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XAAR printhead

Xaar demonstrates the excellence of its digital inkjet printheads for quality label printing at Labelexpo Asia this week (1-4 December, Shanghai New Exhibition Center).

Beijing Du Gao Gu Tu Digital Technology Co Ltd, a leading supplier of label production technologies, is showing the new ARES210 label printer featuring 12 Xaar 1001 printheads producing high quality, variable labels in Hall E2/Stand H18.

Xaar, as the leader in digital inkjet technology, had a major impact at Labelexpo Europe 09 recently with ten OEMs demonstrating Xaar-enabled printers that clearly showed the reliability and flexibility of inkjet and its impact on the digital printing sector. These included Atlantic Zeiser, Delta Industrial Services, Durst, EFI, FFEI/Nilpeter and Stork.

Xaar-enabled digital label printers open up new possibilities for single-pass, full colour direct printing onto paper, film, metal and many other materials, producing photo-realistic print on labels, promotional items, ID cards and packaging. Some printers achieve close to 50m/minute, resulting in substantially improved return on investment for the label printer. The native print resolution is 360dpi, however, when using the greyscale capabilities of the 1001 printhead, an apparent resolution of over 1000dpi can be achieved.

The industrial strength Xaar 1001 variable drop (greyscale) printhead is the technology that makes these applications possible. It is revolutionary in its design and ensures high reliability and productivity through its XaarDOT™ (Xaar Drop Optimisation Technology) capability and its TF Technology™ (re-circulating ink system) design. XaarDOT™ gives users the ability to select drop size or resolution depending on the application, image quality and substrate.

“The growth of digital label printers is driven by the fact that 65 per cent of all four colour jobs produced today are less than 10,000 labels”, says Wang Wei, Managing Director, Xaar Asia Pacific. “Time to market is a critical factor for brand owners and digital production is a fast and flexible process. Digital labels are addressing an area of the market that is impossible to address through the conventional process and Xaar is quickly becoming the printhead of choice in the market.”

About Xaar
Xaar is the world’s leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet printheads, inks and peripheral equipment to commercial printing and industrial manufacturing markets. Xaar’s innovative technology offers OEM customers and licensees commercial advantage through product differentiation, productivity, and faster time-to-market.