Xaar strengthens its position in label market with global launch of inkjet print bar system

The Xaar Print Bar System
The Xaar Print Bar System

Xaar, one of the world’s leading inkjet technology specialists, has announced the launch of its new Print Bar System which incorporates the Xaar 1002 family of high-precision industrial printheads, adding single-pass inkjet capability to analogue web and sheet-fed presses.

Users can take advantage of the benefits of digital printing easily and economically and deliver more creativity to their customers. In addition, the reliability provided by the Xaar 1002’s patented TF Technology sets this print bar apart from others on the market.

The Xaar Print Bar System is easy to configure and ideal for personalised, variable data, special effects and short-run printing for a range of applications, including labels and packaging. By using Xaar 1002 printheads with TF Technology, the new system can handle a wide range of inks and fluids, including spot colours (K or CMY), protective lacquers, high-build spot varnish, heavily pigmented high-opacity under-surface whites, cold foil adhesives and metallic.

As a result, print providers now have the ability to add special effects and variable data digitally, saving the considerable cost and time associated with analogue production methods.

The Xaar Print Bar is a complete ‘ready-to-use system’ featuring a choice of Xaar 1002 printheads (GS6, GS12 or GS40 depending on the application), an ink supply system and full print management and workflow capabilities to ensure total control of the print process.

Available in a range of print widths from 70 up to 560mm, and single or dual configurations with print speeds up to 75m/min as standard, the Print Bar System can be easily integrated into a wide range of web or sheet-fed press configurations – and at any point on the press. It can be easily retro-fitted to existing analogue presses, designed into new builds, or used as a standalone print solution if preferred. For those looking for more, it can be configured for higher speeds, higher laydown or multi-process applications.

The Xaar Print Bar System made its global debut at Labelexpo Europe last week on the Edale stand, shown both as a stand-alone unit and integrated within the Graphium hybrid press.