The Graphic Systems division of Fujifilm North America Corporation at SGIA 2014 in late-October plans to demonstrate the Inca Onset R40i, with the Hostert automation system, and the Acuity F.
As Inca Digital’s exclusive worldwide distributor, Fujifilm describes the Onset R40i and Hostert systems integration as a North American debut. Fujifilm previously showcased the R40i in May at FESPA Digital 2014 in Munich, Germany.
The Onset R40i – a UV flatbed machine – uses Fujifilm’s Dimatix Spectra print heads to deliver a 14-picolitre drop size and at 400 square metres per hour. Based on Inca’s Onset Scaleable Architecture platform, the new Onset is available with a range of colour options (CMYK, Lm, Lc and white). Customers can also modify their machines from a 4-colour configuration to five, six or seven colours (up to eight ink channels, including two for white ink). They can also later adopt other key elements for the printer, such as the UV curing lamps, automation, speed modes, electronics and software.
A choice of uni-directional, bi-directional and high-quality print modes can be selected depending on specific job requirements. Onset R40i produces a maximum output resolution of 1,200 dpi on media of up to 3.14 x 1.6 metres (123.6 x 63 inches) and up to 50 millimeters (two inches) thick. It is rated to run at 80 full-bed sheets per hour. The Hostert system includes an automated feeder and alignment table, along with Inca Digital’s proprietary material load/unload system.
Also to be demonstrated at SGIA, the new Acuity F is a UV flatbed printer series that runs a maximum media size of 120 x 98.4 inches. The top machine speed is rated to run at 1,668 square feet per hour. Fujifilm also plans to showcase its Acuity Advance Select running Uvijet KV inks that are designed for the production of decorative print in deep draw thermoforming applications. A CR Clarke 750FLB Vacuum Former will also be a part of live thermoforming demonstrations during the Las Vegas trade show.
Fujifilm will also showcase its Uvistar Pro-8W roll-to-roll inkjet system with new capability to print with light inks (Lk, Lm, Lc) and white. The company explains the printer, available with 4 x 8- and 5 x 10-foot tables, can be converted back to 4-colour work by pushing one button. The Acuity LED 1600 roll printer will also be on the booth, along with Fujifilm’s edition of ColorGATE’s Production Server 8 (PS8) and Pressero Web-to-print software developed by Aleyant Systems.