Onset X2: Billes Tryckeri

Swedish commercial and wide format printer looks to the Onset X2 to boost production speeds for quality short-run work.

"Since the Onset X2 was installed in January 2017 we have been able to drop our night shift and go down to two shifts per day, while seeing a 30 percent (and still rising) increase in productivity."

Anders Wackfelt
Production Manager




Company:
Billes Tryckeri

Location:
Mölndal, Sweden

Fujifilm products:
Onset X2

Type of work:
Offset and digital printing services for a variety of industries and applications, including indoor and outdoor signage for major brands

Scandinavia’s First

Billes Tryckeri, based in Sweden, is a commercial and wide format printer with an offset heritage dating back more than fifty years and ten years of more recent digital print production experience. In January 2017, they became the first company in Scandinavia to purchase the Onset X2.

Keeping up with demand

“We came to the realisation that some of our digital platforms were simply too slow and too unreliable to keep up with the increasing demands we were facing for short-run, fast turnaround work. We spent two years looking for the right digital wide format press to boost production speeds for quality short-run work, running tests on multiple machines from a range of manufacturers. Eventually, after we had weighed up all the benefits, investing in the Onset X2 from Fujifilm was a relatively easy decision. The trials we ran, and a visit we made to a high profile Onset X user in the UK, convinced us that this machine would give us the higher productivity we needed, with no compromise on quality. Furthermore, we had more confidence in the reliability of the Onset X than its rivals and we felt it was very good value for money.”

Improved production

“The Onset is printing more quickly, more reliably and at a higher level of quality than the older digital press it replaced; that much we expected, but what we did not anticipate was just how much wide format signage work we would be able to move across from our offset presses. It’s not something we could have considered doing previously as the print quality produced by the older digital presses was simply not good enough”

Exceeding expectations

“Since the Onset X2 was installed in January 2017 we have been able to drop our night shift and go down to two shifts per day, while seeing a 30 percent (and still rising) increase in productivity. Overall, it has proven to be an excellent investment decision. Fujifilm’s ongoing support has been fantastic and the machine’s performance has exceeded our expectations.”