Mutoh will unveil three new printers at FESPA Digital 2014, taking place on Munich, Germany, from 20-23 May. The new products include a compact 60.96cm (24”) wide roll-to-roll printer and two LED UV printer models.
Mutoh extends its existing product portfolio of wide format printers for sign and display, dye sublimation and direct textile applications, with a new category of environmentally responsible printers specifically targeted at specialty and industrial short run digital print applications.
The new Mutoh printer models will be presented at FESPA Digital alongside the 162.56cm (64”) wide ValueJet X-series printers which were launched at the end of January 2014.
ValueJet 628 – VJ-628
ValueJet 628 is Mutoh’s first 60.96cm (24”) wide roll-to-roll printer developed for commercial print, signage and print-to-cut applications. Equipped with a latest generation micro piezo print head, this compact eight channel printer delivers high quality prints for indoor and outdoor applications.
ValueJet 426UF – VJ-426UF
The ValueJet VJ-426UF is a desktop A3+ flatbed LED UV printer that allows direct printing on a wide variety of solid materials and objects up to a thickness of 7cm. Using Mutoh’s newly developed LED UV VOC-free inks, the printer offers a maximum media size of 48.3cm x 32.9cm. This new multi-purpose ValueJet model is specifically targeted at short run personalisation of gifts, packaging prototypes, awards, specialty industrial items, as well as labels, decals, signs and so forth.
ValueJet 1626UH – VJ-1626UH
The VJ-1626UH is a 162.56cm (64”) wide hybrid LED UV printer which prints on a wide variety of rigid and flexible materials, including heat-sensitive substrates. Compatible media types include ABS, Alu- board, PC, PS, PET, PVC – PMMA (acrylic) PP and Glass. The printer uses Mutoh’s new VOC-free LED UV CMYK, white and varnish inks to produce high quality graphics.
For short viewing distances such as trade show graphics, POP, interior decoration, small lot packaging prototypes, banners, posters, etc. The new printer is equipped with a set of innovative features to streamline the production workflow. A luxurious or specialty finish of prints is possible thanks to custom varnish and embossing possibilities.
Arthur Vanhoutte, Mutoh Belgium’s Managing Director said, ‘We are very excited to present our extended product portfolio at Fespa Digital. Our new ValueJet printer models will allow both existing Mutoh printer users as well as specialty print providers currently using traditional screen printing and pad printing technologies the possibility to explore new digital print capabilities to produce printed products with a high added value and to generate new revenue streams.’
‘With our new ValueJet LED UV printer range, we combine the well-known and much appreciated Mutoh ValueJet printer line features with the proven application benefits of UV and the environmentally responsible aspects of LED UV cold cure technology,’ said Vanhoutte.