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Xaar 1003 U

Key benefits

  • High print quality for industrial applications: exceed customer expectations and secure repeat business with high quality prints delivered the next day. With a digital press enabled with Xaar 1003 U printheads you can print 360dpi resolution for a wide range of industrial applications: 360 x 360dpi at up to 50m/min line speed, with 4 grey levels (6, 12, 18pL).
  • Dimensional varnish effects with Xaar’s High Laydown (HL) Technology: offer exciting new print possibilities using high build tactile effects that significantly enhance shelf appeal and ensure products stand when on display. Xaar’s unique HL Technology enables very high build of UV varnish – an 80µm layer thickness at 25m/min line speed is possible with the Xaar 1003 GS12U.
  • Peace of mind with continuous, 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.

The benchmark for industrial printing applications

The Xaar 1003 U, is now even better with the addition of High Laydown Technology.

Choosing a digital inkjet printing press optimised with the Xaar
1003 U printhead and High Laydown Technology makes perfect business sense. Thanks to the proven TF Technology ink recirculation, the Xaar 1003 UV delivers a high standard of print quality and reliability in digital printing and is perfect for a wide range of industrial applications.

Benefits of digital printing

  • Cost effective production with no limit on the run length
  • Short print runs for limited editions or localised promotions
  • No minimum order quantity
  • No need to produce unwanted labels or overs due to minimum batch size
  • Rapid order turnaround once the design is agreed
  • Simple workflow with quick and easy job setup and changeover
  • Avoids the complexities, cost and waste associated with flexo printing.


  • Glass
  • Panelled doors or furniture
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood laminates


  • Containers, bottles and cans
  • Corrugated and folding cartons
  • Flexible packaging
  • Labels
  • Product printing

Physical attributes Xaar 1003 GS6U Xaar 1003 GS12U Xaar 1003 GS40U
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 Solvent, UV, Oil Solvent, UV, Oil UV, 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

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