Mutoh launches XpertJet 1682WR dye sub

Mutoh has announced a new wide format dye sublimation printer, the XpertJet 1682WR, which replaces the already discontinued ValueJet 1638WX. It’s designed to print to transfer paper up to 1625mm wide and is aimed at the interior decor, sportswear, promotional products and soft signage markets. 

Mutoh’s XpertJet 1682WR is a 162cm wide dye sublimation printer.

It’s fitted with two gold-plated Epson piezo printheads, arranged in a staggered configuration and which each offer eight ink channels. These are greyscale heads and can fire droplets from 2.8pl up to 33.9pl. It can be configured with either two sets of CMYK or eight colours. There are 180 nozzles per channel so resolution ranges from 360 x 360dpi up to 1440 x 1440 dpi. Mutoh is quoting typical production speeds from 10sqm/hr to 48 sqm/hr. 

This new dye sub printer appears to be based on the chassis of an eco-solvent printer, the XpertJet 1682SR, which was introduced back in 2019. As such it has the same aluminium rail system for the print carriage that’s said to be more rigid than the previous ValueJet series for more accurate drop placement. It also has the same print platen with internal LED lighting to illuminate the work area so that operators can see the printing. 

It also benefits from the multi-stage pressure roller system to help improve media feeding, and an improved roll-off system and newly developed media flanges for loading substrates. There are motorized take-up systems, for rolls weights up to 30, 40 or 100 kg and roll diameters from 150 to 250 mm to enable continuous printing.

Naturally, the XJ1682WR boasts Mutoh’s Intelligent interweaving system, which helps counter the effects of horizontal and vertical banding or missing nozzles. Mutoh has also added a new Media Tracker system that lets users print a barcode on the roll of media before it is removed from the printer so that it will know how much is left when the roll is re-loaded. 

The XpertJet 1682WR is available now and you can find further details from

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