Onset X

OnsetX1-LT Description

Imagine being able to upgrade your press to increase throughput as your business grows.

Imagine Onset quality at an entry-level price.

The OnsetX1-LT flatbed UV printer provides the amazing, market-leading print quality expected from the OnsetX series with production speeds that help your business grow. The X1-LT has an easy upgrade path that results in a full build OnsetX1.

Onset quality is delivered by utilizing precise drop placement to produce crisp images, fine lines, sharp text and smooth tonal gradations. And with the Onset’s full-width array printing, there’s no gloss-matte banding commonly associated with conventional reciprocating head technology, especially in high saturation areas.

The OnsetX1-LT is available with Fujifilm Dimatix drop-on-demand R printheads to achieve the desired quality. R printheads jet a 14 picoliter drop size providing a good balance of quality and volume for the display POP and signage market. Initially, the X1- LT produces sellable output of 40 5’ x 10’ beds/hour with manual handling. That’s over 2,152 ft2/hour. After the first upgrade, the X1-LT is capable of producing sellable output nearly 3,000 ft2/hour, equating to 58 5’ x 10’ beds/hour with manual handling. After the second and final upgrade, the printer is a full build OnsetX1, capable of output in excess of  4,300 ft2/hour, equating to 80 5’ x 10’ beds/hour.

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Color Configurations on the OnsetX1-LT

X1-LT color configurations

OnsetX1-LT Features

25 Zone ‘No Masking’ Vacuum Bed – Featuring a powerful new vacuum system and choice of table skin design, the need for bed masking is eliminated, whatever the substrate size, and greatly reduces set-up times for the most common POP substrates and increases throughput of short-run, fast-turnaround print. Vacuum zones are independently controlled and the auto zone function allows it to be easily managed by the operator.

Simple User Interface – Touch screen GUI makes it easy to finalize and initiate jobs, save settings, create print queues and manage and optimize every stage of the print process. Improved off-machine job set-up means jobs arrive at the printer with more predefined parameters – substrates, print speed, quality mode, gloss level, etc – already specified.

iNozzle Technology – An onboard scanner locates any under-performing nozzles and automatically assigns a reserve printhead to jet ink to make a perfect image.

Inca Software Suite – Provides operators with a complete suite of productivity-enhancing software including Reporter Pro, Inca Vision and Print Run Control (PRC).

OnsetX1-LT Easy Upgrade Path

OnsetX1-LT Easy Upgrade Path
Machine Stage Details Handling Beds/Hour
Entry Level Machine Single lamp and unidirectional printing Manual 40
Upgrade Level 1 Additional UV lamp, associated electronics, added print modes Manual 58
Upgrade Level 2 Automation controls and associated electronics With Automation 80

Beds per hour speeds based on 5’x10′ sheets

The Level One Upgrade includes the addition of a second UV lamp, the associated electronics and additional print modes. Adding a second UV lamp allows for bidirectional printing, which significantly increases printing speed. The conversion is completed with minimal downtime to quickly increase throughput.

Level Two upgrade adds automation controls and electronics to support automation for the optional handling systems. The optional handling systems for the Onset increases the throughput of the press by 25-50% by reducing handling time from 20-45 seconds manually, down to as low as 6 seconds with automation. As a result, this Onset can produce up to 80 beds/hour with automation as opposed to up to 58 beds/hour manually (with 30 seconds handling).

OnsetX1-LT Specifications

Print Area: 126.8″ x 63″ (edge to edge printing)

Print Finish: variable, satin to gloss

Maximum Substrate Thickness: 1.8″ (46mm)

Space Required:  Manual – 49.3’ X 19.5’ (15.0 m x 5.9 m) (including space for exclusion zones, door opening and access) + Chiller

The Uvijet family of inks offers excellent adhesion and flexibility. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications including banners, POP, backlit images, exhibition graphics, signage, printing onto glass, metal, acrylic and board. The OnsetX1-LT uses Uvijet OW or Uvijet OX-series of UV curable inks (CMYKLcLmW)

  • Caldera Grand RIP + (Fujifilm edition): Support for over 800 printers and cutters. Analyze cost on each job printed. Helps designers make corporate spot colors with new Color Book.
  • ColorGATE Production Server (Fujifilm edition): One RIP solution, offering support for over 750 printers and cutters. Sync color between multiple printers with easy 3-step process.

IncaConnect offers a suite of software tools that allow integration of OnsetX printers into existing MIS (Management Information System) production software and workflow solutions, and aims to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

What Clients Say about Onset LT

Purchasing the Inca Onset LT delivers the quality we need while allowing us to upgrade later to add speed.  It was by far the best choice for our business today.
Jason Stormowski, President, Imperial Communications, New Berlin, Wisconsin

Having the option to upgrade the LT over time is perfect for our business model; it complements our other equipment nicely.
Craig Riethmacher, Middleton Group, Markham, Ontario

We output a lot of white ink on the Onset, and it’s the best on the market for quality, production and outstanding reliability.
Christian Collazo, Collazo Group, Puerto Rico