Inca Digital and Fujifilm launch the Inca Onset S20i
Productivity and convenience options increase flexibility and ROI
The Inca Onset range addresses the needs of specialist display print companies requiring high quality, high-speed throughput on a variety of both flexible and rigid support materials up to 3.14m x 1.6m (123.6in x 63in) and 50mm (0.59in) thick. The Onset S20i retains the characteristic full-width printhead array with 26 individual Fujifilm Dimatix printheads per colour, giving users production speeds up to 310m2/hr (3,340ft2/hr), equivalent to 62 full beds per hour. New feature highlights of the Inca Onset S20i include:
Multi-zone vacuum table: A new 15-zone vacuum table reduces bed masking requirements for substrates less than 3mm thick, reducing setup times and increasing flexibility.
Innovative UV sensor system: A new auto-sensor system constantly monitors the UV dose and informs the operator when to initiate the Onset S20i's automated cleaning procedure.
Sophisticated substrate height detector: Sensitive mechanical substrate height detectors deliver more consistent accuracy and reliability.
The Onset S20i is also available with Inca Digital's optional flexible automation system, giving users the choice to operate the machine manually or with semi or three-quarter automation from the same configuration. For those requiring the ability to incorporate variable data printing as simply as possible, the Onset S20i also supports Inca's Print Run Controller (PRC) software module.
Complementing the Inca Onset S20i, an enhanced range of Fujifilm Uvijet inks have been developed to provide improved adhesion, stability and finishing properties. The result is even better print results from 600dpi up to 1000dpi using up to six ink colours (including white ink) and variable finish effects (matt, satin, high gloss) to address a wide range of applications such as display Point-Of-Sale, exhibition graphics, backlit/frontlit displays and outdoor graphics.
"The new features on the S40i have been very well received, so we look forward to being able to take them into this machine as well," says Tudor Morgan, Systems Marketing Manager, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems.
"The new Inca Onset S20i integrates the enhancements first seen in the Onset S40i to deliver increased productivity and print consistency," says Heather Kendle, Director of Marketing at Inca Digital. "We develop and introduce software and hardware enhancements and options to improve the functionality of the Onset models. Features added to the new Onset S20i provide users with increased flexibility and help to ensure the fastest possible ROI."
Inca offers a range of digital UV inkjet flatbed printers in a choice of formats, speeds and colours. Go to www.incadigital.com to see full details.
About FUJIFILM Corporation
FUJIFILM Corporation is one of the major operating companies of FUJIFILM Holdings. Since its founding in 1934, the company has built up a wealth of advanced technologies in the field of photo imaging, and in line with its efforts to become a comprehensive healthcare company, Fujifilm is now applying these technologies to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the Medical and Life Science fields. Fujifilm is also expanding growth in the highly functional materials business, including flat panel display materials, and in the graphic systems and optical devices businesses.
About Fujifilm Graphic Systems
Fujifilm Graphic Systems is a stable, long term partner focussed on delivering high quality, technically advanced print solutions that help printers develop competitive advantage and grow their businesses. The company’s financial stability and unprecedented investment in R&D enable it to develop proprietary technologies for best-in-class printing. These include pre-press and pressroom solutions for offset, wide-format and digital print, as well as workflow software for print production management. Fujifilm is committed to minimising the environmental impact of its products and operations, proactively working to preserve the environment, and strives to educate printers about environmental best practice. For more information, visit www.fujifilm.co.uk/gs
Inca Digital Printers Limited
Inca Digital Printers, part of the Dainippon Screen Group, is one of the world's leading pioneers and manufacturers of flat-bed inkjet printing technology. The Eagle and Columbia printers set the early standards in flatbed printing inkjet technology. Today the groundbreaking Onset Series and Spyder 320 range ensure that Inca's products remain at the forefront of productivity, quality and reliability. Fujifilm manufactures and develops the UV inks used in Inca machines and sells the flatbed printers around the world. Its facility in Cambridge, UK, incorporates R&D, customer support, machine assembly and commissioning, a dedicated training facility and clean rooms for printhead assembly and refurbishment. Around a third of staff are involved in R&D and significant investment here helps the company maintain its position at the forefront of machine productivity, innovation, quality and reliability. www.incadigital.com