Mutoh launches two more wide format printers

January 29, 2016

Mutoh has launched two new printers, replacing existing models with new ‘X’ versions. The VJ1324X is a 1.37m wide printer with a single printhead, while the VJ 2638X is a 2.6m wide machine fitted with two printheads in a staggered configuration. Continue reading “Mutoh launches two more wide format printers”

Epson updates wide format solvent printers

January 18, 2016

Epson has shown off a new generation of eco-solvent printers, all 1.6m wide, which will replace the current SureColor S-series machines. They represent a complete overhaul of the solvent printers with many small but useful improvements. The target markets remain outdoor signage, vehicle graphics and point of sale materials.

The new SureColor SC-S60600 - complete with dual printheads and two sets of CMYK.
The new SureColor SC-S60600 – complete with dual printheads and two sets of CMYK.

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Roland releases Soljet EJ640 wide format printer

October 28, 2015

Roland has launched a new wide format solvent printer, the Soljet EJ-640. It boasts dual staggered print heads and an integrated tri-heater system that dries ink quickly to allow immediate take up, allowing for immediate storage if required. Continue reading “Roland releases Soljet EJ640 wide format printer”

Mimaki launches new CJV300 printer/cutter

September 13, 2014

Mimaki has announced a new series of print and cut machines, the CJV300. It’s available in 1.3 and 1.6m widths and can print at up to 105.9 sqm/hr hour. It uses two Epson printheads – the same print engine as Mimaki’s JV300. Continue reading “Mimaki launches new CJV300 printer/cutter”

Mutoh updates ValueJet 1638 LFP

February 19, 2014

Mutoh has updated its 165cm-wide ValueJet large format printers with the launch of the X-series. The new ValueJet 1638X is targeted at long term outdoor and indoor sign & display applications and can be configured with Mutoh Eco Ultra inks as well as Universal Mild Solvent (UMS) inks.  

There’s a textile version, the 1638WX, which uses Mutoh’s new DS2 series dye sublimation inks, said to offer a wide colour gamut with bright and vibrant colours as well as comfortable light, washing and perspiration fastness properties.

The main improvement is a new 64-bit RISC mainboard that allows for faster data communication and data processing. Thus the ValueJet 1638X’s production print speeds start at 10 m²/h at 1080 x 1440 dpi and go up to 15, 20, 29 and 36 m²/h, the latter still at 720×720 dpi.  The ValueJet 1638WX dye sub model offers production speeds of 11 m²/h at 1080 x 1080 dpi, 25, 42, 50 and 65 m²/h, the latter at 360x360dpi.

The printers also use updated micropiezo heads, with two mounted in a staggered configuration. The area over which the printers actively spread the ink dots covers nearly 2 inches, which allows increased print speeds with preservation of image quality. Depending on the Mutoh ink used, the ValueJet 1638X produces droplets from 3.5 picolitres up to 35 picolitres, or from 5.9 up to 45.3 picolitres for the VJ-1638WX.