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Mutoh ValueJet 1638WX

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Designed for high quality volume applications, the ValueJet 1638WX wide format printer offers production speeds up to 42 m²/h at 360 x 720 dpi and 65 m²/h at 360 x360 dpi. The machine supports all typical dye sublimation transfer paper weights (from 66 g/m² to 150 g/m²).

ValueJet 1638WX will push the boundaries of speed, quality and ease of use :

  • Extreme print quality at high speeds and at amazingly high resolutions

  • Unrivalled overall dot control, leading to better image definition for all speeds

  • Excellent cost per print performance and durability

  • Advanced print automation features, including Mutoh’s new DropMaster technology, will provide a high level of peace of mind which other wide format printers simply cannot keep up with

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

  • Soft signage & graphics for events, tradeshows, …

  • Home decoration : curtains, bed linen, …

  • Flags & pennants

  • Sports goods : snowboards, helmets, …

  • Gadgets : mugs, umbrellas, iPods, mouse mats, ...

  • Apparel : blouses, sportswear, outdoor jackets, T-shirts, …


Ink compatibility: Mutoh DS2 Universal Transfer Sublimation. Check the ink types page for further information.

ValueJet 1638WX: SRP £20,704.55

E & OE. Prices subject to change without notice.  All prices quoted exclude VAT & delivery


  • Transfer sublimation printing up to 64 in
  • Staggered dual head with latest generation 1440 nozzle piezo heads
  • Mutoh Intelligent Interweaving and new DropMaster technology inside
  • Production speeds between 42 and 65sqm per hour
  • New cost-effective Mutoh universal dye sublimation inks
  • Ideal for production of soft signage, apparel and gadgets

The new ValueJet 1638WX dual-head wide format printer incorporates:

Mutoh's award-winning Intelligent Interweaving print technology (I²).  I² drastically reduces or even completely eliminates defects such as horizontal banding, ink mottle, bleed and the visible effects of missing or misfiring nozzles.  To achieve this, ink is laid down in carefully optimised wave forms as opposed to the straight lines used on most wide format printers.  Watch the video to learn more.

Staggered Dual Head Setup
The new ValueJet incorporates a new generation 'wide' 1440 nozzle piezo drop-on-demand printhead.  Each colour section has 360 nozzles (2 x 180 nozzle rows/colour).  The head is capable of producing ink drops ranging from 3.5pl to 35pl, allowing a wider range of ink dots at faster speed.

The new dual head offers a unique blend of high speed and high quality.  As well as featuring Mutoh's new wide piezo printhead, higher carriage speeds and ink firing frequencies and adapted weaving algorithms give an impressive increase in production speed as well as optimised ink spread and improved drying.

Ink Compatibility

The NEW Mutoh DS2 series universal transfer sublimation inks are 100% VOC free and do not require any risk labelling.  Developed specifically for the 1638WX print heads, the inks offer excellent nozzle stability for high speed and high volume printing and will produce perfect image definition.

The DS2 inks are odourless both during the print and transfer process.  They offer a wide colour gamut with bright, vibrant colours and give good light, washing and perspiration fastness properties.


The VJ-1638WX printer offers you a wide range of print modes and speeds. The overview below lists the most popular modes for high quality output:

  • Quality – 720 x 720 dpi: 25.0 m²/h
  • Production – 360 x 720 dpi: 42.0 m²/h
  • Speed Production – 360 x 360 dpi: 50.0 m²/h
  • High Speed Production - 360 x 360 dpi: 65m²/h


Print Automation with Mutoh DropMaster Technology
Get constant, uncompromised print quality on any thickness/weight of transfer paper effortlessly, thanks to Mutoh's proprietary DropMaster Technology.

Specifically developed for Mutoh's dual head ValueJet models, DropMaster is a revolutionary print automation technique which eliminates the need for cumbersome, time-consuming media dependent head adjustments. Knowing the media thickness and consequently the drop-throw distance between print head and media surface, DropMaster is capable of automatically recalculating and adjusting the uni/bi-directional fire timings.  It does this regardless of resolution and print speed.

Dye Sublimation Transfer Paper
The ValueJet 1638WX prints on all typical dye sublimation transfer papers from 66gsm to 150gsm.  The printer is equipped with an automatic sheet-off function.  Manual cutting is also possible using the dedicated cutting groove on the media guide.

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  ValueJet 1638WX
Key Specifications  
Print Technology Drop-on-demand Micro Piezo Inkjet Technology
Print Head 2 (staggered setup)
Nozzle Configuration 180 nozzles x 8 lines/head
Drop Mass Range (pl) 5.9 to 45.3
Head Heights Low: 1.5mm
Middle: 2.5mm
High: 4.0mm
Colour Set-Up 2 x 4 CMYK (speed set-up) or 8 colour (gamut set-up)
Media Specifications  
Max Media Width 900mm (36.8") - 1625mm (63.97") 
Max Print Width 1615mm (63.58") 
Max Media Thickness 0.3/1.3/2.8mm (dependent on head height)
Media Measurements Ø150mm/2" & 3"/30kg  
Media Drying System Individually controlled pre-heater, fixer & dryer (30-50°C) 
High Quality (1080 x 1080) 9 p 11 sqm/h 
Quality (720 x 720) 4 p 25 sqm/h 
Production (360 x 720) 2 p 42 sqm/h 
Speed Prod (360 x 360) 2 p 50 sqm/h 
High Speed Prod (360 x 360) 1 p 65 sqm/h 
Ink Specifications   
Ink Type DS2-series Universal Transfer Sublimation Ink
Ink Volume 1000 ml
Colours CMYK
Ink Consumption Average 10ml/m²
UV Durability
Light Fastness ISO 105-B02*
Wash Fastness ISO 105-C02*
Perspiration Fastness ISO 105-E02*
3 to 6 months outdoor
C(5-6) / M(6-7) / Y(6-7) / K(6)
C(4-5) / M(4-5) / Y(4-5) / K(4-5)
C(4-5) / M(5) / Y(4-5) / K(4-5)
Score ranges (min-max): Light 1-8 / Wash 1-5 / Perspiration 1-5
Power Consumption   
During Printing 200W 
Standby/Sleep/Power Off 38W/30W/>3.8W
Power Supply AC 100-120V/AC 200-240 - 60/50 Hz 
Rec Working Environment  
Temperature 22°C - 30°C with max 2°C/h
Humidity 40% to 60% (no condensation) with RH: max 5% RH/h
Width x Depth x Height 2698 x 885 x 1261mm 
Weight 219 kg
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