When asked if he is pleased with his most recent printer purchase,
Mark Brown, owner of Mark's Quick Printing, St. Louis, MO, gives an
emphatic "Yes." Last fall, Brown installed the new Mutoh ValueJet
1204, a 48-inch eco-solvent printer at his location with some very
"I had been looking at a number of printers on the market that
would take us to the next level. Then I saw the Mutoh ValueJet 1204
at a trade show. We already had a Falcon in house so we were
familiar with Mutoh products and their capabilities. I liked the
quality of the output of the 1204 and the various media it was
capable of printing on.
"Since its installation in October, my staff and I have been blown
away by the unit's ease of use, speed, and quality."
Brown's shop is pretty much a full service business, offering
screen printing, offset, and signage printing and more. "Our print
shop is a full service output provider, which means we can do just
about anything. Having the ValueJet in house has allowed us to take
on a lot more work that we had to turn down in the pastbecause we weren't able to provide as quick a turnaround. So,
previously outsourced jobs are no longer an issue for us. Thus far,
we have produced numerous jobs on it and our customers have been
impressed with the quality. This piece equipment sets us from
almost all of our competition in our area and has become a strong
profit center for us," said Brown.
Brown has high praise for Mutoh's Intelligent Interweaving Printing
Technique, which allows for increased print speed that virtually
eliminates banding with exceptional image quality. "This new technologytakes banding out of the equation. This feature is revolutionary in
the piezo printing application world and comes standard on the
ValueJet 1204. Intelligent Interweaving increases the accuracy and
consistency of dot size and dot release during printing. The
quality is really superior to many other models out there. We are
running everything on it from t-shirts to signs and banners," said
Brown adds that the ValueJet provides additional productivity
without compromising image quality by offering 10 print modes
including the new 540 x 720 dpi mode that is perfect for jobs such
as banners. "The 10 print modes allow for a wide range of printing
possibilities on a variety of inexpensive, uncoated media. You can
print on a host of different substrates like vinyl, fabric, even
reflective. The amount of money that you can save on the material
you print on is also a big plus and now we can take on jobs that
other people don't want to do. In addition, some of the signs that
we were doing by screen in the past we are now doing on the 1204,"
he pointed out.
Brown also like's the unit's size. "It doesn't take up a lot of
space and that helps when you are in a small location. That's a
major plus. It fits perfectly in our shop."