Mutoh has introduced the XPJ-1642WR, a 1.6m dye sublimation transfer paper printer that uses new water-based inks which it says delivers improved print quality and overall productivity.

Based on Mutoh’s established XpertJet printer platform, the 1642WR features two new-generation extra wide 1600 nozzle AccuFine print heads, arranged in a staggered setup; Mutoh claims this offers best-in-class drop placement accuracy, and combined with Mutoh’s new proprietary screening technology called i-screen will deliver ‘exceptional’ print quality at high production speeds.  The XpertJet 1642WR is said to deliver sellable high quality up to 61sqm/hr.  The top engine speed of the machine is 98sqm/hr.

The 1642WR uses Mutoh’s new generation DS3-series HC dye sublimation ink and is aimed at ‘all possible flexible and rigid polyester materials’, including in-store textile décor graphics and displays, soft signage and graphics for events and trade shows, home decoration, flags and pennants, sports goods (such as snowboards, helmets), gadgets (mugs, umbrellas,  mouse mats) and apparel. The HC in the ink name stands for ‘Increased Colourant’ which means reduced ink consumption, faster drying and compatibility with lightweight papers. The printer will also print directly onto closed coated polyester fabrics or mixed fibres.

To accommodate a widest range of dye sublimation transfer papers, the printer has pressure rollers with adjustable pressure which can also be individually disabled and offers four different head heights, from 1.5 to 4mm. 

To support uninterrupted volume production, the 1642WR features an automatic nozzle check unit which can automatically detect and clean missing nozzles. It can also be equipped a choice of motorised take-up systems for 30, 40 or 100kg rolls. There is a front media drying unit and replaceable mist collection filters.