Brand New Inca S40i Digital Printing Machine for Priority

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.”

Priority to support fundraising for Aussie ‘diggers’ this spring

Priority Printing Solutions today confirmed its support for spring racing’s ‘Late Mail Luncheon’ and fundraising activities that will benefit former Test cricketer Tony Dell’s Stand Tall 4 Post Traumatic Stress Foundation and Australia’s returned service men and women suffering from post traumatic stress.

July 2014

For nearly a decade, Priority Printing Solutions has been a Foundation Sponsor of the premier luncheon event of the spring racing carnival. The annual ‘Late Mail Luncheon®.’

Held on the eve of the Derby each year, just 4 days out from the famed Melbourne Cup, the Late Mail Luncheon® each year attracts an extraordinary group of thoroughbred racing’s elite plus a star studded guest list that includes sporting stars, media and television personalities, entertainment celebrities and politicians who descend on the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins to celebrate the start of thoroughbred racing’s showcase – the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

 The luncheon has also become an opportunity for sponsors and guests to support charities and worthy causes with funds raised and distributed by the luncheon recently passing $500,000 in just 9 years.

This years’ lunch is aiming to raise the bar even further with a goal of $100,000 on the day to support the “Stand Tall 4 Post Traumatic Stress Foundation” which was set up by former Test Cricketer and Vietnam veteran Tony Dell to help raise awareness of post traumatic stress and its impact on our returned service men and women. Funds raised will also go towards funding a national forum on post traumatic stress in June 2015.

Dell is possibly the only Australian to serve in a theatre of war and play Test cricket for the baggy green. A promising Grade and State cricket career was interrupted by Dell’s service in Vietnam in the late 1960’s. When he returned to Australia, he was selected by Sir Donald Bradman to open the bowling alongside Dennis Lillee against England in the final Test Match of the 1970/71 series, the first with Ian Chappell as Captain. His career lasted only a handful of matches and Tony left the game only to be diagnosed with post traumatic stress dome 40 years later.

The inaugural Late Mail Luncheon® in Brisbane held on May 9 recently created history when a unique and extraordinary piece of Australian military history went under the hammer. An extraordinary military-style slouch hat personally autographed by Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith VC, MG was offered for auction and sold for $28,000 to get the fundraising campaign off the ground.

At the Melbourne Late Mail Luncheon® scheduled for Friday 31 October at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, there is an even bigger surprise planned and Priority Printing Solutions have committed both resources and staff to help achieve the target goal of raising $100,000 on the day.

“This is an issue that will only get bigger and harder to deal with as more Australian service men and women return from theatres of war like Afghanistan and try and assimilate back into civilian life” said Priority Printing co-founder Terry Simpson.

“It’s very important that we get behind Tony and the Stand Tall Foundation so that this issue gets the attention it requires and our service men and women get the treatment and support they deserve” he said.

This year’s Late Mail Luncheon® event will be held in the Ballroom of Sofitel Melbourne On Collins on Friday 31 October 2014. Bookings can be made on 0409 473 541 and pre-event donations can be made.