Omnigraphics Australia has added a new machine to its fleet of presses – the company has installed an Inca Onset X3, which it purchased from Fujifilm Australia.
A company that has in excess of 20 large format printers of various formats as well as 10 units of large format finishing equipment, Omnigraphics Australia CEO Nathan Sable told Sprinter that the business purchased the Inca Onset X3 to bolster capacity and meet its customers’ needs.
“Since we were established 20 years ago, Omnigraphics has expanded significantly to cater for the retail and POS markets, allowing growth across all facets of our business. By increasing revenue, it has allowed us to reinvest in more state-of-the-art equipment for further ventures,” he said.
“We are constantly staying on top of the latest and best equipment to service our clients’ needs.
“Omnigraphics has always invested in state-of-the-art large format printing equipment and as such, has accumulated a large number of printers and fabrication machinery over the years.
“The new Inca Onset has overcome space limitations by allowing us to consolidate three machines into one, while increasing capacity and product range. It really has been a game changer for us.”
Sable mentioned that the Inca Onset X3 complements Omnigraphics Australia’s other equipment because it offers a diverse range of products.
“The Inca Onset has many features but what appealed most to us was that it offered quality, speed to market and burst capacity to meet our customers’ demands. We also had confidence in the technical support that was offered, as well as the uptime of the machine,” he said.
“Some of its notable features are its spot gloss function and ability to print fine text and also reversed out black text, all in a high-speed flatbed. It allows us to be a ‘one stop shop’ for all large format signage requirements.”
The Inca Onset X3, which has now been upgraded to become HS, is a fast flatbed printer with a maximum print bed size of 1600mm x 3200mm. The capacity of the machine is 1,440 sqm per hour.
With three separate rows of CMYK print heads, the machine prints three layers of the image per pass.
The printhead jet has a 14 picolitre drop size, providing a balance of quality and volume for the display and POS market.
With the addition of automation including Omnigraphics’ loader and robotic unload, Sable said the company is able to maintain print speeds across numerous products and ensure accuracy within microns, allowing perfect reproductions, paneling and double sided applications.
With specialty modes such as spot colour gloss, it is also able to create finish contrasts within the same print, allowing a satin background and highlighting certain areas with a gloss finish.
With the HS upgrade, Omnigraphics Australia said it is able to take a 20-minute material changeover down to 30 seconds with automation.
“That 20 minutes enables us to print an additional 480 square metres; and with this happening on average of eight times a day, that’s 3840 square metres per day – or 1 million square metres a year – which is an enormous amount of throughput potential,” Sable said.
The HS comes with a new version of ink called OX, specifically designed to be more accommodating towards plastics and PVC free products and to ensure that the ink cures properly at the high speeds produced.
Last year, Omnigraphics Australia also saw the installation of an EFI VUTEk 5r+ superwide roll-to-roll LED printer as the business continues to be a pioneer of the large format digital print industry and is at the forefront of technology.
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