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New Xaar leadership launches first printhead

Following close collaboration with its global OEMs, Xaar has launched a new printhead which it is calling ‘highly advanced and simple to install.’


Designed to deliver 720dpi print resolution quality, the Xaar 2002 is the first printhead launched under Xaar’s new leadership team and offers ‘exceptional performance’ across a range of applications including ceramics, glass, packaging and label applications.


‘After extensive collaboration with our global OEMs we worked hard to ensure the Xaar 2002 delivers the operational improvements they have asked for,’ explained Graham Tweedale, general manager of Xaar’s printhead business unit.


‘With its simple installation and significantly reduced set-up times, we believe the Xaar 2002 printhead offers the speed and performance our customers now demand for the print applications they provide.’


Print speed has been enhanced for the 2002, with speeds of up to 75m/min now possible at 720dpi. Fully backwards compatible with printers already using the Xaar 2001+, the printhead, can also be customised by OEMs, ensuring visibility of their brand on the print engine.  


It is available in three printhead variants – the Xaar 2002 Plus, Xaar 2002 Premium and Xaar 2002 Advanced and incorporates Xaar’s TF Technology, High Laydown and Ultra High Viscosity printing capabilities. The company says this provides users with ‘significant performance improvements when compared to other printhead designs.’


Finally, using drop in printhead alignment, mechanical tolerance improvements allow the printheads to be dropped into the printbar easier, making set-up times faster, and machine builds quicker.


‘The Xaar 2002 range offers all round ease of set up and use, while delivering the exceptional print quality, unsurpassed reliability and unique technologies Xaar is renowned for,’ Mr Tweedale finished. ‘Saving time and maximising print results for our customers, whatever their application.’