Inca rebadges Truepress printer as SpyderX

Inca Digital has launched a renamed version of a 3.2m-wide, UV dual flatbed/roll-to-roll hybrid printer, now called the SpyderX.


The Inca SpyderX is made in Cambridge

The re-badged machine is also known in the market as the Truepress Jet W3200UV sold by Screen and has been sold as the Truepress since 2013.

Product manager Laura Bannister did not give costs but said: “The SpyderX and Truepress Jet W3200UV are built on the same platform and share the same functionality.

“The SpyderX is directly supported by Inca whereas the Truepress Jet is supported by Screen. As an independent entity, and the manufacturer of the machine, we are able to select the best ink technology and develop the most intuitive features for our customer base, which we hope will provide a flexible platform that can grow with our customers’ business.”

The SpyderX is the first model to be sold through Inca’s reseller network and the company plans to add new models to its portfolio in the future.

The six-colour plus white SpyderX inkjet printer uses Inca ink. The six colours are cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan and light magenta.

It features 3.2m-wide flatbed and roll-fed capability for handling rigid and flexible substrates and has a resolution of up to 1,000dpi.

It and delivers production speeds of 230sqm/hr and offers “sharp, pin-point accuracy”, according to the company.

It can print up to 50mm thick on PVC sheets, foamboard, corrugated cardboard, display board, compressed cardboard, polystyrene, paper, synthetic paper, banner material and polycarbonate.

The company set up a dedicated sales division to push sales of the machine, which was launched last week, and is seeking to set up a global network of specialist resellers.

Bannister, who heads up the new division, said: “This is a mid-range machine and typical users could be small printers wanting an uplift in quality.

“Alternatively a larger company that runs faster equipment may want a more bespoke offering – this machine fits the bill.”

The SpyderX builds on the heritage of Inca’s successful Spyder 320 range, the high-performance Onset platform and the OnsetX series launched last year.

“Standard features include automatic cleaning, nozzle mapping and nest functionality,” said Bannister. “As a manufacturer we can ensure best inkheads and ink technology.”

She added: “We are looking for UK resellers as well as those further afield. We are not fixated on the number of UK or overseas resellers: we want to stick with quality rather than quantity.”

Schneidler Grafiska in Sweden and Digital HiRes in Spain are the first companies to be appointed to sell the Inca SpyderX and more companies are due to be announced shortly.

Today almost 1,000 Inca printers – all designed and manufactured at Inca’s HQ in Cambridge – are in operation globally producing graphics and POS materials.

Inca Digital chief executive officer John Mills said: “This is a significant step, but it is a natural evolution of our business.

“Not only will our reseller partners and their customers have access to the team that designed and built these printers, but they will benefit from 24-hour rapid response and online support.”