Belgium-based Daelprinting expanded its service offering in December 2009 with the installation of an Inca Onset S20 with added Ultratone color option. The large-format print service provider can now offer its customers shorter turnaround times with higher quality print while simultaneously making it an environmentally friendly option.
The company, situated halfway between Amsterdam and Paris in the historic town of Ypres, delivers a wide variety of wide-format materials including POS materials, wide-format banners and industrial solutions to customers throughout Northern France and the Benelux region.
"Up to now, our business has comprised 50 percent screenprinting and 50 percent digital services. But, as most of our customers require materials to be printed in two, three or sometimes four different languages with print runs never exceeding 500 sheets, we were keen to invest in a high performance digital printer to offer them a better service with shorter turnaround times and high quality print," said Arjan D'haene, commercial director at Daelprinting.
"We wanted to make an investment through a company with a proven, trusted, track and service record and Fujifilm Sericol ticked all the boxes. We've used its UV curable inks for a few years and have been impressed with their fantastic durability. So, when we decided the Inca Onset S20 was the right product for us, we knew Fujifilm Sericol could deliver to our standards."
The Inca Onset S20, a UV curing inkjet flatbed printer, is the latest high performance addition to the Onset family which has already represented a major change in business dynamics for the industry. It prints edge to edge onto substrates of 3.14m x 1.6m and up to 50mm thick, at speeds of up to 250 sqm/hr. The vacuum table with accurate pin positioning allows users to print single and double-sided on a variety of media sizes.
"With the S20, we are now able to turn a job around in three to four days, shortening our lead times by 75 percent,? said D'haene. "Not only that, but the print quality is much better than we've produced before and it has resolved a problem with banding we've had with all of our previous digital machines.
"We are delighted that we can now offer our customers an improved service and wider selection of materials, while lowering our print cost per square meter. Digital printing used to be a high price solution for us, but with the S20 we can offer a competitive price up to 500m2. This is beneficial both to us and our customers, as they can now get so much more out of their marketing budgets."
As the Onset prints on a wide variety of substrates, Dael's environmentally conscious customers now have more options to choose from. Arjan D'haene continued: "More and more of our customers want environmentally friendly print, and the combination of Fujifilm Sericol's UV curable inks with the S20's ability to print on paper, cardboard and Re-board allow us to offer them a number of 'green' options to choose from."
The six-color Onset S20, combined with Fujifilm Sericol's Uvijet Ultratone inks, allows printers to widen the printable gamut of colours to 85 percent of the PANTONE color spectrum. It also features a 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 POS, exhibition graphics, backlit/frontlit displays and outdoor signage printing.