Mutoh launches A2-size flatbed LED UV printer and two dye sublimation printers at FESPA 2017


Wide-format digital printer manufacturer MUTOH has presented its extensive portfolio of professional large format printer and roll cutter equipment at FESPA Hamburg 2017. New products on display will be the ValueJet 626UF A2 size 6-colour direct-to-object LED UV printer for specialty/industrial applications, the ValueJet 1604WX 64” (162 cm) wide budget dye sublimation printer and the all new ValueJet 1948WX, a four heads 75” (191 cm) wide industrial high speed sublimation printer.

Mutoh will also première a new flex LED UV ink set – C,M,Y,K, White & Varnish – specifically developed for its ValueJet hybrid (roll & rigid) LED UV printer models, i.e. VJ-1638UH and VJ-1626UH.  Unique is that the inks do not contain any VOCs.  No air filtering equipment is required.  No ozone is generated into the environment.  The new flex LED UV inks will extend the application capabilities of Mutoh’s ValueJet Hybrid printer models towards typical sign applications including high quality backlit applications, prints on clear and non white substrates and even car wrapping.

Other Mutoh showstoppers include the ValueJet 1938TX, a 75” (1910 mm) wide direct textile printer with dual staggered heads delivering high quality production speeds up to 40 m²/h and the award winning ValueJet X series printers.  The X series sign and display printers integrate i.a. Mutoh’s revolutionary DropMaster™ technology which automatically adjusts the jet timing in function of the thickness of the loaded substrate.  The printers can be loaded with Mutoh’s genuine Eco Ultra and UMS (Universal Mild Solvent) inks for the production of a wide variety of commercial print applications for indoor and outdoor usage.  Mutoh CMYK UMS inks cover 83% of the Pantone colour chart, which is unique in the current market place for a four colour ink set.

Mutoh will also be presenting a number of applications made with Mutoh printers to inspire visitors with the multiple application possibilities on Mutoh equipment for sign & display, digital transfer, direct textile and specialty/industrial applications. The new ValueJet VJ-626UF is a 6-colour (CMYK, White, Varnish) A2-size flatbed LED UV printer.  A wide variety of solid materials and objects up to a thickness of 150 mm (5.9”) can be printed.

Offering a bed size of 594 x 483 mm (19” x 23.4”), the printer is targeted at short-run personalisation of gifts & gadgets, packaging prototypes, awards, specialty industrial items, labels, decals, signs, and so on. The new VJ-626UF is an addition to Mutoh’s award winning VJ-426UF A3 flatbed LED UV printer model.

Offering print resolutions up to 1440×1440 dpi, the VJ-626UF printer has an integrated vacuum bed, an automatic table lifting system as well as an LED pointer to facilitate accurate media placement and origin point detection.  Thickness of the loaded object is also automatically measured.

The VJ-1948WX (1910 mm – 75.19”) is a newly designed sublimation transfer printer featuring a staggered 4 print heads setup and large built-in dual heaters enabling high speed printing and improved productivity. The new printer delivers production speeds of 67 m²/h (360×720 – 4 pass) and 88 m²/h (360×720 – 2 pass) up to 125 m²/h (360 x 360 – 2 pass).  Top speed is 194 m²/h.

The VJ-1948WX printer is ideally suited for businesses looking for a high volume production printer for roll-to-roll digital transfer prints. Application possibilities are high quality personalised home textile decoration and deco fabrics, fast fashion, soft signage, sports gear, textile banners and many more.

The compact and surprisingly budget friendly ValueJet 1604WX (1625 mm – 64”) is ideally suited for daily sublimation needs.  The VJ-1604WX model features a variable drop 8 channel print head, allowing output resolutions up to 1440 x 1440 dpi.  The printer will deliver quality production speeds up to 22 m²/h at 360 x 1080 dpi – 3 pass.

Ideal for start-ups and established businesses looking for a wider printer, the ValueJet 1604WX will deliver constant quality for volume production runs as well as short print runs.  Application possibilities encompass high quality in-store textile decoration and displays, textile banners, pop-ups, sportswear, personalized home decoration, gadgets, transfer to rigid objects, shirts and many more.

ValueJet 1638UH – 64” (165 cm) wide – is Mutoh’s first ever dual head LED UV printer delivering increased speed and cure performance.  The printer will print on a wide variety of rigid and flexible materials up to 15 mm thick and 15 kg (rigids) / 30 kg (rolls), including heat-sensitive, transparent and non white substrates.

Offering print resolutions up to 1440 x 1440 dpi, the printer utilises Mutoh’s unique VOC-free LED UV C, M, Y, K, white and varnish rigid or flex inks to produce high quality graphics for short viewing distances.  A luxurious or specialty finish of prints is possible thanks to custom varnish and embossing possibilities. Application possibilities encompass high quality added value graphics, such as packaging designs, customised interior deco, trade show graphics, and so on.


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