At Fespa Digital 2014, Munich, Germany, from 20-23 May, (Hall B1 – booth 550) MUTOH will unveil three brand-new printers. The new products include a compact 24” wide roll-to-roll printer and two LED UV printer models. With the advent of its first ever LED UV printers, Mutoh extends its existing product portfolio of wide format printers – for sign & 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 64” wide ValueJet X-series printers which were launched end of January 2014.
ValueJet 628 – VJ-628
ValueJet 628 is Mutoh’s first 24” (610 mm) 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 8 channel printer delivers high quality prints for indoor & 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 7 cm. Utilising Mutoh’s newly developed LED UV VOC-free inks, the printer offers a maximum media size of 483 mm x 329 mm.
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, etc.
ValueJet 1626UH – VJ-1626UH
The VJ-1626UH is a 64” (165 cm) 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 utilises Mutoh’s new VOC-free LED UV C, M, Y, K, 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.
“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”, says Arthur Vanhoutte, Mutoh Belgium’s Managing Director.
“With our new ValueJet LED UV printer range, we are combining 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”, Vanhoutte continues.
“We also look forward to demonstrate the recently released ValueJet X-series printers (http://www.mutoh.eu/en-us/products/signdisplay/valuejet1638x.aspx) to the Fespa visitors. The robustly built ValueJet 1638X and 1638WX printers – featuring our award winning Intelligent Interweaving and our new DropMaster print technology – underline Mutoh’s technological leadership in the development of wide-format roll-to-roll outdoor printers and our passion for perfection, resulting in high productivity at the highest resolutions, attractive cost for print scores as well as an unrivalled level of ease of use”, concludes Vanhoutte.
Source: Mutoh Belgium press release