DuraColor, Racine, WI, a high-quality graphics producer of OEM, retail, and fleet materials in the midwest, purchased an Inca Onset S20 CMYK plus white for faster throughput of wide-format products. DuraColor also operates a six-color Inca Spyder 320 and Inca Eagle 44. "We produce high-end POP materials, and recent demand required us to produce more than the volume an hour that came off the Spyder," said Ralph Rhein, VP Operations. "We're already running two shifts nonstop with the Inca Onset S20, producing high-quality POP, foam, styrene, PVC chloroplast and vinyls. We create interior signs, mall graphics, aisle graphics and monthly promotions. Graphics include photos, four-color process work, double sided materials, and lots of odd things--basically anything that ink sticks to and gets through the machine. If we didn't have the Inca Onset S20, we would have lost a good portion of a product rollout for a major company and split the work with other printers. It has been proven to be an excellent addition to all our company's G7 calibrated digital presses and it has delivered a large amount of revenue for us."
Miller Zell's Graphic Center in Atlanta bought an Inca Onset S20 Gloss CMYK plus white, looking to capitalize on the digital wide format machine's reduced make-ready and set-up time and costs. The Graphic Center, a leading-edge facility for wide and super-wide format printing of POP and other in-store signage, also has an Inca Spyder 320 (CMYK/ lc/lm/white) and rigid and roll-to-roll printers. "We have had a good track record with the Spyder 320 and wanted something that was capable of more press sheets per hour," says Ford Bowers, General Manager. "We are consistently getting up to 50 boards or more an hour with the Onset S20 with their ? automation, and with their new 12 pass mode are exceeding 60 boards per hour. We are primarily a screen printer, but the Inca Onset S20's capabilities put digital in the ballpark for us. With screen printing, the set-up and make-readies are expensive and the average number of sheets per job has decreased. A six-color screen press requires crews of three-to-four people. Running the Onset S20 requires just one person. The savings in make-ready, labor and waste are phenomenal. We are running interior store graphics, printing anything from white text on colored substrates to matching Pantones. Now that we have the Inca S20, we anticipate a tremendous competitive advantage and boost to bottom-line profit."
"The ability of the Inca Onset S20 to print a multitude of projects at a very competitive speed has made it an extremely attractive printer for sign and display shops," said Heather Kendle, Inca Digital Director of Marketing. "The Onset S20 has been an extremely competitive alternative to screen and offset printing. In fact, some of our customers have already invested in a second Onset."