From the brightest, most textured ceramic tiles to the smallest, most complex printed electronics, Xaar's digital inkjet technologies are transforming print processes in markets as diverse as textiles, graphics, packaging, 3D printing and additive manufacturing (which include sub-sectors such as biomedical, flat panel displays and semiconductors).
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Digital inkjet is increasingly considered for advanced manufacturing processes for the deposition of functional fluids across a range of industrial applications. As an inkjet innovator we are focused on developing these applications using the technology built into Xaar’s latest range of advanced printheads. We have a professional team working closely with manufacturers, fluid formulators and specialist printer makers to bring these new processes to market with our printheads and technologies.
Over the last few years, the ceramics tile industry has extensively adopted digital inkjet technology for the tile decoration process. It has enabled tile manufacturers to replicate natural materials and produce highly creative and textured tiles as well as larger and thinner tiles. Xaar’s revolutionary printhead portfolio is recognised as the ‘breakthrough technology’ that drove this digital transformation as it delivered enhanced print quality and printhead robustness.
Xaar provides the premium offering in digital inkjet to the coding and marking sector with its printheads offering superior print quality and its wide range of approved inks and fluids. This enables companies to achieve faster line speeds, increase throw distance and print more accurately onto porous and semi-porous surfaces – offering a low cost of ownership alternative to thermal inkjet.
Xaar printheads for the décor industry enable cost-effective print runs and rapid production turnaround for the digital decoration of wood laminates, glass, vinyl flooring and wallpaper. Allowing manufacturers to deliver a far broader range of design variations than traditional print processes can manage. As digital print facilitates short run, on-demand production, Xaar printheads enable rapid design introduction and dramatically reduce inventories.
Xaar's printheads allow high quality, high-volume single-pass inkjet printing directly onto smooth and shaped containers with exceptional reliability. Direct-to-shape decoration changes the way brands engage with consumers through highly creative and effective marketing campaigns and customised messaging. With the ability to rapidly change design, product packages can become a new medium for almost real-time communication, in some cases creating a dialogue between brand and consumer.
Xaar’s printheads for the graphics sector deliver excellent and consistent print performance enabling users to achieve high quality without compromising on speed. Providing the utmost flexibility, Xaar's printheads are compatible with solvent inks providing solutions that are durable and fade-resistant for outdoor applications and UV-curable or eco-solvent inks for indoor signage.
3D Printing is a manufacturing methodology that encompasses a range of processes and applications, with a common theme of building parts up, usually layer-upon-layer.
High Speed Sintering for 3D Printing. Enabled by inkjet technology, mass production 3D Printing is now a reality. Xaar’s team possesses unique, knowledge and experience of High Speed Sintering which enables tailored solutions for stakeholders across the supply chain from OEMs to materials suppliers and end users. High Speed Sintering using Xaar technology allows for a faster time-to-market and increase in ROI compared to traditional additive manufacturing processes.
There is increasing demand for shorter run-lengths and special or customised designs, and a drive to increase the speed of design change and reduce label inventory levels. Digital printing is perfectly suited to meet these customer requirements and Xaar printheads for the labelling industry enable cost-effective print runs and rapid production turnaround for printing labels for product, warning and hazard identification, promotions and decoration.
Xaar printheads for the packaging industry enable cost-effective print runs and rapid production turnaround for printing onto cardboard, labels, flexible packaging, bottles, cans and other rigid containers. One packaging sub-sector which has started to adopt Xaar technology is the direct-to-shape printing of decoration onto packaging, other sub-sectors are labelling and coding & marking.
Product printing is about decorating all types of product, printing directly to aluminium cans or glass bottles, printing difficult to mark medical implements, printing full colour logos and other functional graphics onto many different products from garden tools to the fascias of washing machines. Xaar company Engineered Printing Solutions (EPS) is a leader in this sector.