Following a year spent testing a variety of machines across the market, Showcard Print, a specialist in the supply of printed POS and POP to the retail sector and to major brands, has invested in an Onset X3 platform from Fujifilm with the Inca Digital robotics system to further boost the company’s work rate.


With a 40-year heritage in the wide format sector, Showcard Print operates a range of wide format digital, screen and litho services producing high quality POS materials for some of the best-known retail brands on the market.


“We’re looking to the future,” says Showcard Print managing director, Mark Smith. “Over the next few months we’re investing £3 million in growing the business and the Onset X3 is obviously a very significant part of our plans. We’ve been Fujifilm and Inca Digital customers for some time, buying litho plates and screen inks from Fujifilm and running both an Inca Digital Onset S50 and an Onset S70 for a number of years. As the Onset S70 is reaching the end of its life we needed to find a replacement. 


“The Onset X3 proved itself to be the best machine for us for a number of reasons. Customer expectations of quality are increasing and, as far as we’re concerned, the Onset X3 is as good as it gets in that regard. When you then consider the new robotic automation system Inca now provides with the machine, the already impressive productivity has gone up yet another level.”