Mutoh to present ValueJet TD series of soft signage printers at ITMA 2011


Mutoh will present the ValueJet TD series of wide format digital inkjet printers at ITMA 2011 (Barcelona, Spain, September 22-29, 2011), the world's largest textile and garment machinery exhibition.  Exhibiting in Hall 7, C122, Mutoh will present the all new ValueJet 1628TD – 64” (162 cm) and ValueJet 2628TD – 104” (264 cm) which print on both open and closed structure fabric and on dye sublimation paper.  The new engines are suited for producers of soft signage, garment/apparel and industrial applications, such as home furnishings.

The new 8 channel ValueJet TD printers incorporate two new generation 1440 nozzle piezo drop-on-demand print heads.  Each head has 4 colour sections, with 360 nozzles per section.  Tuned to Mutoh’s proprietary Intelligent Interweaving print technology, 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.  Top engine speeds up to 41 m²/h can be obtained.

Setup for direct-to-fabric printing, the ValueJet TD can print on non-stretch fabrics with open or closed structure (display fabric, flags, decoration textiles etc).  This is made possible by the incorporated ink gutter positioned under the printing path, which collects all the ink that is not absorbed by the fabric.  The ValueJet TD can also be used for sublimation printing onto transfer paper.

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.

Unattended roll-to-roll printing is made possible by a special media tensioning system and different optional motorised unwinding/winding systems, for unrolling and straight winding of finished prints, up to a weight of 100 kg.

Made in Japan, the new ValueJet 1628TD/2628TD printers will be showcased at all major sign/digital textile printing industry events throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa during the next coming weeks.