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Mutoh ValueJet 1638X

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The new 4-colour ValueJet 1638X (64") wide format printer has been specifically developed for high quality volume production of sign and display graphics, for long term outdoor applications as well as durable print for indoor use. The printer is targetted at high-volume production of long term indoor and outdoor applications with Mutoh Eco Ultra or Universal Mild Solvent inks (UMS)

  • Full colour indoor and outdoor posters

  • Signs and banners

  • Backlit signage

  • POS displays

  • External signage

  • Adhesive strips and stickers

  • Vehicle graphics


The dual head ValueJet 1638X will push the boundaries of speed, quality and ease of use.  A staggered dual head setup with latest generation 1440 mozzle piezo heads is at the heart of the VJ-1638X's stunning performance.  This printer will produce top quality sellable graphics at typical production speeds  of up to 36sqm/h (720 x 720dpi).  The VJ-1638X reaches top speeds of 94sqm/h!

Ink compatibility: Mutoh Eco Ultra Ink, Universal Mild Solvent Inks (UMS).
Check the ink types page for further information.

ValueJet 1638X: SRP £14,540

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

  • Speed and quality - a real combination of both
  • Cost-effective durable inks for long term indoor and outdoor applications
  • Staggered dual head setup with latest generation 1440 nozzle piezo heads
  • Mutoh Intelligent Interweaving and new DropMaster technology inside
  • Super high print resolutions at 20sqm per hour (720 x 1080dpi)
  • Production speeds including 29 and 36 sqm per hour (720 x 720dpi)
  • Eco Ultra and Universal Mild Solvent Ink compatible
  • 3-Year Extended Warranty Programme

The new ValueJet 1638X 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

Mutoh Eco Ultra inks are Mutoh’s most popular inks for outdoor sign applications on a wide range of uncoated and coated substrates. The inks are based on non-aggressive solvents and do not spread any harmful VOCs in the working environment. As a result, there is no need for forced ventilation. Available in easy-to-use cassettes, Eco Ultra inks are Mutoh’s third generation of eco inks featuring improved ink fixation, better drying, higher print speeds and improved scratch resistance. Prints made with Eco Ultra inks are UV and water resistant for up to three years outdoors*.

* : For heavy-duty applications where mechanical stress is involved (floor & vehicle graphics), lamination is required. Stabilisation is required prior to lamination.

Mutoh’s Universal Mild Solvent inks (UMS) are Mutoh’s fourth generation mild solvent inks. The UMS inks have been specifically developed for volume-oriented users. Available in cassettes & bulk liter bottles, the UMS inks feature best-in-class ingredients for optimum speed and quality performance.  The inks are based on a new generation of milder & non-aggressive solvents and do not spread any harmful VOCs in the working environment. They are virtually odour-free and do not require any forced ventilation. The Mutoh UMS CMYK ink set covers 83 % of the Pantone C® colour chart.

The unique mix of nano size, high durability pigments & resins will individually encapsulate each colour pigment, enables optimum adhesion of the pigments to the substrate and creates a uniform, smooth - gloss preserving - ink layer. Prints made with UMS inks are water resistant and offer an outdoor UV-resistance of up to three years*.

* : For heavy-duty applications where mechanical stress is involved (floor & vehicle graphics), lamination is required. Stabilisation is required prior to lamination.


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

  • High Quality - 1080 x 1440 dpi: 10.0m²/h
  • Quality – 720 x 1440 dpi: 15.0 m²/h
  • Quality Production - 720 x 7080 dpi: 20.0m²/h
  • Production – 720 x 720 dpi: 29.0 m²/h
  • Speed Production – 720 x 720 dpi: 36.0 m²/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.

Wide Choice of Media

The ValueJet 1638X printer can handle 2” and 3” rolls. To cope with the higher print speeds and in view of drying efficiency, the machine incorporates a special print platen structure with three individually controlled heating elements. The heating elements will tackle media pre-heating, ink fixation and drying of the prints.  Using Eco Ultra or Universal Mild Solvent inks, this printer is ideally suited to deliver top quality images when printing directly onto a wide range of low-cost standard available uncoated PVC, banner and soft sign materials as well as for coated substrates.

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

Intelligent Design Features for Extra User Comfort

Alongside the well-known ValueJet features enabling easy set up and use (even by inexperienced operators), intelligent design features have been added for extra user comfort on the ValueJet 2638.


  • Newly designed keyboard with easy & logical layout
  • Automatic cutting function
  • Special ink subtanks enabling the user to remove empty ink cassettes & load new ones during printing, without any interruption of the printing process
  • A tiltable ink cassette holder to save space & enable the use of different ink volumes
  • i² print technology – offers predictable output quality, therefore bringing an unprecedented level of user comfort to the printer operator


Targeted at the sign & display market, the Mutoh ValueJet high speed, high quality ValueJet 1638X printer will address the needs of sign makers & commercial printers focusing on high volume production of outdoor prints. The printers are suited for the production of long-term outdoor posters, signs and banners, backlit signage, POS displays, vehicle graphics as well as high quality durable prints for indoor use.

Fast Return on Investment

Rapid return on investment is available to beginners as well as skilled operators. The combination of affordable pricing, ease of use with consistent high quality output, hardly any periodic maintenance required, flexibility for switching quickly between print jobs and low ink consumption (average 8 ml/m² on uncoated PVC) means the ValueJet 1638X will swiftly turn investment into profit.

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Detail - Take Up Unit New Livery Print Head
  ValueJet 1638X
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) 3.6 to 35.2
Head Heights Low: 1.5mm
Middle: 2.5mm
High: 4.0mm
Media Specifications  
Max Media Width 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 1440) 10 sqm/h 
Quality (720 x 1440) 15 sqm/h 
Quality Prod (720 x 1080) 20 sqm/h 
Production (720 x 720) 29 sqm/h 
Speed Prod (720 x 720) 36 sqm/h 
Billboard (360 x 720) 48 sqm/h 
Ink Specifications   

Eco Ultra ink - CMYK.
220ml and 440ml cartridges & 1 litre ink bags (require optional adapter)

Ink Product Code Description
VJ-MSI3A-BK220 Black Eco Ultra Ink - 220ml
VJ-MSI3A-CY220 Cyan Eco Ultra Ink - 220ml
VJ-MSI3A-MA220 Magenta Eco Ultra Ink - 220ml
VJ-MSI3A-YE220 Yellow Eco Ultra Ink - 220ml
VJ-MSI3A-BK440 Black Eco Ultra Ink - 440ml
VJ-MSI3A-CY440 Cyan Eco Ultra Ink - 440ml
VJ-MSI3A-MA440 Magenta Eco Ultra Ink - 440ml
VJ-MSI3A-YE440 Yellow Eco Ultra Ink - 440ml
VJ-MSI3-CL220 Cleaning Liquid - 220ml


Ink Product Code Description
VJ-MSI3A-MA1000 Magenta Eco Ultra Ink Bag - 1000ml
VJ-MSI3A-BK1000 Black Eco Ultra Ink Bag - 1000ml
VJ-MSI3A-CY1000 Cyan Eco Ultra Ink Bag - 1000ml
VJ-MSI3A-YE1000 Yellow Eco Ultra Ink Bag - 1000ml


Universal Mild Solvent Ink - CMYK
440ml cartridges and 1litre ink bottles

Ink Product Code Description
VJ-LSINK1-BK1L Black UMS Ink Bottle -1000ml
VJ-LSINK1-CY1L Cyan UMS Ink Bottle - 1000ml
VJ-LSINK1-MA1L Magenta UMS Ink Bottle - 1000ml
VJ-LSINK1-YE1L Yellow UMS Ink Bottle - 1000ml

Ink Product Code Description
VJ-LSINK1-BK44 Black UMS Ink Cartridge - 440ml
VJ-LSINK1-CY44 Cyan UMS Ink Cartridge - 440ml
VJ-LSINK1-MA44 Magenta UMS Ink Cartridge - 440ml
VJ-LSINK1-YE44 Yellow UMS Ink Cartrige - 440ml


Ink Consumption 8ml/sqm @720dpi with 67% coverage 
UV Durability 3 years outdoor without lamination 
Power Consumption   
During Printing 650W 
Standby 45W 
Warming Up <1100W (main) & <1250W (heat)
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 221 kg
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