aQ Power Technology
Xaar’s aQ Power is a combination of ground-breaking technologies:
- A redesigned internal architecture which is optimised for aqueous fluids
- New materials compatible with aqueous fluids and working range of acceptable pH levels extended
- Revolutionary new drive system enabling optimum drop ejection for aqueous fluids, significantly extending nozzle open time, increasing lifespan and durability
Ultra High Viscosity Technology
Typically, inkjet is well known for being limited to jetting fluids of around 10 to 12cP. Xaar technology, however, is capable of jetting much higher viscosities up to 100cP.
Ultra High Viscosity jetting opens up a range of new inkjet possibilities:
- Higher particle loading and particle sizes for increased colour gamut, opacity and special effects (for graphics, ceramic tile and glass printing)
- Ability to print higher molecular weight photopolymers leading to increased toughness and flexibility for printed materials
- Reduced spreading for better edge definition on non-porous substrates
- Printing a wider range of functional fluids (such as paint, adhesives and solder masks).
TF Technology for unrivalled reliability
Xaar’s TF Technology together with the unique Hybrid Side Shooter printhead architecture enables fluids to flow directly past the back of the nozzle during drop ejection at very high flow rates.
- Nozzles are continuously primed, the printhead stays operational and the nozzles keep firing
- Sedimentation and nozzle blocking are prevented, particularly in heavily pigmented inks
- Any air bubbles and unwanted particles in the ink are carried away
- Reliability is improved, even in the harshest industrial environment
- Jetting is significantly more reliable compared to alternative printhead designs (where convoluted ink flow paths means recirculation is close to, but not at, the back of the nozzle)
- Start-up after periods of idle time is trouble free.
High Laydown Technology
Xaar’s High Laydown Technology enables a range of new applications, thanks to its ability to deposit large quantities of fluid in a single-pass.
For ceramics, it is capable of printing very high levels of water-based inks in one pass for high build effects and tactile embellishments as well as aqueous glazes.
In textile applications, High Laydown Technology can be used for very absorbent substrates such as carpets and home furnishings for increased coverage and colour saturation.