Superior Creative has yet again strengthened its production environment with an Inca Onset S40i supplied by Fujifilm. The machine will support the existing Onset S40 installed two years ago at the company’s premises in Melksham, Wiltshire.
Richard Blueitt, commercial & operations director at Superior Creative, explains: “The increasing demands for wide format applications prompted us to extend our investments in this area.” He continues: “We have been extremely happy with the quality and productivity offered by the Inca Onset S40, so investing in a second and similar engine was a natural progression for us.”
Superior Creative has purchased an Onset S40i with automation utilising the latest Fujifilm Uvijet OC inks, which produce solid and vibrant colours. Richard comments: “We have been using the Uvijet OZ inks for the last few years and they have given us greater flexibility to print on different substrates, together with expanding our business opportunities on larger volume projects.” He adds: “The most recent Fujifilm Uvijet OC inks, which are ideal for the indoor applications particularly requested by our clients, will add value to our market proposition.’’
The retail sector is a key target for Superior Creative, which prints predominantly on corrugated and fluted board to produce POP & displays. Richard highlights: “The Onset S40 has allowed us to achieve greater efficiency and cost savings, and the investment in a new Onset S40i will pay off just as equally. The training and the technical support provided by Fujifilm and Inca is nothing short of excellent and this will certainly contribute to reaching these positive results.”
Richard is keen on underlining the next project Superior Creative is focusing on; “2013 was a great year for our company and we are sure that 2014 will not disappoint us.” He clarifies: “Along with the acquisition of an additional piece of equipment, we have built a new 800m2 extension to accommodate a dedicated hand-finishing department, which reinforces our capability to meet the demands of the retail sector.” He concludes: “We will also be looking into a revamp of our litho division which can only turn into yet another positive step for our business.”
The Onset S40i supplied by Fujifilm produces superb POS-quality display graphics economically at throughput speeds of up to 560 sqm/hr, equivalent to 112 full bed sheets/hr (3.14 x 1.6m) and onto substrates up to 50mm thick. A choice of uni-directional, bi-directional and super high quality print modes can be selected depending on the specific job requirements. As a result, it is ideal for the production of single and double-sided display POS, exhibition graphics, backlit/frontlit displays, outdoor signage printing and cosmetic/fashion graphics etc. The Onset S40i is compatible with Inca’s flexible automation system which offers customers the choice to operate manually or with semi or three-quarter automation from the same configuration. For those requiring the ability to incorporate variable data printing as simply as possible, the Onset S40i also supports Inca’s Print Run Controller (PRC) software module.