Source One Adds Three Wide-Format Printers from Fujifilm to Meet Demand

Source One Digital’s Jim Freed, vice president, Digital Services, and Katie Konicek, national sales, review the outstanding print quality of the shop’s Inca S40 wide-format printer from Fujifilm.

At an industry trade show, he spent some time with Fujifilm discussing Source One Digital’s challenging situation and potential solutions. A follow up visit to Fujifilm’s Kansas City, KS, demo facility sealed the deal. Both Crow and Freed saw tremendous value and benefit in working with Fujifilm.

“Fujifilm had everything we needed, the full range of equipment, ink, software, and a reputation for service and reliability,” Crow said.

“We were amazed at the throughput of the Uvistar,” Freed added. “We were lucky to get one roll a day out of our older machine. Now we’re running four or five full rolls through the Uvistar each day. One Uvistar 2 beat the output of five of the machines it replaced.” Freed also pointed to the vast improvement in print quality with the Uvistar 2 thanks to the new PDS (Parallel Drop Size) technology.

The “breathtaking” quality and outstanding production capabilities of the Inca Onset S40 wide format UV flatbed inkjet printer from Fujifilm were key factors in the decision to add one to the Source One Digital lineup.

Freed said, “The Inca had the best quality of any of the machines we looked at, and gave us the boost in capacity we needed. Many of the competitive machines were just replacement products for what we already had; it would take two competitive machines to match the Inca. The Inca Onset S40 was a big step up.”

How big? “The S40 increased our flatbed capacity by 10 times,” according to Freed.

The Acuity Advance helped “fill a void” in its line, said Crow. “The white ink capability on the Acuity gave us something we didn’t have before in that size, and we’re very excited about it. Our goal was to offer our client base higher speed and better quality, and to open up our production capacity, and that’s exactly what we’ve done with the three new Fujifilm printers.”

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