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Xaar 501

Key Benefits

  • Exceptional print quality: the Xaar 501 GS8 and the revolutionary PrecisionPlus architecture deliver smooth tints, graduations and excellent edge definition for printing text and graphics.
  • Industrial reliability: the Xaar 501 GS8 printhead is designed to deliver industrial reliability and robustness resulting in increased production up-time even in harsh environments.
  • High production up-time: the internal architecture of the printhead enables quick and easy priming, automatic nozzle priming and self-recovery, all resulting in higher productivity and less ink waste.

Gain competitive advantage with the Xaar 501 GS8

Reach higher levels of performance in Wide-Format Graphics (WFG) with the Xaar 501 GS8 printhead. Whether printing large exterior banners or indoor point-of-sale material, this premium printhead delivers exceptional print quality, excellent reliability and high production up-time.

Value added effects such as printing on transparent or coloured substrates or adding varnishes are made easy with the Xaar 501 GS8. The ability to print high viscosity or heavily pigmented inks such as white becomes a practical reality with TF Technology in Pulsed mode.

The unique PrecisionPlus architecture of the Xaar 501 GS8 builds on Xaar’s incredibly successful Hybrid Side Shooter architecture, proven in the market-leading Xaar 1003 printhead. This new architecture optimises the actuator performance giving more uniform drop formation and stability across the print swathe and therefore exceptional print quality for stunning graphics.

Print service providers will appreciate the even, flat tints and sharp text achievable with the Xaar 501 GS8. For OEMs the remarkable uniform print swathe allows printheads to be mounted together easily. This, along with a combination of innovative features, ensures trouble-free integration, fast time-to-market and short servicing times.

  • 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 501 GS8 O† Xaar 501 GS8 OR Xaar 501 GS8 U† Xaar 501 GS8 UR
Active nozzles 500 500 500 500
Print swathe width (mm) 70.5 70.5 70.5 70.5
Number of rows 1 1 1 1
Nozzle pitch (µm) 141.1 141.1 141.1 141.1
Nozzle density (nozzles per inch) 180 180 180 180
Nozzle guard WFG WFG WFG WFG
Printhead weight (dry) (g) 208 205 208 205
Ink types Oil Oil UV UV
Drop volume* (pL) 8 to 40 8 to 40 8 to 40 8 to 40
TF Technology mode None None, Pulsed, High Flow None None, Pulsed, High Flow
Number of grey levels* 6 6 6 6
Typical firing frequency* @ max DPD (kHz) 8 8 8 8
Dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 104 x 17 x 113 104 x 17 x 100 104 x 17 x 113 104 x 17 x 100

* Dependent on ink used and system integration
† Includes filter module

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