Mutoh has introduced two new benchtop UV printers, both with braille and raised effects capability.
Russell Cavenagh, director of Mutoh Australia, says, “The local introduction of the XPJ-461UF and XPJ-661UF UV- LED printers expands Mutoh’s roll out of the XpertJet platform. These printers offer advanced features and enhanced user experience.
Cavenagh says, “These models suit users looking to produce trophies and awards; signage; and braille signage. They excel at producing personalised products, name badges, promotional products, interior décor, packaging prototypes, drinkware and much more.”
New features include a new sleek design and an expanded print area of up to 483mm x 594mm on the XPJ-661UF. Both printers use Mutoh’s UV-LED Lamp ‘Local Dimming Control Technology’. This produces gloss, semi-gloss and matte varnish printing in a single pass simultaneously with colours and or white printing. They use a 50.8mm LED-UV lamp with six zones that can be individually turned on and off. Cavenagh says, “This represents a significant productivity increase where mixed gloss, matte, or semi-matte spot varnishes are called for.”
Mutoh calls its XPJ-461UF a lower-investment cost A3 printer with the same advantages as its A2+ sibling. Both can print thicknesses up to 15cm and operators can set them as either CMYK or CMYK + White + Varnish. The varnish inks create special effects and embossing. The white ink allows for easy printing on dark materials. Operators can achieve high quality ADA approved braille using either colours or varnish, or both. Mutoh calls it the fastest high build available.
World Sight Day and Fred Hollows
Cavenagh adds, “Celebrating the release of these braille capable printers, Mutoh will support World Sight Day this year on October 8. The company will donate $500 to the Fred Hollows Foundation for every printer sold between now and December 24, 2020.
“We work in an industry of visual effects, so we see a great synergy between printing, seeing, and working with colour, and restoring sight. The great Fred Hollows enabled this for millions of people.”
Locally, the new Mutoh printers are available through Fujifilm New Zealand.