Mutoh Belgium will be exhibiting its latest innovations for commercial print, signage, print to cut, dye sublimation and direct-to-fabric applications at this year's Viscom Italia show (Hall 3 – Booth E01) - Fiera Milano, Italy, November 3–5.
In partnership with its authorised distributors for Italy - MM Electronic and Reis Elettronica – Mutoh will showcase the new ValueJet 1324 and 1624 Eco Ultra printers as well as the new ValueJet TD direct-to-fabric and dye sublimation printer series.
In addition, Mutoh will present its existing range of cutting plotters and after-treatment equipment for sign professionals.
New - ValueJet 1324/1624 Eco Printers
These new 4 colour ValueJet printer models (VJ-1324 – 54” - 1371 mm / VJ-1624 – 64” - 1625 mm) incorporate a new 1440 dpi piezo drop-on-demand print head. Tuned to Mutoh’s award-winning Intelligent Interweaving print technology, this new print head will enable increased print speeds as well as improved print quality at higher print speeds. Typical speed production prints at 720 x 720 dpi (4 pass) are delivered at 14.5 m²/h (VJ-1624) and 11.8 m²/h (VJ-1324).
Apart from new print head technology, the printers also incorporate a set of innovative features, such as a newly developed keyboard and an automatic sheet off mechanism. The new ValueJets will deliver a high level of user comfort and print production efficiency.
Utilising Mutoh’s Eco Ultra inks, the new ValueJet 1324 and 1624 printers are targeted at the sign and display market and are suited for the production of outdoor posters, signs and banners, long term backlit signage, construction announcements, POS displays, vehicle graphics as well as high quality durable prints for indoor use.
New ValueJet 1628 TD /2628 TD Printers
The ValueJet 1628TD – 64” (162 cm) and ValueJet 2628TD – 104” (264 cm) will print on both open and closed structure fabric and on dye sublimation paper. The new 8 channel ValueJet TD printers incorporate two new 1440 nozzle piezo drop-on-demand print heads.
The ValueJet TD printers allow typical production speeds up to 24 m²/h. This makes the machines suited for volume printing as well as for customised one-off projects.
An incorporated ink gutter, positioned under the printing path, collects all the ink that is not absorbed by the fabric. The ink gutter can be easily closed to enable paper printing. The ValueJet TD printers also include a tensioning system at the back of the printer, to enable smooth and worry-free media handling for both direct-to-fabric (display fabric, flags, decoration textiles, …) and dye sublimation (transfer paper) printing.
The printers utilise Mutoh’s worry-free water-based direct disperse inks (for direct-to-fabric printing) or Mutoh’s high-speed dye sublimation inks (for transfer paper printing), available in bulk 1 litre bottles. The printers are ready for connection to Mutoh’s continuous ink delivery system. No forced ventilation is required when using these inks, as there are no harmful VOCs that permeate the working environment.