Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1604X (64 inch) Sign and Display Large Format Printer

Description

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1604X is a 64″/1625mm 4-colour, single head, high quality budget sign and display printer designed for starting Sign Makers and existing print providers looking for a wide printer or needing extra versatility for frequent material switches or for volume production of full colour stickers. The ValueJet VJ-1604X is flexible, reliable and able to develop excellent print quality for medium to low production print runs.

Designed for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor prints, the ValueJet VJ-1604X 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.

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KEY FEATURES

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1604X combines 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-1604X prints are UV and water resistant for up to three years outdoors.

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1604X 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 11.5m²/h, is a perfect match for businesses with medium to low print volumes. The VJ-1604X 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-1604X 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-1604X easy to set up and operate. A newly designed keyboard with an easy and logical layout makes the VJ-1604X 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-1604X 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-1604X swiftly turns an investment into profit.

The ValueJet VJ-1604X 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
Vinyl High Quality 1440 x 1440 16p 2.8 Slow
Vinyl Production 720 x 720 8p 7 Fast
Banner Production 720 x 720 4p 11.5 Slow
Banner High Speed 360 x 1080 3p 15 Slow

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1604X comes with a stand, integrated roll holders and a 30kg motorised winding system for roll to roll production. The user friendly media system enables frequent material switches. The VJ-1604X incorporates three individually controlled heating elements for pre-heating, ink fixation and drying. The VJ-1604X 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-1604X printer handles a wide choice of media, including both 2″ and 3″ rolls.

The ValueJet VJ-1604X 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-1604X, 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-1604X, 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-1604X 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-1604X 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-1604X, 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-1604X, available from Design Supply’s media specialists whose expertise can help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.

  • ValueJet 1604X – 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 – 7 – 12.4 – 14 – 21 pl
    Head Heights Low: 1.5 mm / High: 2.5 mm
    ValueJet 1604X – Media Specifications
    Max. Media Width 1625 mm (63,97”)
    Max. Print Width 1615 mm (63,58”)
    Max. Media Thickness 0.3 / 1.3 mm *
    * : Max. media thickness in specified per head height
    Media Measurements * Ø 150 mm / 2” & 3” / 30 kg
    * : Standard non-motorised roll-off system
    Media Drying System Individually controlled pre-heater, fixer & dryer (30 – 50 °C)
    ValueJet 1604X – Performance
    Vinyl High Quality (1440 x 1440 16p) 2.8 m²/h
    Vinyl Production (720 x 720 8p) 7.0 m²/h
    Banner Production (720 x 720 4p) 11.5 m²/h
    Banner High Speed (360 x 1080 3p) 15.0 m²/h
    ValueJet 1604X – 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 ink pack 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 1604X – Power Consumption
    During Printing < 600 W
    In Stand-by 75 W
    Warming Up ≤ 1100 W (main) & ≤ 1200 W (heat)
    Power Supply AC 100-120 V / AC 200-240 – 60/50 Hz
    ValueJet 1604X – 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 1604X – Machine Measurements
    Width x Depth x Height 2698 x 885 x 1261 mm
    Weight 158 kg

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1604X printer with stand and integrated roll holders

30 kg motorised winding system for roll to roll production

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: VJ1619-TUP30

Mutoh Take Up Systems 30 kg, 80 kg, 100 kg

Mutoh SpectroVue VM-10 Spectrophotometer

Bulk Ink System – VMY-08907

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

Mounting kit for XMY-14600 for ValueJet VJ-1624

Bulk Ink System for 1 litre bottles: VMY-08906

Print head assembly for ValueJet VJ-1604:

3 Year Extended Warranty

Consumables:

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

Eco Ultra 1000ml bags, require optional adapter

Cleaning Liquid 220ml: VJ-MS13-CL220

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

DATA SHEETS

Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1604X (64 inch) Sign & Display Large Format Printer Data Sheet

Mutoh Edition SAi FlexiPrint SE12 RIP Software Data Sheet

Mutoh Edition Onyx12 RIP Center ValuePlus RIP Software Data Sheet

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 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 1440 nozzles. The 1440 nozzle head includes four colour sections (C, M, Y, K) each divided in two nozzle rows with 180 nozzles per colour. 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 21 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.

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.

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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