Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1938TX (75 inch) Direct-to-Textile Large Format Printer


The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1938TX 75″/1910mm, Direct-to-Textile Printer is designed for printing on a wide range of fabrics for garment printing professionals. Specifically targeted at sampling of short run on-demand and local digital production of garments, upholstery, fashion, swimwear, interior deco fabrics, home textiles, flags, and more, the Mutoh VJ-1938TX delivers quality production speeds of up to 40 m²/h.

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 ValueJet VJ-1938TX 75″/1910mm, Direct-to-Textile Large Format Printer is designed for printing on a wide range of fabrics up to a thickness of 3.5mm. Designed to print on closed, open non-stretch and limited stretch fabrics, the Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1938TX incorporates an ink gutter and newly engineered high-end fabric feeding, tensioning and take up system delivering worry-free feeding and transport of fabrics.

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1938TX features a high-precision mechanical design, latest generation piezo dual print head technology and new electronics including a powerful 64-bit RISC processor. The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1938TX 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 fabric used with the ValueJet VJ-1938TX. DropMaster technology, specifically developed for Mutoh’s dual head ValueJet printers, eliminates the need for cumbersome and time consuming media dependent head adjustments.


The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1938TX Direct-to-Textile Printer incorporates the latest generation of piezo dual staggered print head design, offering variable drop printing; small droplets ideal for light fabrics and larger droplets ideal for thicker fabrics requiring higher ink loads. The VJ-1938TX accommodates a wide range of fabrics with a head height adjustable from 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm and up to 6 mm. A textile tensioning cylinder is positioned close to the print zone ensuring that the fabric is kept under equal tension over the full printer width during printing. Different roll widths are handled by front and back core fixation flanges, which can be easily and quickly adjusted into position. The integrated gutter system enables the VJ-1938TX prints on closed, open non-stretch and limited stretch fabrics.

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1938TX Direct-to-Textile Printer includes a motorised take-up system for media weights of up to 100 kg. The take-up system is a motorised unwinder/winder system. Ideal fabric transport is ensured by a sensor driven front and back tensioning system, allowing precise roll preparation for after treatment on a calendar, fixation unit, wash or even steam unit, depending on the chosen ink chemistry. Fabric unwinding supports both face-in and face-out rolled fabrics. Fabric winding is face-in (tension only) or face-out (tension or slack).

The Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1938TX Direct-to-Textile Printer works with Water-based Pigmented Direct Textile Inks. Water-based Pigmented Direct Textile Inks are available in 1000 ml CMYK bags, requiring an optional adapter. The Inks feature a green solution using only heat fixation, eliminating the need for post treatment washing or steaming. Water-based Pigmented Direct Textile Inks are compatible with cotton, silk, rayon, mixed fibre and PES.

Additionally, the Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1938TX works with Mutoh’s new DS2-Series Dye Sublimation Inks. Developed specifically for the ValueJet VJ-1938TX 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, Chroma Luxe 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.

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-1938TX available from Design Supply’s media specialists whose expertise can help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.

ValueJet 1938TX
Key Specifications
Print Technology Drop-on-demand Micro Piezo Inkjet Technology
Print Head 2 (staggered set up)
Nozzle Configuration 180 nozzles x 8 lines/head
Drop Mass Range (pl) 3.3 to 45.3
Head Heights Low: 2.5mm
Middle: 3.5mm
High: 6.0mm
Media Specifications
Max Media Width 1910mm (75″)
Max Print Width 1900mm (74.80″)
Max Media Thickness 1.3/2.3/3.5mm (dependent on head height)
Media Measurements Ø250mm/2″ & 3″/100kg
Fabric Unwinding Supports both face-in and face-out rolled fabrics
Fabric Winding Face-in (tension only)/Face-out (tension or slack)
High Quality (720 x 1080) 6 p 15.0 sqm/h
Quality (360 x 1080) 6 p 19.0 sqm/h
Quality Production (720 x 720) 4 p 26.0 sqm/h
Production (360 x 1080) 3 p 40.0 sqm/h
Speed Production (360 x 720) 2 p 44.0 sqm/h
Billboard 67.0 sqm/h
High Speed Production (360 x 360) 1p 73.0 sqm/h
Ink Specifications
Ink Type 1 DS2-series Universal Transfer Sublimation Ink
Ink Volume 1000 ml
Colours CMYK
Ink Type 2 Water-Based Pigmented Direct Textile Inks
Ink Volume 1000ml (required optional adapter)
Colours CMYK
Power Consumption
During Printing <360W
Standby/Sleep/Power Off ± 0.5W/±60W
Power Supply AC 100-240V 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 2983 x 1134 x 1261mm
Weight 349 kg


Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1938TX Direct-To-Textile Large Format Printer

Motorised unwinder/winder system

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)

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

UK power cable

12 months on-site warranty


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Bulk Ink System – VMY-08907

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Bulk Ink System for 1 litre bottles: VMY-08906

Mutoh UniFixer 65 Calendar


Water-based Pigment Direct Textile inks- 1000 ml bags (CMYK)

DS2-Series inks- 1000 ml bottles: VJDS2-100-(BK, MA, CY, YE, LC, LM)

CRO2: INK-0190

Cleaning: INK-0199


Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1938TX (75 inch) Direct-To-Textile Printer Data Sheet

Mutoh Print Inspiration Brochure

Mutoh Water Based Textile Direct Disperse Ink for Direct Textile Printing Data Sheet

Mutoh DS2-Series Dye Sublimation Inks Data Sheet

Mutoh Edition SAi FlexiPrint SE12 RIP Software Data Sheet

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Mutoh SpectroVue VM-10 Data Sheet

Mutoh UniFixer 65 Heat Transfer Calender Data Sheet

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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. 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 3.3 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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