Mutoh Expands Small Format Flatbed Printer Product Line
January 7th, 2020 / For Immediate Release / Europe, Middle East & Africa
Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA business unit of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd., Japan, today unveiled two new compact 6 colour UV LED direct to object (DTO) flatbed production printers, called XpertJet 461UF and XpertJet 661UF. The new digital inkjet printers are an addition to Mutoh’s existing DTO printer models, the popular ValueJet 426UF and 626UF.
Developed & manufactured in Japan, the new XpertJet desktop flatbed printers feature 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.
The XPJ-461UF and XPJ-661UF printers will respond to the increasing demand for added value personalised prints and bespoke small-lot production of commercial and industrial print applications. 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…
Both printers can be setup in either CMYK or in CMYK + White + Varnish configuration and are suited for direct printing onto a wide variety of materials including three dimensional objects up to 15 cm thick. Printing on dark coloured or clear substrates is also possible thanks to the use of white inks. Special added value finishing like spotvarnish or even stunning special effects such as special structures or embossing are possible thanks to dedicated varnish inks.
The new XpertJet tabletop printers will fit into any regular office, home based business or small retail environment thanks to their compact size.
About Mutoh’s Proprietary Local Dimming Control Technology - Patent Pending
The new XPJ-461 and XPJ-661 are equipped with a newly developed segmented 2” wide UV lamp. The UV lamp has 6 different sections. Each lamp section can be individually controlled, enabling production of multiple varnish effects in the same print table movement.
Gloss, semi-gloss and matte varnish effects can be produced in one table movement for prints combining CMYK + Varnish or White + Varnish. The result is an important productivity boost as well as a minimised risk for dust contamination into glossy printed areas.
Key Features of Mutoh’s XpertJet 461UF and XpertJet 661UF
New piezo drop on demand monoblock 8 channel print head
New 2” wide multi-segment lamp / 6 segments
Mutoh proprietary Local Dimming Control Technology
Extended print area, 10 mm wider and longer vs. ValueJet 426UF/626UF
Dual ink type: rigid & flexible ink - 6 colours : CMYK + White + Varnish
New Multi-language intuitive OLED touch display - integrated colour bar showing printer status
Enhanced obstacle detection system & print resume functionality
Dedicated Intelligent Interweaving technology incorporated – i-weave
Uninterrupted production & reduced waste thanks to selected active nozzle blocks
Automatic table height adjustment to allow automated 2.5 D printing, e.g. to print embossed text (XPJ-661UF only).
Newly designed & enlarged front cover with hydraulic pumps (XPJ-461UF)
Removable / replaceable lamp filter & lamp glass by operator
Remote printer monitoring from smartphone or tablet via Mutoh Status Monitor
Standard Windows driver to allow printing from Powerpoint, Illustrator, CorelDRAW, etc…
Mutoh Layer Editor for multi-layer printing - integrates new features such as variable data printing & new density test patterns for white & varnish inks.
The new XpertJet 461UF and XpertJet 661UF printers will be available exclusively from Mutoh Certified Distributors throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.