Xaar presents first large drop printhead to deliver big colour at Ceramics China 2014


Xaar, the ceramics industry’s leading inkjet printhead specialist, will present the new Xaar 1002 GS40 printhead as the next step in digitalising the whole tile manufacturing process at Ceramics China 2014 (Booth K301, Hall 8.1, 21st-24th May, Guangzhou). This new printhead will deliver on the challenge of achieving ‘Big Colour’.

“The Xaar 1002 GS40 is the next step for digital inkjet to extend beyond the decoration phase in producing intense colours and special effects to increase differentiation and added-value,” says Richard Barham, Sales and Marketing Director, Xaar. “We are making further digitalisation of tile production easy by delivering high laydown capability in the same form factor as the Xaar 1002. As it is driven by the same electronics it can be rapidly adopted and implemented by tile printer manufacturers and is expected to appear in machines from Tecnargilla.”

The Xaar 1002 GS40 has the ability to lay down a wider range of inks with larger pigment particles, to give strong, vibrant colours and a range of glaze effects. This will bring incredibly valuable flexibility and differentiation to tile manufacturers. With this new technology, tile manufacturers can lay-down up to 40 g/m2. This high pigment load is delivered with 5 grey levels using up to 160 pL drops, enabling the Xaar 1002 GS40 to fulfil the promise of Big Colour and Big Effects.

Xaar’s OEMs can adopt this special Xaar 1002 GS40 quickly and easily as the existing decoration machine head mounts and print bars can accommodate the new printhead without modification. Similarly the electronics are 100 % backwards compatible enabling ease of integration and familiar operation on the production lines.

“We are thrilled to announce the GS40 as the first of our 3 new printheads that will further enable tile manufacturers to move forward in realising the vision we share for digitalising their production lines,” says Barham.

During Ceramics China 2014 you can learn more about how to achieve Big Colour, Big Effects and Big Advantage at the Xaar stand through interactive presentations being held 21st, 22nd and 23rd May at 11 a.m 2 p.m and 4 p.m.

Xaar’s ceramic industry OEM partners at this year’s show include EFI Cretaprint, Hope Ceramics Machinery, Keda, 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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