Extreme Graphics Northern (EGN) has bought the new Mutoh ValueJet 1624 from Colourgen reseller, Lomas & Thorpe. The exhibition graphics printer, based in Hindley near Wigan, has been active in the exhibition market for over 4 years with a large portfolio of customers. Until recently, all its work was printed on a 64” aqueous printer. This solution has now been complemented with the new 64” eco-solvent Mutoh ValueJet 1624. The printer has been selected for three reasons: firstly to increase the capacity for exhibition work; secondly to be able to offer more and varied application options (particularly to the outdoor market); and thirdly, to attract more business.
Jeff and Amanda Pilkington, Owners of EGN, explain, “It was in our budget to invest in a printer suitable for outdoor applications this year simply because we have a demand for outdoor work and we wanted to add to our portfolio of services. Jeff worked with one of the first Mutoh ValueJets that incorporated Interweaving Technology several years ago, so he knew how good the quality was and how reliable they were. We did look at several other options to be sure there was nothing else that better suited our business or fitted our requirements quite as well as the Mutoh ValueJet 1624.”
They continue, “There were several factors in its favour, but the key one for us, was its output quality. The speed was good as was the price, but the quality was what really decided it for us, it was spot on. We opted for the 64” ValueJet, simply because we’re used to working with a printer that wide and we also thought it would offer us more flexibility in the future.”
Amanda added, “In the month we’ve had the ValueJet, we’ve already printed banners, canvasses, posters, backlit and external signage, so we are confident it will be very busy in the future based on how much work its done so far. It’s going to be our workhorse! We’ve got no complaints at all and are very pleased with our decision.”
The new 4-colour, ValueJet 1624 (64") wide format printer is the fastest ValueJet in the Mutoh range. As well as incorporating Mutoh's proven design features, these printers have a brand new drop-on-demand printhead with 1440 nozzles to deliver stunning performance at up to 29m²/h as well as improved print quality at higher speeds.
These printers are targeted at the production of long term indoor and outdoor applications with Mutoh Eco Ultra ink.
Mutoh ValueJet 1624: £13,950 SRP ex VAT
The Mutoh ValueJet range is available from Lomas & Thorpe Ltd - www.entwistlegroup.co.uk.
For more information on Extreme Graphics Northern, please www.extremegn.co.uk
Photo Caption: Jeff and Amanda Pilkington, owners of Extreme Graphics North, with their Mutoh ValueJet 1624