Inca Digital Printers has announced the Inca Onset S20, designed to deliver the high-volume production needs of specialist display print companies.
The new printer, which will be available from global distributor Fujifilm Sericol, builds on the technology of the Inca Onset, the world's fastest digital UV flatbed printer, and offers new features providing unrivalled print speed at a competitive price.
Bill Baxter with the Onset S20
This latest product introduction will allow Inca and Fujifilm Sericol to provide the industry with a choice of UV flatbed digital printers to suit all production requirements.
"The Onset is an ideal printer for customers with high productivity. However we recognize that most customers do not need to produce 600m2/hr of print. The Onset S20 is aimed at customers who like the features of the Onset but who sell less output and want a lower price point. Inca can now offer customers machines to suit any budget and throughput need, with the reliability and build quality associated with the Inca name," says Bill Baxter, MD of Inca Digital.
The Inca Onset S20 has been engineered to provide superb levels of performance, quality and flexibility. It features Inca configured printheads on a full print width colour bar with a 28 picolitre drop size. This, combined with Inca's own print module technology and motion systems, delivers precise ink drop placement, producing excellent print quality. The capability to control pulse width and voltage on each individual printhead enables highly accurate control. Uniquely with the Onset S20, there is the ability to replace individual printheads easily, which further reduces maintenance costs.
The Onset S20 prints edge to edge over a 3.12 x 1.6m area on a moving bed on substrates as thick as 50mm. The vacuum table with accurate pin positioning allows users to print single and double sided on a variety of sheet sizes. To provide users with an extra level of performance, a semi-automated material handling system is available as an option.
While the standard colour set of the Inca Onset S20 is Fujifilm Sericol's Uvijet four colour CMYK, Ultratone inks (lights, orange, violet) and white versions are also available. This, as well as a choice of satin, semi-gloss and gloss finishes, delivers enormous versatility in the range of products that can be printed, e.g. display POS, exhibition graphics, backlit/frontlit displays, outdoor signage printing etc. The Wasatch or ColorGATE RIP provides easy file set-up and in-depth colour management control for a variety of applications. As with the faster Onset, an integrated scanner automatically checks and ensures accurate print density, and allows printhead nozzle mapping and alignment to assure that quality is not compromised.
With the addition of the Inca Onset S20, Inca offers a range of ten digital UV inkjet flatbed printers in a choice of formats, speeds and colours. The product range enables companies to select the Inca machine that is most suited to their specific requirements. Sold by distribution partner Fujifilm Sericol, the first commercial shipments of the Onset S20 will be in March 2009.