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Xaar 128

Key Benefits

Light and powerful: with a compact footprint and light carriage weight of only 16 grams, the agile Xaar 128 printhead is ideal for applications where weight and size are a key factor to design.

Ease of integration: specifically engineered with a simple electronic interface, the Xaar 128 promotes quick and easy integration into printers making it the ideal choice for those wanting to enter into a variety of markets.

Adaptable printhead with trouble-free integration

The Xaar 128 has maintained its position as the leading 17 mm piezoelectric drop-on-demand printhead of choice for the Coding & Marking and Wide-Format Graphics (WFG) print sectors. Its 20 year proven track record of reliability, ease of integration, throughput, speed and quality of print have made this printhead continuously sought after for new printers.

Whether its outdoor or indoor graphics, barcodes, outer case carton coders or poster printing, the Xaar 128 is compatible with many ink types. 

The compact and versatile Xaar 128 is used extensively for a diverse range of applications, primarily in the Coding & Marking and WFG markets because of its high print quality, resolution and range of variants.

Recent manufacturing optimisations have enabled Xaar to provide the Xaar 128 with a programmable circuit which offers advanced control and tuning of the printhead as well as better control of ink characteristics and print quality.

Coding & Marking

  • 2D data matrix coding
  • Brand graphics and logos
  • Expiry date, traceability and batch codes
  • Primary and secondary packaging, outer case bar-coding
  • QR codes

Wide-format Graphics

  • 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 128/80L Xaar 128/40L Xaar 128/80W Xaar 128/40W
Colour of insulator Blue Dark grey Purple Light grey
Active nozzles 128 128 128 128
Print swathe width (mm) 16.5 (71.6) 9.0 (31.0) 16.5 (71.6) 9.0 (31.0)
Nozzle plate Non-wetting Non-wetting Wetting Wetting
Nozzle pitch (µm) 137.1 137.1 137.1 137.1
Nozzle density (nozzles per inch) 185 185 185 185
Printhead weight (dry) (g) 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5
Ink types Oil, Solvent Oil, Solvent Oil, Solvent Oil, Solvent
Drop volume* (pL) 80 40 80 40
Drop velocity* (m/s) 5 7 5 6
Pixel resolution (single pass) (dpi) 200 x 200 360 x 360 200 x 200 360 x 360
Typical firing frequency* @ max DPD (kHz) 4.25 8.3 5.5 8.3
Dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 37.2 x 11.3 x 40.8 37.2 x 11.3 x 40.8 37.2 x 11.3 x 40.8 37.2 x 11.3 x 40.8

* Dependent on ink used and system integration

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