Inks and Fluids

Xaar inks and fluids overview

To enable Xaar customers (OEMs and end users) to select the ink or fluid that best suits their application and business needs, Xaar evaluates and approves the widest range of inks and fluids of any printhead manufacturer.

Xaar works in partnership with leading ink manufacturers to develop and approve the widest range of compatible inks specifically matched to its printheads. These collaborations deliver a comprehensive range of high performance inks optimised for use in a broad range of applications which underpins excellent print quality, print performance and overall printer performance.

We are also at the forefront of developing inkjet as an advanced manufacturing process. This is a challenging area and we work closely with specialist partners to develop fluids that achieve a balance between functionality and jetability, whilst meeting the reliability levels expected in a high-tech industrial environment.

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All Xaar-approved inks go through the XaarDOT fluid optimisation process, offering the following

XaarDOT: a new analytical technique which determines the complex rheological characteristics of a fluid. Potential reasons for poor performance are identified and reformulation guidance provided, delivering improved print performance and printer operation

Materials compatibility and lifetime testing: Materials ​compatibility testing evaluates the effect of the fluid on the printhead construction materials and of the printhead materials on the fluid. Lifetime testing establishes the robustness of the fluid with the printhead/waveform combinations. The combination of these tests validates the long-term compatibility of the fluid with the printhead

Waveform optimisation: A waveform and temperature compensation algorithm is developed where required for the fluid/printhead combination, ensuring greater drop placement accuracy, optimised operating ​voltage, print reliability and increased throughput

Reliability testing: simulates the performance of a fluid and printhead using the optimised waveform/temperature compensation algorithm. This technique verifies the consistency and reliability of the fluid over a period of one year of heavy usage

Warranty: ​Xaar-approved inks are warranted against long term damage to the printhead. This provides the reassurance that the fluid has been validated, approved and optimised to give unrivalled print performance and trouble free operation. The warranty differentiates XaarDOT optimised fluids from other non-warranted fluids

The XaarDOT fluid optimisation service helps our partners to design and develop a fluid range for specific applications and services. It consists of XaarDOT, Materials Compatibility/Lifetime Testing, Waveform Optimisation, R​eliability Testing and Warranty.

The service delivers a range of benefits including reducing the time and cost required to develop fluids for developers and improved time to market for printer manufacturers. Our customers benefit from ​a guaranteed long printhead life for XaarDOT fluid and the knowledge that the fluid has bee​n optimised, for a given application, to give unrivalled print performance and trouble free operation.

In addition to the portfolio of approved inks, Xaar also works closely with customers and ink manufacturers to formulate bespoke ink and specialist fluid solutions to meet the exact requirements of a diverse range of applications and markets.

Ink Directory
Atlimira
UV Cure
Graphics
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Agfa-Gevaert NV
Septestraat 27,
Mortsel,
B-2640
Belgium
+32 3 444 2111
AT ProS
Solvent
Graphics
Xaar Proton
AT Standard
Solvent
Graphics
Xaar 128
AT Supersaver
Solvent
Graphics
Xaar 128
AT Inks
16, Yashodham Centre
Film City Road, Goregaon (E)
Mumbai
400 063
India
+91 22 32408558
Cerami Jet series
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
China Glaze
136 Sec 4
Chung Hsing Road
Chuntung, Hisnchu
Taiwan
Republic of China
+886 3 5824688
2nd Generation series
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Colorobbia Holding Spa
Via Pietramarina 53
I-50053 Sovigliana
Vinci-Firenze
Italy
+39 0571 7091
Shiny color ink/Xaar 128
Solvent
Graphics
Xaar 128
DongGuan ShinyColor InkJet technology Co. Ltd
No.88, WuLian Industrial Park
FengPing Road
FengGang Town
DongGuan
China
+86 769 82199971
CIK series
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
CIS Series
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Esmalglass Itaca
Partida Rambleta s/n
12.191 Pobla Tornesa (Castellon)
Spain
+34 964 657 800
FA series
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
GS series
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Ferro Spain SA
Ctra. Valencia-Barcelona, km 61.5
Almazora
Castellon
E-12550
Spain
+34 964 50 44 50
HD3 Series
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
HV4 Series
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Fritta
CV-20 KM-8 Apdo 293
12200 Onda (Castellon)
Spain
+34 964 777 600
RA Series
UV Cure
Graphics
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems Ltd
Pysons Road
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 2LE
United Kingdom
+ 44 (0)1843 866668
DSI-PG series
Solvent Soluble Ink
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Guangdong Dowstone Technology Co., Ltd
14-17, 2nd Floor, No.30 Building, Casa Ceramics and Sanitarywares Mall
Jihua 4th Road
Foshan
Guangdong
528000
China
+86 757-82106880  
Ink Spring Series
Solvent
Graphics
Xaar 128
Inkwin Inkjet Technology (China) Co., Ltd
Room 1908-1910, Tower1
No.218 West Tianmu Road
Kerry Everbright City
P.R.C 200070
Shanghai
+8621 52395890
MUFC
UV Cure
Graphics
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
NWUV
UV Cure
Graphics
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
INX Digital
2125 Williams Street
San Leandro
California
94577
USA
+1 510-895-8001
InkMet series
Solvent Soluble Ink
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
SinkMet series
Solvent Soluble Ink
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Metco
VIA GALILEO GALILEI 4,
MONTEVEGLIO
40050
Italy
0039-051-830393
Nazdar LOGP-UV1
UV Cure
Graphics
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Nazdar NWIJ
UV Cure
Labelling
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Nazdar
8501 Hedge Lane Terrace
Shawnee
KS
66227-3290
USA
(913) 422-1888
Xaar 128
Solvent
Graphics
Xaar 128
Shanghai Wit-Color Digital Science & Technology Co., Ltd
No. 5 Building,
No. 1655 Li’An Road
Minhang District
Shanghai
201100
P.R.China
+86 21 54881966
BETO Ink
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Sinocera Create-Tide
No.10 Kele Road
Leping
Sanshui, Guangdong
China
+86 757 82131590
SJ series
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Smalticeram Unicer
Via della Repubblica
10/12 42014 Roteglia di Castellarano
Reggio Emilia
Italy
+39 0536 864811
IN Series
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Sun Inkjet Ceramics S.L
Ctra Villareal km 55
12200 Onda (Castellon)
Spain
+34 964 60 11 00
Etijet UEX
UV Cure
Packaging
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
IK7209 Crystal UV varnish
UV Cure
Graphics
Laminates
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
IK723 Crystal UGT
UV Cure
Packaging
Xaar 318
IK725 Etijet ULX
UV Cure
Packaging
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
SunJet
Norton Hill
Midsomer Norton
Bath
BA3 4RT
United Kingdom
+44 1761 414471
TIGITAL Series 145/2.0-C
UV Cure
Graphics
Labelling
Laminates
Packaging
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
TIGITAL Series 145/2.0-M
UV Cure
Graphics
Labelling
Laminates
Packaging
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
TIGITAL Series 145/2.1-M
UV Cure
Graphics
Labelling
Laminates
Packaging
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
TIGITAL Series 150/2.0-C
UV Cure
Graphics
Labelling
Laminates
Packaging
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Tiger Coatings
4600 Wels
Negrellistraße 36
Austria
+43 7242 400 0
Hyperion
UV Cure
Graphics
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
V Photon black ink
UV Cure
Graphics
Xaar 126
Xaar 128
Triton GmbH
Bahnhofstaβe 26
Battenberg
DE-35088
Germany
+49 6452 9398 22
IK624 white solvent ink
Solvent
Packaging
Xaar 128
IK65026 Fluorescent red postal ink
Solvent
Graphics
Xaar 128
IK65031 Xaar red postal ink 1102
Solvent
Graphics
Xaar 128
IK820 Oil based ink
Oil
Packaging
Xaar 128
Xaar 501
Xaar 502
IK821 High contrast oil based ink
Oil
Packaging
Xaar 128
Xaar 501
Xaar 502
IK823 Black, Mineral oil free
Mineral Oil Free
Coding & Marking
Xaar 128
Xaar 501
Xaar 502
Xaar
Science Park
Cambridge
CB4 0XR
United Kingdom
+44 1223 423663
TRUCOLOR range
Ceramic
Ceramics
2001
2001+
Xaar 1001
Xaar 1002
Xaar 1003
Zschimmer & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG
Geschäftsbereich Keramikhilfsmittel
Ceramic Auxiliaries Division
Max-Schwarz-Strasse 3-5
Lahnstein
56112
Germany
+49 2621 12-0