Direct Color Systems and Mutoh America Collaborate

The joint effort allows for the production of ADA-compliant Braille signage through UV-LED technology

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Direct Color Systems (DCS), a manufacturer of small, medium, and large format UV-LED printers, and Mutoh America, a manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, cutters, and inks, announce a collaboration. The joint effort allows for the production of ADA-compliant Braille signage through UV-LED technology.

“Under the terms of this collaboration, Mutoh America has full authorization to market, distribute and sell their full line of Mutoh branded UV-LED printers for producing ADA-compliant Braille signage,” states DCS President Tom Kaplinski. “This collaboration recognizes the importance of DCS intellectual property relating to technology for producing ADA-compliant Braille signage, and enables Mutoh to promote and sell their line of printing equipment through their distribution channels and to their end-users.”

ADA/Braille inkjet-printed signage is currently possible through Direct Color Systems printers (the 1800, UV53, and UV84). Through mutual collaboration, Mutoh is now able to sell its branded printers for ADA/Braille printing.

Mutoh America President and General Manager Brian Phipps adds, “I look forward to our joint collaboration efforts with DCS and continuing to bring Mutoh’s innovative UV technologies to the industry.”

According to Adam Tourville, DCS director of sales, “Working with Mutoh to find a solution that works for both companies took time as there were a lot of questions, but overall, Mutoh was very good to work with.”

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Marie Fennema

Marie Fennema is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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