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Mutoh ValueJet 1638W 64" Dye Sublimation Printer

  • Description

    ValueJet 1638W incorporates a staggered dual head setup technology combined with Mutoh’s award-winning Intelligent Interweaving print technology to deliver high quality for volume oriented users.

    Destined for high volume applications, the printer offers production speeds up to 42 m²/h at 360 x 720dpi & 65 m²/h at 360 x 360dpi. The machine supports all typical dye sublimation transfer paper weights (from 66g/m² to 150g/m²).

    Targeted at the sublimation transfer market, the ValueJet 1638W dye sublimation printer delivers high quality graphics for transfer onto all possible flexible and rigid polyester materials.

    • Transfer sublimation printing up to 1625 mm (63.97”)
    • Staggered dual head setup with latest generation 1440 nozzle piezo heads
    • Production speeds between 42 & 65m²/h
    • Mutoh water-based disperse dye voc free sublimation inks
    • Ideal for production of soft signage, sportswear, gadgets, ...
    • Environmentally friendly printing - high level of operator safety

    Staggered Dual Head Setup

    The ValueJet 1638W printer incorporates a staggered dual head setup with latest generation piezo drop-on-demand variable drop “wide model” print heads. Each 1440-nozzle head (8 lines of 180 nozzles) incorporates four colour sections, each divided in two nozzle rows with 360 nozzles per colour.

    The print heads are capable of producing ink drops ranging from 3.3 pl to 34 pl. Bottom line, they can produce a wider range of ink dots, which are moreover jetted at a much faster speed compared to other print heads on the market. The result is faster output speeds and moreover a much better print quality at higher output speeds.


    Mutoh Disperse Dye Sublimation inks are 100 % VOC free and do not contain any hazardous components. The water-based inks have excellent nozzle stability for high speed and high volume printing. The inks offer a large colour gamut for richand vibrant colours and deliver top scores in light fastness, wash fastness, rubbing and perspiration. Mutoh dye sublimation inks deliver perfect transfer to different materials (textiles and rigids).

    Stunning Performance

    The ValueJet 1638W printer offers you a wide range of print modes and speeds. The overview below lists the most popular ones with which impeccable printing quality can be obtained.

    • Quality – 720x720 dpi: 25.0 m²/h
    • Production – 360 x 720dpi: 42.0 m²/h
    • Billboard – 360 x 360dpi: 65.0 m²/h

    Print Resolutions

    The ValueJet 1638W print head offers five different recommended production print resolutions: 540 x 720 dpi, 720 x 720 dpi, 720 x 1080 dpi, 1440 x720 dpi and 1440 x 1440 dpi. Incorporating pre-defined print modes will enable the ValueJet operator to easily select the appropriate settings for the required speed / quality. Experienced users canalso set up print mode parameters to their satisfaction. The printer produces top quality graphicswith vibrant and crisp colours, flawless solid colours and unrivalled smooth gradations.

    Dye Sublimation Transfer Papers

    The VJ-1638W prints on all typical dye sublimation transfer papers from 66 g/m² to 150 g/m². The printer is equipped with an automatic sheet-off function. Manual cutting is also possible using the dedicated cutting groove on the media guide.

    Media Handling

    The ValueJet 1638W printer can handle 2” and 3” rolls.

    The printer comes with a stand with integrated roll holders. Different motorised winding/unwinding systems are available for roll-to-roll production

  • Specifications


    Print Technology Drop-on-demand Micro Piezo Inkjet Technology
    Print Head 2 (staggered setup)
    Nozzle Configuration 180 nozzles x 8 lines
    Drop Mass Range (pl) 3.3 to 34.1
    Head Heights Low: 1.5 mm
    Middle: 2.5 mm
    High: 4.0 mm

    Media Specifications

    Max. Media Width 1625 mm (63,97”)
    Max. Print Width 1615 mm (63,58”)
    Max. Media Thickness 0.3 / 1.3 / 2.8 mm *
    * : Max. media thickness is specified per head height
    Media Measurements * Ø 150 mm / 2” & 3” / 30 kg
    * : Standard non?motorised roll?off system.


    High Quality (540 x 720) 20.0 m²/h
    Quality (720 x 720) 25.0 m²/h
    Quality Production (360 x 720) 28.5 m²/h
    Production (360 x 720) 42.0 m²/h
    Speed Production (360 x 360) 50.0 m²/h
    Billboard (360 x 360) 65.0 m²/h

    Ink Specifications

    Ink Type Disperse Dye Sublimation
    Ink Volume 1000 ml / 5000 ml
    Ink Colours CMYK
    Ink Consumption * 15 ml / m²
    * : Average ink consumption at @720 dpi ? coverage of 67 %
    UV durability - without lamination 3 to 6 months outdoor

    Power Consumption

    During Printing 200 W
    In Stand?by 38 W
    Power Supply AC 100?120 V / AC 200?240 ? 60/50 Hz

    Recommended Working Environment

    Temperature 22°C - 30 °C with Δt: max. 2 °C/h
    Humidity 40% - 60 % (no condensation) with ΔRH: max. 5% RH/h

    Machine Measurements

    Width x Depth x Height 2698 x 885 x 1261 mm
    Weight 219 kg