Making your brand or product stand out in an increasingly competitive market place is not an easy task. Package prototype printing is critical to the success of any business, small or large and being able to produce quality images fast and easily and in a consistent basis is important. That is why having the right printer for the job is key.
Creating compelling graphic and package design solutions can be challenging, prototypes and design work can take on many forms. Mutoh’s ValueJet 1617H hybrid printer prints directly onto either rigid or roll-to-roll media including; corrugated plastics, polystyrene, pvc, acrylic, polycarbonate, foam board, aluminum composite, banner material, vinyl, wall coverings and more. And at a price of $49,999, not only is the 1617H the most versatile flatbed/hybrid printer on the market, it’s also the most affordable.
The ValueJet VJ-1626UH is Mutoh's first Specialty/Industrial wide-format LED-UV printer. 64" wide, the VJ-1626UH hybrid printer will deliver high quality prints on a huge variety of roll and rigid media, including ABS, Alu-board, PC, PE, PET, PMMA (acrylic), PP, PS, PVC, uncoated Tyvek® and glass. The VJ-1626UH allows printing on a wide array of clear media for graphics that stand out. The VJ-1626UH allows printing on a wide array of clear media for graphics that stand out. With layers of varnish, you can create special gloss patterns.
The ValueJet VJ-426UF is a compact A3+ flatbed 6-colour LED UV printer with integrated vacuum table. Offering a print table area of 19" x 13", the VJ-426UF enables direct printing onto objects up to 70 mm thick. VJ-426UF printer will produce ultra-sharp, high quality output and is specifically targeted at short run items or one-off designs of products and their prototypes, personalised gifts, packaging, souvenirs, awards, specialty industrial items as well as labels, decals, signs, etc..
An energy-efficient latest generation LED UV lamp ensures ultra-sharp, safe & ready to use prints. Its reduced working temperatures also allow printing onto heat sensitive substrates. Compared to "classic" UV printing, Mutoh LED UV technology provides you all state-of-the-art health & safety and environmental benefits: no ozone generation, free of mercury and lead. Moreover, Mutoh's new LED UV inks and varnish are completely VOC-free and do not contain any hazardous air pollutants (non-HAP).
Mutoh America, Inc. has been manufacturing quality printers longer than any other printer manufacturer. Mutoh’s line of ValueJet printers provide the fastest production speeds with superior print quality and added features specifically designed for select markets like packaging. Its Mutoh’s smart print technology that is engineered into the printer that brings true value to the customer. Smart technology like Intelligent Interweave print technique which lays ink down in a wave formation to eliminate banding, and the ValueJet 1617H and 1626UH has a built in on-printer spectrophotometer, the SpectroVue VM-10, which allows you to utilize color calibration that will not only automate your color workflow it will streamline the entire color management process which means consistent color print after print.
By manufacturing printers that provide the highest performance at an affordable price and incorporating truly innovative technology that benefits the operator and the customer, Mutoh continues to maintain a leadership position in the packaging market.
Mutoh's ValueJet 426UF tabletop, UV-LED, printer is the perfect fit for any print shop looking to expand its applications and enter the world of UV printing. The VJ 426UF prints on a variety of materials, including 3D objects, up to 2.75 inches thick, with Mutoh's 100% solid UV-LED ink.
The new ValueJet 1626UH - 64" printer is the most affordable UV-LED hybrid printer on the market. With an MSRP of only $49,995, it not only gives you the ability to print on rigid substrates, it also gives you the flexibility to print on roll media as well. Its dual function and multiple application design saves you valuable floor space and is ideal for printing packaging prototypes, POP displays, indoor and outdoor signage.
Our more versatile signage printer, the VJ 1617H hybrid printer prints on both rigid and roll-to-roll substrates, perfect for POP signage and vinyl graphics. The 1617H fits perfectly into the growing print shop looking to expand their application possibilities. And because it uses Mutoh’s MP Ink, it’s also an eco-friendly printer.
The Mutoh SpectroVue VM 10 is a compact spectrophotometer developed for on printer color calibration. The patent pending design incorporates Mutoh’s own DP1 spectral imaging chip, a high resolution "digital prism" that converts visible light to a digital spectrum. The SpectroVue reports both spectral and colorimetric values for any one of 18 pre programmed standard illuminates or any standard daylight illuminant. It helps to ensure greater productivity by automating the tedious task of printing and measuring color targets and eliminates the need to cut test prints off printers to measure.
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Packing and prototype creation in today’s ever competitive market is critical to the success of any company. Trying to make your customer’s brand or products stand out over all of the competitors is challenging. Digitally printed package designs and prototypes are becoming more a part of everyday business for ad agencies and creative shops across the country.
The beverage market is a prime example. More and more labels for soft drinks, wine, juices, energy drinks, bottled water and micro brews are being created digitally now than ever before. The ability to customize on a small scale then mass produce is important and a major factor in the growing popularity of this particular application
Package design for food products and household consumables to toy manufacturing and consumer goods is growing within the digital print market. And the ability to produce conceptual designs quickly that look professional with high quality images is the key to a successful marketing or ad agency sales pitch. As manufacturers continue to create outside the box and look for new ways to “wow” their customers, you are going to see this market continue to grow and continue to expand into new areas.