Xaar to announce major new technology platform at drupa

The Xaar 1003 family of printheads launched last month
The Xaar 1003 family of printheads launched last month

Xaar, one of the leaders in industrial inkjet technology, will be going all-out at this year’s drupa show (Hall 6 Stand C05), presenting its range of premium inkjet printheads and products, announcing a number of exciting new developments and launching a new Thin Film silicon MEMS technology platform.

Xaar’s printheads are at the heart of a vast number of industrial inkjet print systems around the world, delivering both production efficiencies and increased manufacturing capabilities only possible using inkjet technology.

A broad base of manufacturers operating in ceramic tile manufacture, packaging and label printing, direct-to-shape decoration, graphics production and additive manufacturing rely upon Xaar’s bulk piezo technology.

At drupa, Xaar will highlight its Print Bar System, the Xaar 501 printhead, the new Xaar 1003 printhead (launched March 2016) and more.

The Xaar 1003 family of printheads, which incorporates its unrivalled TF Technology, is the latest generation of the trusted Xaar 100x series of printheads. It sets a new benchmark for industrial inkjet printing and achieves the longest maintenance-free production runs in the industry (depending on fluid type and application). With its all-round performance, high productivity and versatility, the new Xaar 1003 builds on the market-leading Xaar 1002 and its predecessor, the original Xaar 1001.

The Xaar Print Bar System adds single-pass inkjet capability to analogue web presses. Launched at Labelexpo Europe last year, it allows users to take advantage of the benefits of digital printing easily and economically to deliver more creativity to their customers. This is a versatile, easy-to-configure solution ideal for personalised, variable data, special effects and short-run printing for a range of applications, including labels and packaging, and saves the considerable cost and time associated with analogue production methods.

The feature-rich Xaar 501 printhead delivers reliability, high production up-time and exceptional print quality. It incorporates the unique PrecisionPlus architecture which optimises the printhead actuator performance to give more uniform drop formation across the print swathe and, therefore, exceptional print quality. For added reliability, particularly key for harsh environments, users can benefit from Xaar’s TF Technology.