Skip to main content Skip to footer

Xaar 1003 C

Key Benefits

  • Outstanding image quality and high productivity: the Xaar 1003 C delivers exceptionally smooth print tones and solid areas which are perfect for printing amazing life-like images, pin sharp text and bold colours. It also delivers maximum production uptime with minimum operator intervention which ensures high production output and a fast return on investment.
  • Xaar’s unique High Laydown (HL) Technology: achieve extremely high laydown levels with ceramics effects, so that effects can be printed at even higher line speeds.
  • Peace of mind with continuous, lineless and reliable printing: multiple technologies unique to Xaar ensure continuous and reliable printing in single-pass operation, maximising production output, minimising production interruptions and reducing the need for operator intervention.

Upgrade to the Xaar 1003 C

Enjoy the benefits of new printheads without the cost and complexity of installing a completely new printer:

  • Achieve enhanced print quality, thanks to Xaar’s Tuned Actuator Manufacturing
  • See reduced maintenance, thanks to XaarGuard
  • Fully backward compatible with Xaar 1001* and Xaar 1002 – upgrade is quick and easy.

* Use interface module if replacing a Xaar 1001 printhead.

The benchmark for single-pass print quality

The Xaar 1003 C with High Laydown Technology is the benchmark against which all other single-pass printheads are compared. With its all-round superior performance, this printhead builds on the market-leading Xaar 1002 and its predecessor, the original and ground-breaking Xaar 1001.

  • Floor tiles
  • Special effects
  • Tile cladding for building exteriors
  • Wall tiles
  • Glass printing

Physical attributes Xaar 1003 GS6C Xaar 1003 GS12C Xaar 1003 GS40C
Active nozzles 1000 1000 1000
Print swathe width (mm) 70.5 70.5 70.5
Number of rows 2 2 2
Nozzle pitch (interleaved) (µm) 70.5 70.5 70.5
Drop velocity* (m/s) 6 6 5
Nozzle density (nozzles per inch) 360 360 360
Printhead weight (dry) (g) 144 144 144
Ink type Oil Oil Oil
Drop volume* (at 8 levels) (pL) 6 to 42 12 to 84 40 to 160
Number of grey levels* 8 8 5
Typical firing frequency* (kHz) 6 6 to 12 6
Dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 125 x 30 x 60 125 x 30 x 60 125 x 30 x 60

* Dependent on ink used and system integration

Success stories

Many customers have already upgraded to the Xaar 1003 and seen the benefits:

“With this new printhead I have dramatically decreased machine downtime as printhead maintenance is required only once or twice in every 24 hours. This means I can increase production significantly.”

Andrea Porta, Oscar Ceramics, Italy.

 Read Case Study...

“Now with the Xaar 1003 we can achieve uniform print quality without any fine tuning required. This has led to an increase in production output of around 15-20%.”

Emanuele Farrarini, Century, Italy. 

Read Case Study...

“The big evolution we see with the Xaar 1003 is the significant reduction in maintenance – this results in more production uptime.”

Laurent Jacquemin, Parefeuille Provence, France. 

Read Case Study...

Want to find out more?

Please fill in this form and a Xaar representative will get back to you.

Business type? What is the application?
Your enquiry:
Do you want to receive emails from us about events, products and news?
We value your privacy. Access our privacy statement here.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.
Find out more here