Cambridge: 21st May 2012 – Xaar, the leader in digital ceramic printing technology, announces the launch of a new model of the revolutionary Xaar 1001 inkjet printhead family.

The Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead will enable ceramic tile manufacturers to achieve deep and rich colours. 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 manufacturing productivity in the harshest industrial environments.

The Xaar 1001 has revolutionised the ceramics industry. It is the printhead of choice for both ceramic tile printer manufacturers and producers of ceramic tiles.

Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead

With the launch of the new printhead, tile manufacturers can now choose the best Xaar 1001 printhead for their application. The established GS6 model jets 6-42 picolitre drops which is ideal for the production of pale shades and detailed tile designs viewed at close quarters such as wall tiles. The GS6 is also the ideal printhead for packaging and single-pass display graphics applications that require fine detail.  The new GS12 jets larger 12-84 picolitre drops delivering even more ink for deep colour intensity to produce bolder tile colours and effects. Alternatively the Xaar 1001 GS12 can give the same ink coverage as the GS6, but at double the print speed.  With both printheads ceramic tile manufacturers can achieve stunning replication of natural materials.

The Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead makes its global debut at Ceramics China 2012 (28th-31st May, Guangzhou, China) where visitors can see the printhead for the first time.  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, 24th -28th September 2012) with new machines from EFI Cretaprint, Hope Ceramics Machinery, KERAjet, Projecta SiTi B&T, Intesa-Sacmi and TecnoFerrari.

Ceramic tiles printed with Xaar 1001 printhead

“No other printhead uses our unique TF Technology™ so no other printhead can deliver the same extremely high level 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.”

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Image: Click on the images to download a photograph of the Xaar 1001 GS12 and tiles printed using Xaar 1001 printhead or email request to melindaw@splashpr.co.uk

About Xaar
Xaar is the world’s leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet printheads, inks and systems components 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. Additional information about Xaar is available at www.xaar.com

Contacts:
Xaar: Charlotte Baile T: +44 (0)1223 437273 E: charlotte.baile@xaar.com
Splash!PR: Ruth Clark T: +44 (0)1580 241177 E: ruth@splashpr.co.uk