The Xaar 128 has maintained its position as the leading 17mm piezoelectric drop on demand printhead of choice for the Coding and Marking (C&M) and Wide-Format Graphics (WFG) print sectors

  • A 20 year proven track record of reliability, ease of integration, throughput, speed and quality of print have made this printhead continuously sought after for new printers.
  • The compact and versatile Xaar 128 is used extensively for a diverse range of applications, primarily in the C&M and WFG markets because of its size, weight, high print quality, resolution and range of variants.
  • A programmable circuit offers advanced customisation and tuning as well as better control of ink characteristics, waveform and print temperature control

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Light and powerful
    With a compact footprint and light carriage weight of only 16 grams, the agile Xaar 128 printhead is ideal for applications where weight and size are a key factor to design

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    Ease of integration
      Specifically engineered with a simple electronic interface, the Xaar 128 promotes quick and easy integration into printers making it the ideal choice for those wanting to enter into a variety of markets

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The narrow print swathe, ink compatibility and ease of use of the Xaar 128 printhead mean it is extensively utilised for a diverse range of applications including:

  • Coding & marking
  • Wide-format graphics
  • Indoor signage​​
  • Outdoor graphics.​


Xaar 128/80L

​Xaar 128/40L

Xaar 128/80W​

Xaar 128/40W​

​Active nozzle​s




​Print swathe width

​16.5 mm

9 mm

16.5 mm​9 mm​

​Nozzle pitch

137.1 μm

137.1 μm

137.1 μm137.1 μm

​Drop velocity*

​5 m/s

7 m/s

5 m/s​6 m/s​

​Printhead weight (dry)

​15.5 g

​15.5 g

15.5 g15.5 g

​Drop volume*

​80 pL

​40 pL

80 pL​​40 pL

​Typical firing frequency*

​4.25 kHz

​8.3 kHz

5.5 kHz8.3 kHz​

​Dimensions (WxDxH)

​37.2 x 40.8 x 11.3 mm

​37.2 x 40.8 x 11.3 mm

​37.2 x 40.8 x 11.3 mm​37.2 x 40.8 x 11.3 mm

* Dependent on ink used and system integration​


Xaar actively partners with a wide range of ink manufacturers to develop high-quality ink solutions for its printheads. The Xaar 128 is designed to be compatible with a range of oil and solvent inks.

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