Mutoh PerformanceJet PJ-2508UF Flatbed LED UV Large Format Printer

Description

The Mutoh PerformanceJet PJ-2508UF is a true large format 1250 x 2540 mm (4 x 8 feet) flatbed LED UV printer with moving gantry.  Designed for the production of directional signage, fine art prints, tradeshow graphics, POP prints, retail signage, packaging samples, and more, the Mutoh PJ-2508UF quickly expands access to premium-margin jobs and high value output for the print professional.

Featuring Mutoh’s newly developed hard LED UV inks, the PJ-2508UF prints on large flatbed media up to 100mm (4 inches) thick, and a maximum substrate weight of 50kg/m² .  Combined with a powerful set of features, the Mutoh PJ-2508UF maximises productivity and delivers high quality ouput.  The Mutoh PJ-2508UF produces ultra-sharp, high quality output and includes optional white and varnish for a luxurious or specialty finish.

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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KEY FEATURES

The Mutoh PerformanceJet PJ-2508UF LED UV Printer combines the latest generation variable drop piezo print head technology, high precision mechanical design, new electronics, LED UV curing lamps and ease of use to deliver unrivalled print quality.

The Mutoh PJ-2508UF LED UV Printer delivers best-in-class speed and the highest levels of quality with Mutoh’s award-winning Intelligent Interweaving with dedicated UV-weaving print technology, which enables a drastic reduction or total elimination of the typical difficulties inherent to conventional digital UV inkjet printing. Dedicated Intelligent Interweaving print effect for the Mutoh LED UV inks have been engineered, ensuring a drastic reduction of the curing structure in the ink layer and gloss banding suppression.

The biggest benefits of this Mutoh proprietary print technology is that it 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. Output is immediately dry and ready for use or second state treatment. The Mutoh PJ-2508UF LED UV Printer features low energy consumption with low heat generation, ideal for heat sensitive materials.

SPECIFICATIONS

The Mutoh PerformanceJet PJ-2508UF LED UV Printer offers a wide range of easily selectable pre-defined print modes and speeds.  Print resolutions can be set to 600 x 300, 600 x 600, 600 x 900, and 600 x 1200 dpi.  Mutoh LED UV inks enable printing on transparent and colour media with four colours and white and varnish. Available in 1.500 ml tanks, Mutoh LED UV inks allow specialty finishes. The Mutoh PJ-2508UF features a four print head setup, expandable to six, and optimised to work with Mutoh LED UV inks.  The four print head set up enables two ink configurations :4 x CMYK (producing higher print speeds) or CMYK + Varnish+ White.  The six print head set up enables two ink configurations: CMYK + 2 white, or CMYK + white + varnish.  At 600 x 900 dpi, the four head indicative print speed is 10 m²/hour, and the six head indicative print speed is 20 m²/hour.

The Mutoh PerformanceJet PJ-2508UF LED UV Flatbed printer accepts a maximum media size of 1250 x 2540 mm (4 x 8 ft) and prints a maximum print size of 1250 x 2540 mm ( 4 x 8 ft).  The maximum media thickness is 100 mm (4 inches), and the maximum media weight is 50 kg/m².

The Mutoh PerformanceJet PJ-2508UF LED UV Flatbed Printer uses drop-on-demand micro piezo inkjet technology and includes four greyscale print heads as standard, expandable to six.  Each print head contains 4 x 320 (1280) nozzles per print head, with two colour channels per head.  The multi-drop mass range per LED UV ink droplet is 7, 14, and 21 picoliters.

Intelligent design features make the Mutoh PerformanceJet PJ-2508UF LED UV Printer easy to set up and operate. The PJ-2508UF LED UV flatbed printer has a print bed with multiple vacuum zones in different sizes.  The Mutoh PJ-2508UF also features automatic media thickness detection, and easy media positioning, via the vacuum bed blowing function.  An automatic media registration pin system  supports multi-panel jobs and double sided prints.  Low energy consumption and low operating temperatures make the Mutoh PV-2508UF ideal for heat sensitive materials. Static electricity suppression is standard, on the print carriage, as is crash detection.

The Mutoh PerformanceJet VJ-2508UF LED UV Printer includes the Mutoh printer driver, which makes operation easy via a PC. Print directly without RIP software through the on-screen display using Adobe Illustrator, Windows Office, or CAD software. The Mutoh driver loads the image data and the Mutoh ValueJet Layer Editor Software enables the printing of up to three layers with various combinations at one time. Innovative layer printing function is exclusive to Mutoh and enables the changing of colours on the surface, to enrich the texture and enhance overall look of the print. Mutoh LED UV inks allow specialty finishes, by printing one layer for CMYK inks, white (only) or varnish (only). Printing three layers with colour, then white, then colour again can also be done, all at the same time. The use of layers creates an enriched layer appearance with incredible print quality and stability at a high speed on a variety of materials with a wide range of applications. Both flex and rigid inks are available. The hard UV ink bonds with many different materials, and in some cases, may require pre-coating. Printing on fairly flexible synthetic materials is not a problem because the layer thickness of the standard CMYK print is fairly thin due to the curing method and the relatively small droplet size. If varnish and white are added, the layer thickness becomes more perceptible but remains limited, and enhances scratch resistance.

The Mutoh PerformanceJet PJ-2508UF LED UV Printer includes two energy efficient long life LED UV curing lamp, ensuring output immediately dry and ready for use or second state treatment. The powerful long-life (14,250 hours) LED UV lamp is mercury and lead free, and ensures ozone free, safe and ultra-sharp prints, which are ready to be used or laminated after printing. The UV lamps are on the side of the printhead and travels quickly across the printing surface. The LED UV lamps do not create heat toward the media, making the technology extremely well suited for handling heat sensitive media as opposed to classic UV or water-based resin ink technologies generating huge amounts of heat or relying on high temperature to dry the ink. The UV light is only lit during actual printing. The distance between the UV light source is considerable, and lighting can be dosed, which means that the dose for the return run can be adjusted differently during be-directional printing, which prevents the so-called lawnmower effect. The large distance between the lamp and the print head allows for printing on mirrored surfaces without the UV light reaching the print head. Air cooling for the LEDs is located at the rear of the printer.

Ultimate flexibility is achieved with Mutoh’s PerformanceJet Status Monitor (VSM) app, for remote printer monitoring through a PC or a smart phone. VSM, exclusive to Mutoh, maximises the performance of the printer for remote printing, by receiving printer status data and allowing the remote monitoring of the printer status from anywhere, including the amount of printing data, ink and media cost, printing history, cartridge information, and so on.

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 materials, compatible with the PerformanceJet PJ-2508UF LED UV Printer available from Design Supply’s media specialists whose expertise can help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

Mutoh PerformanceJet PJ-2508UF LED UV Printer

4 printheads

Installation instruction: Startup Guide

Accessory box (media height guide, 10 cleaning sticks, 100 rubber gloves, 100 plastic gloves, 1 goggles, 5 paper towels (lint-free cloth))

Printer installer and driver software CD

Instruction sheet for dedicated ink

Notification sheet

UK power cable

12 months on-site warranty

Consumables:

LED UV inks 1.500ml tanks:  (BK, CY, MA, YE, WH, VA)

Cleaning LED UV ink  tank:

Options:

Additional two print heads

RIP software: SAI FlexiSIGN & PRINT, Onyx, and Caldera

3 Year Extended Warranty

DATA SHEETS

Mutoh PerformanceJet PJ2508UF LED UV Flatbed Printer Data Sheet

MANUFACTURER INFORMATION

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 and new generation electronics offers a unique blend of high speed and high quality. The drop-on-demand Micro Piezo Inkjet Technology features a single print head with 1440 nozzles divided into four colour sections. Each colour section has 360 nozzles, or two 180 nozzle rows per colour. Because all colour sections are united in one head, there is no need for time-consuming head-to-head calibration routines. The integrated print head is capable of producing ink drops ranging from 3.9 picoliters to 26.9 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 UV inkjet printing. Dedicated Intelligent Interweaving print effects for the Mutoh LED UV inks have been engineered, ensuring a drastic reduction of the curing structure in the ink layer and gloss banding suppression. 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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