Mutoh Europe has introduced a new member to its ValueJet wide format digital printer family. The 1627MH is a 64” (1625 mm) wide hybrid printer featuring a hot air knife media drying system and resin-based inks enabling direct printing on both rigid and roll substrates. Prints are dry when they come off the printer. The ValueJet 1627MH incorporates a high end piezo drop-on-demand print head capable of producing print resolutions up to 720 x 1440 dpi, making it suited for top quality output for short viewing distances.
The ValueJet 1627MH comes with a new CMYK + White resin-based ink set called MP-31; MP stands for multi-purpose, which refers to the versatility of the inks. They allow direct printing on white, transparent and coloured rigid substrates including foam board, cardboard, alu panel; even on acrylic sheets as well as rigid sheets for thermo forming (PVC, PS, PP, APET, PLA). Printing on white, coloured and transparent roll substrates is possible, including heat sensitive media, shrink film and recyclable non-PVC media. Mutoh’s MP-31 series inks have a UV durability up to two years outdoors without lamination.
MP-31 inks are extremely stretchable and shrinkable, making them equally suited for high stretch applications including car wrapping as well as thermo/vacuum forming and shrink applications. These inks will preserve the natural texture and look of substrates including for example matte or glossy look.The Mutoh ValueJet 1627MH is suitable for sign and display print shops for the production of both indoor and long-term outdoor prints, as well as for graphics companies looking for a digital solution for proofing. For rigid printing, the printer can be equipped with foldable rigid print tables. It handles rigid substrates with a thickness of maximum 16 mm and a weight of maximum 15 kg.
An optional media alignment system can be mounted to easily align rigid media at the front side, which allows perfect double-sided printing. The 1627MH can be used with customised jigs for printing on all kinds of pre-cut blanks For roll prints, the five colour 1627MH can be equipped with a 30 kg automated take-up system to roll up finished prints. Switching between rigid and roll setup is fast. Compared to its predecessor, the new VJ-1627MH delivers a performance increase of up to 20 %. In CMYK setup, print speeds up to 12 m² per hour at 720 x 720 dpi are possible.
Mutoh has improved the user interface, implementing semi-automated cleaning cycles as well as automated media height measurement, ensuring perfect output thanks to an identical gap between the print head and the substrate, regardless of the substrate thickness.