ONSET/
THE ULTIMATE
FLATBED
PRODUCTION
PLATFORM

01.

ULTRA-HIGH PRODUCTIVITY
& RAPID JOB CHANGEOVERS

The Onset X series now includes a range of enhancements that result in much higher print speeds and machine utilisation, and therefore higher productivity. These enhancements are available in the Onset X HS models within the range, and are due to:

a. Automated 30 second job setup time
b. Press uptime and reliability
c. Up to 1450m2/hr print speeds
d. On the floor productivity

a. AUTOMATED 30 SECOND JOB SETUP TIME

In the Onset X HS, key setup tasks have now been fully automated, taking the job setup time from around 15 minutes down to around 30 seconds. This results in far less operator intervention and a substantial boost to printer uptime & utilisation.

b. PRESS UPTIME AND RELIABILITY

Onset X printers have a justified reputation for extraordinary reliability, achieving 90% uptime which, together with built-in intelligent features, enable all Onset X printers to achieve optimum performance.

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c. UP TO 1450M2/HR PRINT SPEEDS

The new Onset X HS model offers headline print speed of up to 1450m2/hr, an increase of over 50% compared to the Onset X. This is made possible by the introduction of a new ‘single cycle’ print mode and a new high performance Uvijet OX ink.

d. ON THE FLOOR PRODUCTIVITY

The productivity of the Onset X HS is further enhanced due to improvements in the automation options available. A range of ¾ and full automation options are available for any type of display, point of sale or corrugated board application.

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02.

HIGHEST CONSISTENT PRINT
QUALITY AT THE HIGHEST
PRODUCTIVITY

The Onset X series produces higher large format print quality at higher speeds than any other UV flatbed inkjet printer, consistently maintaining this performance throughout its lifetime. This is due to the inclusion of a number of advanced technologies.

Fujifilm printheads

Fujifilm printheads

Proprietary printhead technology

Fujifilm printheads

Fujifilm UV inks

Expert ink formulation with leading technical performance

WORLD CLASS JETTING TECHNOLOGY

The Onset X series takes advantage of Fujifilm’s Q-class piezo printheads that deliver precise drop placements at high speeds, and feature unique Fujifilm technology and manufacturing processes, for example, a highly durable silicon nozzle plate.

Importantly, the printhead array spans the whole width of the print bed, rather than scanning across the media, so images do not suffer from textural banding. In addition, multiple UV lamps arranged across the full print width allow for fast bi-directional printing.

Printheads

Unique silicon nozzle plate

  • Enabled by Fujifilm Dimatix Silicon MEMS capabilities
  • Durable to enable frequent cleaning cycles without degradation, maintaining optimum jetting performance
  • Resistant to surface damage and contamination that leads to ink build up, preventing potential nozzle deviation or loss
  • Excellent wetting characteristics promotes jetting accuracy and reliability.
03.

OUTSTANDING RELIABILITY
AND PRODUCTION UP-TIME

Onset X large format UV printers have a justified reputation for superb reliability, achieving 90% up-time, thanks to the use of the very best industrial components, extraordinary build quality, and intelligent features built into the printer to allow it to maintain optimum performance and minimise downtime. In addition, support software can also monitor and diagnose potential problems remotely before they occur.

95
of all Onsets ever installed are still producing print today
90
Uptime
Rely on Onset to deliver consistent display graphic quality print all day, every day
75
of all Onsets did not need a printhead replacement in a single year

EXCELLENT BUILD QUALITY

Designed and built in the UK by Inca Digital, the quality of engineering design and component selection is outstanding. The print engine, control systems and fast-moving print bed are built on a very robust chassis which enables pin-point drop placement accuracy for billions of drops per second, all day, every day.

Watch a time-lapse video of an Onset being built

INDUSTRIAL PRINTHEADS

Fujifilm Dimatix printheads have proven their reliability in full production for many years. It’s not uncommon for some competitive printers to require replacement printheads every month, but 75% of Onset machines did not need a single printhead replacement during 2016.

Find out why Fujifilm printheads are so reliable

INTELLIGENT FEATURES

Intelligent features enable the Onset X to monitor its own condition to maintain optimum performance and print quality and minimise printhead deterioration or damage. They include: intelligent cleaning, print quality management, vacuum bed monitoring, material height detection and efficiency software.

Watch intelligent height detection in action

REMOTE MONITORING

Inca Vision is a software-based customer support service unique to Inca Digital, developed to ensure that operators implement regular preventative and corrective maintenance. Inca Vision lets Inca remotely and regularly monitor and diagnose printers in the field, conducting diagnostics to determine how well they are performing and decide whether there is a need for engineering support.

SERVICE & SUPPORT NETWORK

Onset installations are supported by warranty, parts and service package options, tailored to best suit your business. Front-line support is available in every region using engineers certified by Inca’s training facility in the UK.

04.

AN INVESTMENT THAT
CAN GROW WITH YOUR
BUSINESS

The Onset’s ‘Scalable Architecture’ means a machine can be tailored to meet individual business needs at the time of initial investment, but then changed to allow for future expansion. The Onset X is built to enable printhead configurations to change and grow without having to change other parts of the machine.

The robust chassis, drive and control systems stay the same

SCALABLE ARCHITECTURE

The Onset’s Scalable Architecture means there are a variety of flexible options to vary the productivity, quality and colour capability

– Flexible to meet your future business needs –

PRODUCTIVITY OPTIONS

from 180 to 283 beds per hour

PRINTHEAD OPTIONS

9, 14, 27 picolitre drop size

COLOUR OPTIONS

Standard CMYK, light colours, white, orange

14 CHANNEL CAPABILITY

Key to its flexibility is the unique 14 channel capacity built into the Onset X. This gives it the flexibility to allow for different printhead configurations:

– 100s of configurations to choose from –

DEFINE THE REQUIRED PRODUCTIVITY BY SPECIFYING THE NUMBER OF CMYK SETS:

The starting point is four channels with a single CMYK configuration. An additional set or two sets of CMYK channels can be added to increase productivity.

DEFINE THE REQUIRED QUALITY BY SELECTING THE PRINTHEAD DROP SIZE:

Choose between a 9, 14 or 27 picolitre fixed drop size. A small drop size is right for you if you produce a lot of very high-quality work intended for close viewing.

DEFINE THE REQUIRED APPLICATION BY SELECTING ADDITIONAL COLOURS:

Choose a combination of light cyan, magenta, orange and white inks.

Produce stunning images for indoor and outdoor graphic display more efficiently than any other process. From everyday signage to the highest quality backlit displays for demanding markets such as cosmetics and luxury consumer goods.

05.

VERSATILITY TO HANDLE MOST APPLICATIONS

INK SYSTEMS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS

The Onset X series can be used with a number of different ink sets to allow this ultra-high productivity platform to be used for a wide range of applications:

Uvijet OW - high versatility for POP & signage
Uvijet OL - low odour for corrugated
Uvijet LM - low migration ink system
Uvijet OX - high adhesion for rigid plastics

Discover more about on our ink systems

VERSATILE VACUUM BED ZONES

The Onset’s powerful vacuum bed holds 40kg media at full speed (80kg at mid-pace), with precision engineering resulting in accurate registration for double-sided and edge-to-edge printing. The powerful wide-format vacuum flatbed table features 25 zones to accommodate a wide range of media sizes, reducing the amount of bed masking required.

ADDITIONAL COLOUR OPTIONS

White inks: Use spot, flood or greyscale white to print on clear and coloured materials and produce special effects.
Light inks: Produce smoother gradients and skin tones.
Orange ink: Produce vibrant reds and oranges, enhanced skin tones and accurate spot colours.

A CHOICE OF PRINT FINISHES

Uvijet ink chemistry is designed to enable a range of print finishes to be produced, from low-glare satin to high-impact gloss. The Onset X large format flatbed printer precisely controls the finish by varying the UV light dosage. Custom UV print settings enable precise control over how individual print passes cure, providing flexibility in achieving certain finishes with particular materials. 

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3/4 semi-automatic handling


Fully automatic handling


Fully automatic handling for unconditioned corrugated board

07.

6 WAYS TO BEGIN
YOUR INVESTMENT

Thanks to Scalable Architecture, there are six ways to begin your investment in an Onset X large format UV flatbed printer.

08.

ONSET
OWNERS

There are 100s of Onset owners worldwide. Discover for yourself what they have to say about the Onset.

Click here to start a conversation with Fujifilm about the Onset X: the ultimate flatbed production platform

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