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Mutoh expands small format flatbed printer product line


Mutoh Europe has unveiled two new compact six 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 the company’s existing DTO printer models, the popular ValueJet 426UF and 626UF.

Developed and 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, ie 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 and USB sticks, souvenirs, awards, small signs, small series production or prototyping of packaging samples, decorative tiles, and more.

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 spot varnish or even stunning special effects such as special structures or embossing are possible thanks to dedicated varnish inks.

The printers are equipped with a newly developed segmented 2” wide UV lamp. The lamp has six different sections. Each lamp section can be individually controlled, enabling production of multiple varnish effects in the same print table movement.

Gloss, satin and matte varnish effects can be produced in one table movement for prints combining varnish + CMYK or varnish + white. The result is an important productivity boost as well as a minimised risk for dust contamination into glossy printed areas.

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