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Mutoh Launches the ValueJet 1638W

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Mutoh America, Inc., a leader in wide-format printers, proudly grows its textile and sublimation printer line with the new ValueJet 1638W printer.

The 64" four color/eight cartridge inkjet printer is designed to use aqueous based and dye sublimation inks. Eight color capability will be available soon.

Similar to the ValueJet 1638 Eco version, the 1638W was built for efficient and reliable production for promotional items, trade show graphics, flags, banners, apparel, custom clothing, displays, interior design and more.

Designed with staggered dual print heads, the 1638W prints at speeds over 1,000 sqft/hr making it the fastest printer on the market in its class. Blazing speeds while maintaining high-quality prints allows increased output and productivity.

ValueJet 1638W Smart Printing features include:

  • Intelligent Interweave (I²) print technique to eliminate banding.
  • ValueJet Status Monitor (VSM) allowing users to connect to the printer via iPhone or Android to check the health and status of their printer.

"Not only does the new ValueJet 1638W create a wide-range of applications at fast speeds, it incorporates valuable Smart Printing features that Mutoh is known for," shares Brian Phipps, general manager of Mutoh America. "Smart Printing features allow you to communicate with and trust your printer, making it easier to multi-task and increase shop productivity. Just another way Mutoh ValueJets are designed with the customer in mind."

The Mutoh 1638W was shown for the first time at the International Sign Expo from March 22-24, 2012 in Orlando Florida. The printer is now available for shipment and is priced at $27,995 MSRP.     

Specifications and Features:
-Variable, drop-on demand piezo drive method
-2x (CMYK), additional colors will be available soon
-Max resolution of 1400 dpi
-Print on a wide variety of substrates up to 63.6" wide
-Staggered dual print heads
-Speeds over 1,000 sqft,hr fastest printer on the market in its price range
-Versatile printing using water based or dye sublimation transfer inks
-Optional heavy duty take-up system
-Simple setup and easy operation, lower learning curve
-Easy accessible service door for easy maintenance
-Automatic sheet off function
-Standard 1 year warranty
-Intelligent Interweave (i2) print technique to virtually eliminate banding
-ValueJet Status Monitor (VSM) available to monitor ink levels, heater settings, media roll end and print status from iPhone or Android

 

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