Mutoh DrafStation RJ-900XG (42-inch) Indoor and Digital Transfer Large Format Printer


The Mutoh DrafStation RJ-900XG 42″/1080mm is a compact, four colour, single print head versatile printer designed for every day sublimation printing. Ideal for start-ups and established businesses wanting to extend their product portfolios, the RJ-900XG prints on dye sublimation transfer papers, making transfer on a wide range of flexible and rigid polyester material possible.

The Mutoh DrafStation RJ-900XG delivers photo-quality 3D renderings, posters, large-format reproductions of portrait photographs, fine art reproductions, proofs of packaging designs, hard proofs of press print work, prints with very strict colour requirements, and precise line drawings from CAD or GIS applications. The RJ-900XG also gives you the opportunity to explore the growing dye-sublimation market including high quality in-store textile decoration and displays, textile banners, pop-ups, sportswear, personalised home decoration, gadgets, mugs, shirts, key rings, coasters, placemats and other gadgets.

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 maximise your opportunities. With more than 28 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.



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The Mutoh DrafStation RJ-900XG is an attractively priced 42″ wide inkjet solvent printer for worry-free water-based inks free from VOCs. Intelligent space saver design makes the RJ-900XG safe, easy to set up and operate. Fast return on investment is available to beginners as well as skilled operators.

The DrafStation RJ-900XG features Mutoh’s award-winning Intelligent Interweaving and drop-on-demand micro piezo inkjet technologies, creating stunning output and consistent results. Offering resolution from 360, 540, 720, 1440, and 2880 dpi, the RJ-900XG features consistent quality for volume and short production runs.

The DrafStation RJ-900XG uses Mutoh DS2-Series dye sublimation inks designed for sublimation transfer printing and are optimised for use in combination with dedicated coated sublimation paper of different weights. Mutoh DS2-Series dye sublimation inks can be used for transfer onto pre-treated rigid substrates, such as mugs, plates, magnetic vinyls, wood, place mats, ChromaLuxe plates, tiles, mirrors, acrylic glass, metal nylon, lighters, pens, CDs, etc. The inks deliver excellent image definition and sharpness and specifically optimised for the latest generation piezo drop on demand print heads. The wide colour gamut produces vivid and bright colours and good colour-fastness.


The DrafStation RJ-900XG is compatible with Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and handles a wide choice of media, including both 2″ and 3″ rolls. The RJ-900XG prints on typical dye sublimation transfer papers ranging from 95 g/m2 to 100g/m2, making transfer on a wide range of flexible and rigid polyester materials possible. The RJ-900XG can take a media thickness width of 0.3 mm to 1.33 mm and accepts a maximum media width of 1080mm/42.51″ and can print a maximum print width of 1074mm/42.28″. Launched in 2015, the RJ-900XG replaces the previous models DrafStation RJ-900X, DrafStation Pro and DrafStation.

The Mutoh DrafStation RJ-900XG used drop-on-demand micro piezo inkjet technology, with a single print head including 180 nozzles configured in 8 lines and a range of drop mass of 3.4 to 49.5 picoliters. Minimum periodic maintenance is required, and the RJ-900XG allows flexibility of switching quickly between print jobs and low ink consumption. Print speeds are as follows:

Print Mode Resolution dpi Speed m2/hr
High Quality 1440 x 1440 2.0
Quality 540 x 720 3.5
Quality Production 540 x 720 9.3
Production 360 x 720 13.0
Speed Production 360 x 360 18.5
Maximum Speed 360 x 360 39.6

The Mutoh DrafStation RJ-900XG uses Mutoh Series2 Dye Sublimation inks available in 1000 ml. The average ink consumption for graphics using the RJ-900XG is 8.5 ml/m2 on uncoated PVC at 720 dpi with 67% coverage. Series2 Dye Sublimation inks feature UV durability of 3 to 6 months outdoor. Colour fastness is as follows:

Fastness, score range (min-max) C M Y K
Light ( ISO 105-BO2) (1-8) 5-6 6-7 6-7 6
Water (ISO 105-CO2) (1-5) 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5
Perspiration (ISO 105-EO2) (1-5) 4-5 5 4-5 4-5

Options for the Mutoh DrafStation RJ-900XG include a motorised torque-controlled take-up system, dedicated RIP software, and a heat press or calendar. Continuous printing is made possible by the optional Mutoh Motorised Torque-Controlled Take-up System. 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 software solutions make it easy to prepare jobs and create sellable prints faster. Both RIP solutions include a fully integrated print and cut workflow. The Mutoh UniFixer 65 will heat transfer dye sublimation prints from paper to fabric, or heat fix pre-printed fabrics. The UniFixer 65 is an affordable calender for heat transfer and thermofixation, compatible with both water based dye sublimation inks as well as water based direct disperse dye inks, ideal for short run and larger run production of indoor and outdoor banners, flags, sportswear, promotional apparel, decorative fabrics and more.

Built to last, Mutoh ValueJets, manufactured in Japan, 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 printers feature a 12-month on-site warranty.

There is a complete range of Mutoh and third party media, compatible with the DrafStation RJ-900XG, available from Design Supply’s media specialists whose expertise can help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.


Key Specifications
Technology Drop-on-demand Micro Piezo Inkjet Technology
Print Head 1
Nozzle Configuration 180 nozzles x 8 lines
Drop Mass Range 3.4 to 49.5pl
Head Heights Low: 1.2mm
High: 2.0mm
Media Specifications
Max Media Width 1080mm
Max Print Width 1074mm
Max Media Thickness 0.3mm/1.3mm (depending on head height)
Media Measurements Ø 150mm/2″/19kg (3″ adaptors optional)
Resolutions 360, 540, 720, 1440, & 2880dpi
Production Speed Range 2sqm/h – 18.5sqm/h
Maximum Speed 39.6sqm/h
Ink Compatibility
For dye-sublimation applications:

Product Code Description
VJDS2-100-BK Disperse Dye Ink – 1 litre – Black
VJDS2-100-CY Disperse Dye Ink – 1 litre – Cyan
VJDS2-100-MA Disperse Dye Ink – 1 litre – Magenta
VJDS2-100-YE Disperse Dye Ink – 1 litre – Yellow


For CAD and graphics applications:

Product Code Description
RJ9-11-BK Waterbased Pigment Ink – 110ml – Black
RJ9-11-CY Waterbased Dye Ink – 110ml – Cyan
RJ9-11-MA Waterbased Dye Ink – 110ml – Magenta
RJ9-11-YE Waterbased Dye Ink – 110ml – Yellow
RJ9D-22-BK Waterbased Dye Ink – 220ml – Black
RJ9D-22-CY Waterbased Dye Ink – 220ml – Cyan
RJ9D-22-MA Waterbased Dye Ink – 220ml – Magenta
RJ9D-22-YE Waterbased Dye Ink – 220ml – Yellow
RJ9-22-CLN Cleaning Liquid – 220ml


Ave Ink Consumption 8.5ml/sqm (ave ink consumption @720dpi, coverage 67%
UV Durability 3-6 months outdoor
Light Fastness ISO 105-B02* C (5-6), M (6-7), Y (6-7), K (6)
Washing Fastness ISO 105-C02* C (4-5), M (4-5), Y (4-5), K (4-5)
Perspiration Fastness ISO 105-E02* C (4-5), M (5), Y (4-5), K (4-5)
* Ranges (min-max): Light 1-8, Washing 1-5, Perspiration 1-5
Power Consumption
During Printing 100W
In Stand-By 35W
Power Supply AC 100-120V/AC 200-240 – 60/50 Hz
Recommended Working Environment
Temperature 20°C – 28°C with a delta of max 2°C/h
Humidity 40% – 60% (no condensation) with a delta RH: max 5% RH/h
Machine Measurements
Dimensions (w x d x h) 1772 x 504 x 983mm
Print & Stand Weight 75.2kg
What’s In The Box
  • Printer
  • Stand
  • User guide
  • Installation manual
  • 1 media scroller (2″ core)
  • Power supply cable
  • CD with operation manual
Additional Accessories
  • 30kg take-up unit (VJ1213-TUP20)
  • Bulk ink system (ZMY-08909)
  • Open cassettes and funnel (KY-08701)
  • Flange set 3″ (DE-36681)
  • Waste ink tray (DE-36686)
  • Magnetic media retainer (KY-14035)


Mutoh DrafStation RJ-900XG printer


2″ media scroller for non-motorised roll-off

User Guide

Installation manual

Power supply cable

CD with operation manual

12 months on-site warranty


Mutoh Take Up System: VJ1213-TUP20

3″ Roll Adapter

Mutoh UniFixer 65

Onxy 12 RIPCenter ValuePlus Mutoh Edition RIP software

SAi FlexiPRINT SE12 Mutoh Edition RIP software


Mutoh DS2-Series Dye Sublimation Inks 1000ml: VJDS2-100-(BK, CY, MA, YE)

Cleaning Liquid 220ml: RJ9-22-CLN

Maintenance capping fluid: MY-8084X

Water-based storage/pre-wetting liquid: RJ80CR02-XXX


Mutoh DrafStation RJ 900XG Data Sheet

Mutoh Print Inspiration Brochure

Mutoh DS2-Series Dye Sublimation Inks Data Sheet

Mutoh Edition SAi FlexiPrint SE12 RIP Software Data Sheet

Mutoh Edition Onyx12 RIP Center ValuePlus RIP Software Data Sheet

Mutoh SpectroVue VM-10 Data Sheet

Mutoh UniFixer 65 Heat Transfer Calender Data Sheet

Mutoh InfraRed Dryers Data Sheet

Mutoh White Paper: How Green is Green

Mutoh Universal Bulk Ink System Data Sheet




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, the range of Mutoh printers features best-in-class inkjet head technology, latest generation electronics and high quality inks.

Mutoh’s drop-on-demand micro piezo inkjet technology features a single 1440 nozzle variable drop piezo inkjet head (CMYK). The print head is configured with 8 lines of 180 nozzles. All four colour sections are in one head, eliminating the need for head to head calibration. The print heads are capable of producing ink drops ranging from 3.4 picoliters to 49.5 picoliters, resulting in accuracy, sharpness, and speed.

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.


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