Thursday, May 29, 2014

GO F-24 Compared and Reviewed to Mutoh ValueJet 426UF Small Format Flatbed--What are the Pros and Cons?

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This is the fourth in a series of five articles comparing and reviewing the GO F-24 Small Format UV LED Flatbed  Printer to other small format flatbed products in the market. We have reviewed DCS. Inkcups, Mimaki and now the Mutoh ValueJet 426UF small format UV flatbed. 

Mutoh surprised many in the industry with their launch of the VJ 628 24-inch eco-solvent printer and the 426UF small format UV flatbed printer during the recent ISA show. Both units fit into a specific market niche and should do well in those market segments. 

The new 426UF flatbed is expected to ship in July, 2014 and is targeted at first time users of UV flatbed printers. The feature set is competitive, especially with their aggressive pricing, but the table size is small meaning it will be limited to those who do not need to image large quantities of promo items or any type of signage. 

The Pros and Cons for the Mutoh unit is as follows:

  • Company Reputation
  • Aggressive Price
  • Imaging Speed
  • Smaller Table Size
  • Limited Gantry Depth
  • Higher Ink Pricing
  • No CPSIA Certification for Children's Toys
  • Single UV Lamp
How does GO's F-24 Compare?
The Pros and Cons for the GO F-24 are as follows:

  • Printer Price / Performance
  • Excellent Table Size Means Lower Time and Cost per Copy
  • Deepest Gantry Depth
  • High Speed
  • Ink Pricing
  • Custom Jigs Available
  • No Table Needed for Printer--Small Footprint and Easy to Move
  • 360-2880 DPI with Excellent Image Clarity
  • Able to address 24"x18" Yard Sign Market
  • CPSIA Certification for Children's Toys
  • Dual UV Lamps
  • No Family of Products, Yet--New Models Coming

As many are aware we say: "GO Wide. GO Deep. GO Fast. All with GO Value." Here's an overview:

GO Wide: 24"x18"
GO Deep: 10"
GO Fast: Up to 100 sq ft / hr
GO Value: $60 for 250 mls, $200 for one liter--$0.20 per ml

For more information on the GO F-24 please click: GO F-24 Info


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