Mutoh ValueJet 1638X

Mutoh ValueJet 1638X printer, creating durable prints up to 1625 mm (63.97”), has been specifically developed for high quality volume production of sign and display graphics, for long term outdoor applications as well as durable prints for indoor use. The printer produces posters, backlit signage, wall coverings, point-of-sale displays, fine art reproduction, vehicle graphics, stickers and much more.
The dual head ValueJet 1638X printer will offer you the well-known and much appreciated ValueJet product line features and more! ValueJet 1638X will push the boundaries of speed, quality and ease of use :

• Extreme print quality at high speeds and at amazingly high resolutions
• Unrivalled overall dot control, leading to better image definition for all speeds
• Excellent cost per print performance and durability
• Advanced print automation features, including Mutoh’s new DropMaster technology.

It will provide a high level of peace of mind which other wide format printers simply cannot keep up with a staggered dual head setup with latest generation 1440 nozzle piezo heads is at the heart of the VJ-1638X’s stunning performance. The ValueJet 1638X produces sellable top quality graphics at typical production speeds up to 36 m²/h (720 x 720 dpi). VJ-1638X reaches top speeds of 94 m²/h

Staggered Dual Head Setup

The ValueJet 1638X printer incorporates a staggered dual head setup with latest generation piezo drop-on-demand variable drop print heads. Each 1440-nozzle head (8 lines of 180 nozzles) incorporates four colour sections, divided in two nozzle rows with 360 nozzles per colour.
The print head is capable of producing ink drops ranging from 3.5 pl to 35 pl. Bottom line, it can produce a wider range of ink dots, which are moreover jetted at a much faster speed compared to other print heads on the market. The result is faster output speeds and moreover a much better print quality at higher output speeds.

Stunning Performance

The VJ-1638X printer offers you a wide range of print modes and speeds. The overview below lists the most popular ones with which impeccable printing quality can be obtained.
• High Quality – 1080 x 1440 dpi : 10 m²/h
• Quality – 720×1440 dpi: 15 m²/h
• Quality Production – 720 x 1080 dpi – 20 m²/h
• Production – 720 x720 dpi: 29 m²/h
• Speed Production – 720 x 720 dpi : 36 m²/h

Maximize your Profit with Mutoh Intelligent Interweaving (i²) Print Technology

The ValueJet 1638X incorporates Mutoh’s award-winning Intelligent Interweaving (i²) print technology, enabling a drastic reduction or even total elimination of the typical difficulties inherent to conventional digital inkjet printing, such as horizontal banding, step mismatch banding and the visible effects of missing or misfiring nozzles.
One of the biggest benefits of this proprietary Mutoh print technology is that it offers predictable and repeatable output quality, therefore bringing an unprecedented level of ease of mind to the printer operator. ValueJet printer users will be able to print ideal quality images fit for purpose every time, in the shortest possible time.

Extreme Print Automation with Mutoh DropMaster Technology

Get constant and uncompromised print quality on anything you feed into your VJ-1638X, from thin blue back paper to thick pvc banner … effortlessly, thanks to Mutoh’s proprietary DropMaster technology!

Specifically developed for Mutoh’s latest ValueJet models, DropMaster is a revolutionary print automation technique which eliminates the need for cumbersome and time consuming media dependent head adjustments. Knowing the media thickness and consequently the drop-throw distance between print head and media surface, DropMaster is capable of automatically recalculating and adjusting the uni/bi-directional fire timings. It does this regardless of resolution and print speed.

Wide Choice of Media

The ValueJet 1638X printer can handle 2” and 3” rolls. To cope with the higher print speeds and in view of drying efficiency, the machine incorporates a special print platen structure with three individually controlled heating elements. The heating elements will tackle media pre-heating, ink fixation and drying of the prints. The ValueJet 1638X printer using Eco Ultra / UMS ink is ideally suited to deliver top quality images when printing directly onto a wide range of low-cost standard available uncoated PVC, banner and soft sign materials as well as for coated substrates.
The printer comes with a stand with integrated roll holders. Different motorised winding/unwinding systems are available for roll-to-roll production.

Intelligent Design Features for Extra User Comfort

Next to the well-known ValueJet features enabling easy set up and usage of the unit, even by first time operators, smart design features have been added for extra ease of use on the ValueJet 1638X.
• Newly designed keyboard with easy & logical layout
• Automatic cutting function
• Special ink subtanks enabling the user to remove empty ink cassettes & load new ones during printing, without any interruption of the printing process
• A tiltable ink cassette holder to save space & enable the use of different ink volumes

ValueJet 1638X – Technical 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) – 3.6 to 35.2
Head Heights – Low: 1.5 mm / Middle: 2.5 mm / High: 4.0 mm

ValueJet 1638X – Media Specifications

Max. Media Width – 1625 mm (63,97”)
Max. Print Width – 1615 mm (63,58”)
Max. Media Thickness – 0.3 / 1.3 / 2.8 mm *
* : Max. media thickness is 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 1638X – Performance

High Quality (720 x 1440) – 10.0 m²/h
Quality (720 x 1440) – 15.0 m²/h
Quality Production (720 x 1080) – 20.0 m²/h
Production (720 x 720) – 29.0 m²/h
Speed Production (720 x 720) –36.0 m²/h
Billboard (360 x 720) – 48.0 m²/h

ValueJet 1638X – Ink Specifications

Ink Type – Eco Ultra / UMS
Ink Volume – 220 ml, 440 ml & 1000 ml * / 440 ml & 1000 ml *
* : 1000 ml ink bag requires optional adapter
Ink Colours – CMYK
Ink Consumption * – 8 ml / m²
* : Average ink consumption at @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 1638X – Power Consumption

During Printing – < 650 W
In Stand-by – 45 W
Warming Up – ≤ 1100 W (main) & ≤ 1250 W (heat)
Power Supply – AC 100-120 V / AC 200-240 – 60/50 Hz

ValueJet 1638X – 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 1638X – Machine Measurements

Width x Depth x Height – 2698 x 885 x 1261 mm
Weight – 221 kg


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