Inca Digital has announced sales of the Inca Onset S20, its high-volume wide format inkjet flatbed printer, have exceeded expectations in North America. "Sales in North America reflect the positive results we are experiencing throughout the world. Globally, Inca Onset S20 business is going very well," said Dr. Linda Bell, CEO, Inca Digital.
Sold exclusively by Fujifilm, the Inca Onset S20 delivers high levels of productivity and versatility for production of superior quality retail graphics. Recent speed upgrades have boosted the Onset S20's throughput to 3330 sqft (62 full beds per hour), an increase of 24 percent over the original model. The Onset S20 offers a choice of white or light cyan and light magenta in addition to the standard CMYK configuration, and a variety of finishing effects, including matte, satin, and high gloss, on materials up to 123 inches x 63 inches, and two inches thick. Customers throughout North America have been very pleased with its performance.
Quantum Graphics Inc. in Shelby Township, MI, a specialty graphics shop that produces retail graphics for indoor and outdoor use, was one of the first facilities to install the Onset S20 in the U.S. "We needed the productivity," said Gerard Buczek, COO and Vice-President, "We had an Inca Columbia Turbo, and an Inca Eagle H, which are both very reliable machines. We chose the Onset S20 for the same reason we chose the others—we were primarily screen printers and are used to a flatbed register system. We run mostly indoor graphics—on styrene, 24-point board, lightweight board, and vinyl decals. We do more line colors than four-color process. The Onset S20 has already brought in new business. With the light magenta/light cyan we can print a wider color gamut to match Pantone and brand colors. We play around with the RIP for color enhancement and can print a variety of gloss levels, which gets new clients in the door who are used to a litho or screen-printed gloss. We can run larger quantities--in the 500-600 range--without thinking twice. It's a natural fit for us."
Matrix Imaging, a large-format digital printer located in downtown Indianapolis, was familiar with Inca, owning an Inca Spyder 320 with CMYK before it installed its Inca Onset S20—a CMYK printer with white— in March. "We liked the Inca Onset S20's full bed array printing, which eliminates banding and adds speed," said Brian Freije, president of Matrix Imaging. "We produce POP displays in medium runs from 1,000 or less -- and unique specialty products, such as acrylics with white, and lenticular displays. The applications on the Inca Onset S20 are really endless; we have printed on styrene, gator foam, plywood and even ceiling tiles. We use the gloss effect often -- particularly spot gloss, which gives the look of varnish. The quality is great -- much better than screen printing and it allows us to compete with offset. It's an excellent machine, and delivers all-around savings."