Meteor Inkjet has announced support for Xaar's High Laydown Technology for Xaar 2001+ and Xaar 1003 printheads.
High Laydown Technology addresses the need some industrial print applications have for extremely large volumes of fluid to be deposited at high speed, in a single pass. Examples include gloss, adhesive, lustre and metallic for ceramics; tactile effects including raised varnish, foil and Braille on labels, folding cartons and other packaging; white, black or flood coating; and high build UV 3D printing. Typical digital alternatives require multiple print bars or machines to run at low speeds to build up sufficient thickness and conventional techniques such as rotary screen can be economically unsuitable for low to medium run sizes. This makes High Laydown Technology an extremely attractive proposition.
Clive Ayling, Meteor's managing director, explained: ‘Fully accessing the benefits of High Laydown Technology requires a thorough understanding of the printhead waveform, image encoding, line speed compensation and the ink delivery system. Through our long standing and close working relationship with Xaar, Meteor is proud to once again present a solution which allows our customers to easily take advantage of all that Xaar's technology has to offer.’