Xaar announces extended family of printheads to deliver big colour at Ceramics China 2014


Xaar, the ceramics industry’s leading inkjet technology specialist, will showcase the new Xaar 1002 family of printheads and announce three new printheads focusing on the importance and challenge of achieving ‘Big Colour’ at Ceramics China (Booth K301, Hall 8.1, 21st-24th May, Guangzhou).

“The ceramics tile industry has massively adopted digital inkjet for the decoration process but challenges remain in producing intense colours and special effects to increase differentiation and added-value,” says Richard Barham, Sales and Marketing Director, Xaar. “Now Xaar has developed the technology to deliver even bigger advantages by achieving even higher levels of colour intensity and the volume laydown for decorative and flood glazes. All of this at the same time as keeping the incredible detail and accuracy of the Xaar 1002 GS6 and GS12. This will allow tile manufacturers to produce an even wider range of patterns and special effects as we digitalise the entire deposition process.”

Over the last few years the revolutionary Xaar 1001 printhead has transformed the global ceramics industry by freeing tile manufacturers to replicate natural materials, producing highly creative and textured tiles, as well as larger and thinner tiles. Xaar’s ultimate aim remains the digitalisation of the whole ceramics deposition process. Today’s announcement of three new printheads delivering more volume, colour, special effects and new fluids, will enable innovative manufacturers to create a wider variety of spectacular tiles.  Xaar has been working with leading industry institutions and its ink partners so that these new printheads can achieve effects and colours beyond traditional digital decoration limits.

“The new Xaar 1002 GS40, Xaar 1002 SBX and Xaar 001 printheads are the result of considerable investment in R&D to enable ceramic tile producers worldwide to set new standards for design creativity and finishes. Our latest developments will be presented at Ceramics China,” says Barham.

Xaar’s ceramic industry OEM partners at this year’s show include EFI Cretaprint, Hope Ceramics Machinery, KERAjet, Meijia Ceramic Equipment, New King Time Machinery, Intesa-Sacmi, SITI B&T, SRS and TecnoFerrari.

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About Xaar
Xaar is a world-leader in the development of inkjet technology and manufacture of piezoelectric drop-on-demand industrial printheads. The company also develops and sells ink systems, electronics and fluid optimisation services to accelerate inkjet system development and adoption.

Xaar printheads incorporate patented technology which delivers unbeatable performance when decorating, patterning, depositing functional coatings on, or adding structure to, a variety of industrial and consumer products. Today leading manufacturers worldwide, in sectors ranging from ceramics, wide-format graphics and labels to direct-to-shape packaging and decorative laminates, choose Xaar’s printheads because they are extremely precise, exceptionally versatile, incredibly reliable, and designed for high-volume production. Additional information about Xaar is available at www.xaar.com

Contacts:
Xaar:
Charlotte Baile T: +44 1223 437273 E: email
Ruth Clark, Splash!PR T: +44 1580 241177 E: email

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