Fujifilm Announces New York City Install of New Inca Onset Digital Press
VALHALLA, NY—June 5, 2013—Bringing the first commercial production printer of its kind in the world to New York City, Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division is pleased to announce the first installation of the revolutionary Inca Onset Q406i UV digital press at Duggal Visual Solutions, a NYC-based industry leader and innovator in the creation of high-impact imagery, environments and experiences. For the last 12 weeks, Duggal has served as the beta test site for the brand new Inca press.
The Inca Onset Q406i high-speed digital press from Fujifilm prints images with a droplet size of only nine picoliters, while the industry standard is more than three times as large for a press of this speed. It gives Duggal the ability to provide image detail and tonal range that are noticeably different when compared to prints from any other industrial printer currently available in the marketplace.
"Because of our trend setting clientele who push creative boundaries, we are fortunate to know the demands of the industry better than anyone, and the machines capable to satisfy and exceed those demands," explained Michael Duggal, CEO of Duggal Visual Solutions. "Without question, the Inca Onset Q series press—including the engineers behind it—is exceptional, and is breaking new ground."
Featured highlights of the Inca Onset Q406i UV digital press from Fujifilm include:
- Prints up to 1,200 dpi on materials as large as 63x123˝ and up to 2˝ thick
- Production capacity to print 3,500 ft2 or 70 full sheets an hour
- Eco-Friendly UV printing with 0 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
- 168 print heads with over 42,000 nozzles
- Variable finish technology delivering fully customizable matte, satin or glossy surfaced prints
- Exceptionally wide color gamut
“We opted for the Inca Onset Q406i UV digital press because we believe it is the best marriage of speed and quality currently in the marketplace,” relayed Duggal. “Our clients rely on us, and we have earned the reputation of being the premier provider of high quality visuals and personalized service for the demands of every project. The chance to be the first graphic company in the world to feature a nine picoliter drop in an industrial speed machine was very compelling, and allows us to surpass the expectations of our customers.”
Todd Zimmerman, vice president and general manager, Fujifilm North American, Graphic Systems Division, also noted that Duggal's history and reputation for excellence was the perfect setting to bring this latest press to the marketplace. “This is the first time that Inca has introduced a new press outside of Europe, but the energy and investment to prove the Q series in Duggal’s fast paced environment—serving the who's who of business, art and design—proved to be worth the effort.”
Fujifilm North America, a marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings America, consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. Fujifilm Canada sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada.
Fujifilm Holdings, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship.
* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.