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Mutoh launches 64”- wide UV LED roll-to-roll printer


Mutoh UV LED printer

Mutoh Europe premièred a new addition to its growing range of UV LED wide format print solutions at FESPA.

Engineered and manufactured at Mutoh in Japan, the ValueJet 1638UR (VJ-1638UR) is an addition to Mutoh’s existing ValueJet 1638UH hybrid UV LED printer which last year was recognised as “best flatbed/hybrid printer up to 20 m2/h” by the European Digital Press Association (EDP).

The ValueJet 1638UR is a 64” (162cm) wide dual head, dual lamp UV LED roll-toroll printer specifically developed for the commercial print and sign and display markets. The printer uses Mutoh’s US11 UV LED CMYK, White and Clear 0% VOC inks, available in 220ml cassettes and 800ml bags (500ml for white), which enable printing on the widest range of roll substrates.

The VJ-1638UR will create instant dry output, ready for application or posttreatment. High added value can be created thanks to the use of white and clear inks enabling printing on transparent media and non-white substrates, multilayer printing and spot varnish effects. The printer integrates two latest generation piezo drop on demand print heads producing print resolutions up to 1440 x 1440dpi; media roll weights up to 100kg can be handled by the machine.

clear inks enabling printing on transparent media and non-white substrates, multilayer printing and spot varnish effects. The printer integrates two latest generation piezo drop on demand print heads producing print resolutions up to 1440 x 1440dpi; media roll weights up to 100kg can be handled by the machine.

“We have seen a considerable increase of sales of our UV LED printers during the past year,” said managing director Kenji Yasuhara. “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.

“The VJ-1638UR will enable short-run printing on the widest range of substrates on the market. Users will be able to process all typical sign and display substrates and thin film substrates that may be too heat-sensitive for water-based resin or solvent printers.

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”.

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Mutoh UV LED printer VJ-1638UR

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