Colourbyte Europe Ltd, an existing Graphtec GB reseller, has added the Mutoh eco-solvent sign and display printers to its product portfolio. With more than 25 years of experience in the wide-format digital printing market, Colourbyte is extending its range of solutions even further with the addition of Mutoh’s XpertJet 1341SR Pro 54” machine and the ValueJet 628 24” printers.
Andreas Tangemann, Operations Director for Colourbyte, says, “We are extremely strong in the photo gift market, providing a broad range of printing, finishing, colour profiling and media solutions for our customers. We work with many leading brands, including Graphtec GB, Epson, Canon and Vivid, as well as offering a huge range of own brand printable media for framed canvases, photographic prints, posters, wall coverings and much more. With over £2m of media in stock ready for next-day delivery, we can fulfil the tightest of customer deadlines.
He continues, “The photo gift market has become hugely competitive and cost-sensitive. The sale price of a canvas print has come down dramatically, so our customers are always looking to cut the cost of production in order to gain a competitive edge. Eco-solvent ink is around half the price of water-based pigment ink and is more durable and water resistant, meaning there is no need to varnish, which saves time and money compared to water-based printers. When we saw Mutoh's new range of eco-solvent printers with their small footprint we realised they would greatly benefit customers wanting to move to eco-solvent but had limited floor space.
The Mutoh XpertJet 1341SR Pro is a 54” sign and display printer with a very compact design. “The key for us is that this printer could be wheeled through a standard door, making it ideal for home-workers and businesses with small premises. Despite its size, the Mutoh offers fantastic print quality with Accufine piezo printheads and the excellent odour-free MS51 eco-solvent inks, which are GREENGUARD Gold Certified,” adds Andreas.
Lawrence Hebron, UK Product Manager (Mutoh) for Graphtec GB, says, “This is an important appointment for us. Colourbyte has been a valued reseller of Graphtec GB for many years, and we are delighted that they are extending their product portfolio with us. The Mutoh printers fulfil Colourbyte’s desire to provide an eco-solvent range of printers that are ideally suited to their customers’ need for quality output, reduced cost per print and a space-saving solution.”
Colourbyte has installed a 54” Mutoh at its demonstration facility in Hemel Hempstead and invites customers to come and see for themselves the quality and practical application of this printer. Further Mutoh ValueJet 24” models will be installed early in the new year.
Andreas concludes, “We are delighted to be able to sell Mutoh printers to our customers. They have a great reputation for high build quality, reliability and cost-effective application. We have already experienced Graphtec GB’s excellent support, so we are very confident that this will continue as we develop our relationship into wide-format eco-solvent printing. We look forward to presenting these printers to our customers and further extending the range of solutions we provide.”