Onset X3

Onset X3 Description

Capable of printing in excess of 9,600 ft²/hour (180 beds/hour), the Onset X3 features three (3) CMYK ink channels plus the choice of white or orange. The Onset X3 sits at the pinnacle of productivity. With this printer, users of analog screen printing lines can take the digital route, confident they can print high-quality long runs with superb consistency and reliability.

See how the Onset X3 has helped Artisan exceed customer expectations by printing high-quality, photographic reproductions and improving speed to market.


The Onset X3 uses Fujifilm Dimatix drop-on-demand printheads, which are perfect for the production of high volume, quality images onto a wide variety of media. The printheads jet a 14 picoliter drop size providing a good balance of quality and volume for the display POP and signage market.

To ensure maximum throughput, the Inca Onset X3 is compatible with Inca’s flexible automation systems which offer customers the choice to operate in manual, three quarter or full automation. The optional handling systems for Onset increase the throughput of the press by reducing handling time from 20-45 seconds manually, down to just 6 seconds with automation.

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Choice of Color Configurations on the Onset X3

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Onset X3 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).

Choice of Automation Systems – Increase the throughput of the Onset X3 by reducing manual change out of materials with the optional 3/4 Automation system or fully-automated feed system.

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How X3 Stacks Up

Pass Mode R Beds/Hour (Bi-Di Satin)
4 Pass 180
5 Pass 160
6 Pass 128
8 Pass 97

Beds per hour speeds based on 5’x10′ sheets

Onset X3: Owner Persepectives

See how the Onset X3 has transformed Direct Edge Media’s POP Display and Instore Retail Marketing business.

Onset X3 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:  3/4 Automation – Long Edge – 47.6’ x 34.8’ (14.5 m x 10.6 m) + Materials Handling + Chiller
3/4 Automation – Short Edge – 55.8’ x 23.3’ (17 m x 7.1 m) + Materials Handling + Chiller
Hostert Automation (includes 10’ width for fork truck access) – Long Edge – 47.6’ x 37.7’ (14.5 m x 11.5 m) + Materials Handling + Chiller
Hostert Automation (includes 10’ width for fork truck access) – Short Edge – 55.8’ x 37.7’ (17 m x 11.5 m) + Materials Handling + 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 Onset X3 uses Uvijet OW-series UV curable inks (CMYKOW)

  • 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.

Inca Vision remote diagnostics software is like OnStar service for ink on press. Your Onset X support team can monitor your press remotely and be automatically notified if any performance degradation occurs. Ensures maximum productivity and press uptime.

What Experts Say about Onset X3

“The new Onset X Series is designed to remove the traditional compromise of quality and productivity and make the choice of printer the easiest decision they have to make. The Series combines an easy-to-understand upgrade path with a comprehensive choice of options, so that, whatever stage the business is at, management can configure or re-configure an Onset X printer with the right productivity and color performance to match their budget and evolving business needs.”
John Mills, Inca Digital , CEO