Inca Launches Onset R50i Wide-Format, Flatbed UV Printer with Fujifilm Dimatix Heads
HANOVER PARK, IL—April 16, 2015—Inca Digital announced the launch of the Inca Onset R50i wide-format, flatbed UV printer. This printer features fine-drop 14 picolitre Fujifilm Dimatix Spectra printheads and an eight-channel, dual CMYK configuration to deliver sharp quality and 600m2/hr. productivity with automation. Positioned between the high-quality 400m2/hr, six-color Onset R40i and the high-speed 720m2/hr Onset S50i, the new Onset R50i meets the needs of firms that produce a mix of graphics for long- and short-distance viewing and want the best quality and throughput.
"This new Onset ticks all the boxes for many companies because it extends the range of jobs they can handle," said Heather Kendle, Inca Digital’s director of marketing and product management. "Plus, its ability to produce both sharp text and smooth block colors with all the added advantages of digital print flexibility will appeal to companies with XXL offset presses. Early reaction from the market has been extremely positive with installations already underway."
The full-width array flatbed Onset R50i is supplied with a choice of Caldera or Colorgate RIPs and prints an apparent resolution of 1000dpi onto substrate sizes up to 3.14x1.6m (123.6x63") and 50mm (2") thick at a rate of up to 120 full-bed sheets an hour. Depending upon specific job requirements, users can choose between uni-directional, bi-directional and high-quality or high-productivity modes. Designed for easy set-up with maximum reliability and operational uptime, the Onset R50i is equipped with a 15-zone vacuum table, a UV sensor system and mechanical substrate height detectors.
The Onset R50i printer is available immediately from Fujifilm, Inca's exclusive global distribution partner. Established provider of POP and display applications for the retail market in the United Kingdom, Wilmot Budgen, has already placed an order for the machine. The combination of high productivity and high print quality, supported by the reliability and minimal maintenance required, were compelling features in the decision making process. "We reviewed the market extensively before choosing a high-end digital flatbed machine that would allow us to print directly and efficiently onto different substrates," explained Richard Budgen, managing director. "The consistent quality and outstanding throughput demonstrated by the Inca Onset R50i impressed us, and we soon knew that it was the best fit for our production environment."
Based on the flexible Onset Scaleable Architecture platform, the Inca Onset Series now features a choice of 19 different models and three different handling systems to allow companies to select the best printer with the best combination of productivity, quality and ink options for their business.
About Inca Digital Printers
Inca Digital Printers, part of the SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions Group, is one of the world’s leading pioneers and manufacturers of flatbed inkjet printing technology. The Eagle and Columbia printers set the early standards in UV inkjet flatbed printing. Today the Onset Series ensures that Inca’s products remain at the forefront of productivity, quality and reliability. Fujifilm manufactures and develops the UV inks used in Inca machines and sells the flatbed printers around the world. Inca’s facility in Cambridge, UK, incorporates R&D, customer support, machine assembly and commissioning, a dedicated training facility and a clean room for printhead assembly and refurbishment. With approximately 20 percent of staff involved in R&D, a significant investment here helps the company maintain its position at the forefront of machine productivity, innovation, quality and reliability.
About Fujifilm Corp.
Fujifilm Corp. is one of the major operating companies of Fujifilm Holdings. Since its founding in 1934, the company has built up a wealth of advanced technologies in the field of photo imaging, and in line with its efforts to become a comprehensive healthcare company, Fujifilm is now applying these technologies to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the Medical and Life Science fields. Fujifilm is also expanding growth in the highly functional materials business, including flat panel display materials, and in the graphic systems and optical devices businesses.
About Fujifilm Graphic Systems
Fujifilm Graphic Systems is a stable, long term partner focussed on delivering high quality, technically advanced print solutions that help printers develop competitive advantage and grow their businesses. The company's financial stability and unprecedented investment in R&D enable it to develop proprietary technologies for best-in-class printing. These include prepress and pressroom solutions for offset, wide-format and digital print, as well as workflow software for print production management. Fujifilm is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its products and operations, proactively working to preserve the environment, and strives to educate printers about environmental best practice.