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Jun 29, 2010 12:00 AM
UK-based Inca Digital is celebrating its 10th anniversary. "The future for Inca Digital is very exciting," says Dr. Linda Bell, CEO. "Since 2000, when we launched the world's first flat-bed wide-format UV inkjet printer, we have consistently developed ground-breaking and record-breaking printers. That pioneering spirit is still very much at our core and continues to drive our programme of inkjet innovation."
Inca has developed a range of market-leading printers, and many of the early models are still in operation today. The first Inca Eagle machine was launched in 2000 and the high-speed Turbo in 2004, setting a new speed benchmark. The Spyder 320 was launched a year later, and in 2007 Inca created a step change with the Onset: the digital UV flatbed printer capable of production speeds up to 750 sq. m/hr., equivalent to 155+ full bed sph. In 2009, this was followed by the Onset S20.
Today an estimated 21 million sq. m of material is printed on Inca printers around the world every year.
Looking to the future, Bell says: "We are in great shape and the next 10 years will see a new phase in the company's growth as we continue to move up the curve. We will keep pushing the boundaries of speed and performance of our equipment and work even more closely with our customers to add value, and help them to widen their capabilities and competitiveness. Corporately, we are investing to expand our skills into a broader range of markets by exploring new applications for Inca inkjet and we will continue to develop our international presence and infra-structure."