• High-productivity: the Inca Onset X3 HS from Fujifilm
    High-productivity: the Inca Onset X3 HS from Fujifilm

Fujifilm has launched its new Inca OnsetX HS (high-speed) UV flatbed range, which can print at speeds approaching 1500 square metres per hour.

The UK-manufactured Onset X2 HS and Onset X3 HS can print up to 1467.6 square metres per hour, using a new single-cycle mode.

These new machines are coupled with a new inkjet range, Uvijet OX, which Fujifilm says includes a patented ink technology, designed specifically for the Onset range to achieve high adhesion on rigid plastic media at high speeds.

The company says the Onset X HS printers and Uvijet OX inks open up an extensive new range of applications and possibilities in markets, where the demand is growing for shorter run but the highest quality printing on corrugated board, packaging and non-PVC rigid plastics. 

Ashley Playford, business manager for digital print systems at Fujifilm Australia, said the series will be available locally from the end of the year. “Onset HS will give customers more options to choose from. The full range will now cover X1, X2, X2 HS, X3, and X3 HS,” he said. “The main advantages of HS are faster productivity without sacrificing print quality. This has been achieved by further optimising the print head frequencies and ink feed systems.”

According to Stephen Tunnicliffe-Wilson, CEO Inca Digital, this new generation of machines positions the company at the forefront of the high-end inkjet market.

“Inca Digital has always been focused on pushing the boundaries of what is possible in print,” he said. “The dramatic increases in overall productivity, made possible by the further integration of robotics and great advances in printing speeds, print quality and substrate compatibility, all mean print businesses and entrepreneurs have the capability and capacity to grow market share and confidently move into new markets.”

Fujifilm estimates that the addition of a range of new automated features, including on- and off-loading systems; UV shutter alignment; and table skin adjustments, has reduced operator intervention and cut setup time from 15 minutes to 30 seconds.

The new printers are compatible with Inca's range of application specific robotic handling system, such as those installed with the two Inca Onsets at Active Display Print in Melbourne.

“We are proud of this new range of OnsetX HS machines; they are the latest example of Inca Digital’s proud tradition of launching inkjet machines that have a transformative effect on the industry,” said Tunnicliffe-Wilson. “To secure such a significant increase in the headline speeds and overall productivity of the OnsetX series is an outstanding achievement.”

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