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XAAR Launches the New XAAR 1002 Ceramic Printhead

XAAR announced the launch of the new XAAR 1002. XAAR 1002 incorporates multiple new technology features, drawing on XAAR’s many years in the cer­amics industry, giving improved drop volume uniformity and drop placement accuracy for an even higher quality printed image.

Featuring 1000 optimised geometry nozzles, XAAR 1002 can jet and place drops with the highest precision on the market. As a result this new printhead produces the smooth tones and solid areas needed to replicate natural materials that are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. Two variants of XAAR 1002 (GS6 and GS12) have been developed and optimised for a wide range of creative and textured designs used on ceramic wall and floor tiles. The new XAAR 1002 printhead builds on the outstanding success of XAAR 1001. Tile manufacturers choose XAAR technology for its overall high performance and reliability which is delivered by XAAR’s TF Technol­ogy™ combined with the Hybrid Side-Shooter™ architecture. Customer ‘ease of use’ has also been enhanced by an improvement to the customer electronic interface and by enabling a reduction in the set up time required. XAAR 1002 is a highly versatile printhead. It is capable of handling a wide range of fluids and viscosity ranges and is backwards compatible with XAAR 1001. Also available alongside XAAR 1002 is a range of systems components – including the new slimline HPC3, XUSB and XAAR Hydra. These have been designed for easy configuration, optimisation and integration to reduce time-to-market. In addition, the improved uniformity of XAAR 1002 allows manufacturers to configure long print bars with multiple printheads faster and more easily. Finally, as XAAR 1002 is fully compatible with XAAR 1001 enabled printers, users can easily upgrade whenever they wish and experience the benefits immediately. Ceramic tile decoration printers featuring the new XAAR 1002 printhead are available now from EFI Cretaprint, Hope Ceramics Machinery, KERAjet, Meijia Ceramic Equipment, New King Time Machinery, Intesa-SACMI, Projecta SITI B&T, SRS and TecnoFerrari.

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