Fujifilm unveils Inca SpyderX UV inkjet press

The Fujifilm Inca SpyderX.
The Fujifilm Inca SpyderX.

Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division has rolled out the Inca SpyderX – a flexible wide-format flatbed and roll-to-roll UV inkjet press that will make its North American debut at the 2017 SGIA Expo October 10 –12, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The SpyderX is a powerful and versatile printer that produces a wide variety of output. Using the Fujifilm Uvijet XS ink system developed specifically for the SpyderX, it delivers high-speed production up to 2,476 square feet per hour (230 square metres per hour) “with pinpoint accuracy.” Utilizing Inca’s in-depth knowledge of core inkjet technologies, along with Fujifilm’s market experience, Dimatix printheads and Uvijet ink, the SpyderX opens the door to application expansion or short-run specialty work support for commercial and other printers.

Becky McConnell.
Becky McConnell.

“The SpyderX is a new generation of mid-range inkjet printer,” said Becky McConnell, Product Manager, Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “This press is ideal for print service providers who require versatility and speed, while looking to upgrade from legacy printers to experience the benefits of a high-end inkjet platform.” Designed and manufactured by Inca Digital, the SpyderX platform incorporates state-of-the-art technology, including Fujifilm Dimatix printheads and Fujifilm Uvijet ink. The robust 126” (3.2 m) wide, six-colour-plus-white SpyderX is available as either a flatbed or a combination flatbed/roll-fed model for handling rigid and flexible substrates – including PVC sheets, foam board, corrugated, polystyrene, window clings, wallpaper and banner material.

The SpyderX allows for both rigid and flexible printing resulting in a wide variety of applications, from menu boards to banners to back-lit signs and permanent indoor displays. The new press, including light inks (Light Cyan and Light Magenta) in the standard channel configuration, produces finished prints with smooth tones and gradients while still printing at high speeds. The SpyderX standard configuration also includes two white-ink channels. The addition of white ink allows for printing on clear and dark substrates, as well as layered printing over or under an image – or it can be used as a spot colour. Using Inca software, multi-layer images can be built easily within the printer’s User Interface, maximizing throughput on even the highest quality specialty graphics. Inca SpyderX features include:

  • High quality flatbed output up to 1,981 square feet per hour
  • High-speed roll-to-roll output up to 2,476 square feet per hour
  • iNozzle (nozzle) mapping technology
  • Unique Print-a-Shim technology for consistent quality across entire area of print bed
  • Remote diagnostics software with IncaVision
  • Versatility of the Fujifilm Uvijet XS ink series

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.