Inca Digital Printers and Fujifilm have announced the introduction of the Inca Onset S20i wide-format UV flatbed inkjet printer, which now offers a range of new productivity and convenience features. The launch of the Onset S20i follows the recent launch of the Onset S40i announced in May. Both machines are supplied by Fujifilm, Inca’s exclusive global distribution partner and the S20i is commercially available from October 2012.
The Inca Onset range addresses the needs of specialist display print companies requiring high quality, high-speed throughput on a variety of both flexible and rigid support materials up to 3.14m x 1.6m (123.6in x 63in) and 50mm (0.59in) thick. The Onset S20i retains the characteristic full-width printhead array with 26 individual Fujifilm Dimatix printheads per colour, giving users production speeds up to 310m2/hr (3,340ft2/hr), equivalent to 62 full beds per hour. New feature highlights of the Inca Onset S20i include:
Multi-zone vacuum table: A new 15-zone vacuum table reduces bed masking requirements for substrates less than 3mm thick, reducing setup times and increasing flexibility.
Innovative UV sensor system: A new auto-sensor system constantly monitors the UV dose and informs the operator when to initiate the Onset S20i’s automated cleaning procedure.
Sophisticated substrate height detector: Sensitive mechanical substrate height detectors deliver more consistent accuracy and reliability.
The Onset S20i is also available with Inca Digital’s optional flexible automation system, giving users the choice to operate the machine manually or with semi or three-quarter automation from the same configuration. For those requiring the ability to incorporate variable data printing as simply as possible, the Onset S20i also supports Inca’s Print Run Controller (PRC) software module.
Complementing the Inca Onset S20i, an enhanced range of Fujifilm Uvijet inks have been developed to provide improved adhesion, stability and finishing properties. The result is even better print results from 600dpi up to 1000dpi using up to six ink colours (including white ink) and variable finish effects (matt, satin, high gloss) to address a wide range of applications such as display Point-Of-Sale, exhibition graphics, backlit/frontlit displays and outdoor graphics.
”The new features on the S40i have been very well received, so we look forward to being able to take them into this machine as well,” says Tudor Morgan, Systems Marketing Manager, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems.
“The new Inca Onset S20i integrates the enhancements first seen in the Onset S40i to deliver increased productivity and print consistency,” says Heather Kendle, Director of Marketing at Inca Digital. “We develop and introduce software and hardware enhancements and options to improve the functionality of the Onset models. Features added to the new Onset S20i provide users with increased flexibility and help to ensure the fastest possible ROI.”