Mutoh Australia has announced the local availability of two new A2+ and A3 ‘benchtop’ LED-UV printers, both with unique braille and raised effect capability.
The XPJ-461UF and the XPJ-661UF offer new features from their predecessors, including a new design along with an expanded print area of up to 483mm x 594mm on the XPJ-661UF.
Mutoh Australia managing director Russell Cavenagh said, “The Australian introduction of the XPJ-461UF and XPJ-661UF UV- LED printers continue to expand Mutoh’s roll-out of the XpertJet platform, with advanced features and enhanced user experience.
“These models will be popular among users looking to produce trophy and awards, signage and of course braille signage – at which they excel, personalised products, name badges, promotional products, interior décor, packaging prototypes, drinkware and much more.”
Both the XPJ-461 and the XPJ-661 include Mutoh’s UV- LED Lamp ‘Local Dimming Control Technology’ which produces glossy, semi-glossy and matte varnish printing in a single pass simultaneously with colours and/or white printing.
This is achieved by using a two-inch (50.8mm) LED-UV lamp with six zones that can be individually turned on and off.
“This represents a significant productivity increase where mixed gloss/matte/semi-matte spot varnishes are called for,” Cavenagh said.
As for Mutoh’s new XPJ-461UF, it is a lower-investment cost A3 printer with the same advantages as its A2+ sibling.
Both can print thicknesses up to 15cm and can be set-as either CMYK or CMYK + White + Varnish. The varnish inks create unique special effects and embossing, while the white ink allows for easy printing on dark materials.
High-quality ADA-approved braille can be achieved using either colours or varnish, or both for the fastest high-build available.
Mutoh Australia mentioned that it will donate $500 to the Fred Hollows Foundation for every printer sold until Christmas.
“To celebrate the release of these two amazing printers and their braille capability, Mutoh Australia is supporting World Sight Day this year on 8 October, and will be donating $500 to the Fred Hollows Foundation for every printer sold between now and 24 December 2020,” Cavenagh said.
“We work in an industry of visual effects, so there is a great synergy between printing, seeing, working with colour, and restoring sight, which the great Fred Hollows enabled for millions of people.”
The new printers are available through Mutoh Australia’s network of reseller dealers.
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