SGIA to host US launch of new Inca Spyder 320+white flatbed printer

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Inca Digital Printers will hold the US launch of the new Spyder 320+ white flatbed printer at SGIA '06, the specialty printing and imaging technology expo (26-29 September in Las Vegas). The innovative, large format digital flatbed UV printer will be demonstrated by exclusive distributor Fujifilm Sericol on stand 1146 featuring the latest ink technology from the Uvijet family.

The Spyder 320+white is the latest addition to Inca's best-selling Spyder 320 range and was developed to meet strong demand from the market for a digital printer that can handle white printing more easily and more flexibly and at higher quality than previously possible. Inca has experienced an exceptional response to this new machine following its announcement and demonstration of samples at IPEX in April, with it accounting for 30% of orders taken worldwide in the last 4 months. The first public demonstrations of the Spyder 320+white take place within three weeks of each other at Sign and Display in Tokyo, Japan; Visual Impact in Sydney, Australia; and SGIA in the US.

White inkjet printing has not been easy in the past with users restricted to buying a printer that only underprinted or overprinted, as well as complex file set up, potential mis-registration when printing multi-layers and disappointing ink opacity. Inca has overcome these issues with its first entry into digital 'white'. Inca's vacuum flatbed and highly accurate registration system has allowed it to develop the new Inca Spyder 320+ white model with the capability of printing white ink as an overprint, underprint, or spot in single, multiple or graduated layers to provide a huge level of flexibility from one machine. The options can be selected within the Wasatch RIP very easily, with no special file set up required. In addition, Inca can produce a white image from a 4-colour file to reduce studio time significantly. Unlike some white inks that can show a yellow hue, Fujifilm Sericol Uvijet white ink is bright white with a high level of opacity and adhesion.

Heather Kendle, Director of Marketing at Inca Digital, says: "The quality and flexibility this machine can provide has certainly appealed to many companies in addition to our existing users of four or six-color Spyder 320s, many of which are planning to add the white option in a field upgrade."

One of the first companies to invest in a Spyder 320+white digital inkjet printer in the US is Outdoor Dimensions in Anaheim, California. The company designs, manufactures and installs high quality indoor Sales Office Displays and outdoor signs, flags, banners and graphics. "It has made a huge impact to our business by cutting the labor needed for each job, cutting ink and materials costs significantly, and improving production turnaround times," says Doug Raver, Design and R&D Manager. "The Spyder's unique ability to print on a multitude of materials allows us to print on any substrate that we want and without the need for laminating or special finishing. Using the new white feature we are now able to print vivid backlit display graphics without worrying about the quality of the touchy laminating process the expensive films and transparencies require which has been totally eliminated."

Aimed at the mid-range market and competitively priced, the Spyder 320+white delivers Inca's proven performance and outstanding print quality. The new model has the characteristic Spyder small footprint, moving print carriage and a full-size 126 inch x 63 inch static bed with highly accurate pin registration, sharp image resolution and crisp text. Its productivity rate is impressive, printing at over 860 sq.ft/hr, with optimum performance at 600 sq.ft/hr. Print quality is paramount and the Inca Spyder 320+ produces a vibrant matte print finish.

Flexibility has contributed to the success of the Spyder 320 range, which includes a four-color, a six-color and a low cost model, as well as the new white version. The modular design of the range allows users to modify the specification of their Inca Spyder printer to suit changing business needs or growth.
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