Market and Application
The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1948WX 75" 1910mm, high-end, four head dye sublimation inkjet printer is designed for Sign and Print Makers, Print Service Providers and Commercial Printers looking for an unparalleled level of print quality and automation in the Indoor Digital Transfer application. The ValueJet VJ-1948WX combined with Mutoh's new water-based transfer sublimation inks makes it possible to transfer onto polyester fabrics, mixed fibre fabrics (minimum 80% polyester) or onto polyester coated objects. The ValueJet VJ-1948WX is the successor of the award-winning ValueJet VJ-1938WX, with improved DropMaster technology, four print heads, and improved ink performance and prints at production speeds between 67 and 125 m²/h. and a top speed of 194m²/h.
Ideal for established businesses looking for a high volume production printer, the compact and user-friendly Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1948WX is suited for high-end roll-to-roll sublimation needs, with a top speed of 194m²/h. Designed for the production of soft signage, clothing and gadgets: high quality in-store textile decoration & displays, textile banners, pop-ups, personalised home decoration, sportswear & shirts, mugs, phone covers and many more, the Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1948WX delivers best-in-class speed and superior print quality.
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.
To deliver best-in-class speed and superior print quality, the high volume Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1948WX features a high-precision mechanical design, latest generation piezo print head technology and new electronics including a powerful 64-bit RISC processor. The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1948WX delivers an unprecedented level of ease of use, thanks to Mutoh's award-winning Intelligent Interweaving and DropMaster technologies.
The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1948WX features latest generation four variable drop 8 channel print heads mounted in a staggered configuration with 8 rows of 180 nozzles, allowing output resolution between 360 x 360 dpi and 1440 x 1440 dpi. Easy to operate and maintain, the VJ-1948WX is robust and industrial, delivering constant quality for intensive, high quality volume production runs. With typical production speeds between 67 and 125m²/h, is a perfect match for businesses with higher print volumes. The VJ-1943WX 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 transfer paper used with the ValueJet VJ-1948WX. DropMaster technology, specifically developed for Mutoh's four head ValueJet printers, eliminates the need for cumbersome and time consuming media dependent head adjustments. The VJ-1948WX incorporates heaters to remove moisture from output.
Stunning performance from the ValueJet VJ-1948WX makes it ideal for both speed production and top quality print work. The ValueJet VJ-1948WX offers a wide range of easily selectable pre-defined print modes and speeds.
|Print Mode||Passes||Resolution dpi||Speed m²/hr|
|Super Fine||12, uni||720 x 1080||11.5|
|Fine||12, bi||720 x 1080||23|
|High Quality||6, bi||360 x 1080||47|
|Quality Production||4, bi||720 x 720||67|
|Production||3, bi||360 x 1080||88|
|Speed Production||2, bi||360 x 720||125|
|Max Speed||1, bi||360 x 360||194|
The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1948WX includes easy to configure pressure rollers with an integrated disable function. The individual head cleaning facility minimises waste and the water-based dye sublimation inks print environmentally friendly output and include a high level of operator safety.
The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1948WX works with Mutoh's new DS2-Series Dye Sublimation Inks. Developed specifically for the ValueJet VJ-1948WX 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.
The ValueJet VJ-1948WX comes with a set of pre-mounted and repositionable scroller supports at the back for easy single operator roll loading. These will enable non-motorised roll off of rolls up to a weight of 30kg.
Optional items for the Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1948WX 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-1924W 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-1948WX, 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-1948WX 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. The range of Mutoh ValueJet printers features best-in-class inkjet head technology, latest generation electronics and high quality inks.
Mutoh's new wide piezo print head, new staggered four 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 3.3 picoliters to 45.3 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. To learn more about DropMaster technology,
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