MUTOH release NEW VJ-1638 Mark II UV-LED printers

24 August 2021

MUTOH has released the next generation of UV-LED printers, the hybrid VJ-1638UH Mark II and the roll-to-roll VJ-1638UR Mark II.

MUTOH’s new VerteLith RIP comes as standard with the Mark II series to create dynamic output, producing the best-possible gradients, skin tones and vivid colours. Featuring i-WeaveUVEX 2 Intelligent Interweave Print Technology, MUTOH Clear Tone half tone technology, MUTOH CMYK wide colour gamut ICC profile and auto-generation of Pantone© coated/uncoated spot colours. Smart MUTOH technologies streamline workflow, increase productivity, and deliver high-quality output at faster production speeds

The VJ-1638UH/VJ-1638UR Mark II printers include:

- Staggered dual print heads with UV-LED lamps on both sides.
- MUTOH UV-LED inks, which allow printing on transparent/coloured media with a 6-colour CMYK+White+Varnish configuration or 2 x CMYK for faster output.
- Multi-layer printing capability

The VJ-1638UH Mark II is a hybrid printer with the capability to print on rigid substrates (up to 15mm thick) as well as roll media, while the VJ-1638UR Mark II prints on roll media only. A 30kg take-up system is standard on the VJ-1638UR Mark II. A 40kg take-up system is optional, as is a heavy-duty 100kg take-up. An optional 30kg take-up is available for the VJ-1638UH Mark II which can handle rigid media up to 15kg.

VerteLith includes several useful workflow tools which enhance the use of the Mark II series UV-LED printers. Features include auto-layout and print multi-page PDF functions at the click of a button and supports auto-generation of white and varnish inks to create rich, textured prints without complicated steps. Additionally, auto-generation of Pantone© coated/uncoated spot colours is a standard feature of VerteLith.