Mutoh Europe staged its entire XpertJet printer line-up and its genuine VerteLith RIP at FESPA 2022. 2022 is a special anniversary year for the Mutoh Group. Mutoh Japan is 70 years old, Mutoh Deutschland is 50 years old and Mutoh Europe is 30 years old.
This year, the Mutoh group did not only celebrate this milestone, but did so in style with two product premieres and a new trendsetting GBL-free, quick dry non-hazardous sign and display ink, exclusively at FESPA.
In the last few years, Mutoh has entirely renewed its sign and display and dye sublimation product line up based on its new XpertJet printer platform.
As EMEA premiere, Mutoh displayed the high productivity XpertJet 1682SR Pro. The XPJ-1682SR-P is the latest XpertJet sign and display device with two AccuFine 3200 nozzle high productivity printheads on board. The machine can be set up in 2 x CMYK as well as in 8C (CMYK, Lc, Lm, Lk, Or). It is compatible with Mutoh’s existing MS41 GREENGUARD Gold certified inks, expanding the use in more sensitive environments like schools and hospitals and making the printer suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Compared to the existing XpertJet 1682SR 8 colour printer model, the new XpertJet 1682SR Pro is up to 180% faster. In line with the XpertJet 1341SR Pro and 1641SR Pro models released in Q1 of 2022, the new XPJ-1682SR Pro features I-Screen weaving, Mutoh’s fourth generation Intelligent Interweaving technology adapted to a staggered twin head printer and Mutoh’s genuine VerteLith RIP software.
In conjunction and compatible with the XpertJet 1682SR Pro, Mutoh released a trendsetting new quick-dry CMYK sign and display ink set called MS-51 series: it will allow users quicker turnaround times and shorten the application cycle, it’s also a GBL free ink, with no danger or hazard symbols.
Also as EMEA premiere, visitors were also able to see the new 137cm (54”) wide XpertJet 1341WR Pro, which is targeted at the dye sublimation market. The XPJ-1341WR Pro features one Mutoh AccuFine 1600 nozzle head. This model is added to the existing dual-head XpertJet 1642WR Pro model.
The XPJ-1341WR Pro is compatible with Mutoh’s genuine DS3-series HC dye sub inks. HC stands for ‘Increased Colourant’ which means reduced ink consumption, faster drying and compatibility with lightweight papers. The DS-3 inks come in degassed 1kg pouches for reliable jetting, excellent image definition and sharpness. The XPJ-1341WR Pro delivers sellable production speeds up to 29.2sqm/h.
In addition to the product premieres, visitors were able to see the full Mutoh XpertJet line-up: the XpertJet 1682SR (with orange), the new XpertJet 1341SR Pro and XpertJet 1641SR Pro, the award-winning XpertJet 461UF and 661UF desktop UV direct to object printers as well as the XpertJet 1642WR Pro dye-sublimation printer.