Mutoh launches new wide format dye sub

Mutoh has announced a new wide format dye sublimation printer, the ValueJet 1948WX. It’s a roll to roll 1910mm wide machine, mainly designed to print sublimation inks to transfer paper though it can also print direct to some fabrics.

Essentially it’s a faster version of the VJ1938WX that was launched in April 2015, with Mutoh having doubled the number of printheads from two to four. As with other Mutoh printers, the heads are arranged in a staggered configuration. There are two built-in heaters. The top speed is 117 sqm/hr.

Mutoh describes it as a high volume machine aimed mainly at the home décor market, as well as fashion and soft signage. This week sees it’s European launch at the Heimtextil show in Frankfurt, the first time that Mutoh has exhibited at this event. It should be available later this spring.

Mutoh will also show the existing VJ1938TX, a 1.9m wide printer that does print direct to textiles. This uses two printheads but presumably Mutoh will update this with a four-head version in the not-too-distant future.





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