Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638WX (64 inch) Indoor and Digital Transfer Large Format Printer


The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638WX 64″ 1625mm, award winning, high-end, dual 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-1638WX 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-1638WX is the successor of the award-winning ValueJet VJ-1638W, with improved DropMaster technology and improved ink performance and prints at production speeds between 42 and 65 m²/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-1638WX delivers best-in-class speed and superior print quality. Recipient of the 2013 European Digital Press (EDP) Award for “Best Wide-Format Textile Printer”, the VJ-1638WX remains a robust successful solution.

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.



Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638WX (64 inch) Indoor and Digital Transfer Large Format Printer


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


To deliver best-in-class speed and superior print quality, the high volume Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638WX 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-1638WX delivers an unprecedented level of ease of use, thanks to Mutoh’s award-winning Intelligent Interweaving and DropMaster technologies.

Maximise your profit with Mutoh’s award-winning Intelligent Interweaving print technology, which offers predictable and repeatable output quality fit for purpose every time in the shortest possible time and drastically reduces or even eliminates 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-1638WX. DropMaster technology, specifically developed for Mutoh’s dual head ValueJet printers, eliminates the need for cumbersome and time consuming media dependent head adjustments.


Stunning performance from the ValueJet VJ-1638WX makes it ideal for both speed production and top quality print work. The ValueJet VJ-1638WX offers a wide range of easily selectable pre-defined print modes and speeds.

Print Mode Passes Resolution dpi Speed m²/hr
High Quality – Super Fine 9 1080 x 1080 11
Quality 4 720 x 720 25
Production 2 360 x 720 42
Speed Production 2 360 x 360 50
High Speed Production 1 360 x 360 65

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638WX works with Mutoh’s new DS2-Series Dye Sublimation Inks. Developed specifically for the ValueJet VJ-1638WX 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.

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-1638WX 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.

Depending on your volume and application needs, Mutoh’s optional Take-Up Systems offer fully motorised roll-off and take-up systems for roll weights from 30 kg, 80kg, and 100kg.

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-1638WX available from Design Supply’s media specialists whose expertise can help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.

ValueJet 1638WX
Key Specifications
Print Technology Drop-on-demand Micro Piezo Inkjet Technology
Print Head 2 (staggered setup)
Nozzle Configuration 180 nozzles x 8 lines/head
Drop Mass Range (pl) 5.9 to 45.3
Head Heights Low: 1.5mm
Middle: 2.5mm
High: 4.0mm
Colour Set-Up 2 x 4 CMYK (speed set-up) or 8 colour (gamut set-up)
Media Specifications
Max Media Width 900mm (36.8″) – 1625mm (63.97″)
Max Print Width 1615mm (63.58″)
Max Media Thickness 0.3/1.3/2.8mm (dependent on head height)
Media Measurements Ø150mm/2″ & 3″/30kg
Media Drying System Individually controlled pre-heater, fixer & dryer (30-50°C)
High Quality (1080 x 1080) 9 p 11 sqm/h
Quality (720 x 720) 4 p 25 sqm/h
Production (360 x 720) 2 p 42 sqm/h
Speed Prod (360 x 360) 2 p 50 sqm/h
High Speed Prod (360 x 360) 1 p 65 sqm/h
Ink Specifications
Ink Type DS2-series Universal Transfer Sublimation Ink
Ink Volume 1000 ml
Colours CMYK
Ink Consumption Average 10ml/m²
UV Durability
Light Fastness ISO 105-B02*
Wash Fastness ISO 105-C02*
Perspiration Fastness ISO 105-E02*
3 to 6 months outdoor
C(5-6) / M(6-7) / Y(6-7) / K(6)
C(4-5) / M(4-5) / Y(4-5) / K(4-5)
C(4-5) / M(5) / Y(4-5) / K(4-5)
Score ranges (min-max): Light 1-8 / Wash 1-5 / Perspiration 1-5
Power Consumption
During Printing 200W
Standby/Sleep/Power Off 38W/30W/>3.8W
Power Supply AC 100-120V/AC 200-240 – 60/50 Hz
Rec Working Environment
Temperature 22°C – 30°C with max 2°C/h
Humidity 40% to 60% (no condensation) with RH: max 5% RH/h
Width x Depth x Height 2698 x 885 x 1261mm
Weight 219 kg


Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638WX printer

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

Accessory bag (10 cleaning sticks, forceps, 5 flushing box sponge, 5 paper towels, waste fluid tank, tray, operation manual cd, installation manual, introduction of Windows Printer Driver)

12 months on-site warranty


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

Mutoh Motorised Torque Controlled Up System: VJ1619-TUP30

Mutoh SpectroVue VM-10 Spectrophotometer

Bulk Ink System – VMY-08907

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

Bulk Ink System for 1 litre bottles: VMY-08906

Mutoh UniFixer 65 Calendar


DS2-Series inks- 1 litre: VJDS2-100-(BK, MA, CY, YE, LC, LM)

CRO2: INK-0190

Cleaning: INK-0199


Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638WX Indoor and Digital Transfer Large Format Printer Data Sheet

Mutoh Print Inspiration brochure

Mutoh Edition SAi FlexiPrint SE12 RIP Software Data Sheet

Mutoh Edition Onyx12 RIP Center ValuePlus RIP Software Data Sheet

Mutoh Universal Bulk Ink System Data Sheet

Mutoh DS2-Series Dye Sublimation Inks Data Sheet

Mutoh SpectroVue VM-10 Data Sheet

Mutoh ColorVerify Data Sheet 

Mutoh UniFixer 65 Heat Transfer Calender Data Sheet

Mutoh InfraRed Dryers 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 White Paper: How Green is Green




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 dual 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 5.9 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.


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