Xaar 5601 is generating significant interest with its exceptionally high-resolution print at high speed, and more than 5600 nozzles, capable of jetting up to eight litres of fluid per hour.
Xaar, a world leader in industrial inkjet printing, highlighted at InPrint Milan 2018 how OEMs can use its printheads to get to market faster, develop inkjet solutions cost-effectively, and better meet their customers’ needs – enabling them to get ahead of the competition and achieve more. InPrint Milan 2018 was held from November 20-22, 2018 at Milan, Italy.
At the show, the company celebrated the commercial launch of its Xaar 5601 printhead. Eight years in development, the Xaar 5601 is generating significant interest with its exceptionally high-resolution print at high speed, and more than 5600 nozzles, capable of jetting up to eight litres of fluid per hour. A growing number of OEMs are developing their print solutions based on the Xaar 5601, such as Windmöller & Hölscher, which was announced earlier this year.
Visitors to Xaar’s stand were able to inspect a range of stunning samples printed by the Xaar 5601, demonstrating why it is the ideal printhead for a range of applications including packaging, textiles, décor and commercial print. They were able to view a wide range of Xaar printheads, highlighting key sectors: industrial print, packaging, advanced manufacturing and 3D printing.
The results of another recent innovation—Xaar’s unique High Laydown (HL) Technology—was on display. HL Technology enables the printing of a range of textured effects on labels, folding cartons and other products. Such high-build, textured embellishments (also called tactile or dimensional effects) can be used to significantly enhance the shelf appeal of products and ensure they stand out on display.
Throughout the show, Xaar’s expertise was underlined with a number of talks. As InPrint 2018’s official Conference Partner, the company took part in a range of industry discussions over the three days. Werner Zapka of Xaar hosted the technical conference on day one and day two and introduced talks from industry leaders, including two by Xaar engineers Renzo Trip and Tomas Cerny. Day two saw Jason Remnant, Senior Product Manager, discuss ‘Keeping up with and getting ahead of the demands of packaging printing with the Xaar 5601’ at 11am, while on day three, Angus Condie, Director of Integration and Applications, gave a talk on ‘Latest Developments in using High Laydown Technology for 3D photopolymer printing’ at 1 pm.
This will detail how HL Technology enables a more diverse fluid portfolio since jetting higher viscosity fluids allows for greater part functionality. Finally, several Xaar partners showcased its products and technology. One of these, Meteor Inkjet Ltd (stand 1034), launched its new DropWatcher family of products, designed to evaluate and optimise printhead and ink combinations.
Mike Utley, Director of Marketing and Product Strategy at Xaar, says: “We would like to welcome visitors to our stand at InPrint 2018, where they can see and learn more about our printhead portfolio and technology as well hear our latest integration announcement for the Xaar 5601. This, combined with the insights presented during the conference sessions, will highlight how visitors can get ahead with Xaar’s industrial inkjet technology and achieve more.”