As the Inca Onset S20 appears publicly for the first time in North America at the Fujifilm Corporation booth 6919 during Print 09, Inca Digital reports healthy orders booked for its new UV flatbed printer in Europe - along with a number of orders that were received for North America, even before the machine has its US debut. In fact, the first machine in the U.S. has already been delivered to Concept Imaging in Miamisburg, Ohio.
The Inca Onset S20 delivers POP quality production at speeds up to 2690 sq.ft/hr (250 sq.m/hr) or 50 full bed sheets/hr (123.6 inches x 63 inches / 3.14m x 1.6m) on substrates up to 2 inches (50mm) thick. Aimed at companies with high-volume production needs, the high-speed printer produces superb quality display graphics economically.
"The roll-out of the Inca Onset S20 has gone very well with healthy initial sales and there has been a steady stream of demos. At the moment, we are already taking Onset S20 orders for delivery in late 2009 and into 2010", remarks Linda Bell, Inca Digital CEO. "Along with its obvious speed, we have been very pleased with the machine's print quality, and the feedback from our customers supports our observation. They say quality has been exceptional."
The Inca Onset S20 features automation options, user replaceable printheads, expanded color gamut and new gloss levels. Inca-configured printheads on a full print width color bar deliver a 28-picolitre drop size which, along with Inca's high standard for delivery of precision ink drop placement, produce excellent print quality. Inca's know-how and capability with printhead electronics controls pulse width and voltage to printheads to exceptional levels of accuracy.
While the standard color set of the Inca Onset S20 is Fujifilm Sericol's Uvijet four-color process CMYK, Ultratone inks (lights, orange, violet) or white are also available. This, as well as a choice of satin, semi-gloss and gloss finishes, delivers enormous versatility in the range of graphics that can be printed, from display POP and exhibition graphics to backlit/frontlit displays and outdoor sign printing. The choice of Wasatch or ColorGATE RIP offers the customer easy file set-up and in-depth color management control for a variety of applications.
"Customers report that the combination of gloss modes along with the six-color option creates outstanding, vibrant prints," comments Heather Kendle, Inca Digital Director of Marketing. "Other customers have shown interest in the ability to print with white along with CMYK. The machine's versatility means they are also able to create special effects, such as spot varnish finishes, to increase impact. The combination of speed and unique print capabilities has attracted the interest of a good number of printers who are able to offer a differentiated print product along with competitive, yet profitable, pricing."
Inca Onset S20 UV inkjet printers are available exclusively in the U.S. and Canada through the Fujifilm organisation.