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ValueJet Printing Guide A guide to optimize speed and quality on you ValueJet 1624 and ValueJet 1324 printer

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  • ValueJet Printing Guide A guide to optimize speed and quality on you ValueJet 1624 and ValueJet 1324 printer
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  • Introduction The Mutoh VJ-1624 & VJ-1324 printers are capable of producing superb image quality even with the most difficult images with our new and improved print modes and effects. Banding comes in many different forms from horizontal to vertical, chromatic, dot gain, media feed adjustments to name a few. This guide will show you how to drastically reduce or even eliminate banding on you VJ-1624 and VJ-1324 printers. Quality 3 and Quality 4 High Speed print modes have been added to achieve the fastest possible speeds for higher resolution prints. All wave form effects have been optimized for the new print head in the VJ-1624 & VJ-1324 by adding new choices for speed/quality flexibility i.e. Wave 3, Fuzz 3, Fine and Fuzz 3, etc. A new family of effects have also been added: Fog 1,2,3 and Fine and Fog 1,2,3
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  • Selecting the right Print Mode/Effect Answer these simple questions to determine the print mode best suited for your print job What type of image am I printing? What type of media am I printing? What is the expected viewing distance?
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  • What type of image am I printing? SignPicture Solid Colors Typography Critical Gradations Photographs Continuous Tones Other non-sign applications
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  • What type of media am I printing on? ValueJet 1324 Print Mode Type of MediaGloss VinylMatte VinylPhoto / Poster PaperBanner Material Type of imageSignPictureSignPictureSignPictureSignPicture Quality 2Effect Fine&Fog 3 1440x1440 / Bi-DPrint Speed 27.5 Ft/hr Quality 4Effect Fine&Fog 3 720x1440 / Bi-DPrint Speed55.8 Ft/hr Q4 High SpeedEffect Fine&Fog 3 720x1440 / Bi-DPrint Speed 67 Ft/hr Q4 High SpeedEffect Fine&Fuzz 6 720x1440 / Bi-DPrint Speed79.2 Ft/hr Graphics 4Effect Fine & Fog 3 720x720 / Bi-DPrint Speed66.1 Ft/hr Graphics 2Effect Fine&Fuzz 6 720x720 / Bi-DPrint Speed78.4 Ft/hr Banner 2Effect Fine & Fog 3 Fog 3 720x720 / Bi-DPrint Speed 110.5 Ft/hr 151 Ft/hr Banner 4Effect Fog 3None 3 360x720 / Bi-DPrint Speed 282 Ft/hr303 Ft/hr **Print speeds measured printing full color image 53.5" x 24"** Expected Viewing Distance Below 3ft.Above 6 ft.Above 12 Ft. ** Bold = Mutoh Suggested Print Modes
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  • What type of media am I printing on? ValueJet 1624 Print Mode Type of MediaGloss VinylMatte VinylPhoto / Poster PaperBanner Material Type of imageSignPictureSignPictureSignPictureSignPicture Quality 2Effect Fine&Fog 3 1440x1440 / Bi-DPrint Speed 27 Ft/hr Quality 4Effect Fine&Fog 3 720x1440 / Bi-DPrint Speed54.9 Ft/hr Q4 High SpeedEffect Fine&Fog 3 720x1440 / Bi-DPrint Speed 73.5 Ft/hr Q4 High SpeedEffect Fine&Fuzz 6 720x1440 / Bi-DPrint Speed87.9 Ft/hr Graphics 4Effect Fine&Fog 3 720x720 / Bi-DPrint Speed72.6 Ft/hr Graphics 2Effect Fine&Fuzz 6 720x720 / Bi-DPrint Speed86.5 Ft/hr Banner 2Effect Fog 3 720x720 / Bi-DPrint Speed 109.2 Ft/hr 151.2 Ft/hr Banner 4Effect Fog 3None 3 360x720 / Bi-DPrint Speed 295.3 Ft/hr313.3 Ft/hr **Print speeds measured printing full color image 63.5" x 24"** Expected Viewing Distance Below 3ft.Above 6 ft.Above 12 Ft. ** Bold = Mutoh Suggested Print Modes
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  • Understanding Effects Mutoh I Technology Effects affect print speed - Effects affect image quality - Effects reduce or eliminate banding With 29 different effects to choose from in most RIP software packages, which one is the best to use? To make your choice easier all effects have been thoroughly tested by Mutoh and we have come up with a Recommended Print Mode chart to help make your selection easier. Of course you can always experiment to find your own favorite effect. When printing on your VJ-1324 or VJ-1624 printer, any effect that ends in the number 3 has been specially developed for the new print head in these models.
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  • How do effects affect print speeds? When None effect has been selected print speeds are at maximum for that print mode When Wave, Fuzz, or Fog is selected print speed reduces approx. 5% When Fine & Wave or Fine and Fuzz is selected print speed reduces approx. 20% When Fine & Fog is selected print speed is reduce approx. 32% Understanding Effects Mutoh I Technology For Example Graphics 2 print mode speeds with different effects Print ModeEffectSpeed Ft/hr % Speed Reduction compared to 'None' Graphics 2 Fine & Fog 366.132% Fine & Fuzz 678.420% Wave 393.25% Fuzz 393.25% Fog 392.95% None 397.70%

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