Inca Onset S40i Launched

New Onset model offers features that are designed to increase productivity as well as reliability.

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Inca Digital Printers has unveiled the Inca Onset S40i flatbed, which supersedes the company’s Onset S40 machine. The new printer includes a variety of intelligent features that are designed to increase productivity as well as reliability. The Onset S40i utilizes 168 new-generation, user-replaceable printheads (28 per color) on a full-width print array, delivering a 28-picoliter drop size.

The 6-color printer (CMYKcm) offers various new features including: a 15-zone vacuum table to reduce bed-masking requirements for substrates thinner than 3mm; an auto sensor system that constantly monitors the machine condition and informs the operator when automatic printhead cleaning is required; a substrate-height detector; and a new Fujifilm Uvijet ink system.

Maximum print area is 63 x 124 in.; the S40i can handle substrates up to 2-in. thick in manual mode. Top throughput is 5059 sq ft/hr (with automation), and maximum resolution is 600 dpi. A choice of uni-directional, bi-directional, and super-high-quality print modes can be selected depending on job requirements. The new printer is compatible with the Inca’s flexible automation system (allowing users the choice to operate manually or with semi- or three-quarter automation from the same configuration) and it supports Inca’s Print Run Controller software module (for variable-data printing).

The Inca Onset S40i is available in Q2 2012; distributed in North America by Fujifilm (


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