Mutoh Introduces Eco-Ultra Inks
Also debuts Rockhopper 3 printer.
In addition, Mutoh reports that the Ultra ink is "virtually odorless, and does not require any special ventilation or environmental equipment."
Meanwhile, Mutoh Europe has begun shipping the new Rockhopper 3 eco-solvent printer, which also utilizes the new Eco-Solvent Ultra inks, into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa only. Available in 65- or 90-in. models, the Rockhopper 3 offers several new features: a newly designed unwinder/winder 100 system for optimum media guidance; 8-color channels, allowing for speed mode (2 x CMYK) or photo-enhanced mode (CMYKcm); and a left cover that opens for periodic maintenance. With three print modes from 360 x 360 to 1440 x 1440 dpi, the Rockhopper 3 boasts typical production print speeds of 140 sq ft/hr at 360 dpi on uncoated banner materials.
The Rockhopper 3 offer Mutoh's Dynamic Variable Dot imaging technology with ink drops that vary between 5.4 to 41.5 ng. It also features four built-in digitally controlled heating elements as well as a fully motorized heavy-duty unwinding/winding system for media rolls up to 220 lb.
Price: 65-in. model, approximately $31,134 ("??25,990); 90-in. model, approximately $41,322 ("??34,495), includes a starter inkset, maintenance kit, and a PS3-level RIP (choice of Scanvec Amiable PhotoPrint SE Mutoh Edition or Onyx RIPCenter Mutoh Edition).