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Mutoh Belgium nv has announced it will be exhibiting at Viscom Italy 2010, Fiera Milano, October 21st - 23rd in Hall 3, Booth E01/F10.

At the show, Mutoh - in conjunction with its authorised Italian distributors, MM Electronic and Reis Elettronica - will launch its latest innovations in the field of large format digital printing for commercial print & sign making applications.  These innovations include the Zephyr TS roll-to-roll digital UV inkjet printer which has been developed for high quality production of road traffic, safety and information signs.

Mutoh will also demonstrate its expanded sublimation and digital textile printing product portfolio including the new Viper TX 100 2.6 m wide direct-to-fabric printer and the VIPER TX Soft Sign, a dedicated solution for flag printing with an integrated fixation system.

In addition, Mutoh will launch two brand-new inks at Viscom Italy : Mutoh MS Ultra inks for user convenience, quality and print speed, and Mutoh Bio-Lactite ink for environmentally conscious print providers.

Zephyr TS

The Zephyr TS compact 65” (1651 mm) wide roll-to-roll digital UV inkjet printer for high quality production of road traffic signs, safety and information signs is based on Mutoh’s Zephyr UV platform.  The unit will print directly onto retroreflective sheeting, using specially formulated UV inks. The combination of printer, UV inks, retroreflective sheeting and UV protection overlay film fulfills the European standard for fixed vertical road traffic signs (EN 12899-1:2007).  Delivered as a total solution (including workstation and RIP software), Mutoh’s Zephyr TS will create traffic signs with brilliant colours, meeting the colour box and retroreflectivity requirements for road traffic signage.  The printer delivers typical high quality production speeds up to 28 m²/h, using specially developed high gloss print modes, a feature not available on competitive UV traffic sign printers.

Viper TX 100

The Viper TX 100 (2604 mm – 102.52”) incorporates a switchable and rotatable print platform, enabling both direct-to-fabric and dye sublimation (transfer paper) printing in one machine. The printer is fully compatible with Mutoh direct disperse inks (for direct-to-fabric printing) and Mutoh high speed disperse dye inks (for transfer paper printing). Delivering production speeds up to 36 m²/h and top speeds up to 77 m²/h, Viper TX 100 will open a host of business opportunities for users requiring a versatile floor-to-ceiling production oriented printer to complement their existing digital imaging / screen printing equipment.

Viper TX Soft Sign Printer Series

 

Mutoh’s Viper TX Soft Sign series (1610 mm - 63.38” & 2210 mm – 87”) printers come as a total solution for direct printing of polyester fabrics with open or closed structure.  The engines have been tuned to Mutoh’s VOC free water based direct disperse inks to deliver top print quality.  Prints are immediately dried and heat fixed by the integrated fabric drying and fixation system, making them immediately useable. Producing durable images with exceptional image quality and brilliant colours at typical production speeds up to 37 m²/h, Mutoh Viper TX Soft Sign printers are suited for a wide variety of applications.

 

MS Ultra Ink

Mutoh’s third generation mild solvent inks, called Mild Solvent Ultra (MS Ultra) will enhance printer productivity through more efficient printing & a higher level of user convenience, namely an even wider media compatibility and better performance on media which were already compatible with Mutoh’s second-generation MS Plus inks.   A higher level of user convenience is made possible as the inks do not require daily printer maintenance. Mutoh’s MS Ultra ink has been designed and optimised specifically for the Spitfire Extreme series and Blizzard models, offering the highest level of image quality and printer reliability.

Bio-Lactite Ink

Mutoh’s new Bio-Lactite ink will enable print providers to effectively reduce the entire environmental footprint of their daily production. Rather than being petro-chemical based, Mutoh’s Bio-Lactite inks are 50 % from a renewable organic resource – corn.  The inks do not release any harmful VOCs in the working environment. The Bio-Lactite inks are particularly suited for print providers  demanding “green output” on recyclable media and wanting to achieve high quality print results on “exotic” media not typically intended for inkjet printing. The Bio-Lactite inks will deliver high quality print results on a wide range of uncoated environmentally friendly low-cost roll-to-roll substrates.   Unlike competitive “green” inks, the new inks are fixed and dried using a minimum of energy (600 W). The ink formulation provides a wide colour gamut and a unique level of gloss preservation.  Outputs can be used for indoor and outdoor applications with an outdoor durability of up to 2 years, without lamination. The inks are ideally suited for 3D applications including car wrapping and thermo-deformation.  A unique feature of the inks is that they are capable of printing on both roll and rigid substrates.