Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X (56 inch) Sign & Display Large Format Printer

Description

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X (54in/ 1371mm)  is a cost-effective single head 4-colour high speed solvent printer designed for start-up sign shops or established businesses with small or medium print volumes.  The ValueJet VJ-1324 is ideal workhorse for flexible, reliable and excellent print quality for small to medium print volume runs.

Designed for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor prints, the ValueJet VJ-1324 delivers excellent print quality  including long-term outdoor posters, billboards, building announcements, signs and banners, backlit signage, POS displays, vehicle graphics, and fine art reproduction.

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.

VIDEOS

ValueJet VJ-1324 demo
Mutoh Intelligent Interweave Technology

Mutoh DropMaster How it works

How to Load Media

Setting Media type

Mutoh Cleaning and Maintenance

See how Mutoh printers are manufactured

KEY FEATURES

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X combines the latest advanced piezo inkjet single head technology, high precision mechanical design and ease of use to deliver unrivalled print quality, making it a cost-effective solution for businesses with medium and higher print volumes . Suitable for both indoor and outdoor graphics using either Mutoh’s Universal Mild Solvent Inks (UMS) or Mutoh Eco Ultra Inks, ValueJet VJ-1324X prints are UV and water resistant for up to three years outdoors.

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X is flexible, reliable, and able to deliver excellent print quality for short print runs as well as volume production runs. With sellable production speeds of up to 16.4m2/h, is a perfect match for businesses with medium to higher print volumes. The VJ-1324X 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.

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X is ideal for the production of long term outdoor and indoor prints on a wide range of uncoated and coated substrates: posters, backlit signage, wall coverings, point-of-sale displays, fine art reproduction, vehicle graphics, stickers and more.

SPECIFICATIONS

Intelligent design features make the Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X easy to set up and operate. A newly designed keyboard with an easy and logical layout makes the VJ-1324X easy to operate. Save time with the automatic sheet-off cutting function. Special ink sub tanks allow uninterrupted printing, even when loading new ink cassettes. An L-shaped cover has been added to the VJ-1324X to allow easy access for periodic maintenance. Minimum periodic maintenance, flexibility of switching quickly between print jobs, and low ink consumption (average 8 ml/m2 on uncoated PVC at 720 dpi with 67% coverage) means the VJ-1324X swiftly turns an investment into profit.

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X offers five pre-defined modes including: 540 x 720, 720 x 720, 720 x 1080, 1440 x 720 and 1440 x 1440 dpi so it is easy to select the appropriate settings for the required speed/quality. Experienced users can set up custom print mode parameters.

Print Mode Resolution dpi Speed m2/hr Head Speed Intelligent Interweave Print Effect
High Quality 720 x 1440 8p 3.9 Slow HQ
Quality 720 x 1080 6p 6.0 Slow HQ
Quality Production 720 x 1080 6p 7.9 Fast HQ
Production 720 x 720 4p 11.8 Fast HQ
Speed Production 720 x 720 4p 16.4 Fast Speed
Billboard 360 x 720 2p 27.9 Slow Off

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X comes with a stand and integrated roll holders. The VJ-1324X incorporates a set of scroller supports mounted at the back of the machine. These supports enable non-motorised unwinding of media (2″ and 3″ core) up to a weight of 19 kg. The VJ-1324X printer handles a wide choice of media, including both 2″ and 3″ rolls.

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X 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 cassettes and 1000ml bulk bags for the ValueJet VJ-1324X, 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.

Mutoh’s Universal Mild Solvent inks (UMS) are fourth generation, environmentally friendly, mild solvent inks specifically developed for volume-oriented users. Available in 1000ml bulk bottles for the ValueJet VJ-1324X, 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. Mutoh UMS inks have Eurofins “Indoor Air Comfort” certification, showing compliance with emission requirements of all applicable specifications issued by authorities in the EU Member States.

Optional items for the Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X 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-1324X 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-1324X, 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-1324X, available from Design Supply’s media specialists whose expertise can help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.

ValueJet 1324X – Technical Key Specifications
Print Technology Drop-on-demand Micro Piezo Inkjet Technology
Print Head 1
Nozzle Configuration 180 nozzles x 8 lines
Drop Mass Range (pl) 3.5 to 35.2
Head Heights Low: 1.2 mm / High: 2.0 mm
ValueJet 1324X – Media Specifications
Max. Media Width 1371 mm (53,97”)
Max. Print Width 1361 mm (53,58”)
Max. Media Thickness 0.3 / 1.3 mm *
* : Max. media thickness is specified per head
Media Measurements * Ø 150 mm / 2” & 3” / 19 kg
* : Standard non-motorised roll-off system
Media Drying System Individually controlled pre-heater, fixer & dryer (30 – 50 °C)
ValueJet 1324X – Performance
High Quality (720 x 1440) 3.9 m²/h
Quality (720 x 1080) 6.0 m²/h
Quality Production (720 x 1080) 7.9 m²/h
Production (720 x 720) 11.8 m²/h
Speed Production (720 x 720) 16.4 m²/h
Billboard (360 x 720) 27.9 m²/h
ValueJet 1324X – Ink Specifications
Ink Type Eco Ultra                    /  UMS *
* : Prints made with Mutoh UMS inks on Grafityp GEF non pvc film have obtained an indoor air comfort certificate issued by Eurofins. The first European certificate for interior deco prints.
Ink Volume 220 ml & 1000 ml *    /  1000 ml *
* : 1000 ml bag requires optional adapter
Ink Colours CMYK
Ink Consumption * 8 ml / m²
* : Average ink consumption @720 dpi – coverage of 67 %
UV durability—without lamination 3 years outdoor *
* : For heavy duty applications where mechanical stress is involved, lamination is required. Stabilisation is required prior to lamination.
ValueJet 1324X – Power Consumption
During Printing < 500 W
In Stand-by 45 W
Warming Up ≤1550 W
Power Supply AC 100-120 V / AC 200-240 – 60/50 Hz
ValueJet 1324X – Recommended Working Environment
Temperature 22°C – 30 °C with Δt: max. 2 °C/h
Humidity 40% – 60 % (no condensation) with ΔRH: max. 5% RH/h
ValueJet 1324X – Machine Measurements
Width x Depth x Height 1916 x 685 x 1218 mm
Weight 82.3 kg

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X printer with stand and integrated roll holders

Machine starter kit (cleaning liquid, pack of swabs, box of pipets, cleaning handbook)

Accessory bag (10 cleaning sticks, 5 paper towels, operation manual cd, installation manual, introduction of Windows Printer Driver)

SAi FlexiPRINT SE12 or Onyx 12 RIPCenter ValuePlus Mutoh Edition RIP Software

UK power cable

12 months on-site warranty

Options:

Mutoh Motorised Torque Controlled Up System: VJ1213-TUP20

Mutoh SpectroVue VM-10 Spectrophotometer

Bulk Ink System – VMY-08907

Roll take-up system for ValueJet VJ-1324X: ZMY-14810

Print head assembly for ValueJet VJ-1324X: DG-42987

Mutoh ValueCut cutting plotters 600(24″), 1300(52″) and 1800(72″)

3 year Extended Warranty

Consumables:

Eco Ultra ink cartridges 220ml: VJ-MS13A- (BK220, CY220, MA220, YE220)

Cleaning Liquid 220ml: VJ-MS13-CL220

Universal Mild Solvent Ink Bottles 1000ml: VJ-LSINK1- (BK1L, CY1L, MA1L, YE1L)

DATA SHEETS

Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324X (54 inch) Sign & Display Large Format Printer Data Sheet

Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1324 regular maintenance when using UMS and Eco-Ultra Inks

Mutoh Print Inspiration Brochure

Mutoh Sign & Display UMS Inks Data Sheet

Mutoh Universal Bulk Ink System Data Sheet

Eurofins certificate for Mutoh UMS inks

Mutoh Eco Solvent Inks Specifications

Mutoh Eco Solvent Ultra Inks Data Sheet

Mutoh SpectroVue VM-10 Data Sheet

Mutoh ValueCut Series Cutting Plotters: (600, 1300, 1800) Data Sheet 

Mutoh ValueCut 600, 1300 and 1800 Specifications

Mutoh ValueJet and ValueCut Series Brochure (June 2013)

Mutoh Motorised Torque Controlled Take Up Systems Data Sheet 

Mutoh Optional Take Up Systems for ValueJet Series Data Sheet

Mutoh ColorVerify Data Sheet 

Mutoh Edition SAi FlexiPrint SE12 RIP Software Data Sheet

Mutoh Edition Onyx12 RIP Center ValuePlus RIP Software Data Sheet

Mutoh White Paper: How Green is Green

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 drop-on-demand print head features 180 nozzles in 8 lines. Because all colour head sections are united in one head, there is no need for time consuming head-to-head calibration routines. The print head is capable of producing ink drops ranging from 3.5 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.

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.

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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