MUTOH has announced that it has added spot colours—Orange, Blue and Green inks to its proprietary MP31 ink line up for the ValueJet VJ-628MP and VJ-1628MH printers. Targeting mainly packaging proofing on original substrates, the extra OBG also offers benefits in the signage field when using SAi Flexi. The ‘MP’ in MUTOH MP31 ink stands for Multi-Purpose, and MP 31 ink can print directly on a wide variety of materials, including acrylic, PET, metal and synthetic leather, as well as paper.
Compared to UV ink, it is less uneven and smoother, and produces a natural finish that brings out the texture of the material. The use of spot colour-inks; Orange, Blue and Green added to the basic CMYK inks expands the colour gamut and broadens the range of colour expression. These inks produce more vibrant and beautiful color expression including vivid orange and green, and deep blue. In addition, effective use of original paper also eliminates the need for dedicated inkjet paper and reduces running costs.