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Mutoh debuts single head Valuejet 1604X at FESPA
Mar '16
At FESPA 2016, wide-format printer manufacturer Mutoh is presenting the latest addition to its popular line of Valuejet roll to roll sign & display printers, the single head 64” wide Valuejet 1604X.

The new printer features high print quality and precision, productivity, a professional standard configuration including a motorised take-up system for rolls up to 30 kg and simple and intuitive operation.

The compact 1604X is targeted at sign makers start-ups as well as existing print providers looking for a wider printer, needing extra versatility for frequent material switches or for volume production of full colour stickers.

“Engineered and manufactured in Japan, the VJ-1604X integrates the proven and multi-awarded Mutoh Valuejet print technology and reliability,” a Mutoh press release stated.

The printer incorporates a piezo drop-on-demand print head capable of firing ink droplets as small as 3.5 pl up to 21 pl.

“With Mutoh's Interweaving technology, a new 360 x 1080 print resolution and three individually controllable heaters, the new ValueJet 1604X will deliver high quality production speeds of up to 11.5 sq. metres per hour,” it added.

The VJ-1604X is also supported by the Mutoh Valuejet Status Monitor software (VSM), enabling the operator to remotely verify the printer, ink and media status from a portable device like a tablet or smart phone.

As per Mutoh, the 1604X is suited for production of billboards, posters, general signage, exhibition stand graphics, wall coverings, full colour stickers, vehicle graphics, point-of sale displays, etc.

The printer can be loaded with two different ink types, the Mutoh Eco Ultra inks in 220 ml cassettes or litre packs as well as the Mutoh Universal Mild solvent (UMS) inks in litre packs.

The litre pack ink supply solution provides the functionality of ink cassettes, combined with the advantages of a bulk ink system and regular running cost per sq. metre using Mutoh UMS inks is as low as €0.79.

For the UMS inks, Mutoh recently also obtained a pan European Indoor Air Comfort Certificate, which makes the inks ideally suited for the production of certified indoor deco prints. (AR)

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