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More and more industries are looking to maximise the potential of inkjet and take advantage of this extremely versatile, non-contact technology to either replace traditional production methods or deliver new applications. Yet while enabling a multitude of new uses, as a technology, inkjet can seem daunting to the uninitiated. Whether you’re updating an existing process, devel ...

With Xaar’s unique TF Technology, whatever the job, you know you’ll get the best performance from your printheads. But sometimes, in exceptional situations, external factors and challenging applications (such as printing ceramic tiles) can create abnormally harsh operational environments for inkjet printing. This is where Sure Flow, our new ultrasonic self-cleaning printhead mode, can help deliver continuous in-line performance for the very best printhead productivity.

So, you’ve found a simple-to-install, ready-to-go Xaar printhead. But what use is a fast start if you can’t stay the course?

Instant start up. It’s easily said and claimed, and yet for many items in our lives do they really deliver on this promise?

Since the launch of the Xaar 1001 printhead in 2007 featuring TF Technology, it has been possible to reliably jet highly-pigmented, viscous inks, opening up exciting new applications – ceramic tile printing, for example – to digital inkjet print. So why does Xaar’s TF Technology ink recirculation not only significantly outperform other manufacturers ink “recirculation” methods, but also provides the lowest cost of ownership – we’ve listed out four reasons below.

We live in an increasingly complex and fast paced world with more and more demands on our lives – both at home and work. It is no wonder therefore that at times many of us feel the pressures of life. The good news is that we are all however becoming much better at talking about our general health, particularly our mental health, recognising the need to think more about our wellbeing in its widest sense.

In Valencia at Cevisama 2019, the dominant trend for ceramic tile decoration was a neutral palette of earth tones ranging from beiges and greys to dark granites. Three main categories of tile design were evident at the show: marble, concrete and wood grain. The design trends seen at Cevisama are all consistent with the Xaar 2001+ printhead’s capability for exceptional ceramic tile decoration.

Cersaie, which takes place in Bologna each September, is the place where anyone connected to selling ceramic tiles goes to see the latest tile design trends – what will be hot for the coming year? 

Having never considered IP as a career option before, my eight weeks at Xaar may have completely changed my future career path leading into the final year of my degree. I’ve really enjoyed being able to work in engineering while having the added diversity of the legal elements as well.

The number one talking point at Ceramics China 2016 has been "Polished Tiles".  These are hard wearing, high gloss tiles that are used in commercial heavy "traffic" locations such as shopping malls and public buildings. There is a healthy market for these tiles in China and India.