Mutoh Europe has announced the availability of the XpertJet 1462UF flatbed UV printer that it previewed at Fespa 2023 in the EMEA market.

Complementing Mutoh’s  existing XpertJet A3+ and A2+ desktop direct to object printers, the new six-colour (CMYK plus white and clear varnish) UV LED flatbed direct-to-object printer has a moving gantry design and an A1+ table size of 1420 x 700 mm; it can print onto objects up to 150mm thick. Its print table integrates a four-zone vacuum bed, supporting weights up to 50kg/sqm, allowing it to cater for a wide range of requirements, including ‘2.5D’ direct-to-object, industrial, packaging, awards and sign and display printing, including ADA-compliant Braille.

Stephan Heintjens, product marketing and product application manager for Mutoh Europe, commented, ‘Feedback on our new printer from the pre-launch at Fespa has been very positive. We are extremely excited about this printer and are delighted to make it available to the Europe, Middle East and Africa markets. Having this new XpertJet 1462UF printer means that Mutoh now offers a complete direct-to-object range covering small format as well as the new bigger format, which is a perfect match for the popular 70 x 100cm screen printing format. The XpertJet 1462UF has a sturdy and precise chassis for extremely precise ink dot placement and high quality print results.’

Mr Heintjens added, ‘With the XpertJet 1462UF, we have drastically increased the overall productivity to meet the quality and speed requirements of the size. The printer has two print heads on board, mounted in a staggered setup and two brand-new 4in multi-segmented UV LED curing lamps. This setup enables us to produce two layer prints in one pass at double the speed of  printers having only one print head and curing lamp. The print table with integrated four-zone vacuum table has holes to fix jigs, allowing great flexibility in media selection. The printer is powered by our VerteLith genuine RIP software.’