The latest addition to the Inca Onset series, the Inca Onset Q40i incorporates Fujifilm Spectra Dimatix QS10 printheads to deliver a 10 picolitre drop size, building upon the quality of the S40i model’s 27 picolitre drop size.

The flat-bed prints onto media up to 3.14m x 1.6m (123.6in x 63in) and up to 50mm (2in) thick. It can be ordered as a four or six-colour model, offers 1200dpi, and prints up to 310m2/hr, equating to 62 full-bed sheets per hour.

Applications for the printer will include backlit cosmetics displays, fashion displays and other closely-viewed graphics, said Inca.

New York City-based Duggal Visual Solutions is the first beta test partner of the Inca Onset Q40i. Chief executive Michael Duggal said with clientele that tended to “push creative boundaries” the company was expert at dealing with industry demands.

“We have years of experience assessing which machines are capable of satisfying and exceeding those demands,” he added.

Heather Kendle, marketing director at Inca Digital, said that Inca and Fujifilm were expecting the machine to generate significant interest at Fespa.

She said: “With an output quality comparable to offset litho married with Inca Digital’s on-going commitment to delivering flexible, high-productivity solutions, we believe that the Onset Q40i will attract considerable attention.”