8” x 10” photographic canvas prints on Mutoh XJ-461UF
Make $300+ per hour printing photographic images onto pre-stretched canvases. Here’s how:
We purchased good quality, pre-stretched cotton canvases from a local craft store for about $6.50 each (8” x 10”) – you could do much better buying in volume – we bought 2!
The ink costs for printing 2 canvases at the same time was a little over 37¢ - or about 19¢ per canvas. Print time on the two canvases was under 4:30. It would be realistic to turn the printer over 12 times at this speed = 24 canvases per hour. Based on fully custom prints like these it is not unrealistic to expect to sell these for $20-25 each. Given roughly $7 cost for canvas and ink per print we are looking at $13-18 profit per canvas – we can make $312-432 per hour when printing 24 canvases.
The example we used here was a print to be presented to an elementary teacher from the parents of her students. In today’s current climate when teachers are not getting to say goodbye to their classes this is a great idea that will warm the heart of the teacher while also making profits for your business. If you offer the parents copies of the same print your order of one or two canvases might turn into a 20+ canvases!
About the XpertJet UV Printers:
The first change in the XpertJet series vs the ValueJet printers of similar sizes is the Depth of print.
One reason that has made ColDesi’s Compress UV Printers (compressuvprinter.com) – the iUV600s and iUV1200s so attractive is not just the low cost of entry, but the 11.8” depth of print. That provides flexibility to print on tumblers, assembled packages, and even basketballs.
The Xpert uv printer designers jet has cleverly figured out a way to go get up to 5.8” of depth from a much smaller package.
XPJ 461UF comes with a 2.75”depth, but that INCLUDES the vacuum bed. Mutoh has made that vacuum bed removable to get you that extra depth of print.
The other big addition to the XpertJet line is the “local dimming control technology”. This breakthrough allows you to print CMYKW plus a varnish all in one pass! This cuts way down on print time and makes production that much faster and easier.
The newly designed XpertJet 461UF, UV-LED tabletop flatbed printer includes an updated touchscreen panel, improved LED lamp and much deeper print field.
19 x 13 inch printer
Energy-efficient UV-LED ink
CMYK + White and Varnish
Print directly on a variety of substrates up to 5.91 inches thick
Small footprint, tabletop printer with removable bed
Compress UV RIP software
UV/LED Local Dimming Technology
Optional Vacuum table
1 Year On-Sight Limited Warranty