Mutoh launching UV at Visual Impact

Mutoh Australia is launching two new UV printers, the VJ-1638UH and the VJ626-UF, at Visual Impact in Brisbane this week.

Russell Cavenagh, general manager, Mutoh, says, “For companies looking to expand their business into UV printing the new 1.6M wide VJ-1638UH LED UV hybrid is an ideal fit.

“Capable of printing on roll and rigid media the 1.6M wide VJ-1638UH is the ideal printer for companies making this step. With its long-life cool LED lamps and excellent ink adhesion the 1638UH is a versatile printer and can print on a wide variety of substrates up to 15mm thick and rigid medias up to 1.6M wide.

“Outdoor is the holy grail, the ink is always the problem, but UV is designed to be used outdoor. There is also a variety of substrates, from self adhesive vinyl to rigid board, there are a wide range of medias. Printing straight to rigids, you do not have to apply the adhesive.

“You can remove the tables and turn it into a roll-to-roll printer. It is ideal for people making the move into UV, that may have been printing using eco-solvent or aqueous inks, and want a more versatile printer that can do a wider range of work.”

The VJ-626UF is the company’s promotional products printer, which has also been attracting interest from packaging producers in its ability to print prototypes, and mock ups.

Cavanagh says, “For promotional companies the new VJ-626UF LED-UV printer is a highly versatile and productive unit with its large bed size (594 x 483mm) and the ability to print ‘in the round’ with the optional rotary unit for cylindrical items.

“It is an affordable investment for printers looking to add promotional print capabilities. As promotional printers have gained popularity, they have also increased in size, the VJ-626UF sits in a sweet spot.

“It is another service printers can provide to their customers. If someone is launching a product, they will typically request catalogues and brochures, but POS objects can be part of that.

“We are pitching it as promotional print, but are getting interest from the packaging segment in producing mock ups, due to its ability to handle cartons and cylindrical objects, along with white inks.

“Both are currently available in Australia, although there is limited stock, which we will be increasing.

“We will also be running our high speed dye sublimation machine, the 1.9m wide VJ-1948WX, for high volume textile users, which maxes out at close to 200m per hour.”


Comment below to have your say on this story.

If you have a news story or tip-off, get in touch at  

Sign up to the Sprinter newsletter

Leave a comment:

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required


Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.