Bluejet Print, based in Gdansk, recently became the first Polish printer to install an Inca Onset S20 wide format flatbed UV device in December 2010, with production started early January. This installation enables the digital print service provider to jump to the top of the list of key wide format print providers in Poland, with four times the capacity they had before and the ability to offer digital print that will match in quality with both screen and offset printing.
Having seen rapid growth since starting the family business eight years ago, Piotr Kaczorowski, executive chairman, explains how the company came to place an order for the Onset device: "POS is a fast growing market in Poland, and we wanted to invest in a device that will allow us to provide high quality print at a competitive price and turnaround time. Our previous hybrid printer just couldn't keep up with the work anymore and we wanted something that would allow us much greater capacity."
Piotr and his team spent a great deal of time investigating suitable devices on the market, which included visiting Fujifilm's Broadstairs facility to carry out tests on the Onset S20.
"We thoroughly evaluated device throughput, quality, costs and track record of every printer we tested, and in doing so the Onset S20 won hands-down," continues Piotr. "That, together with the comprehensive service contract they offered, clinched the deal with Fujifilm."
Before the Onset S20 was installed in December 2010, Bluejet relocated to new premises in order to house the flatbed device - another step by the owners to prove their ambition to grow the business and take it to the next level.
The Onset S20, a UV curing inkjet flatbed printer, is the most recent high performance addition to the Onset family which has changed the face of the wide format industry. Developed to meet the demands of customers for rigid print between 1500 to 4000m2 per day onto substrates of 3.14m x 1.6m and up to 50mm thick, the six-colour device has enabled UV digital flatbed to become an economical method of producing high-impact visual images, and produces far more print than any other digital flatbed printer currently available. The Onset S20 has an ever growing customer base, using the device for its superb quality, flexibility and finish.
It uses Fujifilm's own Uvijet inks to produce prints to match the sheet fed offset colour standard ISO 12647-2, enabling the production of consistent results, regardless of the print process used. In addition, the Onset S20, in combination with Uvijet inks, also features gloss level control to produce finishes from matt, through satin to high gloss depending on application, bringing massive versatility in the range of products that can be printed, e.g. display POP, exhibition graphics, backlit/frontlit displays and outdoor signage printing.
"We are extremely excited about the new possibilities we can offer to both new and existing customers," concludes Piotr. "The Onset S20 allows us to compete with other key wide format print providers on the market, which isn't something we could do until now. Fujifilm has already proved a very reliable business partner and we look forward to building this relationship with them in the years to come."