Priority Printing Solutions co-founder Terry Simpson today announced the acquisition of the brilliant Inca Onset S40i flatbed UV inkjet printer. The new printer supercedes the Inca Onset S40 installed by Priority a couple of years ago and includes many new intelligent features that increase productivity and reliability.
Terry Simpson said “The new Inca Onset S40i will significantly expand the flatbed digital print capability of Priority Printing Solutions and deliver some incredible turnaround times for our priority clients. It’s a huge investment for the company but one that we believe will ensure we meet the needs of our clients for many years to come.”
The Inca Onset S40i, like the Onset S40, meets the high-volume, fast-turnaround production needs of specialist display print companies, using 168 new-generation, user-replaceable printheads (28 per colour) on a full width print array delivering a 28 picolitre drop size.
Some of the key new features of this latest Onset family member include reduced bed masking (which means a reduction in machine setup times and an increase in overall machine productivity); innovative UV sensor system (which means the machine’s auto sensor system constantly monitors the machine condition and informs the operator when automatic cleaning is required); a sophisticated substrate height detector (which delivers accuracy and reliability to provide enhanced substrate and printhead protection) plus a host of other ‘techno jargon’ industry features.
A new Fujifilm Uvijet ink system has also been launched providing improved adhesion and finishing properties. Combined with Inca’s advanced software and the high precision ink drop placement of the Fujifilm Dimatix printheads, the end result is superb 600 dpi print quality with the option of four or six colours. With these enhancements across hardware, software and consumables, the Inca Onset S40i truly delivers unmatched quality and productivity.
The Inca Onset S40i produces superb POS-quality display graphics economically at throughput speeds of up to 470 sqm/hr, equivalent to 94 full bed sheets/hr (3.14 x 1.6m) and onto substrates up to 50mm (2 in) thick. A choice of uni-directional, bi-directional and super high quality print modes can be selected depending on the specific job requirements.
As a result, it is ideal for the production of single and double-sided display POS, exhibition graphics, backlit or frontlit displays, outdoor signage printing and cosmetic/fashion graphics etc. The Onset S40i is compatible with Inca’s flexible automation system which offers customers the choice to operate manually or with semi or three-quarter automation from the same configuration. For those requiring the ability to incorporate variable data printing as simply as possible, the Onset S40i also supports Inca’s Print Run Controller (PRC) software module.
“The Inca Onset S40i incorporates several significant new features that combine to increase overall machine up-time and print quality,” said Terry. “We chose to go with the S40i because of its high volume production capabilities and simplified maintenance regime which maximises throughput and reduces costs.”
Terry said “This means clients of Priority Printing Solutions can expect real value for money in terms of their advertising and print budgets without having to compromise on time or quality.”