The company has expanded the print options on its Inca Onset S20, its 310sqm/hr (3,340 ft2/hr) wide-format UV flatbed inkjet printer. A new 20-pass print mode has been added and the speed of the existing 25-pass mode has been increased, giving customers increased options in matching production time to the quality demands of each job. The printer now supports four print pass modes: 12, 16, 20 and 25 pass.

‘Inca continually looks for ways to improve its technology in order to give customers the best value and performance,’ said Dr Linda Bell, Inca Digital CEO. ‘Different jobs require different levels of image quality, depending on their content and the viewing distance, which translates into different numbers of printhead passes during printing.

‘For busy graphics viewed at a distance, such as large hoardings or in-store graphics placed at some height from the floor, 12 passes may well suffice, while for high-impact, closely-viewed POS or posters with challenging solid colours such as reds and purples, 25 passes will yield the best quality results. The new options give Inca Onset S20 users higher productivity and more flexibility to choose the optimum print mode for each job.’

The new 20-pass mode sits between the existing 16- and 25-pass modes and gives a productivity increase of 26% compared to the latter. This mode combines quality and speed and is ideal for graphics that include large areas of solid colour.

The new 25-pass mode is 24% faster than before but still produces the same quality results, so increasing productivity for the most demanding applications.

The new modes are available as a free software upgrade for existing Inca Onset S20 customers and will be included as standard on new machines. They are fully compatible with the Wasatch SoftRIP, Colorgate Production Server 6 RIP and Caldera GrandRIP+.

Supplied by Fujifilm, Inca’s exclusive global distribution partner, the Inca Onset S20 offers all the features associated with the market-leading Onset range, including wide colour gamut, satin and controllable gloss levels, variable job management and the option of automation, making it ideal for the production of single and double-sided display POS, exhibition graphics, backlit/frontlit displays, outdoor signage printing and cosmetic/fashion graphics.

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