Mutoh's Viper Prints with Dye-Sub Inks
Availale in 65- and 90-in. models
Mutoh's new Viper is a digital transfer printer"?printing onto transfer paper with dye-sub inks. It's available in 65- and 90-in. versions, offers resolutions up to 1440 dpi, and can print up to 414 sq ft/hr (production speed is 75 and 301 sq ft/hr).
The Viper incorporates a software-controllable pre-heater and dryer and eight 360 nozzles/color piezo-electric drop-ondemand inkjet heads allowing for high volume printing. It can be used to make banners, flags, pennants, promotional products, tile murals, trade-show and exhibition graphics, floor graphics, P-O-P displays, and posters.
The Viper DTS printer offers 6 colors (CMYKcm) of water-based disperse dye ink in 220-ml cartridges. Ink can be set up as 2 x 4 (same ink types), 4 + 4 channels (mixed ink types), 6 channels, or 8 channels.
It also features heavy-duty feed and take-up systems, prepares media for after-treatment, has media tracking which allows for straight winding on the take-up roll, and offers adjustable head height. Price: $44,995.
Mutoh also has "beefed-up" the Falcon II Outdoor"?the Heavy Duty version will now accommodate media rolls up to 200 lbs. The Falcon II Outdoor Heavy Duty sells for $31,995. (Mutoh: www.mutoh.com)