Mutoh will be launching a new UV LED wide format printer, the ValueJet 1638UR, at next month’s Fespa show in Berlin. It’s specifically aimed at the commercial print and sign & display markets.
The VJ1638UR is a 1.62m wide roll-to-roll device configured with two printhe ads, arranged in a staggered configuration with 1400 x 1400 dpi resolution.
It takes six colours – CMYK, white and clear – and uses Mutoh’s new US11 UV LED ink. This ink can be supplied in both 220ml cassettes and 800ml bags (500ml for white). There are two LED arrays and the white ink printhead features automated ink recirculation.
Kenji Yasuhara, Mutoh Europe’s managing director, commented: “The new ValueJet 1638UR will offer both installed-base (eco)solvent users as well as (offset/screen) printers an opportunity to expand their current product offering towards specialty applications and prints with high added value.”
He adds: “The VJ-1638UR will enable short-run printing on the widest range of substrates on the market. Users will be able to process not only all typical sign & display substrates, but also thin film substrates that may be too heat-sensitive for water-based resin or solvent printers. Also all kinds of non-white substrates can be printed such as transparent, coloured or black media, fluorescent paper, metallic, mirror film, etc. Our clear inks offer the possibility to create multi-layer prints and spot varnish effects. Actually, the only limit is the creativity of the users themselves.”