- For customers requiring a high volume printing solution whilst requiring media compatibility with media rolls up to a width of 2.6 m
- Staggered dual head setup with latest generation 1440 nozzle piezo heads
- Ideal for both speed production & top quality print work
- Super high resolution prints at 24 m²/h (720 x 1080 dpi)
- Production speeds including 36 and 40 m²/h @ 720 x 720 dpi
- Top speeds up to 108 m²/h
- Durable prints on coated & uncoated substrates up to 2600 mm (102”)
- Suitable for indoor & outdoor graphics – exterior durability up to 3 years
Mutoh’s ValueJet 2638 model will address the needs of PSPs and commercial printers looking for a high volume printing solution whilst requiring media compatibility with media rolls up to a width of 2.6 m.
The 4-colour high speed printer features a staggered dual head setup with latest generation 1440 nozzle 8 channel piezo heads, offering improved productivity. Using Mutoh Eco Ultra or UMS CMYK inks, the VJ-2638 prints directly onto a wide range of uncoated and coated substrates.
Suitable for indoor & outdoor graphics, the new 102” wide printer will deliver both high quality and high speed. Top quality graphics at production speeds of up to 40 m²/h at 720 x 720 dpi !
- 1440 dpi Piezo Print Head
Staggered Dual Head Setup
The ValueJet 2638 printer incorporates a staggered dual head setup with latest generation piezo drop-on-demand variable drop “wide model” print heads. Each 1440-nozzle head (8 lines of 180 nozzles) incorporates four colour sections, divided in two nozzle rows with 360 nozzles per colour.
The integrated print heads are capable of producing ink drops ranging from 3.6 pl to 35.2 pl. Bottom line, they can produce a wider range of ink dots, which are moreover jetted at a much faster speed compared to other print heads on the market. The result is faster output speeds and moreover a much better print quality at higher output speeds.
Mutoh’s Universal Mild Solvent inks (UMS)
Mutoh’s Universal Mild Solvent inks (UMS) are Mutoh’s fourth generation mild solvent inks. The UMS inks have been specifically developed for volume-oriented users. Available in cassettes & bulk liter bottles, UMS inks feature best-in-class ingredients for optimum speed and quality performance. The inks are based on a new generation of milder & non-aggressive solvents and do not spread any harmful VOCs in the working environment. They are virtually odour-free and do not require any forced ventilation. Prints made with UMS inks are water resistant and offer an outdoor UV-resistance of up to three years*.
Trustworthy Eco Ultra Inks for Graphics Creating a Lasting Impression
Mutoh Eco Ultra Inks are by far the most popular inks on the market for outdoor sign applications on a wide range of uncoated and coated substrates. The inks are based on non-aggressive solvents and do not spread any harmful VOCs in the working environment. Available in easy-to-use cassettes & 1 litre ink bags, Eco Ultra inks are Mutoh’s third generation of eco inks featuring improved ink fixation, better drying, higher print speeds and improved scratch resistance. Prints made with Eco Ultra inks are water resistant and offer an outdoor UV-resistance for up to three years outdoors*.
The VJ-2638 printer offers you a wide range of print modes and speeds. The overview below lists the most popular ones with which impeccable printing quality can be obtained.
- Quality – 720×1440 dpi: 17.0 m²/h
- Production – 720×720 dpi: 36.0 m²/h
- Billboard – 360×720 dpi: 48.3 m²/h
Maximize your Profit with Mutoh Intelligent Interweaving (i²) Print Technology
The ValueJet 2638 incorporates Mutoh’s award-winning Intelligent Interweaving (i²) print technology, enabling a drastic reduction or even total elimination of the typical difficulties inherent to conventional digital inkjet printing, such as horizontal banding, step mismatch banding and the visible effects of missing or misfiring nozzles.
One of the biggest benefits of this proprietary Mutoh print technology is that it offers predictable and repeatable output quality, therefore bringing an unprecedented level of peace of mind to the printer operator. ValueJet printer users will be able to print ideal quality images fit for purpose every time, in the shortest possible time.
The ValueJet 2638’s print head offers five different print resolutions: 360 x 720 dpi, 720 x 720 dpi, 720 x 1080 dpi, 720 x 1440 dpi and 1080 x 1440 dpi. Pre-defined print modes will enable the ValueJet operator to easily select the appropriate settings for the required speed / quality. Experienced users can also set up print mode parameters to their satisfaction. The VJ-2638 printer produces top quality graphics with vibrant and crisp colours, flawless solid colours and unrivalled smooth gradations.
Wide Choice of Media
The ValueJet 2638 printer can handle 2” and 3” rolls. To cope with the higher print speeds and in view of drying efficiency, the machine incorporates a redesigned print platen structure with three individually controlled heating elements. The heating elements will tackle media pre-heating, ink fixation and drying of the prints. The ValueJet 2638 printer using Eco Ultra / UMS ink is ideally suited to deliver top quality images when printing directly onto a wide range of low-cost standard available uncoated PVC, banner and soft sign materials as well as for coated substrates.
For roll media the ValueJet 2638 is equipped with a heavy-duty motorised unwinder / winder 100 system for media rolls up to 100 kg.
Intelligent Design Features for Extra User Comfort
Next to the well-known ValueJet features enabling easy set up and usage of the unit, even by inexperienced operators, several intelligent design features have been added for extra user comfort on the ValueJet 2638.
- Newly designed keyboard with easy & logical layout
- Special ink subtanks enabling the user to remove empty ink cassettes & load new ones during printing, without any interruption of the printing process
- A tiltable ink cassette holder to save space & enable the use of different ink volumes
- i² print technology – offers predictable output quality, therefore bringing an unprecedented level of user comfort to the printer operator
Targeted at the sign & display market, the Mutoh ValueJet high speed, high quality VJ-2638 printer will address the needs of PSPs and commercial printers looking for a high volume printing solution whilst requiring media compatibility with media rolls up to a width of 2.6 m. The VJ-2638 printer is suited for the production of long-term outdoor posters, signs and banners, backlit signage, POS displays, vehicle graphics as well as high quality durable prints for indoor use.
Fast Return on Investment
Rapid return on investment is available to beginners as well as skilled operators. The combination of affordable pricing, ease of use with consistent high quality output, hardly any periodic maintenance required, flexibility for switching quickly between print jobs and low ink consumption (average 8 ml/m² on uncoated PVC) means the ValueJet 2638 will swiftly turn investment into profit.
The ValueJet 2638 printer can be equipped with Mutoh’s optional SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer. Directly attachable to the print head carriage or shuttle of the printer, the VM-10 allows monitoring colour drift over time, from job-to-job or even within a large job. The VM-10 can also be used to build ICC colour profiles and linearisation files, in combination with supporting software.
ValueJet 2638X – Technical Key Specifications
Print Technology Drop-on-demand Micro Piezo Inkjet Technology Print Head 2 (staggered setup) Nozzle Configuration 180 nozzles x 8 lines Drop Mass Range (pl) 3.6 to 35.2 Head Heights Low: 1.5 mm / Middle: 2.5 mm / High: 4.0 mm
ValueJet 2638X – Media Specifications
Max. Media Width 2600 mm (102,36”) Max. Print Width 2590 mm (101,97”) Max. Media Thickness 0.3 / 1.3 / 2.8 mm * * : Max. media thickness is specified per head height Media Measurements * Ø 250 mm / 2” & 3” / 100 kg * : Standard motorised unwinding / winding system Media Drying System Individually controlled pre-heater, fixer & dryer (30 – 50 °C)
ValueJet 2638X – Performance
High Quality (720 x 1440) 12.0 m²/h Quality (720 x 1080) 16.0 m²/h Quality Production (720 x 1080) 22.0 m²/h Production (720 x 720) 33.0 m²/h Speed Production (720 x 720) 39.0 m²/h Billboard (360 x 720) 48.3 m²/h
ValueJet 2638X – Ink Specifications
Ink Type Eco Ultra / UMS * * : Prints made with Mutoh UMS inks on Grafityp GEF non pvc film have obtained an indoor air comfort certificate issued by Eurofins. The first European certificate for interior deco prints.
Ink Volume 220 ml, 440 ml & 1000 ml * / 440 ml & 1000 ml * : 1000 ml ink bag requires optional adapter
Ink Colours CMYK Ink Consumption * 8 ml / m² * : Average ink consumption at @720 dpi – coverage of 67 % UV durability—without lamination 3 years outdoor * * : For heavy duty applications where mechanical stress is involved, lamination is required. Stabilisation is required prior to lamination.
ValueJet 2638X – Power Consumption
During Printing < 1000 W In Stand-by 160 W Warming Up ≤ 2200 W (main) & ≤ 1850 W (heat) Power Supply AC 100-120 V / AC 200-240 – 60/50 Hz
ValueJet 2638X – Recommended Working Environment
Temperature 22 °C – 30 °C with Δt: max. 2 °C/h Humidity 40 % – 60 % (no condensation) with ΔRH: max. 5 % RH/h
ValueJet 2638X – Machine Measurements
Width x Depth x Height 3708 x 885 x 1261 mm Weight 283 kg