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Jan 30, 2013 12:00 AM
In excess of 20% increase in productivity with
no loss in print quality
Following the launches of the Inca Onset S20i and S40i models, Inca Digital Printers announces the immediate availability of a new ‘Accelerator’ option, delivering significantly increased productivity for this new range of Onset wide format UV flatbed inkjet printers.
Developed and tested with Fujifilm, Inca’s exclusive global distribution partner, Inca Accelerator is an optional enhancement, which for the first time in the market, once deployed, increases overall production speed while maintaining the same outstanding level of print quality.
The increase in print throughput is dependent on the particular Onset model, and the number of print passes. The maximum throughput of the Onset S40i with automation has been increased from 470sqm/hr (94 beds/hr) to 560 sqm/hr (112 beds/hr) – a 20% increase. This equates to an additional 720 sqm (144 beds per shift) that can be printed within the same 8-hour shift, the equivalent to adding an extra mid-range printer!
Accelerator has been thoroughly beta tested by Superior Creative Services in the UK on the Inca Onset S40i. “We have regularly achieved 110 sheets an hour on the floor since we started testing this, although it does depend on the substrate we are running. Having this on our machine had been pretty invaluable to us in peak times – it’s like us having a turbo charger,” says Stewart Powell, production director, Superior.
“As part of our continuing product development initiatives, our teams identified a way to significantly increase print throughput across all of our Onset print engines,” says Heather Kendle, Director of Marketing at Inca Digital. “Thanks to Inca Accelerator, new Onset users can enjoy an increased total capacity per shift, faster job turnarounds, an increased ability to handle tight deadlines, reduced overtime costs and all of this whilst maintaining the outstanding image quality that the Inca Onset is renowned for. Inca Accelerator is yet another result of our continued commitment to provide the best possible combination of quality, productivity and flexibility for our customers.”
About Inca Digital Printers
Inca Digital Printers, part of the Dainippon Screen Group, is one of the world's leading pioneers and manufacturers of flat-bed inkjet printing technology. The Eagle and Columbia printers set the early standards in UV inkjet flatbed printing. Today the ground-breaking Onset Series and Spyder range ensure 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 clean rooms for printhead assembly and refurbishment. With approximately 25% 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. www.incadigital.com
About FUJIFILM Corporation
FUJIFILM Corporation 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 pre-press and pressroom solutions for offset, wide-format and digital print, as well as workflow software for print production management. Fujifilm is committed to minimising the environmental impact of its products and operations, proactively working to preserve the environment, and strives to educate printers about environmental best practice. For more information, visit www.fujifilm-usa.com/gs, www.fujifilm.ca/products/graphic_systems/, or www.fujifilm.com/products/graphic_systems