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(May 2013) posted on Fri May 03, 2013

The venerable rollfed printer remains a critical output tool.

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The JV400LX latex printer is available in two sizes: a 53-in. version, badged the JV400-130LX; and a 63-in., badged the JV400-160LX. It supports 6 colors (CMYKcm) plus white, and its newly developed latex inks allow for a low curing temperature of 60 degrees C or below, Mimaki reports, allowing for printing on a wide range of heat-sensitive materials. The drying process is further aided by three heaters – pre, print, and post – integrated into the machine, as well as drying fans. The printer is equipped with Mimaki’s MCT ink-circulation system to prevent pigment sedimentation and allow for stable ink dispersion (as well as reducing the need for manual ink-cartridge circulation processes). The inks come in 600-ml ink packs, set in eco-cases that don’t have to be recycled.

Newly introduced are the UJV500-160 LED UV printer (uses LUS-200 UV inks jointly developed with 3M) and the CG-60/130SRIII cutting plotters. Also on the Mimaki rollfed roster: the UJV-160; the JV5 and JV33 series; the CJV30 series; the TX400-1800D and TX400-1800B; the DS series of direct dye-sub printers; and more.

Mutoh America
Mutoh America’s ( ValueJet 2638 is a 104-in. staggered dual-head eco-solvent printer. The ValueJet 2638 offers a top speed of 1168 sq ft/hr (at 360 x 360 dpi) and a maximum resolution of 1440 dpi; it’s available with 4 or 7 colors. Other features include: Intelligent Interweave (i²) print technology to eliminate banding; the ValueJet Status Monitor app for remote-printer monitoring; a ColorVerify process control system (ColorVerify Pro-capable). A heavy-duty fee and takeup system, PhotoPrint SAi RIP, and media roll cradle are standard; a SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer and 1-liter ink bags are optional. Applications include tradeshow graphics, indoor signage, billboards, P-O-P displays, fleet wraps, and more.

Its ValueJet 1624W textile/sublimation printer is capable of using water-based or dye-sublimation transfer or direct-print inks. The 64-in. 4-color (CMYK) printer features staggered dual printheads, a maximum resolution of 1400 dpi, and print speeds up to 600 sq ft/hr (at 360 x 360 dpi). Applications range from tradeshow graphics, flags, banners, custom clothing, displays, and interior design work to promotional items, mugs, mouse pads, and more.