OnsetX HS UV inkjet flatbed boasts 50% faster print speed
By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Fujifilm and Inca Digital have introduced a new addition to the OnsetX UV flatbed series – the OnsetX HS (High Speed) range. Featuring two new machines, the Onset X2 HS and the Onset X3 HS, the new range can print up to 15,597 square feet per hour, utilizing a new single cycle mode.
Compatible with Inca’s range of application specific robotic handling systems, and incorporating ‘30 second’ job set up and ‘single cycle’ printing mode, the new HS range is said to deliver a‘step change’ in inkjet printing. The OnsetX HS launch is partnered with a new Fujifilm inkjet range, Uvijet OX. Uvijet OX features a new ink technology developed and manufactured at Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems in the U.K., designed for the Onset family of printers to print on rigid plastic media at high speeds.
“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,” says Stephen Tunnicliffe-Wilson, CEO, Inca Digital.
The addition of the new ‘single cycle’ print mode to the OnsetX HS, made possible by optimizing the print jetting profiles and jetting frequencies, means the new HS range can print at speeds up to 15,597 square feet per hour – more than 50 percent higher than previously published throughput figures. As well, the intelligent bonding properties of the new Uvijet OX ink is open up a new range of applications and possibilities in markets where the demand is growing for shorter run printing on corrugated board, packaging and non-PVC rigid plastics. On- and off-loading systems, UV shutter alignment and table skin adjustments have all been automated, reducing operator intervention and bringing job set-up time down from an average of 15 minutes to around 30 seconds. Inca Digital’s own research in the field suggests this will substantially increase machine capacity and utilization in “real world” situations.
The new OnsetX HS series is available now and distributed exclusively in North America by Fujifilm.