Graphics Print & Sign Expo
MIPS Technologies & Partners to display Mutoh XpertJet printer line-up at the Graphics Print & Sign Expo. Hitech Graphics to join Mutoh’s Sub-Saharan distributor network.
September 1st, 2022 / For Immediate Release / Europe, Middle East & Africa
Oostende, Belgium. At the Graphics Print & Sign Expo, to be held in Johannesburg from 14-16 September, booth B32-35, South Africa based Mutoh certified distributor MIPS Technologies and partners will present the new XpertJet Pro printer line up – including the 64” wide XpertJet 1641SR Pro sign & display printer, the XpertJet 1642WR Pro dye sublimation printer and the XpertJet 461UF A3+ sized direct to object printer. On the occasion of the show, the company Hitech Graphics, headquartered in Durban, will join the growing network of Mutoh distribution partners, as a distributor for South Africa.
In the last few years, Mutoh has entirely renewed its sign & display and dye sublimation product line up. MIPS Technologies and partners will present the XpertJet Pro 54” (137 cm) and 64” (162 cm) wide single head CMYK printers featuring Mutoh’s brand new AccuFine head technology, a new weaving algorithm and Mutoh’s genuine VerteLith RIP software to deliver a significant improvement in both print quality and print speed. The XpertJet Pro sign & display printers are compatible with Mutoh’s UMS universal mild solvent inks and MS41 GREENGUARD Gold certified inks, expanding the use in more sensitive environments like schools and hospitals and making the printer suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Visitors will also be able to see the new 64” (162 cm) wide XpertJet 1642WR Pro which is targeted at the dye sublimation market. The XPJ-1642WR Pro features two Mutoh AccuFine 1600 nozzle heads. The XpertJet 1642WR Pro is compatible with Mutoh’s new genuine DS3-series HC dye sub inks. HC stands for ‘Increased Colourant’ which means reduced ink consumption, faster drying and compatibility with lightweight papers. The DS3 inks come in degassed 1 kg pouches for reliable jetting, excellent image definition and sharpness.
Also the XpertJet 461UF A3+ size UV LED 6-colour desktop direct to object printer will be presented. The XPJ-461UF will facilitate the response to the increasing demand for added value personalised prints and bespoke small-lot production of commercial and industrial print applications.
The XpertJet desktop flatbed printers features various product enhancements such as a new multi-language intuitive OLED display, an extended print area, new cosmetics and a pioneering innovation, i.e. Mutoh’s Local Dimming Control technology. With this technology, it is possible to produce multiple varnish effects in the same print table movement. The result is a substantial productivity boost.
Typical applications encompass prints on phone covers, personalised gifts, photo products, promotional items such as pens, lighters & USB sticks, souvenirs, awards, small signs, small series production or prototyping of packaging samples, decorative tiles, etc…
Hitech Graphics Appointed as new Mutoh Distributor for South Africa
Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA business unit of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd., Japan, has appointed the company Hitech Graphics as Mutoh Certified Distributor for its XpertJet Pro Sign & Display printers in South Africa.
Headquartered in Durban South Africa, Hitech Graphics has been established since 1996 and is a leading supplier and distributor of consumables to the commercial offset/litho, large format digital and signage industries.
The addition of Hitech Graphics will further strengthen Mutoh’s position in the South African market, ensuring a professional approach in how Mutoh digital printers are offered and supported. Hitech Graphics has offices in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The local market presence, market development strategy and last but not least the strong pre- and after sales capabilities of Hitech Graphics is well regarded in the South African market. Hitech Graphics will be teaming up with Mutoh’s established distributors MIPS technologies, also based in South Africa.