Mutoh Europe will launch their latest addition to their growing range of UV LED wide format print solutions, the ValueJet 1638UR (VJ-1638UR) at FESPA 2018. Originally engineered and manufactured at Mutoh in Japan, the ValueJet 1638UR (VJ-1638UR is a new addition to Mutoh’s existing ValueJet 1638UH hybrid UV LED printer which was acknowledged as the “best flatbed/hybrid printer up to 20 sqm/h” by the European Digital Press Association (EDP).
The new VJ-1638UR is a 64” (162cm) wide dual head, dual lamp UV LED roll-to-roll printer that has been specifically designed for the commercial print and sign and display markets. It uses Mutoh’s new US11 UV LED CMYK, White and Clear 0% VOC inks which are currently available in 220ml cassettes 800ml bags (500ml for white) which allows printing on the widest range of roll substrates.
The VJ-1638UR will create instant dry output, ready for application or post-treatment. Using white and clear inks enables printing on transparent media and non-white substrates, multi-layer printing and spot varnish effects. This model integrates two of the latest generation piezo drop on demand print heads which produces print resolutions up to 1440 x 1440dpi. The VJ-1638UR produces high-quality graphics for applications including in-store promotion, floor and window graphics, print and deco graphics, general signage, customized wallpapers, event banners and exhibition graphics, backlit print, fine art prints, packaging samples and more.
Mutoh Europe’s Managing Director, Kenji Yasuhara said, “In the last year we have seen a huge increase in the sales of our UV LED printers. The new VJ-1638UR provides both installed base (eco) solvent users and offset/screen printers an opportunity to expand their current product offering around speciality applications and prints with high added value. The VJ-1638UR offers short-run printing on the widest range of substrates on the market. Users can be able to process not only all typical sign and display substrates but also thin film substrates that are too heat-sensitive for water-based resin or solvent printers. In addition, all types of non-white substrates can be printed including transparent, coloured or black media, metallic, fluorescent paper and more. Mutoh’s clear inks provide the ability to create multi-layer prints and spot varnish effects. In fact, the only limit is the creativity of the users themselves.”