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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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.
Xaar’s ceramics printhead portfolio offers versatility in ceramic tile decoration, enabling tile manufacturers to replicate natural materials and produce highly creative tiles, which stand out against the competition. The portfolio benefits from a unique combination of technologies, which deliver enhanced print quality and industrial reliability.
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.
Digital inkjet is increasingly considered for functional fluid deposition processes 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 Advanced Manufacturing (AM) range of digital inkjet printheads. We have a professional team working closely with manufacturers, fluid formulators and specialist printer makers to bring these processes to market with our printheads and technologies.
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.
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.
Xaar is looking to accelerate the transition to digital printing in the textiles sector with its new best-in-class inkjet printheads, the Xaar 5601 and the Xaar 1201. Together, these printheads cover a broad range of productivity targets, whether for single-pass or multi-pass scanning systems, with performance levels from less than 100 m2/hr up to 10,000 m2/hr.