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Sign and Display

Mutoh Eco Ultra and solvent wide-format printers - available in widths from 1300 mm (51”) up to 3300 mm (130”) - produce high quality graphics foroutdoor and indoor applications, for a wide variety of applications :  posters, banners, backlit signage, decals, wall coverings, point-of-sale displays, fine art, etc…

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Dye Sublimation

The Mutoh printer range for water-based inks is targeted at businesses focusing on the production of high-quality graphics for indoor and short term outdoor use. For regular poster printing applications on a wide range of coated substrates, the printers can be loaded with water-based dye or pigmented inks.  For soft sign applications, the printers can be loaded with Mutoh disperse dye sublimation inks.

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Cutting Plotters

Our range of cutting plotters, developed for sign professionals, are suited for regular vinyl cutting as well as automatic contour cutting of pre-printed full colour stickers.

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Mutoh partners with NSDS
Mutoh, a trusted brand of large format and Dye Sublimation printers has partnered with National Screen and Digital Supplies to distribute their range of eco-friendly printers. NSDS have branches nationwide thereby offering you convenient availablity on consumables and service.

Greening Print Production with Mutoh
Print buyers and print consumers are increasingly aware of printing's environmental impact. These customers want wide format inkjet printers to do more than simply print on recyclable/recycled materials. They are looking for printers to operate in a more efficient and sustainable manner, from start to finish. Making the right equipment and workflow decisions has thus become even more important. Printers are looking for ways to compress the entire production cycle, use less material and produce less waste while ensuring profitability, quick turnaround and high quality.

The following key goals can help in going greener:

  • Reduce energy use. Building energy consumption is around half to one third of that used for production. Readily available savings often include lowering heating levels, not lighting areas not in use, excluding draughts and heat loss and computerizing control of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and other support systems. New lighting technologies can reduce the energy needed by 50%. Include energy consumption when selecting new equipment.

  • Assess sustainability when selecting inks and coatings. Newest ink sets show significant improvements from the reduction of VOC emissions, while UV curable inks have a good environmental profile from the absence of VOC and the low energy
    needed to cure them. Ink manufacturers are increasingly using renewable resources. Together with printing equipment suppliers they are also assisting printers to recover and recycle inks and solvents.

  • Reduce the use of materials such as paper and opt for environmentally products such
    as substrates with a minimum fraction of recycled content or environmentally
    certified papers from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for
    the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
  • Reduce waste: less material in and less waste out. Waste reduction plans can improve business efficiency by reducing manufacturing and waste disposal costs without compromising quality. Waste is not just solids and liquids; it is also wasted
    material and time.

  • Comply with the health and safety rules for employees and plant/facilities regulations. Emissions of chemicals such as ozone, VOCs and of dust should be strictly controlled; aim to be well below regulatory requirements. Check if personal protective
    equipment is needed as chemicals in some inks might lead to skin irritation. Set up clear unambiguous information on how to work safely. Last but not least, always motivate to contact local authorities to ask for advice about local guidelines &
    regulations in function of the supplied MSDS sheets.

  • Watch logistics: use lightweight materials and keep packaging to a minimum to reduce transport energy and costs. Use recyclable materials whenever possible. Minimize workflow distances and use best practice operating procedures to improve
    internal transport efficiency.

  • Work with environmentally responsible suppliers that ensure their products conform to all applicable chemical legislation and are available for advice on meeting end-user eco criteria. Look at new technologies to broaden your options for going green to
    conserve natural resources and to enhance efficiency and profitability.
Go Green with Mutoh Download the Mutoh White Paper 'How Green is Green'

 

 
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