Fujifilm has announced that it has already sold four of the newly launched Inca Onset S40i machines at drupa 2012, including the one on its stand.
The large format flatbed printer with a range of new features has claimed the attention of print service providers across Europe, with sales being made to two German printers: Alprinta GmbH and Bachmann GmbH; Bergame based in France, and Kenton InStore based in the UK.
Ryuta Masui, senior vice-president, Graphic Systems, FUJIFILM Europe comments, “We are delighted with the positive comments we are receiving on the new Onset S40i and it is extremely encouraging that these are turning rapidly into sales. We hope that this continues for the remainder of drupa.”
Alprinta GmbH specialises in POS printing and is always striving to achieve the best quality and productivity on the market. Dr Tietze, Managing Director at Alprinta confirms that with the Inca Onset S40i from Fujifilm they are confident that they have found this: “When we saw the class leading quality and exceptional productivity that the Onset S40i produces we had no choice but to decide on Fujifilm. We’re delighted to have secured the machine currently on display on the Fujifilm stand at drupa, and it will only be a few weeks before it is on our premises and we will be ready to start production.”
Bachmann GmbH is one of the largest traditional screen printers in Europe and has also branched out into digital wide format. Heinz Peter Bachmann, Managing Director at Bachmann in Germany, says, “In order to serve our customers in a timely manner we really needed a machine that we could rely on day in, day out. With the Inca Onset S40i we believe that we have found the perfect printer to meet our needs, and given the long standing relationship with Fujifilm Sericol we have complete trust in their ability to provide us with the best possible service and support.”
Peter Hughes MD of Kenton Instore, comments, “We are a screen printer specialising in the production of corrugated board displays. In order to realise our aim of migrating print from screen to high speed digital we needed a printer that could obviously produce the work at the required speed, but more importantly at the required quality, particularly where solid line colours and colour accuracy are concerned.”
He continues, “In the Inca Onset S40i from Fujifilm we found the printer that ticks absolutely every box. The combination of speed and quality is unrivalled and the latest upgrades to the printer and the Uvijet OZ Inks will really benefit anyone who, like ourselves, prints high quality graphics onto corrugated board.”
Bergame, one of the largest screen printers in France, and the number one in POP production, has been using an Inca Onset S70 from Fujifilm for a number of years, and so when they learnt that the Onset S40i was available they decided to invest. The quality of the printing, the new functionality of the machine and the productivity were all deciding factors.
The Inca Onset S40i supersedes the Inca Onset S40 and includes many new intelligent features that increase productivity and reliability. It meets the high-volume, fast-turnaround production needs of specialist display print companies, using 168 new-generation, user-replaceable printheads (28 per colour) on a full width print array delivering a 28 picolitre drop size.
Key new features of this latest Onset family member include: reduced bed masking, an innovative UV sensor system, and a sophisticated substrate height detector, all combined with a new Fujifilm Uvijet ink system.