Market and Application
The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-2638 102 inch/ 2600 mm is an award winning 4-colour, dual head, high end high speed dye sublimation production printer designed for Sign Makers, Print Service Providers and Commercial Printers looking for an unparalleled level of print quality and automation in the floor-to-ceiling applications. Flexible, reliable and able to deliver excellent print quality for volume production, the printer addresses the needs of businesses focusing on both high speed production and top quality print work with sellable production speeds from 46 to 72 m²/h and a top speed of 108 m²/h.
The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-2638 incorporates the latest piezo drop-on-demand eight channel head technology and new generation electronics, offering output resolutions ranging from 360 x 360 dpi up to 1440 x 1440 dpi. Explore new revenue opportunities such as high quality in-store textile decoration and displays, textile banners, pop-ups, sportswear, personalise home decoration, curtains, linen, gadgets, shirts and many more. Recipient of the 2012 Specialty Graphic Imaging Assocation (SGIA) Product of the Year Award for the "Solvent/Latex Printer less than 96 inches" category, VJ-2638 continues to be robust solution.
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 26 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-2638 combines the latest advanced piezo inkjet dual head technology, high precision mechanical design, new electronics including a powerful 64-bit RISC processor and ease of use to deliver unrivalled print quality, making it a cost-effective solution for businesses focussing on both high speed production and top quality print work.
With sellable production speeds of 46 to 72 m²/h, the Mutoh ValueJet VJ-2638 is ideal for established sign makers who need extra versatility and for larger operations that want to extend their capacity and flexibility. The VJ-1638 delivers best-in-class speed and the highest levels of quality with Mutoh's award-winning Intelligent Interweaving & DropMaster print technology, which offers predictable and repeatable output quality fit for purpose every time in the shortest possible time, drastically reducing or eliminating horizontal banding, step mismatch banding and the visible effects of missing or misfiring nozzles. Mutoh's proprietary DropMaster technology means constant and uncompromised print quality on any thickness/weight of media used with the ValueJet VJ-2638. Whether printing on the thinnest sublimation papers, DropMaster technology, specifically developed for Mutoh's dual head ValueJet printers, eliminates the need for cumbersome and time consuming media dependent head adjustments.
The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-2638 offers a wide range of easily selectable pre-defined print modes and speeds.
|Print Mode||Resolution dpi||Speed mē/hr|
|High Quality||720 x 1080||22|
|Quality Production||360 x 720||30|
|Production||360 x 720||46|
|Speed Production||360 x 360||55|
|Billboard||360 x 360||72|
Rapid 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, minimal maintenance and flexibility for switching quickly between print jobs and low ink consumption means the ValueJet VJ-2638 swiftly turns investment into profit.
Intelligent design features make the ValueJet VJ-2638 easy to set up and operate. The ValueJet VJ-2638 comes with a stand and integrated roll holders and can handle 2" and 3" rolls. The ValueJet VJ-2638 comes with a set of pre-mounted and repositionable scroller supports for easy single operator roll loading. Media load levers are positioned both at the front and the back of the VJ-2638 for convenience. These scroller supports enable non-motorised roll-off of rolls up to a weight of 30 kg. Different motorised winding/unwinding systems are available for roll-to-roll production.
A newly designed keyboard with an easy and logical layout makes the ValueJet VJ-2638 easy to operate. 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 Mutoh ValueJet VJ-2638 incorporates a special print platen structure with three individually controlled heating elements. The heating elements tackle media pre-heating, ink fixation and drying of the prints to cope with higher print speeds and drying efficiency.
The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-2638 works with Mutoh's new DS2-Series Dye Sublimation Inks. Developed specifically for the ValueJet VJ-2638 print heads, Mutoh's DS2-Series inks produce excellent nozzle stability for high speed and high volume printing, delivering superior image sharpness and definition. The DS2-Series inks can be used for transfer printing or direct printing onto fabrics such as polyester or mixed fibres. Mutoh's new water-based dye sublimation inks are odourless, during both the printing and the transfer process and produce rich, vibrant colours and offer excellent colourfastness.
For transfer printing, Mutoh DS2-Series inks are optimised for use in combination with dedicated coated sublimation papers of different weights. In addition to transfer to synthetic fibres, they can also be sued for transfer onto pre-treated rigid substrates (e.g. mugs, plates, magnetic vinyls, wood, place mats, ChromaLuxe plates, tiles, mirrors, acrylic glass, metal, nylon, lighters, pens, CD's and more). Direct printing on to fabric requires drying and fixation process equipment, a calendar or a heat press.
Using Mutoh's water-based dye sublimation inks and easily available uncoated recyclable polyester-based materials means there is no need for forced ventilation, as the inks are free from VOCs and hazardous components. Average ink consumption is less than 5ml/m² at 720dpi with 67% coverage. The prints are also odourless. Soft signage is much easier to pack and ship which reduces transport costs, as it fold easily to reduce space and extremely lightweight. Soft signage can be washed, if necessary and re-used without fading. Mutoh water-based dye sublimation inks feature UV durability of 3 to 6 months outdoor. Mutoh's Water-based dye sublimation inks are available in 1000ml bulk bottles, and will enable you to lower your cost per copy. Paper prints are produced faster, which increases your productivity. Readily available low cost polyester fabrics (uncoated) means you can offer higher end luxurious products with premium appearance, touch and feel, which can be sold at a higher price compared to regular vinyl, paper and banner prints.
Mutoh DS2-Series Dye Sublimation Inks deliver top scores in washing, perspiration, and light fastness properties, including UV durability. DS2 inks are Oeko-Tex compliant. After printing with DS2-Series inks onto transfer paper or polyester fabrics, a sublimation follow-up treatment (transfer) is required, through high pressure and temperature (calender), to fix the colours. When printing directly onto polyester fabrics with this ink type and after sublimation, the fabric needs to be washed before use, to remove the brownish dispersant and to fully release the vibrant colours typical for sublimation inks. Average ink consumption is 8.5 ml/m².
Optional items for the Mutoh ValueJet VJ-2638 include the Mutoh SpectroVue VM-10 Spectrophotometer, Motorised Torque Controlled Take-Up System, the Mutoh ValueCut, the Onyx 12 RIPCenter ValuePlus Mutoh Edition RIP and the SAi FlexiPRINT SE12 Mutoh Edition RIP software. The Mutoh SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer directly attaches to the print head carriage or shuttle of the VJ-2638 printer, enabling the 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 ColorVerify system. The Mutoh multi-purpose ValueCut cutter can be run in tandem with the Mutoh ValueJet VJ-2638, allowing for simultaneous printing and cutting. The Mutoh ValueCut cutting plotter is able to tackle all contour cutting applications such as stickers, short-run decals, window designs and much more. For intensive graphics applications, dedicated RIP software is recommended. SAi FlexiPRINT SE12 Mutoh Edition RIP software for single workstation environments and Onyx 12 RIPCenter ValuePlus Mutoh Edition RIP solutions make it easy to prepare jobs and create sellable prints faster. Both RIP solutions include a fully integrated print and cut workflow.
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-2638 available from Design Supply's media specialists whose expertise can help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
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. Manufactured in Japan, Mutoh ValueJet printers feature best-in-class inkjet head technology, latest generation electronics and high quality inks.
Mutoh's new 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.
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. 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.
DropMaster technology is a revolutionary print automation technique which eliminates the need for media dependent head adjustments. Specifically designed for Mutoh's dual head ValueJet models, DropMaster automatically calculates and adjusts the uni/bi-directional fire timings by analysing the media thickness and drop-throw distance between print head and media surface.
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