class and August 18th/Advanced class.
Mutoh Introduces the SPECTROVUE VM-10: New Technology for
On-Printer Color Calibration
Mutoh America, wide format printer manufacturer, streamlines the entire color management workflow with its
new SPECTROVUE VM-10, a miniature integrated spectrophotometer that connects to the print head of the
new ValueJet 1608HS Hybrid Printer to help automate the process of color calibration.
The Mutoh SPECTROVUE VM-10 is a compact spectrophotometer developed for on-printer color calibration.
The patent-pending design incorporates Mutoh’s own DP1 spectral imaging chip, a high-resolution “digital
prism” that converts visible light to a digital spectrum. The SPECTROVUE reports both spectral and
colorimetric values for any one of 18 pre-programmed standard illuminants or any standard daylight illuminant.
It helps to ensure greater productivity by automating the tedious task of printing and measuring color targets.
“The SPECTROVUE VM-10 enhances productivity, reduces time and wasted media, and encourages better
in-shop color management practices providing our end-users superior and reliable color reproduction,” said
Brian Phipps, Mutoh’s Director of Sales.
Combined with compatible RIP software, regular use of the SPECTROVUE VM-10 helps to ensure optimum
color reproduction and reproducibility; it enhances image quality by utilizing the full color gamut of the printer;
and, achieves a higher level of color consistency for multi-run print jobs and jobs printed on different substrates.
Calibration quick color checks can be performed with minimal impact on production schedules. And, with the
SPECTROVUE, color patch layouts are optimized to fit the full width of the media, minimizing waste and
improving overall productivity.
Developed by Mutoh's Phoenix-based Advanced Engineering Group, the SPECTROVUE VM-10 works well
on both rigid and flexible materials, and glossy and matte surfaces. Supported by Onyx Graphics'
ProductionHouse™ and RIPCenter™, Mutoh Edition software, for the Mutoh VJ-1608HS Hybrid Printer. Fast,
accurate, repeatable, reliable and automatic. Save time, save media, save money with Mutoh’s
SPECTROVUE VM-10 on-printer spectrophotometer. Available mid June, 2010.
Certain device features are software-specific, and require support of third-party RIP software to be fully
functional. For a list of authorized third-party vendors of RIP software for ValueJet with SPECTROVUE
VM-10 support, contact your local Mutoh Authorized Reseller.
Mutoh Announces The Next Generation: ValueJet 1608HA Hybrid
Mutoh America Inc. wide-format printer manufacturer announces the next generation ValueJet 1608HA hybrid
Specifically designed to meet the demands of our customers the technical advancements are as follows:
- A compressor is no longer required. The VJ1608HA includes a medical grade air pump to drive the heated air
nozzles. The air pump incorporates external filters that help reduce condensation and damage from foreign particles.
- New heavy duty design and construction of the feed and take-up tables.
- VJ1608HA integrates the hot air nozzle controllers into the printer thus enabling control of the HAN from the RIP
or control panel.
- Advanced new print modes including a 1440x1440 dpi resolution with double the speed!
- Now incorporating the latest Epson print head that has 5 variable dot sizes.
- Improved air flow and circulation through the printer cabinet.
"The technical innovations made to the ValueJet 1608HA raise the bar. The new model maintains high image
quality with user-friendly features," says Brian Phipps, Director of Sales.
Effectively and efficiently designed to increase productivity and can be used to print on both rigid substrates
and roll to roll including car wraps. The ValueJet 1608HA prints directly onto corrugated plastics, polystyrene,
PVC, acrylic, Polycarbonate, foam board, aluminum composite, banner, wall covering and more.
A flatbed with brilliant results at a price you can afford, reaching speeds up to 120 sq/ft/hr in production mode
using Mutoh’s patented Intelligent Interweave print technique that virtually eliminates banding.
The ValueJet 1608HA uses MUBIO INK, recognized by the EPA Design for the Environment program composed
of 80% plant derived substances, containing no harmful VOC’s. A 4-color printer with a maximum resolution of
1440 dpi, and automatic media thickness detection. The MUBIO INK is available in 880 ml ink packs. The
ValueJet 1608HA is available immediately via authorized Mutoh Dealers priced at only $48,495.
Mutoh Introduces the ValueJet 1628T and ValueJet 2628T Aqueous-
based Soft Signage Printers
Mutoh America Inc. launches the exceptional ValueJet 1628T 64" and ValueJet 2628T 100" Aqueous Printers,
specifically designed for soft signage printing. Expand your creativity and increase your profits with the ValueJet
"ValueJet 1628T/2628T incorporates NEW and improved technology that offers numerous business opportunities
for soft signage printing that will target the creative digital textile market," said Jeff Springan, Product Engineer
for MUTOH America.
The ValueJet 1628T/2628T is designed for soft signage applications such as banners, flags, pennants,
POP-displays and signage, posters, tradeshow graphics, museum fine art, wall murals, for both polyester
fabrics and dye-sublimation paper.
Offering a maximum print width of 63.2"/103.2" and print resolutions of 360, 540 & 720dpi for different applications,
the ValueJet 1628T/2628T has draft quality speeds up to 447sq/ft/hr, and print speeds up to 154sq/ft/hr in
production mode. The ValueJet 1628T/2628T employs a new head, which is best suited for polyester fabrics
using the On Demand Piezo Drive Method and encompasses Mutoh’s patented Intelligent Interweaving (I²)
“wave” Printing Technique that virtually eliminates banding.
The ValueJet 1628T/2628T delivers superior line sharpness and photo quality with continuous tones, smooth
transitions and a wide color gamut that can be utilized with a variety of Ink cartridges (CMYKLcLmOG), available
in 4, 6 or 8 colors, available as 220ml cartridges or a bulk ink system. The ValueJet 1628T/2628T offers easy
installation and user friendly operation.
The ValueJet 1628T/2628T is available for shipping beginning in April, 2010.
MUTOH’s Customer Appreciation Drawing is Presented to Show
Gratitude for all of Customers
MUTOH’s Customer Appreciation Drawing is presented to show their gratitude for all of their customers.
Register your NEW or OLD MUTOH printer for a chance to WIN one of two FREE prizes: 1st Place
Prize includes a one year manufacturer warranty. 2nd Place Prize is one round trip flight from anywhere
in the U.S. to the ISA Tradeshow held April 8-10, 2010 in Orlando, FL.
“This is a small token of appreciation for Mutoh’s customers. Good luck to all who enter!” says Randy
Rickert, Vice President/GM of Mutoh America.
Names will be drawn on December 31, 2009. All new and old Mutoh printers qualify. Printer(s) must be in
good operating condition. The manufacturer warranty requires the use of Mutoh’s Eco Ultra Inks
throughout the entire warranty period. The warranty is non transferable. Offer is valid in the continental U.S.
The prize cannot be combined with any other promotion/special.
Mutoh America has teamed up with industry experts, Justin Pate, one the top graphic installers in the world, and
Todd LaBrie, President of Carwraps, Inc., to introduce for the FIRST TIME EVER, online Video Car Wrap
Training Series. Monthly membership includes UNLIMITED access to ALL design, production, and installation
videos for only $199/month or $49.95/day.
Mutoh’s Video Car Wrap Training offers first class, professional methods to reduce vehicle graphic design time
and expand productivity without the inconvenience of traveling or high costs associated to learn this exciting
Vehicle Wrap Design and Print Training with Todd LaBrie:
- Conceptual approaches for improved work flow
- Vehicle template set up for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop applications
- Color correction and management for perfect results
- Understanding file preparation and using the RIP
Vehicle Graphic Installations: Techniques and Tips with Justin Pate
- Instructional video for all levels of graphic installation
- Learn basic application techniques (using the squeegee, cutting and heating)
- How to clean, lay out & register the graphics
- Working with newly released media and the different applications
- Introduction of new, high quality tools available on the market
- Coming Soon- Advanced Skills Series - seamless installations, how to apply media to
bumpers, recessed areas and compound curves. Available at: www.carwraps.net/home/training
"This is a first ever!" says Randy Rickert, Vice President/GM of Mutoh America. "I think we hit it out of the park!"
Stay tuned! We will be launching mid to late July. Visit: www.carwraps.net/home/training or contact Todd
LaBrie at 1-866-972-7227 x 3
MUTOH introduces the MUTOH Media line of vinyl’s and banners: Tested, optimized and especially
recommended for the ValueJet 1618 Dual Headed printer using Eco Ultra Inks and for the ValueJet 1608 Hybrid
Printer using MUBIO Inks.
"MUTOH’s Media will provide dependable excellence you can count on to receive consistent, reliable results to
achieve the vibrant color, durability, and longevity you expect from a manufacturer, lasting up to five years,"
said Randy Rickert, MUTOH’s General Manager/Vice President. "MUTOH’s media combines the characteristics
of long-lasting, signage at an affordable cost, providing optimum levels of strength for dynamic, high-performance
signage that will get noticed!"
MUTOH Media has been rigorously tested to ensure excellent compatibility with the ValueJet 1608 and 1618
printers to produce outdoor and indoor banners, signs, trade show graphics, POP displays / retail displays, maps,
murals and more!
There is an ever-increasing demand for grand scale advertising at an affordable cost. Mutoh Media is
competitively priced, without compromising quality and reliability. Get the quality you expect at the price you
MUTOH Media is compatible with the full MUTOH line of printers and will be available for shipping July 31st.
For more MUTOH Media details please visit www.MutohMedia.com.
Mutoh Introduces the New RJ 900 Dye-Sublimation Printer
Mutoh launches the new RJ-900 Dye Sublimation Printer, a professional printer at an exceptional price point,
specifically designed for dye sublimation. Expand your creativity and increase your profits with the RJ 900.
"The emergence of new and improved dye sub technology offers countless new business opportunities. The
RJ 900 is one of the most affordable digital transfer dye sublimation printers to hit the creative dye sub market,"
said Randy Rickert, General Manager of MUTOH America.
The RJ 900 offers a maximum print width up to 42 inches and print resolutions of 360, 720, 1440 and 2880 dpi for
different applications. The RJ 900 encompasses Mutoh’s patented Intelligent Interweaving (I²) “wave” printing
technology, with draft quality speeds up to 426 sq/ft/hr. You can transfer high quality prints onto virtually any dye
sublimation paper for sublimating on a wide variety of fabrics and rigid substrates.
The RJ-900 delivers superior line sharpness and photo quality with continuous tones, smooth transitions and a wide
color gamut that can be utilized with a variety of (CMYK) Ink sets. The RJ-900’s compact design offers easy
installation and user friendly operation. The RJ 900’s high resolution printing mode uses a four color drop-on-
demand variable dot single print head, resulting in finer details and brighter colors of your images and designs.
Use the RJ 900 for applications such as banners, flags, pennants, prototypes, sports goods (snowboards, helmets),
gadgets (mugs, mouse pads, clocks), apparel (blouses, rain jackets, t-shirts, sportswear), personalized interior
(curtains, sheets), polyester coated ceramics and tile murals, tradeshow and exhibition graphics (carpets,
customized banners, booth decoration), floor graphics, POP-displays, posters, soft signage, wall murals,
fashion textile, shop awnings, outdoor advertising, home furnishings and more.
MUTOH’s NEW RJ 900 Printer is priced at $8,561 with MUTOH DS dye sub ink priced at $66.99 per 220ml
cartridge. The RJ 900 Printer is available for shipment beginning in July, 2009. Visit www.mutoh.com for more
MUTOH’s Power Filter: with Mutoh’s Extended Protection Guarantee
Mutoh cares about you and your profit center! No matter what printer you currently own, MUTOH wants you to
be making a profit! “MUTOH’s Power Filter: with Mutoh’s Extended Protection Guarantee is designed to maximize
the performance of your digital equipment,” said Randy Rickert, Mutoh America’s General Manager.
If your MUTOH Power Filter fails, and fails to protect your properly connected equipment due to abnormal
electrical conditions, MUTOH’s Extended Protection Guarantee covers repairs, up to the full replacement
value of the machine, for LIFE.
Not a MUTOH customer? Mutoh will still protect your printer guaranteed! Power surges and electrical
disturbances found in buildings and power supplies can damage the efficiency and reliability of your digital
machine. These common power problems can cause lockups, software corruption, board failures, downed
systems, and catastrophic equipment damage.
The MUTOH Power Filter eliminates interference that may interrupt the proper operation of electrical or electronic
equipment. MUTOH’s Power Filter provides protection from line to ground and neutral to ground, network
protection, fax protection, DSL filtration, Lifetime Warranty, and Revenue Opportunity.
Get your MUTOH Power Filer for only $199.00, visit www.mutoh.com for more details.
Mutoh America, Inc. announces a partnership with Electronic Systems Protection, Inc. (ESP) that will provide
industry leading power filtration technology to MUTOH dealerships internationally.
"MUTOH’s partnership with ESP is built on a shared vision to create a more delightful end-user experience," said
Scott Saltzman, Regional Sales Manager for ESP. "Together we will increase productivity, provide advanced
power protection, and deliver quality solutions to all MUTOH dealers."
As a result of this partnership, authorized MUTOH dealers will be able to purchase ESP’s power filtering
technology directly through MUTOH.
"MUTOH is truly pleased to have ESP as a partner," said Randy Rickert, General Manager for MUTOH Americas,
Inc. "We are confident that adding ESP’s products to our fleet of wide-format solutions will enhance customer
satisfaction, protect customer’s machines in the field, and increase profitability for our dealers."
Mutoh America’s Vehicle Wrap Seminar Was a Smash Hit
Mutoh’s Vehicle Wrap Seminar March 19-20 had a successful turnout! Attendees walked away with a plethora
of insightful hands on training and experience.
The class was designed to provide the guests with a competitive advantage in the car wrapping business.
Justin Pate’s graphic installation expertise was the cornerstone that taught speedy installation tricks and ways
to avoid mistakes. Todd LaBrie, Owner of Carwraps, presented all aspects to effectively produce wraps and
earn a large profit.
"Throughout the seminar I learned efficient design techniques and developed an extensive understanding of
wrap mechanics," shared Bill Pirkett, Owner of Doppelganger. Patrick Buckley, a proud owner of a Mutoh 64"
printer and Owner of Direct Effect Graphics adds, "Car wrapping in-house will impact my business by increasing
The welcoming atmosphere encouraged participation. Joshua Marquardt of Art City Signs states, "The
comforting learning environment allowed me to gain confidence without feeling intimidated when asking
Chris Milford, Manager of The Reproduction Company, discovered the ValueJet 1614-64” Printer with Mutoh’s
Eco-Ultra Inks to launch into the car wrapping business.
Mutoh would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions: 3M, Carwraps, Conquerer Tools,
Metabo, and Seal Neschen of Americas.
"We had an overwhelming response to Mutoh’s Vehicle Wrap Seminar and plan on scheduling future seminars
across the United States," shares Randy Rickert, GM of Mutoh America. Visit www.mutoh.com for updates.
To see Justin Pate wrapping in action, visit MUTOH’s booth # 3301 at ISA in Las Vegas, NV April 16th -18th.
Stay tuned for more details.
Mutoh America Pays for the First 6 Months of your Lease!
The TIME IS NOW for Mutoh America Inc. to help out the Sign Industry. Mutoh America Inc. is offering to pay
the first 6 months to anyone* wanting to lease a ValueJet 1304 or 1614 printer. Mutoh understands that times
are tough right now, and we want you to know that we are here for you.
Purchase the hottest printer on the market today, THE VALUEJET, and start growing your business on us.
Please contact Mutoh at www.mutoh.com or call 1 800.99.MUTOH and ask to speak with a sales representative.
They will direct you to an authorized reseller. THE TIME IS NOW!!!
Up to a $3,500.00 savings during the first 6 months! Also receive the 2nd year warranty free! Another savings
up to $2,650.00!
*Pending approved credit by OMNI Leasing, 48 month leases only, the $200.00 processing fee
will be waived for qualified applicants. Offer valid through March 31, 2009.
Get 5 Sets of Mutoh Eco-Ultra Ink Plus Cleaning Fluid Free
Who couldn’t use extra cash during the current economic hardship? In efforts to help keep cash in your pockets,
Mutoh America is announcing its New Year Promotion that will reduce your ink expenses and increase your profits.
Purchase a Mutoh ValueJet 1304-54" printer between 1/12/09-2/28/09 with a free 2 year extended warranty,
and receive five sets of Eco-Ultra Ink plus one set of Eco-Ultra Cleaning Fluid. That’s a retail value of $ 4,000.00!
Don’t pass up this exclusive opportunity to save money!
Mutoh America Inc., takes Service to the next level: Beginning January 1st, 2009, webcams will ship with
each Mutoh printer. The cameras will allow visual communication for Mutoh customers when working with
their dealers to reduce idle time that can occur when diagnosing issues.
"My goal is to continue making Mutoh’s service the best in the industry," says Randy Rickert, General Manager
of Mutoh America Inc.
Web cameras will be utilized to more efficiently determine root causes and provide targeted solutions. "Often
times, maintenance, workflow, RIP, and application settings create undesirable output that visual communication
can detect and resolve - reducing customer down time," said Mutoh’s Customer Service Manager, Mike Bisson.
Mutoh America held their first Vehicle Wrap Seminar at the Phoenix headquarters newly renovated training
facility located at 2602 South 47th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034. Please call 1.800.99.MUTOH for details on how to
register for upcoming educational seminars.
"Our newly renovated training facility is providing numerous opportunities for Mutoh to further educate people
in the digital graphics and signage industry! We are very excited to invite people to MUTOH for future
educational seminars," said Randy Rickert General Manager of Mutoh America.
If you are looking for ways to get ahead in the digital graphics and signage industry don’t hesitate to contact
MUTOH ASAP at 1.800.99.MUTOH (68864) for details.
Randy Rickert Talks About Going "Green" with MUBIO Ink
Randy Rickert, General Manager of Mutoh America, was recently interviewed by Whattheythink.com at Graph
Expo Show in Chicago to address the importance of Going Green and how Mutoh’s ValueJet 1608-64" Hybrid
printer is committed to providing an Eco-friendly package that is unlike anything else in the market.
Mutoh America is the first company with a Green printing solution using MUBIO Ink that brings you rapid
return on investment, saving time, money, and the environment. MUBIO INK was exclusively developed
for the Hybrid printer and is the only ink-jet ink recognized by the EPA Design for the Environment program!
WhatTheyThink.com is a member-driven Website, Updated on a daily basis that delivers comprehensive
industry news and market intelligence for the printing and publishing industry.
Mutoh ValueJet 1608 Wins DPI Product of the Year Award
Mutoh America has won the DPI Product of the Year Competition. The award was received at the SGIA 2008
show in Atlanta for the ValueJet 1608-64 Hybrid printer.
The ValueJet 1608-64" Hybrid printer took top honors in the "rigid substrate (solvent ink)" category, meaning
those solvent machines capable of printing on rigid materials. A panel of judges anonymously evaluated
submissions based on criteria that include image, color, detail and tonality.
The prize winning image was printed by the ValueJet 1608-64" Hybrid printer with Mutoh's new EPA recognized
MUBIO Inks, on Gilman Foamboard using SAi's Mutoh Edition 6V2 PhotoPrint Software. The ValueJet 1608-64"
Hybrid printer is safe to operate without ventilation and produces high-resolution, outdoor durable images on a
variety of rigid and roll-to-roll media.
"We are proud to showcase our award winning work, and extremely thrilled to have won! The image chosen to
print for the DPI competition provided challenging colors and test patterns which highlighted the optimal abilities
of the ValueJet 1608-64" Hybrid printer," said Randy Rickert, general manager of Mutoh America.
This competition honors the finest digital imaging products, those that clearly provide a new definition of industry
technology and recognizes outstanding products that will have a major beneficial impact on the industry in
2009. This award presented to the ValueJet 1608-64" Hybrid printer is recognition of our technological
advancements, ink development and application of innovative ideas through feedback received from our
customers and partners.
Mutoh America Inc. will officially launch a new website www.mubiohybrid.com on October 31st, 2008 for business
owners, dealers and end-users who are looking for a complete “Green” printing solution using the ValueJet
1608-64" hybrid printer.
"Mubiohybrid.com will provide companies with resources to educate themselves on effective ways to become
“Green” using the ValueJet 1608-64” hybrid printer," said Randy Rickert, General Manager of Mutoh America Inc.
Information available throughout the site includes:
Specs and media compatibility for Mutoh’s “Green” printing solution: The ValueJet 1608-64" hybrid printer.
- Cost effective ways to go “Green” with Mutoh’s ValueJet 1608-64” hybrid printer.
- “Green” media and resources for the ValueJet 1608-64” hybrid printer and where to get the media.
- Tech Tips: Offering strategies to use when printing with MUBIO Ink onto “Green” media.
- Testimonials: Hear directly from end-users on the performance of their ValueJet 1608-64” hybrid printer.
- “Green” Partners Section: See additional “Green” products that can be utilized with the ValueJet 1608-64”
hybrid printer and links to “Green” partners websites.
- Events: The events section will indicate dates and locations where you can see Mutoh’s “Green” printing solution:
The ValueJet 1608-64” hybrid printer.
Mubiohybrid.com offers numerous resources designed to help you find a complete “Green” printing solution using
Mutoh’s ValueJet 1608-64” hybrid printer.
Environmental issues are a great concern. Mutoh America aims to offer easy solutions on www.mubiohybrid.com
for consumers to become “Green” using their ValueJet 1608-64” hybrid printer.
Mutoh America Exclusively Brings to Graph Expo the Versatile
ValueJet Product Line
Mutoh America, worldwide leader and manufacturer of large format printers, will showcase their versatile
product line featuring the ValueJet (54”, 64”, 100” and the Green 64” Hybrid) at Graph Expo 2008 in Chicago,
IL. Make sure you visit MUTOH America at booth # 5474. Now printing solid colors and bolder blacks,
with virtually no banding!
The ValueJet 1608-64” Hybrid is MUTOH’S new and exciting ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Hybrid
printing solution. The Green ValueJet 1608 uses MUTOH America’s NEW MUBIO INK! It is the only ink-jet
ink recognized by the EPA Design for the Environment program. The ink allows direct printing on a wide
range of rigid materials.
Standard on the ValueJet line is MUTOH America’s Patented i2: Intelligent Interweaving Printing Technology.
Revolutionary in the piezo printing application world, the Intelligent Interweaving Printing Technology allows
for increased print speeds and virtually eliminates banding. I2 offers impeccable and consistent print quality.
Its increased accuracy and consistency of dot-to-dot contact improves the printed image. Take advantage of
MUTOH’s high performance products, prices, and services.
Don't forget to enter MUTOH America's Sign Shop MakeOver contest. Winner receives over $100,000 worth
of products from participating sponsors and a complete makeover for their shop! Visit
www.mutohmakeover.com for more details.
MUTOH America Decides to Officially Launch the High Performance
ValueJet 1618-64" Printer for $29,995!
Mutoh America Inc., a globally recognized leader and manufacturer of large format commercial inkjet printers,
has placed a price tag of $29,995 on the ValueJet 1618-64" Printer.
Cutting back from the original price of $34,995 to $29,995, Mutoh America has decided to save your pocket
$5,000 on a roll-to-roll (dual-headed) printer that is perfect for durable graphics on coated and uncoated substrates.
Up to 63.97" wide, with a maximum media weight/rigid of 67 lbs, the ValuetJet 1618-64" can print directly onto
full-color posters, banners, backlit panels, POS displays, notices, signs, and stickers.
The ValueJet 1618 uses Mutoh’s patented Intelligent Interweaving Print Technology (i2): a revolutionary in the
printing industry, the technique allows for increased print speeds and virtually eliminates banding. i2 offers
impeccable and consistent print quality. In addition, you get increased dot gain control, allowing more latitude
in profile settings. The quality and clarity tied to the innovative, eye-catching graphics has revolutionized digital
Mutoh America’s ValueJet 1618-64" uses Eco-Ultra Ink, Mutoh’s 3rd generation of eco inks, which provide a
scratch resistant, durable, and vivid color output that lasts up to three years outdoors without lamination. The
ValueJet 1618 printer allows print resolutions of 1440/720/540 dpi and is standard with an ink starter kit KCYM
x 2 with a 1 year on-site warranty. The Eco-Ultra Ink is available in 1000ml ink packs. The media-drying
system includes individually controlled pre, platen, and post heaters.
Take advantage of Mutoh America’s NEW price reduction on the ValueJet 1618-64" to produce brilliant results
at a price you can afford. The ValueJet 1618 has a versatile performance that saves time and money to
bring a rapid return on investment. ValueJet 1618- 64" shipping in October 2008.
Mutoh America announces 3M’s Performance Guarantee on the
ValueJet Hybrid 1608-64" with EPA recognized MUBIO Inks
Mutoh America’s ValueJet Hybrid 1608-64" piezo ink jet printer, using MUBIO Inks, has been approved to
receive 3M’s Performance Guarantee. Together the ValueJet 1608, MUBIO Inks and selected 3M Media has
been tested for performance and durability at 3M’s state-of-the-art facilities.
3M is so confident that their graphic films, overlaminates and clear coats will meet high quality standards that 3M
guarantees their performance in Mutoh America’s ValueJet Hybrid 1608-64" printer with MUBIO Inks. MUBIO
Ink is the first inkjet ink to be recognized by the EPA under their Design for the Environment (DfE) initiative,
composed of more than 80% renewable resources and developed specifically for the demands of wide format
MUBIO Ink has the ability to print onto a wide variety of substrates while protecting the environment and safe
guarding human health. The corn based solvents are not hazardous air pollutants, pose no threat to the ozone
layer and contain no known human carcinogens.
3M’s products have been designed and engineered from the ground up to work consistently and reliably with
solvent-based piezo print platforms. The graphic films are put through a rugged battery of performance test to
ensure they work with all recommended system components. You can rely on 3M for quality and durability.
3M’s qualified media portfolio incorporates a broad range of products including: Controltac, Controltac with
Comply Adhesive, Scotchcal Graphic Films and Scotchlite Reflective Graphic Films. These products are
developed, tested and manufactured for optimal compatibility and performance.
Materials have different chemistries that must work together for a successful application, they can also act
differently within the printer handling and transport. Failure at any point presents a printer compatibility issue
and a change in chemistry can affect the physical properties. 3M takes great care and pride in the
development and execution of the test process protocols:
- Test for ink adhesion, color density and gloss.
- Test all overlaminate or clear coat options for performance on printed samples.
- Test for proper liner release and dimensional stability after printing.
- Test for adhesion of printed film samples to the recommended substrates.
- Test for durability using indoor accelerated weathering and actual outdoor weathering for each film and substrate,
performed in using a variety of temperature and humidity extremes.
To qualify for the 3M Performance Guarantee, graphics must be installed according to 3M recommendations.
The replacement cost of 3M materials only is covered; the guarantee does not warranty image fading, cracking,
peeling or any other performance issues. The 3M Performance Guarantee warrants the following for 3M Graphic
Films and Graphic Protection: physical defects, manufacturing defects, printing and cutting defects, stated
warranted durability, fitness for use, adhesive to specified substrates, and removal for removable/changeable films.
The duration of any given performance guarantee varies according to the material combinations and applications
as detailed in 3M Product and Instruction Bulletins which are available on 3M’s website, www.3Mgraphics.com.
Brian Phipps Receives Promotion To Director of Sales
Mutoh America Inc., a globally recognized leader and manufacturer in the large format printing industry promotes
Brian Phipps from Western Regional Sales Manager to Director of Sales.
Phipps has been involved in the wide format industry for over 10 years. Prior to joining Mutoh America in
December of 2004, Phipps held a position as Director of Sales for a fortune 500 company. For the past 3 years,
Phipps has increased sales profits for Mutoh America.
As Phipps is reaching higher levels of success, he continues to be an integral member of Mutoh America Inc.
With a wide array of experience and knowledge, he plans to apply it towards Mutoh America Inc. by driving
sales and making contributions its inside and field sales organizations.
"Mutoh America is a strong company and has been growing steady for the past several years. I look forward to
helping continue that trend with my new role as Director of Sales," asserts Phipps.
Mutoh America and ONYX Graphics, two highly recognized leaders in the digital printing industry, are
working together once again. Mutoh’s high performance ValueJet 1608 BIO Hybrid printer is bundled with
ONYX® RIPCenterTM, a perfect solution to help their mutual customers reduce costs by saving time and
effortlessly producing flawless quality prints.
"We are excited about the new partnership we have just formed with ONYX Graphics. I feel this is the right
software for the new ValueJet 1608 BIO Hybrid printer," said Randy Rickert, General Manager of Mutoh
ONYX RIPCenter is designed to enable users to immediately begin producing professional color prints. ONYX
RIPCenter includes a PostScript® RIP, so both raster and PostScript files can be processed and printed.
The product will ship with media profiles for 20 different substrates and 50 different print modes. Other features
include job nesting to reduce media waste, ink tracking for job cost estimates, RIP and print on-the-fly, easy
recalibration, and PANTONE® Spot Color matching.
"ONYX Graphics has worked closely with Mutoh to ensure that RipCenter compliments the powerful features
included in the ValueJet 1608 BIO Hybrid," said Jeb Hurley, President and CEO of ONYX Graphics. "We are
pleased to be working with Mutoh to deliver an enhanced level of compatibility and output quality that our
mutual customers expect."
The ValueJet 1608 BIO Hybrid uses Mutoh’s Drop-On Demand-Piezo Drive Method that is supported by
ONYX Graphics. The ValueJet 1608 BIO Hybrid uses Mutoh’s Patented Intelligent Interweaving Print
Technology (i2); where ink is laid down carefully in optimized wave forms, resulting in virtually no banding.
A combination of these features reaps many benefits to the user, saving time and obtaining impeccable
print quality every time.
Hiro Futsicaichi: Mutoh America’s New Director of Marketing
July 2008 - Phoenix, AZ. - Mutoh America, worldwide leader and manufacturer of large format commercial inkjet
printers, proudly announces Hiro Futsukaichi as Director of Marketing.
Hiro has been involved in the Digital Image Industry on regional and international levels. In the past, he had
experience working with accounts in Asia, China, Europe, and North America while living in Japan. The vast
experience has allowed him to be well-rounded and proficient throughout his career.
With 24 years of Marketing and Sales experience under his belt, Hiro is undoubtedly qualified to take on the
newly acquired position at Mutoh with full force. As Director of Marketing, Hiro will oversee all marketing activity,
advertising efforts, market research, and trade show events.
"I was very excited when I was offered the opportunity to live and work in America! Pursuing such a goal is
an honor," shares Hiro.
"I look forward to contributing to Mutoh’s success." Hiro additionally comments, "I’m very excited to start working
for Mutoh and plan on making a positive impact to expand business even more."
Phoenix, AZ - June 2008 - Do you want to get rid of your old printer? Now, with Mutoh’s Trade-Up and Cash
Back Program, you can trade in your old Falcon Outdoor and Falcon II Outdoor printers for any current Mutoh
ValueJet Printer and get up to $9,000.00 back in cash and products from Mutoh’s partnering companies!
Just purchase or lease an eligible Mutoh printer (a ValueJet 1304, ValueJet 1614, ValueJet 2606, and ValueJet
1608) between July 1st, 2008 and September 30, 2008. Then trade in your old Falcon Outdoor/Falcon II
Outdoor and receive up to $4,700.00 cash back depending on which printer you purchase. If you a purchase a:
- ValueJet 1304 get up to $1,750.00 back
- ValueJet 1614 get up to $2,300.00 back
- ValueJet 1608 get up to $4,400.00 back
- ValueJet 2606 get up to $4,700.00 back
Also, before it's too late, take advantage of additional benefits from Mutoh’s partnering companies offered
exclusively to Trade-In-Participants! Partnering companies include: Avery Graphics, Graphtec, SA International,
Neschen Americas and X-Rite. When you Trade in your old Mutoh Printer and purchase a new ValueJet you
- Two free rolls of Avery Graphics media: 5349 - MPI 1005EZ RS (54" x 25 yards), 5354 - DOL 1000 (54" x
25 yards) a value of $819.00
- Your choice of FREE admission to X-Rite’s Introduction To Color Management 2 day training class a value
of $1,095.00, or 15% off a personalized on-site profiling /color management training held at your location.
- Receive $1000 off FlexiSIGN-PRO or PhotoPRINT SERVER products from SAi.
Be more productive and take advantage of even more productivity tools.
- $500 off your purchase of a Graphtec America FC-8000-130 54 or FC-8000-160
Cutter for your print and cut needs. Contour cut quickly and easily with the high performance cutter. Print on
any Mutoh printer and die cut and Perf cut with the latest edition of Graphtec cutters.
- 10% manufacturer’s rebate off the purchase price of any SEAL brand laminator!
Choose any SEAL roller laminator in their wide range of market leading products. Models range in size from
44" to 80" in hot, cold and heat assist models.
- Also receive FREE sample rolls of Neschen SolvoTex Artist Banner Heavy and
SolvoTex PES Banner 240 textile printing media!
- If you lease a ValueJet via the Mutoh Trade Up Cash Back Program: Omni
- Leasing Corporation will save customers up to $1,140.00: They will offer 2% off the lease of any ValueJet
printer and the documentation filing fee of $199.00 will be waved.
If you are looking for faster production with great results, now is the time for you to participate in Mutoh’s
Trade-Up and Cash Back Program. Receive the whole package: media, software, training, a new cutter
and/or laminator! Select from our line of ValueJet printers that deliver impeccable image quality with virtually
no banding at a great price!
Promotion is valid in the U.S. only. For terms and conditions, detailed eligibility requirements and cash-back
amounts please visit www.TradeInYourMutoh.com.
Going Green, Printing Green and Making Money! With Mutoh’s
ValueJet Hybrid Bio Printer
May 2008 - Franklin, TN - Ken and John Kubalak, Owners of Sign Here of TN, are thrilled with their decision to
purchase Mutoh’s brand new ValueJet 1608 Hybrid printer, using MUBIO Ink, a new BIO ink technology
exclusively found on this printer composed primarily of renewable resources.
"The benefits of being able to print direct to rigid substrates and roll-to-roll have been amazing! I don’t know if I
would have finished all the projects that came in, in the last two weeks without it. I print primarily on poly-metal,
corrugated plastic and banner material, it is easy to flip materials and the color looks fabulous! This printer will
definitely sell itself," Kubalak said.
Sign Here of TN has over 29 years experience in the sign and woodworking industry. Primarily their work
consisted of vinyl products for real estate, and quick turn around projects such as sponsor signs.
"The sheer speed of the ValueJet 1608 printer and the capacity to manipulate files save so much time! The
benefits of faster production are enormous. The ValueJet Hybrid eliminates a whole step, and printing directly
on substrates reduces costs!" said Kubalak.
The Kubalaks used to farm digital print projects out to sign companies specializing in this area, spending about
15K a year. At this point the Kubalaks decided to bring the projects in house and Go Green by purchasing
Mutoh’s ValueJet 1608 Hybrid from SignWarehouse.
"The choice to purchase the ValueJet 1608 Hybrid was easy because Mutoh had the lowest price Hybrid Printer
on the market with the highest quality we could find," said Kubalak.
Combining today's technology with our craftsmanship and artistic ability, Sign Here of TN provides unique, one
of a kind products that are now produced in house with the ValueJet 1608. Sign Here of TN’s clients include
the Tennessee Golf Association, LPGA, YMCA of Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, numerous private
businesses, and many individuals.
After the first month of running the printer at Sign Here of TN the ROI has surpassed the initial expenditure and
they are staying very competitive in the Sign Industry.
Sign Here of Tennessee is located in Franklin, TN, just south of Nashville. Their goal is to exceed the
expectations of their customers while providing a personal service they may not find elsewhere.
April 2008 - Phoenix, Arizona - Mutoh America, worldwide leader and manufacturer of large format commercial
inkjet printers, proudly announces the latest addition to the Sales Training Team, Ken Parsley.
Parsley brings a wide range of experience including 2 years of Inkjet Printing, 10 years of Color Management,
and an impressive 30 years in Photographic Imaging. Parsley will train dealers to operate Mutoh equipment
with the correct RIP software, create profiles and test media.
"I am very impressed with the company’s technology since receiving a printer demo while I worked for Image
Craft. I had also heard great things about Mutoh from Gary Rudnick, whom I have great respect for," said
Parsley’s wide-ranging experience in the Printing and Digital Graphics Industry proves that his ample knowledge
is beneficial to his functions at Mutoh and will enable him to continue and expand as a professional.
"I am thrilled to work for a company that I truly believe produces a superior product. It’s enjoyable to support
a product you believe in," said Parsley.
Mutoh’s ValueJet 1618-64" Dual Head Printer Debuted at ISA
Mutoh America Inc., wide-format printer manufacturer, announces the ValueJet 1618 - 64" versatile high
performance dual headed printer using Mutoh’s Eco-Ultra Ink. The printer debuted March 27-29 at ISA in
Finally a roll to roll (optional HD take-up system available) with brilliant results at a price you can afford, reaching
speeds up to an astonishing 334 square feet per hour in production mode. It is perfect for durable graphics
on coated and uncoated substrates up to 63.97" wide with a maximum media weight/rigid of 67 lbs. Mutoh’s
new ValueJet 1618 - 64" printer prints directly onto full- color posters, banners, backlit panels, POS displays,
notices, signs, and stickers.
"The new double headed ValueJet 1618 will now enable sign shops to increase their productivity at a very
reasonable cost," says Randy Rickert, General Manager of Mutoh America Inc.
The new ValueJet 1618 has impeccable print quality with Mutoh’s Drop-On Demand-Piezo Drive Method. The
ValueJet 1618 uses Mutoh’s Intelligent Interweaving Print Technology (i2); ink is laid down carefully in optimized
wave forms, not in straight lines as used in traditional printing practices. This technique allows for increased
print speeds and virtually eliminates banding and ink mottle. In addition, you get increased dot gain control,
allowing more latitude in profile settings. This product brings you rapid return on investment thanks to a hassle
free, versatile performance that saves time and money.
The Eco-Ultra Ink is available in 1000ml ink packs. It is comprised of 2 heads (180 nozzles x 8 lines), 12
printing modes allowing print resolutions of 1440/720/540 dpi. The new ValueJet 1618 printer will be
delivered standard with an ink starter kit KCYM x 2 and comes with a 1 year on-site warranty. The media-drying
system includes individually controlled pre, platen, and post heaters. The ValueJet 1618- 64" printer is available
for shipping in July.
Come See a Vehicle Wrap Demonstration Presented by 3M in Mutoh’s
Booth, #1178 at ISA
Phoenix, AZ. March 2008- Mutoh America would like to invite you to visit us at the International Sign Expo
2008 in Orlando, Florida from March 27-29 at the Orange County Convention Center in booth 1178. Mutoh and
3M’s Educational Vehicle Wrap Demonstrations will be presented throughout the duration of the ISA show
(Thursday and Friday: 10:30am / 11:30am / 1:30pm / 3:30pm, Saturday: 10:30am / 11:30am / 1:30pm).
Graphics will be printed by Mutoh’s ValueJet on 3M media and laminated by GBC.
Mutoh has partnered up with Korographics, Digital Graphics, NBM, SAi, Colortrac (presented by GEI WideFormat),
GBC, and 3M to bring you Sign Shop Makeover 2008. Meet and greet the lucky Contest Winner who was
awarded over $100,000 worth of equipment, supplies and services! We will reveal the name on March 28, 2008
at 11am at Booth #1178. Come see the entire Sign Shop transformation recorded on video from start to finish.
The prize pack includes a digital printer, cutter, a laminator, software, media, and professional training.
Get ready to sign up for Sign Shop Makeover II: 2009! Entries will be accepted March 28th-December 6th,
2008. For information and contest details visit: www.mutohmakeover.com and www.mutoh.com
"It is nice to see our partner’s team up for promotional functions in addition to the Sign Shop Makeover Contest,
such as the vehicle wrap demonstration. I am looking forward to future endeavors with these extraordinary
companies. They have made impacting contributions to the successful turnout we’ve had this year. We have
great expectations for the second annual contest in 2009!," Randy Rickert, general manager, Mutoh America.
January 2008 - Phoenix, AZ - Mutoh America, worldwide leader and manufacturer of large format commercial
inkjet printers is proud to announce the addition of Kevin Anthuis as Eastern Regional Sales Manager.
Anthuis brings 25 years of experience to Mutoh, his previous roles ranged from Commercial Photographer, to
Digital Sales Manager of a nationwide supplier, as well as District Sales Manager, managing sales of a Multi-
Million Dollar company.
"I am very excited to join Mutoh’s sales force. My Capital Equipment sales experience in the industry since 1991
selling solutions, (including the family of Mutoh Valuejet printers and other Solvent printers) will be instrumental in
developing new markets in the Eastern Region," said Anthuis, Eastern Regional Sales Manager.
Anthuis’s extensive experience in the Printing and Digital Graphics Industry and previous development of long-
term relationships will continue his success and further develop his ability to grow and support Mutoh’s Eastern
"I believe Kevin’s experience will be an essential resource to the expansion of our sales in the Eastern Territory,"
said Randy Rickert, General Manager of Mutoh America Inc.
Phoenix, AZ January 2008- Attention Sign Shop Owners: Don’t forget to stop by Mutoh America’s Booth # 1178
at ISA in Orlando, FL Friday March 28th @ 11am to see who won the Sign Shop Make Over Contest.
Mutoh America teamed up with leaders in the Sign Industry: 3M Company, Korographics; digital wall covering
substrate provider, GBC; films and finishing equipment manufacturer, SA International (SAi); sign-making software
corporation, GEI Wide Format; distributors of Colortrac a scan to print system, and Sign Business and Digital
Graphics Magazines to present the First Ever Sign Shop Make Over Contest. One lucky winner will be awarded
over $100,000 worth of equipment, supplies and services.
"I am excited to have such great partners in the industry that have contributed to the huge success of the Sign
Shop Make Over. We are looking forward to a second annual contest this year!" says Randy Rickert, General
Manager at Mutoh America.
Contestants submitted an explanation of 500 words along with images and videos why their sign shop should
have been chosen. Entry deadline was December 31st, 2007.
The lucky winner will receive a digital printer and cutter, a laminator, software, media, training, Colortrac MFP
Scan to Print System and Press Coverage.
December, 2007 | Houston, TX - Colortech Direct, located in Houston, Texas, formerly known as Colortech
Printing, has now expanded their production capabilities to include signage, banners, vehicle graphics and
more, since the recent addition of the Mutoh Spitfire Extreme Printer. The first Spitfire Extreme to be installed
in the US has produced high output for Colortech Direct.
"The Mutoh Spitfire Extreme has been a valued addition to our production capabilities. We are very satisfied
with our decision and will continue to incorporate Mutoh products in our future purchases," said Shawna Harris,
Operations Manager for Colortech.
Colortech has been in the large format digital printing industry for 8 years, but the acquisition of the Spitfire
Extreme has allowed a more diversified spectrum of jobs, such as wrapping a Volkswagen Beetle and matching
trailer for That Chic Boutique, conference signage for Shell Oil, as well as banners, posters and large photo-
quality graphics for several mega-churches.
"The Spitfire is fast, efficient and very reliable. I don't feel the need to "baby-sit" each job now. I can start
multiple jobs, each with different specifications, and feel confident they will come out as expected," said
The machine is very user friendly. Colortech’s production team members who have had little to no experience
with large format machines can easily be trained to perform basic tasks. Daily and weekly maintenance is
"Since we have expanded our breadth of services beyond the realm of printing solutions, we decided to
change our name to Colortech Direct to stay aligned with our changing direction effective December 1st,"
said Mike Harris. "We are very proud of our latest addition, most importantly, the high quality of work produced
using Mutoh’s Intelligent Interweave Print Technology that consistently prints bold vibrant colors. We are
excited to be the first to bring this machine and the use of eco-friendly inks to the United States!"
For more information please visit www.mutoh.com.
Phoenix, AZ (October 2007) - People have been asking when Mutoh is going to get a 54" printer! Mutoh, wide-
format piezo inkjet printer manufacturer is launching the ValueJet 1304 -54" printer at SGIA in Orlando, FL at
the Orange County Convention Center booth #2254. The ValueJet 1304 Eco-Solvent printer for outdoor durable
printing applications incorporates Mutoh’s intelligent interweave print technology that virtually eliminates banding,
and can print speeds up to 145 square feet an hour with a maximum media width of 54".
"Our customers have been asking for a 54" printer since the initial introduction of the ValueJet 48" printer,
People wanted a printer they could match with their 54" media, we are very excited to be introducing the product
everyone has been asking for," says Randy Rickert, Director of Sales, Service and Marketing.
The ValueJet 1304 - four color printer (C,M,Y,K), is easy to install, operate and maintain providing additional
productivity without compromising image quality by offering 10 print modes including the new 540x720 dpi mode
that is perfect for banners. The 10 print modes allow for a wide range of printing possibilities on a variety of
inexpensive, uncoated media. The resolution can be set to 540, 720 or 1440 dpi.
A grainy look is alleviated using Mutoh's i²; Intelligent Interweaving print technology. Mutoh has taken a totally
new approach with its i² technology. Ink is laid down carefully in optimized wave forms, not in straight lines used
in traditional printing practices. This approach will drastically reduce or even eliminate typical inkjet printing
artifacts such as horizontal banding, step mismatch banding, ink mottle, etc. In short, i² will allow bi-directional
printing of all images, even for the most critical jobs.
The ValueJet’s improved print speeds and exceptional image quality are made possible through Mutoh’s new
piezo print head technology. The ValueJet has 1440 total nozzles and variable dot technology to produce
outdoor durable, photo quality images.
The ValueJet piles on the value creating brilliant images using Mutoh’s Eco-Ultra inks, available in 220 ml
cartridges. Eco-Ultra ink is Mutoh’s 3rd generation of eco inks, which last up to three years outdoors, without
The printer includes 4 ink cartridges required at initial installation, 4 cartridges of cleaning solution, Raster
Image Processor (RIP) software, and roll-up device. The ValueJet 1304 includes a starter set of Eco-Ultra ink,
a Mutoh version of SA International SE software, and a 1 year on-site warranty. Look to Mutoh for the best
quality, price, selection and service. The ValueJet 1304-54" printer will be available for shipping in January 2008.
Mutoh Announces New Environmentally Friendly Printer Solution
Phoenix, AZ (October 2007) - Mutoh America Inc. wide-format printer manufacturer announces an
environmentally friendly printer called the ValueJet 1608-64 (Hybrid) using Mutoh’s NEW MUBIO Ink. The printer
will be deputed at SGIA in Orlando, FL located at the Orange County Convention Center booth #2254.
Finally a flatbed with brilliant results at a price you can afford, reaching speeds up to 140
square feet an hour in production mode. For the first time Mutoh brings you a printer you can use for both car
wraps and rigid substrates. Mutoh’s new ValueJet 1608 - Hybrid printers print directly onto corrugated plastics,
polystyrene, PVC, acrylic, Polycarbonate, foam board, aluminum composite, banner, wall covering and more.
Our new ValueJet 1608 will be great for Sign Shops who are producing In- Store POP while protecting and
preserving the environment, says Randy Rickert, Director of Sales, Service and Marketing.
Mutoh’s new MUBIO INK is recognized by the EPA Design for the Environment program. The ink is composed
of 80% plant derived substances, contains no harmful VOC’s and has faster drying times. The ValueJet Hybrid
features drop-on-demand Micro Piezo Inkjet Technology. It is a 4-color printer with a maximum resolution of 1440
dpi, and automatic media thickness detection. The MUBIO INK is available in 880 ml ink packs.
Using Dynamic Variable Dot Imaging Technology, each ink droplet is individually adjusted to provide high
speed and high quality with low ink consumption. Each head allows print resolutions of 1400 x 720 dpi, 1440 x
1440 dpi, 540 x 720 dpi and 720 x 720 dpi.
The new printers incorporate Mutoh’s Intelligent Interweaving print technology (i² - pronounced i-squared).
Mutoh has taken a totally new approach with its i² technology. Ink is laid down carefully in optimized wave forms,
not in straight lines used in traditional printing practices. This approach drastically reduces or even eliminates
typical inkjet printing artifacts such as horizontal banding, step mismatch banding, ink mottle, etc. In short, i² will
allow bi-directional printing of all images, even for the most critical jobs.
The new ValueJet 1608 Hybrid printer will be delivered standard with an ink starter kit (2 x 4 CMYK) and table.
Pricing is TBD and the printers will become available for shipping near the end of January 2008.
Phoenix, AZ (October 2007) - Mutoh America Inc. wide-format piezo inkjet printer manufacturer announces a
new line of high-performance variable drop mild-solvent printers, called the Blizzard series to be deputed at SGIA
in Orlando, FL located at the Orange County Convention Center booth #2254. These new Mutoh printers offer
impeccable output quality at 430 square feet an hour and can reach top speeds up to 861 square feet an hour
in production mode. The new Blizzard printer series is an addition to Mutoh’s existing Spitfire Extreme mild-solvent
printer family. This new Mutoh printer line consists of two models: Blizzard 65, printing widths of 64.5 inches and
Blizzard 90, offering a printing width of 87.8 inches.
"Our new Blizzard printers are specifically targeted at sign shops looking for a flexible machine capable of speeds
up to 860 square feet an hour, as well as top quality print work, says Randy Rickert, Director of Sales, Service
Mutoh’s Blizzard series printers print directly onto standard available uncoated vinyl, banner and soft signage.
The machines are targeted at small sign businesses needing versatility or larger operations wanting to extend
capacity while gaining flexibility. Application possibilities encompass corporate signs, stage and window graphics,
backlit box signage, construction announcements, vehicle graphics, indoor graphics such as photo blow ups,
and floor graphics. The new printers feature a completely innovative look, a high end LCD display with blue
background and white text and a large viewing window providing an excellent view on the output. The integrated
light source allows for production monitoring and facilitates maintenance operations.
The Blizzard utilizes Mutoh’s high-performance mild-solvent ink, specifically tuned for the sign industry. The ink
will resist cleaners, detergents and commercially available degreaser’s as good as true solvent printer inks and
offers an outdoor durability on compatible media up to 3 years without lamination. For heavy duty applications
where mechanical stress is involved (floor & vehicle graphics), lamination is required. The Mutoh mild-solvent inks
are available in 220 ml and 440 ml cassettes. The Blizzard printers also accept Mutoh’s award-winning Eco-
Solvent Ultra inks, for users wanting to use the printer in regular office environments without forced ventilation.
The Blizzard features two head sets in a micro-staggered layout (one color per head), allowing both speed
oriented production work at impeccable print quality and top quality print work. Each of the eight incorporated
drop-on-demand piezo inkjet heads has 2 x 180 nozzles. Each 180 nozzle row is delivered by an independent
ink channel. Using Dynamic Variable Dot Imaging Technology, each ink droplet is individually adjusted to provide
high speed and high quality with low ink consumption. Each head allows print resolutions of 360 x 360 dpi, 720 x
360 dpi, 540 x 720 dpi and 720 x 720 dpi.
The new printers incorporate Mutoh’s Intelligent Interweaving print technology (i² - pronounced i-squared). Mutoh
has taken a totally new approach with its i² technology. Ink is laid down carefully in optimized wave forms, not in
straight lines used in traditional printing practices. This approach will drastically reduce or even eliminate typical
inkjet printing artifacts such as horizontal banding, step mismatch banding, ink mottle, etc. In short, it will allow
bi-directional printing of all images, even the most critical jobs.
The Intelligent Interweaving print technology enables a constant print quality, which apart from that is easily
reproducible by the machine operator. Moreover, i² defines guaranteed output quality, away from print passes
and print resolutions.
The new Blizzard series printers will be delivered as standard with an ink starter kit (2 x 4 CMYK) and a fully
motorized heavy-duty unwinding/winding system for media loads up to 100 kg, allowing unattended roll-to-roll
printing. Mutoh Blizzard 65/90 printers have been developed and engineered at Mutoh Europe’s R&D center.
The product will be manufactured at Mutoh Europe’s production site in Belgium. Blizzard 65 and Blizzard 90 will
be attractively priced at respectively $39,995 and $54,995. The printers will become available for shipping near
the end of November 2007.
Phoenix, AZ August 2007 - Mutoh America, large format printer manufacturer has teamed up with leaders in the
Sign Industry to present the First Ever Sign Shop Make Over Contest, in which one lucky winner will be
awarded over $100,000 worth of equipment, supplies and services.
Partners involved include 3M Company, Korographics; digital wall covering substrate provider, GBC; finishing
equipment manufacturer, SA International (SAi); sign-making software corporation, GEI Wide Format; distributors
of Colortrac a scan to print system, and Sign Business and Digital Graphics Magazines. The contest is creating
nationwide attention. It officially kicked off at the Sign Business and Digital Graphics Show in Long Beach, Calif.
(Aug. 9-11) and will continue at Indianapolis (Sept. 6-8) and SGIA in Orlando, FL (October 24 - 27).
"I am extremely excited to have joined forces with so many great partners to give back to the sign industry, a
first ever Sign Shop Makeover worth over 100,000 dollars," says Randy Rickert, Director of Sales, Marketing
and Service at Mutoh America.
Contestants will be asked to submit an explanation of 500 words or less why their sign shop should be chosen
for a makeover. Images and videos can also be uploaded and entered to compete in the contest. Contest entry
deadline is December 31st, 2007, entries will not be accepted anytime after, so be sure to get your entries in
ahead of time.
The lucky winner will receive the following:
- Digital Printer and Cutter
- Colortrac MFP Scan to Print System
- and Press Coverage
There will be a panel of judges, consisting of one person from each supporting sponsor that will choose the
winner to be announced at the 2008 ISA International Sign Expo, March 26-29 in Orlando, Fla.
Mutoh America now Offers Customized Leasing By Pro Capital
Phoenix, AZ June 2007 - Mutoh America has partnered with Pro Capital, an AEL Financial, LLC Company to
bring customized leasing to the sign industry. Do you want to get your company started but do not have the
upfront funds to make it happen? Pro Capital has designed a program available for equipment suppliers and
their customers nationwide starting at only $49 / month.
Mutoh in collaboration with Pro Capital has designed a customized leasing program for the digital printing industry
to get your business started with less capital investment. Get fast approval and a program that will enable your
customers to have enough money to acquire the equipment they need.
"Lou without your help Zippy Copy would have only been a dream. I thank you for all your help because that
dream became a reality," Octavian Popaluca, President - Zippy Copy.
Now Mutoh is giving end-users an economical method for businesses to get started now and stay competitive in
today’s demanding market with a minor investment. In order to meet the customers needs, a leasing program
provides a convenient way to enable sign shops to purchase the most efficient and modern equipment available
with minimal payments.
"I am confident that Pro Capital will provide the services needed and flexibility in an effective way to ensure that
end-users are completely satisfied with their investments," says Randy Rickert Director of Sales, Service and
Pro Capital is your leasing financing solution. No longer will Sign Shops have to refuse an order, anywhere from
printing signs, stickers, decals or even vehicle wraps is possible and affordable, while producing exceptional
image quality with Mutoh’s ValueJet Print & Cut bundle.
For the first time, sign shops that previously outsourced these jobs have the ability to bring production in house
at the minimum price of only $49 / month to get started. So far, sign shops completing these jobs are achieving
great results and the initial investment is proving to be well worth it.
For more details please visits www.mutoh.com, or www.procapitalcorp.com.
Phoenix, AZ, April 10th, 2007 - At the upcoming ISA show, in Las Vegas, April 12th - April 14th, Mutoh America
(Booth 4260) will première a new cutting plotter, called SC-PRO 1650. The SC-PRO is a 64" multi-purpose
professional drag-knife cutter for regular vinyl cutting, integrating Mutoh’s patented EPOS technology for automatic
contour cutting priced at only $7,995.
Engineered & developed by Mutoh Europe, Belgium, the new Mutoh SC-PRO 1650 friction-feed cutting plotter
can accommodate roll and sheet media up to 72.83". The machine is equipped with 4 adjustable grid rollers,
allowing the use of different media widths. Off-cuts down to 3.93" can be accommodated. The cutter’s
maximum cutting width is 64.37". The SC-PRO grid rollers are matched per individual cutting plotter to guarantee
perfect long length tracking and straight media transport.
"With two units instead of one, enabling full time printing and cutting, overall productivity is more efficient.
Unlike other manufacturers offering print & cut solutions combined in one machine, MUTOH chose a different
approach, establishing the link between an individual cutter and an individual printer," says Randy Rickert,
Director of Sales, Service and Marketing.
Equipped with a combo head enabling cutting/plotting and automatic sheet off, the SC-PRO can cut a broad
range of sign making materials ranging from self-adhesive PVC to sandblast, up to a maximum thickness of 1 mm.
In order to guarantee optimum cutting results with various materials, cutting force is stepwise adjustable from
20 - 450 g, Cutting speed is adjustable to 39.37 ips (1000 mm/s), at a maximum acceleration of 2.5 G. The unit’s
keyboard is detachable for maximum user convenience. The machine comes with a stand, a roll support system
and media basket. The SC-PRO 1650 cutter is standard equipped with RS-232 & USB interfaces.
The machine will be available September 2007.
Mutoh Printer Working like a Dream for Green Bay Packaging Inc.
Tulsa, OK - March 2007 - Green Bay Packaging has found the printer they were looking for with Mutoh
America’s LT Board Printer. Mutoh is a leading manufacturer of large format printers. Green Bay Packaging
Inc.’s Tulsa, OK division prints on corrugated displays for their customers that sell directly through suppliers
such as Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart and Home Depot, just to name a few.
The LT Board printer has enabled Green Bay Packaging Inc.’s Corrugated Division to complete projects in
just 17 minutes compared to a timely two hours these print jobs had formerly taken.
"I have had Mutoh’s LT Board Printer for over a month now, it works like a dream! I couldn’t find anything else
that was non-toxic and that completed projects 5x’s faster than the printers we used to use," said Rick
Goleman, Design Team Manager.
Green Bay focuses on channeling advanced, affordable packaging solutions and has been very successful
in achieving this goal with Mutoh’s LT Board Printer.
Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a privately owned diversified manufacturer of paperboard packaging with 14
corrugated box plants located throughout the central United States. Several of these divisions have already
blocked time out to visit the Tulsa, Oklahoma location to see first hand how the LT Board Printer operates
and saves time.
The standard LT Board Printer can print on media up to a ½" thick, using water based dye ink with speeds up
to 202 square feet an hour in production mode. The application process starts with printing onto the corrugated
cardboard stock to produce the packaging and box prototypes. Then the stock is placed onto a specialty cutter
to cut the box and perforate the bends. The box is then assembled into the proper shape and sent out for
pre-press evaluation. The LT board printer can print on white and brown corrugated surfaces.
For more information please visit www,gbp.com or www.mutoh.com.
Today, Mutoh America Inc., a worldwide leader and manufacturer of large format commercial inkjet printers
announced new MSRP pricing for the ValueJet 2606 - 100" grand format eco-solvent printer at only $44,995.
Once again, Mutoh takes a leading role by offering a best in class printer at the best price for performance in
the industry. In the highly competitive, rapidly changing outdoor printer market, Mutoh’s advantages are pulling
ahead just as fast as its print speeds. The grand format ValueJet 2606 - 100", offers high quality production
speeds of 185 square feet an hour at a lower price of only $44,995, a $10,000 price reduction from the initial
$54,995 makes this option impossible to beat.
End users can now save up to 35% when purchasing the ValueJet 2606 -100" compared to other printer brands.
The ValueJet 2606 - 100" is available now. For additional information please visit www.mutoh.com or call
Mutoh is Announces FUJIFILM Graphic Systems as a
Nationwide ValueJet Dealer
Mutoh America Inc. is proud to announce FujiFilm Graphic Systems as a dealer for Mutoh’s ValueJet printer line.
With 35 locations Nationwide, FujiFilm will provide customers with high quality, competitively priced Mutoh
ValueJet printers available in 48,” 64,” and 100.”
“I am very excited about the ValueJet line. You can’t beat the speed, the size and the Value the ValueJet line
offers, it is perfect for sign shops of any size along with any production rate. The ValueJet is very competitive in
the marketplace today," said Tod Ratcliffe Product Marketing Manager of Wide Format Products.
FujiFilm Graphic System is a subsidiary of FujiFilm, delivering better products at a faster rate to more vendors
than any other company. Mutoh’s revolutionary patented I²: Intelligent Interweave Print Technology allows for
increased print speeds virtually eliminating banding making the quality produced from the ValueJet hard to beat.
Premier Merchandising has the Mutoh Solution for You
October 2006 - Premier Merchandising supplies digital printing equipment that is specific for advertising at the
point of purchase. Premier Merchandising is working with Mutoh to offer point of purchase advertisers a printing
solution that incorporates ease of use with cutting edge technology, and a super low price!
"In the past we have provided aqueous based wide format printers to customers advertising at the point of
purchase, now we are excited about the new ValueJet family of eco-solvent printers by Mutoh. The ValueJet
printers are proving to be a value solution for our customers advertising at the point of purchase," said Richard
Scardino President of Premier Merchandising.
The Mutoh ValueJet printer has the image quality and print speeds comparable to aqueous printers. The
printed image is extremely durable, thereby eliminating the need for lamination making it an excellent value for
Mutoh’s revolutionary advancements in low-cost, high quality equipment have made the initial investment
considerably less expensive than an aqueous printer and laminator combination.
"The Mutoh ValueJet is becoming our #1 selling printer and we believe it is the key to our customer’s success,"
said Richard Scardino President of Premier Merchandising.
Mutoh Announces Revolutionary Speeds for the New ValueJet: Faster
than Ever Before . . .
Today, Mutoh America Inc., a worldwide leader and manufacturer of large format commercial inkjet printers
announced the latest high speeds for the ValueJet listed at 140sf/hr. Mutoh’s ValueJet price has become
more of a value producing exceptional image quality.
Formerly announced speeds have increased by 40% from 100 sf/hr to 140 sf/hr. The new X-Rail design and
piezo print head technology allow for the increased print speeds. Take advantage of three individually controlled
heaters for immediate drying, improved paper feed accuracy, and a compact design.
The value continues to build with the ValueJet which now includes rip software from SA International, FlexiPRINT,
a starter set of Eco-Ultra ink, and a 1 year on-site warranty. The ValueJet is priced at only $14,995. You can
also purchase Mutoh’s ValueJet Print Cut Bundle with an Ultima 48” cutter for only $21,995. Visit Mutoh’s booth
# 1658 at the upcoming SGIA show in Las Vegas, NV Convention Center September 26th - 29th. To learn more
about the ValueJet, go to www.mutoh.com or call 1-800-99-MUTOH.
Mutoh America Inc., Announces it’s New Customer Care Center
June 15, 2006 - Mutoh America Inc., the worldwide leader and manufacturer of commercial large format digital
inkjet printers, announces the implementation of its new Customer Care Center.
Mutoh America’s Customer Service Manager, Mike Bisson is responsible for managing processes and procedures
conducted in the Customer Care Center.
According to Bisson, "New processes and technology are converging to provide Mutoh’s customers with
quicker solutions and less down time."
Customers calling during normal business hours will receive prompt, courteous technical support with response
time averaging one hour or less. Messages received outside of normal business hours will be returned the next
business day. Hours of operation are 7am - 6pm mountain standard time.
"I am very excited about our new Customer Care Center, we will be able to consistently address calls in a timely
manner, providing customers with the fastest solutions possible," says Randy Rickert, Director of Marketing,
Sales and Service. "We want our customers to have the best out of the box experience in the digital printing
Mutoh’s Eco-Ultra Ink Now Available for Falcon Outdoor Series
PHOENIX, Ariz., January 11, 2006 - Mutoh America Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of large format commercial
inkjet printers announced that their new Eco-Solvent Ultra Ink is now available for the Falcon Outdoor Series.
The new ink began shipment in all NEW Falcon Outdoor printers on January 3, 2006, and is also readily
available in the Toucan LT and LT Board printers. Mutoh’s new Eco-Solvent Ultra Ink is a remarkable innovation
in ink technology. Building on Mutoh’s outstanding Eco-Solvent Plus ink, Eco-Solvent Ultra features several
new enhancements including faster drying time, higher density, wider color gamut, improved scratch resistance,
lower cost per square foot, and broader uncoated media support. In addition, Eco-Solvent Ultra is virtually
odorless, and does not require any special ventilation or environmental equipment.
Mutoh America Inc was proud to be a part of the 17th Annual Insight Bowl, on December 27, 2005. Celebrating
its sixth game under the bright lights of Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark), over the years the Insight Bowl
has transformed into an exciting brand of college football offering a unique atmosphere and incredible match-
ups. Paramount Promotions, an Arizona based manufacturer of advertising inflatables and signs, was
contracted to produce two inflatable helmets in honor of each participating team. Paramount Promotions used
the Mutoh Toucan 87-inch, six-color industrial printer to produce the enormous inflatables. The helmets were
placed at each end of the arena and players exploded onto the field via the helmets, putting Mutoh and
Paramount in the middle of all the action.
"All of the output from our Mutoh equipment has been fantastic, and the helmets were no exception," said Brad
Bergamo, president of Paramount Promotions. "The product looked great and our client was extremely satisfied.
We couldn’t have done it without our Mutoh Toucan."
Paramount Promotions specializes in creating custom advertising inflatables, vehicle wraps, building wraps,
billboards, and banners. Their designs are used around the world for advertising at tradeshows, special events,
promotions, sporting events, parades, conventions, and festivals. Many of their products are produced from a