& 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.
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.
HIGHEST CONSISTENT PRINT
QUALITY AT THE HIGHEST
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.
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.
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.
AND PRODUCTION UP-TIME
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AN INVESTMENT THAT
CAN GROW WITH YOUR
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
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 –
from 180 to 283 beds per hour
9, 14, 27 picolitre drop size
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.
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
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.
CHOICE OF MEDIA HANDLING
Very short runs and one-off jobs can be printed with manual loading and take-off, but a fast and powerful handling system is vital for the Onset X to perform to its full capacity for quick job turnarounds and longer runs.
There are three automation options for the Onset X:
3/4 SEMI-AUTOMATIC HANDLING
The 3/4 automation system lets you print single sheet, multiple sheet or double sided print in registration. The operator loads sheets onto a pre-load table and the system takes over the rest, stacking it on a pallet for easy removal of the printed stack. Best of all, the system allows the operator immediate, direct access to the bed and registration points for quick switch between manual and semi-automatic work.
FULLY AUTOMATIC HANDLING
This fully automatic material loading system is designed to handle conditioned and dimensionally stable sheets. It works in conjunction with the 3/4 handling unit to provide full automation, handling multiple sheets with highly accurate registration.
FULL AUTOMATIC HANDLING FOR UNCONDITIONED CORRUGATED BOARD
This dual robot, fully automated handling system is designed for difficult materials like unconditioned corrugated board. Vacuum-to-vacuum transfer ensures precision handling, from the robotic arm pickup, to placement on the print bed and stacking of the printed boards.
3/4 semi-automatic handling
Fully automatic handling
Fully automatic handling for unconditioned corrugated board
6 WAYS TO BEGIN
Thanks to Scalable Architecture, there are six ways to begin your investment in an Onset X large format UV flatbed printer.
Onset X1 LT
(40 beds per hour)
(82 beds per hour)
(138 beds per hour)
Onset X2 HS
(159 beds per hour)
(180 beds per hour)
Onset X3 HS
(283 beds per hour)
Augustus Martin, UK
“The new Onset X series has preserved all the rich hallmarks of its well earned reputation, while dramatically increasing production capacity - making this investment a relatively easy decision in the end”
“For ultra-high speed at reliably high quality, the Onset X platform has no equal.”
Wilmot Budgen, UK
“The consistent quality and outstanding throughput demonstrated by the Onset technology impressed us. We knew that it was the best fit for our production environment.”
“The digital packaging world is still in its infancy and so it was very important for us to find a supplier with the ability and willingness to evolve with us.”
Appleton Signs, UK
“Now, one printer does the work of two and it even allows us to take more work on board.”
Euro PLV, France
“The Onset is exactly what we were looking for. Now we can work with more materials and produce a wider range of products, and a wide range of volumes all cost-effectively and quickly.”
DS Smith, UK
"Exceptional print quality, production speed and reliability were the key drivers when we reviewed various market offerings and Fujifilm’s was the only solution that ticked all the boxes for us.”
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