Xaar 5601

Key benefits

  • Market-leading total cost of ownership: best-in-class cost-effectiveness for high productivity. Integration costs are minimised by using the Xaar 5601 and its dedicated drive electronics. Fewer printheads are required for each print bar due to the 116 mm print swathe width – fewer electrical, fluidic and mounting connections 
  • Outstanding print quality at high speed : Deliver exceptional print quality with an apparent resolution greater than 2440 dpi at high levels of productivity. Featuring AcuDrp Technology, a compact print zone, 1200 nozzles per inch, 8 greyscale levels and a 3 pL drop volume.
  • Unparalleled usability: Minimise operator effort and reduce production downtime with the Xaar 5601. The design of the printhead ensures a flawless stitch between printheads with no mechanical alignment required after printhead installation.


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Setting new standards in digital inkjet printing

The Xaar 5601 is an exceptional performer making it ideal for printing textiles, laminates, packaging, labels and commercial print as well as many other applications. The design and the Silicon MEMS manufacturing processes used in the production of this printhead challenge current digital inkjet machine integration costs. This allows OEMs to address new markets and new opportunities, accelerating the analogue-to-digital conversion in major commercial and industrial print applications.

Xaar 5601 key features
  • 5680 nozzles jetting at 100 kHz: high productivity - 9 litres of fluid jetted per hour at line speeds just over 120 meters per minute
  • 1200 nozzles per inch, 8 greyscale levels and a 3 pL drop volume. Exceptional image quality with apparent resolution greater than 2440 dpi at high levels of productivity
  • 116 mm print swathe width: fewer printheads are required for each print bar – reducing electrical, fluidic and mounting connections
  • Z profile: enables a compact print zone which maximises drop to drop registration while minimising time for media expansion between print bars
  • AcuDrp Technology: ensures high quality image reproduction by minimising banding and colour density variations. Complete control over greyscale drop ejection for perfect image uniformity
  • TF Technology: ensures unrivalled reliability as well as improving uniform droplet production for better image quality. Printhead maintenance intervals are minimised and production uptime is maximised
  • Nozzle arrangements and special datum features: flawless stitch between printheads using software configuration and no mechanical alignment required after printhead installation.


Physical attributes

Xaar 5601

Active nozzles


Print swathe width

116 mm

Number of rows



1 or 2

Nozzle pitch (interleaved)

21 μm

Nozzle density (nozzles per inch)

1200 npi

Drop velocity*

Up to 10 m/s

Ink type*

Aqueous, UV

Drop volume*

3 to 21 pL

Number of grey levels*


Dimensions (WxDxH)

141 x 45 x 69 mm

Printhead weight (dry)

320 g

* Ink and application dependent


  • Corrugated
  • Folding cartons
  • Flexible packaging
  • Labels
  • Promotional print
  • Transactional
  • Books
  • Wide\Grand format graphics
  • Print on fabric
  • Print on transfer paper
  • Direct-to-Garment
  • Wallpaper
  • Laminates