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​The new Xaar 2001 GS12C printhead for ceramic tile decoration delivers a powerful combination of market-leading image quality, highest productivity and industrial reliability. Tile manufacturers can print a wider range of tile patterns and designs whilst increasing production uptime.

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Ultimate image quality

The Xaar 2001 GS12C printhead delivers market-leading image quality and high ink laydown to create ceramic tile designs that differentiate from the competition.

  • Market-leading image quality, with up to 720 dpi, means that tile manufacturers can produce a wide range of designs for floor and wall tiles
  • High ink laydown (up to 41 g/m2 at 25 m/min line speed) delivers tile designs with intense effects
  • Wide drop size range (12-84 pL) combined with up to 8 greyscale levels provides smooth tones and life-like images.


Highest Productivity

The Xaar 2001 GS12C delivers maximum throughput whilst printing an extensive range of ceramic tile designs and patterns.

  • 2000 Optimised Geometry nozzles deliver high productivity with a broad range of oil-based ceramic inks
  • High line speed of 50 m/min (ink laydown up to 20.5 g/m2) enables high production output and a fast return on investment

Industrial reliability

The Xaar 2001 GS12C printhead is designed to deliver maximum production uptime with minimum operator intervention which ensures high production output and a fast return on investment.

  • ​Xaar TF Technology® ink recirculation ensures continuous ink flow at a high rate directly past the back of the nozzles; air bubbles and unwanted particles are carried away – maintenance is reduced to typically once per shift or less
  • The XaarGuardTM nozzle plate protector provides highly effective protection from mechanical impacts so that production interruptions are minimised
  • Actuator performance in each printhead is optimised with Xaar’s Tuned Actuator Manufacturing. This process ensures full scalability with a simple and quick set up, streamlining printhead replacement, and achieves consistent print quality across long print bars with multiple printheads, at different greyscale levels.
  • New XaarSMART™ technology reports ink temperature and printhead status in real time so that printer performance can be easily adjusted to deliver consistent print quality throughout the production run.
The Xaar 2001 GS12C printhead delivers market-leading image quality and high ink laydown to create ceramic tile designs that differentiate from the competition.

  • Ceramic tile decoration​

Xaar 2001 GS12C

​Active nozzles

2000

​Print swathe width

​70.5 mm

​Number of rows

​4

​Number of fluid paths

​1 or 2

​Nozzle density (nozzles per inch)

​720 npi

​Ink type

​Oil-based

​Drop volume

​12 to 84 pL

​Number of grey levels*

​Up to 8

​Total ink laydown at 25m/min*

​41 g/m2

​Total ink laydown at 50m/min*

​20.5 g/m2

​Dimensions (WxDxH)

​132x50x105 mm

​*Dependent on ink used and system integration
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