Mutoh Releases Latest Large Format Digital Printing Solutions


Mutoh will present the latest large format and desktop digital printing solutions for sign and display, dye sublimation and direct-to-rigid/object applications, including a new desktop direct-to-garment printer, and a 1900mm wide direct textile printer.

Mutoh will present these solutions at FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam from 8-11 March. Highlights will include:
• The ValueJet 426UF A3+ desktop CMYK + white + varnish LED UV printer, awarded as ‘best multi-purpose object printer 2015’ by the European Digital Press association.
• The new ValueJet X-series 137cm and 162cm (54” and 64”) single head and 162.56cm and 260cm (64” and 102”) dual head sign and display printers, incorporating Mutoh’s Intelligent Interweaving (i²) and DropMaster print automation technology.
• The new ValueJet 1938TX, a 191cm (75”) wide dual staggered head high quality direct-to-textile printer.
• The new ValueJet 405GT CMYK + White desktop direct-to-garment printer.

The new ValueJet X-series are Mutoh’s fourth generation ValueJet piezo drop-on-demand sign and display printers, developed for indoor and outdoor applications such as posters, banners, backlit signage, wall coverings, point of sale displays, fine art reproductions, vehicle graphics, stickers and much more. The X-series consists of four models: the single head VJ-1324X 137cm (54”) and VJ-1624X 162cm (64”) and the dual head VJ-1638X 162cm (64”) and VJ-2638X 260cm (102”).

The ValueJet X-series deliver unmatched print quality and the highest level of print automation. Integrating Mutoh’s industry-leading Intelligent Interweaving (i²) and new revolutionary DropMaster print automation technology, new printer cosmetics and professional RIP software, the printers can be loaded with Mutoh Eco Ultra or Universal Mild Solvent (UMS) inks to deliver sellable production speeds at 720 x 720 dpi up to 16.4sqm/hr (VJ-1324X), 20.5sqm/hr (VJ-1624X), 36sqm/hr (VJ-1638X) and 39sqm/hr (VJ-2638X), no matter whether you are printing on vinyl or banner.

For the UMS inks, Mutoh recently also obtained a pan European ‘Indoor Air Comfort Certificate’ issued by Eurofins, which makes the inks ideally suited for the production of certified indoor deco prints.

Developed in Japan, the brand-new VJ-1938TX is a 191cm (75″) wide dual staggered head printer is targeted at sampling of short run on-demand and local digital production of garments, upholstery, fashion, swimwear, interior deco fabrics, home textiles, flags, etc.

Delivering typical high quality production print speeds up to 40sqm/h, the printer incorporates a sophisticated newly engineered fabric feeding, front and back tensioning and motorised take-up system for media weights up to 100kg.

The VJ-1938TX can use Mutoh direct sublimation and direct disperse inks for printing onto open and closed polyester-based fabrics, as well as Mutoh pigmented textile inks for direct printing onto cotton fabrics, rayon or mixed fibre fabrics.

The new ValueJet 405GT is a high-quality five colour (CMYK + white) direct-to-garment printer specifically targeted at printing directly on dark coloured and light coloured garments such as t-shirts. The printer offers a maximum print area of 42mcm x 57.6cmm and can be easily equipped with different sizes of interchangeable print platens (S, M and L).

The VJ-405GT uses Mutoh’s textile pigmented inks and delivers print resolutions up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. The printer is targeted at fashion designers, promotional garment printers, online web shop businesses as well as screen printers and is suitable for sampling, customised one-off prints as well as short run production.

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