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​From the biggest, brightest billboards to the smallest, most complex 2D data codes, Xaar's digital inkjet technologies are transforming print processes in markets as diverse as ceramics, graphics, packaging, and advanced ​​manufacturing (which include sub-sectors such as printed electronics, display screens and semiconductors).

​With a singular commitment to innovation and delivering enabling technology, we work closely with our customers to deliver advanced piezoelectric printheads, inks and systems components that open up a whole world of print applications and exciting business opportunities.​​​​​​​​​​



Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Digital inkjet is increasingly considered for Advanced Manufacturing processes for the deposition of functional fluids across a broad range of industrial applications. As an inkjet innovator we are focus​ed on developing these applications. We have​ a professional team working closely with manufacturers, fluid formulators and specialist printer makers to bring new manufacturing processes to market.

Ceramics

Ceramics

Digital inkjet printing has revolutionised ceramic tile decoration. Until recently the primary way to decorate tiles was with traditional methods such as rotary screen printing. Now digital inkjet printing is the go-to technology, enabling ceramic tile manufacturers worldwide to cut production costs, reduce waste, speed work-in-progress, minimise stocks of finished product and improve turnaround times. ​

Coding & marking

Coding & marking
Coding and Marking – also known as ‘Product Identification’ –  refers to the practice of putting variable information such as ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates, barcodes, 2d data matrix codes, QR codes, logos, and other images onto products such as food containers (‘primary packaging’) and the cardboard boxes and cartons that they are packed in (‘secondary packaging’)​.​​

Direct-to-shape

Direct-to-shape
Direct-to-shape (DTS) inkjet printing is the highly efficient process of printing full colour images and text directly​ onto cans, bottles, sleeves and other shaped containers for beverage, personal care and home care products. This means brands can customise product design and messaging, as well as easily implement creative marketing campaigns. 

Graphics

Graphics
Graphics printers are generally referred to as wide- or grand-format graphics printers. They typically operate in scanning mode to ensure excellent image production on materials such as vinyl, textile, paper, foam board or rigid laminate. A carriage with multiple printheads makes numerous side-to-side passes over the substrate, whether on roll-to-roll machines or flatbed units.​

High Speed Sintering for 3D Printing

High Speed Sintering for 3D Printing

​High Speed Sintering for 3D Printing applications does not require tooling, driving down set-up time and costs by replacing multiple processes. It also allows for faster product design and modification, improves manufacturing efficiency, and enables the creation of on-demand, high value parts with geometry freedom. All this contributes to a faster time-to-market and increase in ROIcompared to traditional additive manufacturing processes.

Labelling

Labelling
​Labels are used for many different applications, including product identification, name tags, warning and hazard identification, promotions and as decals for product decoration. They are typically printed roll-to-roll, using a combination of conventional print processes including flexographic, letterpress, offset, gravure and screen print processes.

Laminates

Laminates

The Décor industry is diverse and includes the decoration of wood laminates, a sector of focus for Xaar. The Décor sector also covers glass, vinyl flooring and wallpaper.​ All sub-sectors are at the early stages of an exciting transition from using traditional analogue printing methods to digital inkjet technology.​​

Packaging

Packaging

From product protection, storage, handling and transportation to promotion and brand perception, the role of packaging is extremely diverse.​ Xaar printheads for the packaging industry facilitate cost-effective print runs and rapid production turnaround in what is a fast moving industry.

Product Printing

Product Printing

Product Printing is a process where a fluid, traditionally ink, is applied directly onto a manufactured product. Examples include printing promotional products, printing difficult-to-mark medical implements, printing full colour logos and other graphics onto many different items and onto many different substrates. Manufacturers can use this process to convey information, identify a brand and communicate a call-to-action  to target customers.

Other applications

We continually strive to innovate and pioneer new markets, serving new applications. If you are interested in an application that is not currently listed, please contact us as we may still be able to help find a solution for y​our requirements.​