Inca Digital has announced the launch of the Inca Onset R40i wide-format, flatbed UV printer. The new printer will be demonstrated for the first time worldwide by Fujifilm, Inca’s exclusive global distribution partner, at FESPA Digital 2014 (Booth 530, 20-23 May, Messe Munich).
The Onset R40i is the latest addition to the Inca Onset series and, using Fujifilm Dimatix Spectra printheads, delivers a 14 picolitre (pL) drop size and a genuine 400 sqm/hour productivity. Based on the dynamic Onset Scaleable Architecture platform, the new Onset is available with a variety of color options (CMYK, Lm, Lc and white), with customers being able to modify their machine from a 4-color configuration to 5, 6 or 7 colors (up to 8 ink channels – 2 for white ink). As their business grows, customers can adapt other elements of the printer, such as the UV curing lamps, automation, speed modes, electronics and software, to suit their evolving production needs.
A maximum output resolution of 1200dpi can be produced on media up to 3.14m x 1.6m (123.6 inches x 63 inches) and up to 50mm (2in) thick at the rate of up to 80 full-bed sheets per hour. A choice of uni-directional, bi-directional and super high-quality print modes can be selected depending on the specific job requirements. This new Onset also supports Inca’s Print Run Controller software for companies requiring variable data printing capability.
Choice of automation
The Onset R40i is compatible with Inca’s flexible automation system which gives customers the choice to operate manually, or with semi or three-quarter automation. At FESPA Digital visitors will have the opportunity to see the Onset R40i running with a new full automation system, as a result of integration between a Hostert automated feeder and alignment table and Inca’s proprietary material loader and take off system. This combination allows for continuous printing onto a variety of material types and sizes commonly used within the display, POP and sign markets. Thanks to the continuous feed and print, users can reduce labour costs and achieve increased productivity and efficiency.
“The new Inca Onset R40i delivers the ideal combination of speed and quality for companies producing a mix of fast turnaround retail graphics for distance viewing but also wishing to produce high-quality graphics for short-distance viewing,” says Heather Kendle, Inca Digital’s Director of Marketing and Product Management. “The beauty of the Onset Series, which now features a choice of 12 different models and three different handling systems, is that print companies can not only pick exactly the right Onset with the right combination of productivity, quality and ink options for their business, but also evolve their machine to meet their changing needs whenever they wish.”