2nd February 2017

Onset X: Bachmann

At drupa 2016, respected screen printer Bachmann GmbH, based in Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, invested in a high-performance Inca Onset X3 from Fujifilm, leading to immediate increases in the levels of quality and productivity that the company is able to deliver to customers.

“Modern print companies need to revolutionise to survive. No one can say for sure what the future holds, but what is certain is that those with the most flexibility, adaptability and creativity will thrive. In the Onset X3, and in our growing partnership with both Fujifilm and Inca Digital, we think we have given ourselves the best possible platform to deliver on all of these essential requirements.”



Bachman GmbH

Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany

Fujifilm products:
Onset X3
Onset S40i

Type of work:
A huge range of wide format signage products for customers across a variety of sectors, from high-profile brands in the textile, retail and automotive industries; to popular cinema and petrol station chains.

A new level of quality and productivity

With the Inca Onset X3, we feel that the Fujifilm-Inca partnership has taken both productivity and quality to another level altogether,” says Pascal Bachmann. “I would go so far as to say that I think the Onset X3 is unmatched as a large format machine with the ability to handle both flexible and rigid substrates. There are probably flatbed machines out there that are a close match in quality or productivity for rigid substrates, and other machines that come close for printing to flexible materials, but I don’t believe there is any single machine on the market today that can match the X3 for both quality and productivity across such a wide range of substrate types.”

Seamless installation process

“Confirming our order at drupa 2016, we bought the very machine that was on the Fujifilm stand. Fujifilm shipped it straight to us immediately after the show and by the middle of July, it was fully operational. The Fujifilm sales and installation teams did an excellent job in a short space of time.”

Full automation

With its ability to print on flexible and rigid substrates up to 5cm thick, at an extraordinary 900m2/hr, the Onset X3 is greatly enhancing Bachmann’s overall productivity, helped further by the fact that its investment included Hostert full-automation. The Hostert system automatically loads media onto the machine, maximising its production potential and freeing up staff time to focus on other parts of the business.

Customer satisfaction

“Our customers were already very happy with the quality of the products we were delivering for them on the Onset S40i,” Mr Bachmann concludes. “The X3 has taken that up a level again and we are working with Fujifilm to adapt our S40i to run on X series inks as well, so that it too can benefit from the enhanced quality on offer. But the biggest difference we (and our customers) have noticed is just how quickly we can turn jobs around on the X3, while maintaining the exceptional levels of quality and durability our customers have come to expect.