Product of the Month

Inca Onset M

Both an automated flatbed inkjet and a low-cost sheetfed B1 press.

What does the product do?
This is a UK-built sheetfed B1 printer using multi-pass inkjet and UV-cured inks, capable of printing up to 200 full-sized sheets per hour. It is essentially a flatbed printer with a sheet feeder, through-transport and stacking system. It will be distributed globally by both Inca and Fujifilm, which already distributes other Inca Onsets. 
Their product manager Paul Baker says it is a “direct result of customer feedback and their desire for a B1 press that is capable of printing short runs, on-demand and on a wide variety of substrates”.

Process: Sheetfed inkjet with UV-cured inks
Printheads: Fujifilm Dimatix piezo-electric
Min drop size

Longier Hunter RU3200

A “heavyweight” 3.2m-wide high-speed inkjet.

What does the printer do?
The Longier Hunter RU3200 is a 3.2m-wide roll-to-roll inkjet printer, with UV-cured inks and LED curing lamps.
It is built in China by Longier Digital Technologies Co, which was set up in 2011 funded by the local government together with a venture capital company. It makes several other roll-fed and flatbed printers, all with shared technologies.
The Middle East distributor is Helios Business Systems LLC and the UK distributor

Polar Pace 200

A cutting line to handle the demands of high-volume production of straightforward jobs.

What does the system do?
Pace is an acronym for ‘Polar automation (for) cutting efficiency’, and that’s pretty much what it does. It goes a stage further than flowline cutters – which add lifts and joggers around a guillotine to minimise manual handling of the reams – by automating some elements of the cutting process itself.

When was it launched and what market is it aimed at?
Pace is not new; it has been

Onyx Graphics Software 12.2

A RIP and workflow for wide- and grand-format printers.

What does the product do?
Onyx Software is a RIP and print workflow solution developed specifically for wide-format and grand-format digital inkjet printing. It’s scalable and is available in three levels as standard, although custom packages are also offered.
The US-based company claims to have developed the first ever wide-format RIP, in 1989. It is a subsidiary of Canon, but it can drive most makes of large format printer – around 2,000