Mutoh has launched its first DTG printers – the ValueJet 404GT CMYK and ValueJet 405GT CMYK + White. The new models were unveiled at ITMA in November and have been developed specifically for direct printing on T-shirts, caps, canvas bags, shoes and other garments

The VJ-404GT is a CMYK model, while the VJ-405GT has CMYK and white ink printing capability, complete with a dedicated ink circulation system for the white.

These compact printers have a wide print area, an easy-to-use 7-inch LCD touchscreen and both accept a number of interchangeable print platens, in widths up to 404 x 584mm, (S-2XL). The new ValueJet models use Piezo drop-on-demand inkjet technology and have a print resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. Mutoh’s water-based pigmented textile inks allow for printing on high cotton blends, 100% cotton and 100% polyester, and the company also offers a variety of pre-treatment liquids for decorators who wish to ensure fabric compatibility or improve washfastness.

A dedicated Mutoh printer installer and driver software for Windows is included with the machine, and there is a Mutoh proprietary ‘layout and print’ software tool for quick and easy operation.