Mutoh and their distributors System ME exhibited their 2.6 meter large format printer suitable for solvent and dye sublimation printing.  "The machine, exhibited for the first time, was sold on the first day of the show," says Arthur Vanhoutte, president of Mutoh.  "Based on the success of our previous 1.6 meter machine that used  2 heads at a very high speed, we have expanded the width of the machine to 2.6 meters while enhancing other features. The changes in the wide format market are primarily in the inks and printing quality.  Now we go for smaller dots which give photo quality, while the trend is for inks is to be more eco-friendly, doing away with the need to clean the heads daily, since they do not clog the heads.  We also do not use aggressive solvents anymore. Mutoh invests € 6m annually in basic  R&D."