Market and Applications and who uses this type of budget large format solvent printer
The award-winning Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638 64” 1625mm, dual head, 4-colour high speed printer is designed for Sign Makers, Print Service Providers and Commercial Printers looking for a high volume printing solution. The ValueJet VJ-1638 is ideal for both speed production and top quality print work with exceptional productivity and return on investment.
Designed for the sign and display market, the ValueJet VJ-1638 delivers high impact durable graphics on coated and uncoated substrates up to 64” wide to produce billboards, posters, banners, backlit display panels, directional signage, POP displays, floor graphics, vehicle graphics and decals.
Design Supply, a Mutoh Authorised Reseller, works closely with Mutoh to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With more than 25 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
Key features of the Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638
Ideal for established sign makers who need extra versatility and for larger operations wanting to extend capacity and flexibility, the ValueJet VJ-1638 delivers best-in-class speed and superior print quality, without compromising on image quality. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor graphics using either Mutoh’s Universal Mild Solvent Inks (UMS) or Mutoh Eco Ultra Inks, ValueJet VJ-1638 prints are UV and water resistant for up to three years outdoors.
Featuring the newest generation piezo print head in a staggered dual head setup, the ValueJet VJ-1638 produces spectacular quality with equally spectacular speed. A wider range of ink dot size and drop-on-demand technology results in better print quality at higher output speeds compared to other print heads on the market. Vibrant and crisp colours, flawless solid colours and unrivalled smooth gradations are achieved with the ValueJet VJ-1638.
Maximise your profit with Mutoh’s award-winning Intelligent Interweaving print technology , which offers predictable and repeatable output quality fit for purpose every time in the shortest possible time. This drastically reduces or even eliminates horizontal banding, step mismatch banding and the visible effects of missing or misfiring nozzles.
Stunning performance from the ValueJet VJ-1638 makes it ideal for both speed production and top quality print work. The ValueJet VJ-1638 offers a wide range of easily selectable pre-defined print modes and speeds.
720 x 1440
720 x 720
360 x 720
Additional customisable settings are available for experienced users and additional resolution settings are available, including 720 x 1080 dpi and 1080 x 1440 dpi.
The ValueJet VJ-1638 printer handles a wide choice of media, including both 2” and 3” rolls. Using Eco Ultra or Universal Mild Solvent inks, the ValueJet VJ-1638 is ideally suited to deliver top quality images when printing directly onto a wide range of uncoated PVC, banner and soft sign materials, and coated substrates.
Fast return on investment is available to beginners as well as skilled operators. The combination of affordable pricing, ease of use with consistent high quality output, minimum periodic maintenance required, flexibility of switching quickly between print jobs and low ink consumption (average 8 ml/m² on uncoated PVC) means the ValueJet VJ-1638 swiftly turns investment into profit.
Additional information and specifications
Intelligent design features make the ValueJet VJ-1638 easy to set up and operate including a newly designed keyboard with an easy and logical layout. Save time with the automatic cutting function. Special ink sub tanks allow uninterrupted printing, even when loading new ink cassettes. A tiltable ink cassette holder saves space and enables the use of different ink volumes. Ultimate flexibility is achieved with Mutoh‘s VSM app for remote printer monitoring through a smart phone. The ValueJet VJ-1638 comes with a stand and integrated roll holders. Mutoh Take-Up Systems offer different motorised winding/unwinding systems for roll-to-roll production.
The ValueJet VJ-1638 printer can be equipped with Mutoh’s optional SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer. Directly attachable to the print head carriage or shuttle of the printer, the VM-10 allows monitoring of colour drift over time, from job-to-job or even within a large job. The VM-10 can also be used to build ICC colour profiles and linearization files, in combination with supporting software. The VM-10 allows fast, simple and accurate colour measuring and process control to your workflow, producing consistent colour prints every time with the on-board ColourVerify system.
Built to last, Mutoh ValueJets are renowned for precision engineering and meticulous production practices for years of profitable use. As you would expect from Mutoh, reliable performance is a given. For added peace of mind, Mutoh ValueJet printers feature a 12-month on-site warranty.
There is a complete range of Mutoh and third party media, compatible with the ValueJet VJ-1638, available from Design Supply’s media specialists whose expertise can help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638 won the “Speciality Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) Product of the Year” in the ‘poster size, solvent/latex printer less than 96” wide’ category for two consecutive years 2012 and 2013.
Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638 Eco Ultra and UMS Ink Systems
The ValueJet VJ-1638 can be configured with two different ink types, Mutoh Eco Ultra inks and Mutoh Universal Mild Solvent (UMS) inks. Both inks are suitable for long term outdoor applications and are also an excellent choice for durable, photo-realistic prints for indoor usage. Output created using Eco Ultra or UMS inks are water resistant and offer a UV outdoor resistance of up to three years. For heavy–duty applications where mechanical stress in involved (floor and vehicle graphics), lamination is required. Stabilisation is required prior to lamination.
Mutoh Eco Ultra inks, available in 220ml and 440ml cassettes, are Mutoh’s third generation eco inks featuring improved ink fixation, better drying and improved scratch-resistance. Mutoh Eco Ultra inks have wide media compatibility, allowing direct printing on to (eco – solvent) coated media as well as on to a wider range of standard available uncoated PVC banner media. Thanks to a fast drying time, low cost media with a standard backing can be used. Eco Ultra inks are ideal when printing less than three times a week.
Mutoh’s Universal Mild Solvent inks (UMS) are fourth generation, environmentally friendly, mild solvent inks specifically developed for volume-oriented users. Available in 440ml cassettes and bulk litre bottles, Mutoh UMS inks feature best-in-class pigments and resins for optimum speed and quality performance. The inks are based on a new generation of milder and non-aggressive solvents. Virtually odour-free, Mutoh UMS inks do not require any forced ventilation. Mutoh UMS inks offer an unrivalled colour gamut, covering 83% of the Pantone C colour chart, and unique media gloss preservation. Suited for both high quality and high speed printing, Mutoh UMS inks also require minimal printer maintenance and are fixed and dried at regular heating temperatures. UMS inks are ideal for printing more than 3000m²/year and every 2 production days, a 5-minute maintenance tubing flush is recommended.
Mutoh has been at the forefront of the wide format industry for more than 20 years. As an innovative developer and manufacturer of wide-format printers and cutters, Mutoh incorporates pioneering technology to bring you the best equipment for your application. The range of Mutoh ValueJet printers features best-in-class inkjet head technology, latest generation electronics and high quality inks.
Mutoh’s wide piezo print head, new staggered dual head setup, and new generation electronics offers a unique blend of high speed and high quality. The wide piezo print head features 8-channel drop-on-demand inkjet technology. Each 1440 nozzle head includes four colour sections (C, M, Y, K) each divided in two nozzle rows with 360 nozzles per colour. All four colour sections are in one head, eliminating the need for head to head calibration. The integrated print heads are capable of producing ink drops ranging from 3.6 picoliters to 35.2 picoliters, resulting in incredible accuracy, sharpness, and speed. Increased accuracy and consistency of dot size and dot release during printing improves the image, in addition to increased dot gain control, allowing for more latitude in profile settings. New generation electronics include higher carriage speeds and ink firing frequencies and adapted weaving algorithms give an impressive increase in productions speed as well as optimised ink spread and improved drying.
To cope with the higher print speeds and in view of drying efficiency, the ValueJet VJ-1638 incorporates a redesigned print platen structure with three individually controlled heating elements. The heating elements tackle media pre-heating, ink fixation and drying of the prints.
Mutoh’s award-winning Intelligent Interweaving , print technology drastically reduces or totally eliminates the typical difficulties inherent to conventional digital inkjet printing, including defects such as horizontal banding, ink mottle, bleed and the visible effects of missing or misfiring nozzles. Ink is laid down in waves, as opposed to straight lines used on most wide format printers. Watch this video to learn more. The biggest benefit of this proprietary Mutoh print technology is that it offers predictable and repeatable output quality, bringing an unprecedented level of user comfort to the printer operator.
Mutoh UMS inks consist of highly durable colour pigments ground to nano-size level, a new blend of milder and non-aggressive solvents and a new mix of resins. The resin mix enables optimum adhesion of the pigments to the substrate and creates a uniform and smooth ink layer. Each individual colour pigment is coated by the resin mix to address the typical requirements of outdoor sign and display prints (gloss preservation, scuff, abrasion and chemical resistance) and to safeguard long-term outdoor durability of the colour pigments.
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