In preparation for full commercial launch, Xaar used InPrint 2017 to showcase its four colour print capabilities as well as the numerous advantages of its new 5601 Thin Film Piezo Silicon MEMS printhead.
In development for seven years and with over £31 million invested in its research and development, the Xaar 5601 incorporates a number of innovative technologies. Using a new Thin Film Piezo Silicon MEMS technology, the 5601 is very high resolution with over 5600 nozzles, capable of jetting up to eight litres of fluid per hour. New innovations such as AcuDrp Technology allow complete control over greyscale drop ejection for perfect image quality. In addition, the Xaar 5601 incorporates TF Technology to maximise production up time, print quality and lifetime. Furthermore, with the Z profile, multiple printheads can fit closely together for an exceptionally compact print zone, accurate drop placement between colours and reduced costs associated with accurate media control and positioning. This new printhead is optimised for aqueous inks and provides excellent suitability for other low viscosity fluids. Its small drop and outstanding performance make it ideal for textiles, laminates, commercial print, packaging and many more applications.