Xaar 2002 delivers exceptional print performance
Xaar has launched a highly advanced, simple to install printhead, following close collaboration with its global OEMs.
Designed to deliver exceptional 720 dpi print resolution quality and performance across a range of applications including ceramics, glass, packaging and label applications, the new Xaar 2002 has been developed specifically to provide fast and easy integration and is ready to use straight out of the box.
Using drop-in printhead alignment, mechanical tolerance improvements allow the printheads to be dropped into the printbar more easily, making set up times faster, and machine builds quicker.
Developed following OEM and customer feedback, the ‘plug and print’ capability significantly reduces set-up times and helps save time and money.
In addition, thanks to its new advanced Tuned Actuator Manufacturing – TAM2 – and Xaar AcuChp Technology, the 2002 also delivers visibly improved colour uniformity across the width of the printhead, further reducing printhead installation and set up times, therefore maximising uptime.
Print speed is greatly enhanced with the new printhead, enabling lines to be run faster. By using the full capability of the printhead, much higher firing frequencies of up to 36 kHz are now possible, delivering significantly increased printing speeds of up to 75 metres per minute at 720dpi.
Graham Tweedale, general manager of the company’s printhead business unit, said: ‘After extensive collaboration with our global OEMs we worked hard to ensure the Xaar 2002 delivers the operational improvements they have asked for.
‘With its simple installation and significantly reduced set up times, we believe the Xaar 2002 printhead offers the speed and performance our customers now demand for the print applications they provide.’
Each 2002 printhead can be customised by OEMs, ensuring visibility of their brand on the print engine. Furthermore, the printhead is serviceable, lowering the total cost of ownership and providing an excellent return on investment.
Designed for use across a variety of applications and ink types the printhead is available in three variants – the Xaar 2002 Plus, 2002 Premium and 2002 Advanced, providing customer choice and flexibility for a range of print applications.
The printhead also incorporates TF Technology, High Laydown and Ultra High Viscosity printing capabilities. These provide users with significant performance improvements when compared to other printhead designs.
TF Technology allows a broader range of ink or other fluids to flow directly past the back of the nozzle at very high flow rates. This prevents the nozzle from drying out, increasing the printhead’s nozzle open time, thereby ensuring the printhead is continuously primed for trouble free start up, even after periods of non use.
Incorporating many of the performance features requested by customers, the 2002 is the first printhead to launch under the company’s new leadership team and demonstrates the focus on its new strategy.
‘The Xaar 2002 range offers all round ease of set up and use, while delivering the exceptional print quality, unsurpassed reliability and unique technologies Xaar is renowned for,’ concluded Graham. ‘Saving time and maximising print results for our customers, whatever their application.’
The Xaar 2002 is fully backwards compatible with printers already using the Xaar 2001+.