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UV Update

(May 2011) posted on Tue May 10, 2011

More than 20 companies offering wide-format UV options.

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Inca Digital Printers
Inca Digital Printers launched its Inca Onset S40 as this issue was readied for press. Positioned between the company’s flagship Inca Onset and the Onset S20, the new Onset S40 prints at up to 5059 sq ft/hr, offers a 63 x 123-in. print area, and can accommodate media up to 2-in. thick. The printer is 4-color standard with optional light cyan and light magenta (Fujifilm UVijet OB inks); users can choose among uni-directional, bi-directional, and super-high-quality print modes. Additional features include variable levels of gloss, user printhead replacement, and automatic print setup controls. In addition, the Onset S40 is compatible with Inca’s flexible automation system, offering users the choice to operate in manual, semi, or three-quarter automation from the same configuration, as well as Inca’s Print Run Controller (PRC) software module.

Inca’s Spyder V high-speed printer, based on the company’s original Spyder series of flatbed inkjet printers, prints at 1001 sq ft/hr in production mode and has a top speed of 1399 sq ft/hr. Substrates as thick as 1.18 in. with dimensions up to 126 x 63 in. can be printed on the device. The printer is offered with a standard CMYK inkset, but a 6-color version is available with the option of using Fujifilm Sericol’s Uvijet Ultratone color system.

Fujifilm ( is the exclusive US distributor of Inca printers.

Infiniti America
The FinaUV 160+ is a 62-in. UV flatbed available with CMYKcm and CMYK+W inksets. It boasts a top resolution of 1440 dpi and speeds up to 259 sq ft/hr (4-pass, 720 dpi). It can accommodate media up to 1-in. thick. An Infiniti RIP is standard; optional Wasatch RIP.

Inx International
The MD1000 UV flatbed printer is designed for short-run production of decorative tins, containers (plastic, corrugate, and carton), and more. The MD1000 offers: CMYK+W inks; 1200 x 900 resolution; a production speed of 220 sq ft/hr (150 sq ft/hr in Quality mode); and a maximum media thickness of 2 in.