World-leading ceramic tile printer manufacturers deliver big impact at Tecnargilla with the Xaar 1002 GS40 printhead

  • Date 29 Sep 2014

Xaar, the ceramics industry’s leading inkjet technology specialist, is delighted to confirm that the world’s leading digital ceramic tile decoration printer manufacturers are launching Xaar 1002 GS40-enabled printers at Tecnargilla 2014 to deliver stunning new digital decoration capabilities to the global ceramics market.

This global Xaar 1002 GS40 roll-out by top printer manufacturers is a major endorsement of Xaar’s latest printhead. “We worked closely with our OEM partners during the development of the Xaar 1002 GS40 to ensure it delivers the right performance to achieve stunning new digital tile effects,” says Richard Barham, Sales and Marketing Director, Xaar. “Ceramic tile producers want the ability to digitally apply strong, heavy-pigment, colours and glazes, and to create textures in order to significantly expand the range of ‘added-value’ tile designs on offer. With the Xaar 1002 GS40 we set out to deliver on our theme of ‘Big Colour, Big Effects, Big Advantage’, and the rapid take-up of this new printhead by so many leading printer manufacturers is confirmation that we have delivered on that promise.”

For ultimate operational reliability the Xaar 1002 GS40 features Xaar’s TF Technology™ and Hybrid Side Shooter™ architecture, which continuously recirculates the ink past the back of the nozzle during drop ejection. Critically this keeps large particles in suspension and ensures the printhead is continually primed, minimising the production interruptions that blocked nozzles can cause and ensuring fast start-up times and rapid recovery from mechanical shock.

On its own booth at Tecnargilla (Hall D1 Booth 010) Xaar shows the complete range of Xaar 1002 GS6, GS12 and GS40 printheads with a display of tiles showing the impressive effects and colours possible with the Xaar 1002 GS40. In addition, the Xaar 001 is on display alongside tiles showing some of the fantastic effects possible with this printhead.

To deliver enhanced levels of printhead control and production performance, the company launches the Xaar Print Manager (XPM) at the show. A high-performance solution designed to drive multiple printhead arrays, the XPM delivers increased image complexity, faster data speeds and a greater number of printheads per machine and is available in two configurations: the XPM12 (to support 12 printheads) and the XPM16 (16 printheads).

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