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Onset Q40i

Ultra-high quality dedicated UV inkjet flatbed from the industry standard Inca Onset series with world-leading technology and intelligent control systems.  Capable of delivering near-offset quality print at output speeds of 305m2/hr.

Onset Q40i at a glance:

Onset Q40i is an ultra-high quality UV inkjet flatbed printer capable of delivering high production speeds.  Using a 9 picolitre drop size (compared to the 27 picolitre drop size used on the Onset S40i) up to 1200 dpi apparent resolution can be achieved producing ultra-crisp images, fine lines, sharp text and smooth tonal graduations close to offset quality.

  • Dedicated flatbed with a print area of 3.14 x 1.6m
  • Class leading near-offset quality at high throughput speeds up to 305m2/hr
  • Reliable Fujifilm Dimatix Spectra printheads
  • 6 colour configuration using class leading Fujifilm Uvijet inks with light colours for improved tones and graduations
  • 15 zone vacuum table minimises bed masking, shortening setup times
  • Sophisticated mechanical substrate height detectors deliver improved accuracy and reliability to help protect both the substrate and the printheads
  • Range of material handling/automation system options
  • Onset Q40i is Inca's 6th generation of moving flatbed technology, build quality and know-how deliver excellent results and unbeatable uptime

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The Onset Q40i has been developed to satisfy the higher levels of print resolution expected by offset customers.  Onset Q40i uses a 9 picolitre drop size which provides near-photographic image quality at speeds up to 305m2/hr.

Dedicated flatbed

Flatbed design for ease of loading and positioning with rigid materials, with a best-in-class capacity of 80kg and maximum media thickness of 50mm. The 25 zone vacuum table minimises the amount of bed masking, increasing productivity. Dual registration points ensure accurate and simple registration.

Full-width printhead array

With a full-width printhead array, the image is printed with the printheads in a fixed position, not scanning across the media, so images do not suffer from textural banding. FUJIFILM Dimatix Spectra heads have proven their reliability in full production for many years. Onset Q40i uses an optimum fixed drop size which produces excellent quality at high speed print modes.

Satin to gloss finish

Choice of print finishes from low glare satin to high impact gloss.

Built for high performance

Linear motors and vibration free air bearings for smooth and rapid positioning of the print carriage achieves uniquely accurate ink drop placement. Onset Q40i is Inca Digital's 6th generation of moving print bed technology.

Full-width UV lamp system

Dual UV curing lamps provide the option to print bi-directionally. The system can also vary the dosage to produce the range of print finishes.

Automation options

A range of powerful, efficient semi-automatic material handling systems are available which still enable quick access to the bed for short-run jobs.

Uvijet inks

Using Fujifilm's unique Micro-V ultrafine dispersion technology to maximise pigment loading, the Uvijet range of UV curing inks delivers strong, vibrant, lightfast colours with greater image quality and superior colour gamut.

Ease of use

The addition of a 'machine setup files' function allows a huge number of variables to be captured and reloaded again and again, enabling machine operators to change quickly between substrates.

Intelligent print quality management

iNozzle intelligent nozzle mapping system maintains print quality even if print nozzles are missing or deviating which would otherwise be seen as very visible print defects.

Intelligent material height detection

The material height detection system ignores small defects in the material surface which do not pose a risk to the print carriage, with reduced stoppages and downtime. It detects substrate lift at multiple points, reducing the risk of damage to lamps and the print carriage, and is unaffected by heat haze from the UV lamps.

Intelligent cleaning

Sensors monitor the amount of UV light exposure around the print carriage and control the cleaning cycles in between prints to maintain optimum performance.

Reporting software

ReporterPro allows you to view important aspects of the machine’s operation, including uptime, total prints made, ink usage and nozzle mapping. This is a very useful function for owners and production managers who want to monitor productivity, especially in a shift environment.

Specifications

Additional colour options Light Cyan & Light Magenta
Dimensions 4.4m x 12.5m x 2.2m + External chiller
Factory air requirement Compressed air @ 6 Bar, 0.3m3/min, ISO8573.1: Class 1.4.1
Inks CMYK - Fujifilm Uvijet OZ inks
Media handling Manual and semi-auto handling system
Media types Foam PVC, PVC sheets, foam board, corrugated cardboard, display board/card stock, compressed cardboard, polystyrene, paper, synthetic paper, banner material, corrugated polypropylene and polycarbonate
Power requirement 380-480V 3 phase 50/60 Hz, rated to 100 amps
Print area (max) 3.22m x 1.6m
Print speed Display POP < 1 mtr viewing distance, 305m2/hr.
Printheads Up to 168 (28 per colour)
Space requirements 5.9m x 15.0m to include door opening and access
Technology Piezoelectric drop-on-demand inkjet
Weight 6500kg (4000kg max lift weight)