Xaar 1201

Key benefits

  • Best-in-class print quality: the Xaar 1201 delivers a high print quality superior to other printheads in its class. 8 grey levels at 600 npi give an apparent resolution better than 1440 dpi.
  • Highly versatile: the Xaar 1201 can be configured to print 4 colours at 300 npi or 1 or 2 colours at 600 npi depending on the price-point and end user profile that OEMs wish to target. It jets solvent-based or aqueous inks. This means that it can be used to print a range of substrates including photo paper, vinyl, canvas and textiles.
  • Easy to integrate: the Xaar 1201 delivers simple integration for manufacturers looking for a flexible, small 4 colour, yet affordable printhead for a low cost wide-format graphics or textiles printer.
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High print quality, highly versatile and easy to integrate

The Xaar 1201 is a Thin Film Piezo Silicon Micro Electrical Mechanical System (MEMS) technology printhead for printing wide-format graphics (WFG) and textiles with dye sublimation, eco-solvent, UV or aqueous inks. It has 1280 nozzles arranged in 4 rows printing either 1 or 2 colours at 600 dpi or 4 colours at 300 dpi native resolution.

This is the perfect printhead for OEMs looking to design graphics printers for banners, signage and POS applications because it delivers a high quality of print combined with high productivity and is easy to integrate; therefore time-to-market is minimised.


The Xaar 1201 gives OEMs an assured supply and reputable, quality printhead for the WFG and textiles markets. High print speed, high accuracy and reliability are achieved by the MEMS technology making the Xaar 1201 printhead suitable for either static or multi-pass scanning applications.

  • Graphics on canvas, vinyl, paper, foam board, rigid laminate and textiles
  • Outdoor and indoor signage
  • Point-of-sale displays

Other Applications:
This printhead family can also be used to print fluids used in the Advanced Manufacturing and 3D market sectors. The piezo inkjet technology used in these printheads is capable of printing fluids with a range of viscosity, reactivity and conductivity. Xaar can support you in choosing the right printhead for the fluid type and for the application vs. the performance specification and price.

Physical attributes

Xaar 1201

Print swathe width

27 mm


1, 2 or 4

Drop velocity

7 m/s

Printhead weight (dry)

95 g

Drop volume

2.5 pL

Maximum firing frequency

50 kHz*

Active nozzles


Number of rows


Nozzle pitch (interleaved)

42.3 µm

Nozzle density (NPI)

600 npi

Ink type

Aqueous or eco-solvent

Number of grey levels

4 or 8

Dimensions (DxWxH)

52.7 x 45 x 76.2 mm