- Date 18 Jun 2012
Xaar, the leader in digital ceramic printing technology, announces the Brazilian launch of a new model of the revolutionary Xaar 1001 inkjet printhead family during Forn&Cer. The Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead will enable ceramic tile manufacturers to achieve even deeper and richer colors. It can also be used at double the speed of the Xaar 1001 GS6. This new printhead features Xaar’s patented TF Technology™ to give unrivalled reliability with low maintenance, ensuring maximum productivity in the harshest industrial environments.
The reliability and print quality of the Xaar 1001 has revolutionized the ceramics industry. It is the printhead of choice for both ceramic tile printer manufacturers and producers of ceramic tiles.
With the launch of the new printhead, tile manufacturers can now choose the best Xaar 1001 printhead for their application. The established Xaar 1001 GS6 variant jets dynamically-variable 6-42 picolitre drops, which make it ideal for the production of pale shades and detailed tile designs viewed at close quarters such as wall tiles. The Xaar 1001 GS6 is also the perfect choice for packaging and single-pass display graphics applications that require fine detail. The new Xaar 1001 GS12 model jets larger 12-84 picolitre drops, delivering even more ink for bolder tile colors and effects. Alternatively, the Xaar 1001 GS12 can be configured by software to give the same ink coverage as the Xaar 1001 GS6, but at double the print speed. With both printheads, ceramic tile manufacturers can achieve stunning replication of natural materials like marble and granite, as well as highly decorative creative new designs.
Xaar has worked closely with all the leading printer manufacturers to develop the new Xaar 1001 GS12. The first printers to feature the new printhead will be launched at Tecnargilla (Rimini, Italy, September 24-28, 2012) with new machines from EFI Cretaprint, Hope Ceramics Machinery, KERAjet, Projecta SiTi B&T, Intesa-Sacmi and TecnoFerrari.
In Brazil, the Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead makes its debut at Xaar booth C10 during Forn&Cer (June 19-22, 2012 Sta Gertrudes – SP, Brasil). “The Xaar booth will be used to educate visitors about Xaar’s technology and promote the Xaar 1001 GS12. Ceramics printers in Brazil will benefit from this printhead’s faster print speeds, as well as its proven reliability,” explains Edsel Lonza, Xaar Sales Manager for Latin America. Xaar’s booth will also feature a number of 3D animations explaining the unique technology inside the Xaar 1001 GS12, which can be viewed using the new Xaar Apple app.
“No other printhead uses our unique TF Technology™ so no other printhead can deliver the same extremely high level of machine uptime as the Xaar 1001,” says Mark Alexander, Director of Marketing, Xaar. “Maintaining maximum productivity in the digital decoration process is essential for the ceramics industry, which is why TF Technology™ is so important. Xaar is committed to remaining at the forefront of this rapidly developing market and we will continue to develop the best printheads to meet its very specific needs.”