Inca Digital Printers has launched a new ‘Accelerator’ option for its Inca Onset S20i and S40i UV flatbed inkjet printers which delivers significantly increased productivity. Developed and tested in conjunction with Fujifilm, Inca’s exclusive global distribution partner, Inca Accelerator is an optional enhancement, which increases overall production speed whilst maintaining the same outstanding level of print quality.
The increase in print throughput is dependent on the particular Onset model, and the number of print passes. The maximum throughput of the Onset S40i with automation has been increased from 470sqm/hr (94 beds/hr) to 560 sqm/hr (112 beds/hr) – a 20% increase. This equates to an additional 720 sqm (144 beds per shift) that can be printed within the same 8-hour shift or - put more simply - the equivalent to adding an extra mid-range printer.
Accelerator has been thoroughly beta tested by Superior Creative Services in the UK on the Inca Onset S40i. “We have regularly achieved 110 sheets an hour on the floor since we started testing this, although it does depend on the substrate we are running. Having this on our machine had been pretty invaluable to us in peak times – it’s like us having a turbo charger,” says Stewart Powell, production director, Superior.
“As part of our continuing product development initiatives, our teams identified a way to significantly increase print throughput across all of our Onset print engines,” says Heather Kendle, Director of Marketing at Inca Digital. “Thanks to Inca Accelerator, new Onset users can enjoy an increased total capacity per shift, faster job turnarounds, an increased ability to handle tight deadlines, reduced overtime costs and all of this whilst maintaining the outstanding image quality that the Inca Onset is renowned for. Inca Accelerator is yet another result of our continued commitment to provide the best possible combination of quality, productivity and flexibility for our customers.”