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VJ-628 Specifications
 

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Featuring the Sawgrass VJ 628, the Virtuoso 25” / 630 mm 8 Color HD Product Decorating System is the industry’s first fully integrated sublimation printing solution of this size. 

Utilizing a best in class print engine, sublimation ink set, software and support, this 8 color system is designed for high volume, high definition printing - and is built to last, even in the most demanding production environments.

Imagine brighter, higher-definition images, with unsurpassed efficiency, ease of use, support AND lower imaging costs. The Virtuoso 25” / 630 mm 8 Color HD Product Decorating System is ideal for photography, fine art, signs and high-volume customisation and personalisation.

Sawgrass VJ 628 Printer

  • Using 24.8” (630 mm) paper, image widths to 24.3” (610 mm) are available.
  • Engineered and manufactured in Japan by Mutoh.
  • Industrial grade printhead.
  • i2 print technology virtually eliminates banding.
  • Dual CMYK and 8 color ink configurations.
  • Up to 1440 x 1440 resolution.
  • One year limited warranty.

SubliJet-HD Ink

  • Four and 8 color options:
    • Dual CMYK: Offers expanded gamut that delivers up to 548,000 colors. Perfect for interior signage, textiles, personalized gifts and promotional products. 
    • Pro Photo 8-Color: Enhanced skin tones, deep, rich blacks and smooth gradients for fine art and professional photography reproduction.
    • Pro Photo 8-Color XF: Delivers up to 659,327 colors, with black cartridges (K, Lk, Llk) for extended lightfastness. Perfect for ChromaLuxe panels, professional photo and fine art prints, wall hangings and decour.    
    • Flex 8 Color: Largest available color gamut with orange, blue, fluorescent yellow and fluorescent pink cartridges, this set is the optimal solution for critical spot color matching.
       
  • Convenient and reliable single use cartridges.
  • Lower imaging costs.

CreativeStudio

  • Easy to use Online Designer and Stock Design Library.
  • Create designs from your computer or tablet on any OS.
  • Hundreds of templates, thousands of images to choose from.
  • CS Print and Color Manager included.
  • Full catalogue of sublimation blanks at your fingertips.
  • No desktop graphics software or clip art to buy – Savings up to $3,000.

Virtuoso Print Manager

  • Works with Pro Photo, Pro Photo XF and SubliJet-HD CMYK inks
  • Job and image ganging saves media.
  • Web-to-print workflow from CreativeStudio Online Designer.
  • File-to-print workflow from CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and more.
  • Hot folder workflow with customizable presets.
  • Advanced Color with print preview.
  • Built-In ICC profiles for a wide variety of substrates and image types.
  • Allows embedded input profiles, such as Adobe RGB 98, ProPhoto RGB, etc.
  • Direct import of .JPG, .PNG and CreativeStudio’s .SG or SGZ files.
  • Multilingual user interface in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

Applications


Substrate Compatibility

Sawgrass VJ 628 printers with SubliJet-HD sublimation inks enable you to decorate a wide variety of products made from polyester fabrics or polymer-coated rigid media including:  

  • ​Aluminium Panels and Inserts
  • Hardboard and Wood Plaques
  • Tile
  • Mugs
  • Acrylic
  • Glass
  • Slate
  • Polyester Fabric
  • Reinforced Fiberglass Plastic

Related Products

 

Highest Definition Prints Possible 

The Virtuoso 25" HD Product Decorating System features the only printers of this size designed specifically for sublimation printing using SubliJet-HD inks. These next-generation printers deliver the highest resolution prints possible for dazzling, photo-quality reproduction - Up to 1440 x 1440 dpi!


Industrial Grade Printhead

Thanks to an industrial-grade print head, the VJ 628 is built to last - even in the most demanding production environments.


Next Generation i2 Print Technology

Mutoh’s patent-pending i2 Intelligent Interweaving printing technology virtually eliminates horizontal and vertical banding, as well as imperfections from nozzle drops.


Big Prints - Small Footprint

With a maximum print of 24.3” on 24.8” media, VJ 628 is the only printer of its size that enables you to print a full bleed on 24” products. This unique combination offers extreme versatility and low startup cost.


Low Startup Costs + Low Image Cost = Fast ROI

Virtuoso HD Product Decorating Systems offer some of the lowest startup and imaging costs of any product decorating technology. Combine this with exceptional versatility for creating products that customers love, and Virtuoso systems deliver blazingly fast return on investment. 


1 Year Warranty and PartnerPlus Support

All Virtuoso HD Product Decorating Systems come with a one-year warranty and PartnerPlus real-time total system support for your printer, ink and software - all in one place! 


Maximum Economy. Extreme Versatility.

The VJ 628’s compact footprint is great for shops with limited space. An optional take-up reel enables unattended, continuous printing.

SubliJet-HD Pro Photo 

  • Enhanced skin tones and deep, rich blacks.
  • Smooth gradients.


SubliJet-HD Pro Photo XF

  • Enhanced skin tones and neutral blacks.
  • Lasts 3x longer than archival photo paper.

 


SubliJet-HD Dual CMYK 

  • Fast throughput for increased productivity.
  • Bright and vibrant colors.


SubliJet-HD FLEX

  • Goes beyond traditional CMYK, with Orange, Blue, Fluorescent Yellow and Fluorescent Pink.
  • Preconfigured palette of 96 true fluorescent and expanded gamut spot colors that can be loaded directly into Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or CorelDRAW.

 

Color Management Solutions Included

Enjoy enhanced free printer software for Windows platforms, with unique and functional color output settings optimized for sublimation production.  

  • Virtuoso Print Manager for Windows OS: Works with desktop graphic design programs – such as Adobe products and CorelDRAW – applying color and print management for optimized printing with SubliJet-HD inks and sublimation substrates.

  • Wasatch SoftRIP Media Configurations: Wasatch SoftRIP is sophisticated RIP software made easy. With simple setup, intuitive workflow, and powerful print controls, SoftRIP saves you time and money while producing excellent quality color. With SoftRIP, you don't need to be an expert to print like one.

  • CS Print and Color Manager for Windows: Designed specifically to enable the VJ 628 to print graphics created in CreativeStudio Online Designer. 

Minimum System Requirements
Class: Production
Maximum Media Size: 24.3” Image on 24.8” Media
Compatible Media Sizes: 13,” 17,” 24” and 24.8”
Prints/Hr:* 52 ft2 / hour
Printhead: 

  • Drop On Demand, Piezo Electric
  • 8 Channels, 180 Nozzles / Channel
  • Variable drop, 5 picoliter minimum drop size

Physical Dimensions: 47” x 23” x 46”
Shipping Weight Printer: 79 lbs, Base: 31 lbs, Optional Take-Up Reel: 20 lbs
Voltage: AC 110 - 120v / 220 - 240v
Warranty:

  • 1 Year, Parts and Labor, Onsite Warranty Service Available

Ink Sets: 

Color Management: 

Maximum Resolution: 

  • Virtuoso Print Manager or CS Print Manager: 720 x 1440 dpi
  • RIP Profiles Ergosoft, Wasatch​: 1440 x 1440 dpi

Ink Delivery System: 220 ml Single-Use Cartridges
Estimated Image Cost:*$0.27 / ft2