Spandex promotion saves printers £2,000 on inks and boosts productivity

Spandex Promo

Spandex is currently running a promotion offering large format/sign businesses a free bulk ink system and enough ink to print their first 900 m2 free of charge (worth £2,000) when investing in a new Mutoh ValueJet printer.

The Mutoh ValueJet is the ideal printer for outdoor and indoor applications delivering band free graphics at print speeds up to 17 m2 per hour. Instead of distributing ink in a straight line, ValueJets lay down ink by using a ‘wave’ pattern that enriches colours and makes the black even denser. Offering vibrant colours, precise detail and the ability to print directly onto low-cost uncoated and coated materials, ValueJets are extremely cost-efficient, easy to operate and maintain.

Spandex recently announced the availability of the new MS Ultra mild solvent inks for the Mutoh ValueJet, designed to significantly increase the productivity of print businesses through more efficient printing.

The new MS Ultra inks provide users with wider media compatibility across the broadest range of self adhesives as well as other flexible substrates. Resulting in higher image quality and printer reliability, the inks ensure uninterrupted printing for extended periods while delivering excellent colour gamut.

The inks also have a longer shelf life of 18 months, require less maintenance (once a week) and do not require daily printing, as typically is the case when using mild solvent inks.

“Print service providers are constantly seeking to increase the efficiency of their production environment. With the recent introduction of the new MS Ultra inks, the decision to switch your print needs to the Mutoh ValueJet has never been easier,” comments Leon Watson, Hardware Sales Director, Spandex. “Providing professional print shops with a boost in productivity as well as a considerable cost saving on the inks, our promotion provides a real win-win opportunity for our customers.”

The new MS Ultra inks are offered in safe and easy to use 440 ml ink cassettes and bulk ink bottles of 1 litre. For typical sign images (720 x 720 dpi) with an ink coverage of 67%, the ink cost amounts to £0.85/m². In addition, outdoor UV durability is rated up to three years, without lamination. However, for heavy-duty applications involving mechanical stress, lamination is recommended.

The MS Ultra 1 litre ink bottles can be used in combination with Mutoh’s bulk ink system (BIS), developed for users requiring a high volume ink delivery and refill device. The bulk ink system offers unattended printing options along with minimum user intervention.

Each bottle can provide 1.2 litres of ink to the bulk feed cassette before requiring a refill. Mutoh’s ink refill system can be easily mounted on top of the printer.

The offer will run until 31st March 2011.