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VGL orders Inca Onset S20

VGL orders Inca Onset S20

Reading-based digital printer VGL has bought an Inca Onset S20 flatbed printer from Fujifilm Sericol. The printer, which is being installed in October, "will change the landscape of what we do", said VGL managing director Michael Ayerst. ?"It will add considerable capacity and allow us not only to grow our small and medium run volume display business, but also expand into and offer a competitive service on longer runs.

"If someone is buying print from one of the hundreds of smaller flatbed machines, then they are not buying the right thing", added Ayerst. ?"They should be buying output from the Inca Onset S20 as it will be better value, it will be quicker and it will be higher quality."

The VGL Inca Onset S20 uses Fujifilm Sericol's six-colour Ultratone Uvijet inks with orange and violet to produce a wide colour gamut. ?"Adding Ultratone is really important to us", pointed out Ayerst. ?"We work a lot with fashion retailers and a close colour match is critical as the point of sale must match the garment. ?With Ultratone it is easy to get a much closer match than before." ?Another feature that is expected to prove popular with customers is the Inca Onset S20's ability to produce a variety of gloss finishes, from satin through to high gloss. ?This is achieved by the curing process rather than the addition of a separate varnish.

VGL, which already has an extensive plant list, including the UK's first Inca Eagle, has invested heavily in keeping its kit up to date. The company's recent investment in a Kongsberg digital cutting table puts support in place to handle the increase in output anticipated with the Onset S20 installation. ?"Our customers know that they can throw us almost any task and it is no problem", said Ayerst. "Whether it is wrapping a building, wrapping a van or a big retail point of sale, we have an awful lot of flexibility and technical expertise and equipment to cope with it."

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