Mutoh is targeting the market for digital transfer decoration and fashion with a new entry-level model for its wide-format dye-sub printer line-up.
The four-colour ValueJet 1604WX is a single-head 1,620mm-wide dye-sublimation printer billed by the company as “budget friendly”. Prices start from €9,995.
The printer is targeted at start-ups and companies looking to step up to a wider machine to broaden their product range.
Marketing manager Nick Decock said: “The ValueJet is ideally suited to small and medium-sized businesses wanting to get into dye-sub work and it runs at over 20sqm per hour.
“The typical market is for those wishing to extend their activities to soft signage for printing on to dye-sub paper and transfer to polyester fabrics, or for printing direct on to ‘closed’ polyester fabrics.” Decock said the VJ-1604WX could also help businesses with transfer to pre-coated objects such as snowboards, mugs and promotional items and gadgets.
“Another target audience is companies currently already into dye-sublimation printing who have a smaller-sized unit but want to widen their scope.”
The roll-to-roll device features a motorised 30kg take-up system suited for volume production runs as well as short print runs. The new compact dye-sub machine also fetures a variable drop eight-channel printhead, offering output resolutions up to 1,440dpi. The piezo printhead fires drops from 3.5pl up to 21pl.
The ValueJet prints on common dye-sublimation transfer papers, can handle 2in and 3in core rolls and offers a runs at typical production speed of 22sqm/hr at 360x1080dpi.