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  • 25 Sep 2019

Xaar inkjet heads on show at Labelexpo Europe

Nilpeter uses Xaar printheads

The print capabilities and versatility of the Xaar 1003 and Xaar 2001+ printheads for label and packaging applications are being demonstrated by a number of Xaar partners at Labelexpo Europe 2019.

Building on the launch of Xaar’s High Laydown (HL) Technology at Labelexpo Europe 2017, the Xaar 1003 and Xaar 2001+ have been integrated by a number of OEMs to add customization capability and high-end features to their label presses.

Visitors to the Nilpeter stands 7B35 and 7B41 will be able to see its 17in wide FA-Line flagship flexo press which features cold foil and lamination as well as Nilpeter’s new high-speed Semi-Rotary Die-Cutting unit. The press combines two new technologies: high-build inkjet varnish and high opacity white inkjet units, both of which use Xaar 1003 printheads.

Also launching at Labelexpo is Ultimate Solutions’ new Star Inkjet System for label embellishments and tactile effects, located on stand 5C41 in Prati’s DigiFast One digital finishing system. The modular inkjet system from Ultimate Solutions is driven by Xaar 2001+ printheads and is available for printing UV varnish and UV white in widths between 70mm and 350mm. Printing at a resolution of 720 x 720 DPI with three gray levels at 50m/min, speeds of up to 100m/min are possible by decreasing the resolution in the print direction. The system has been designed with a modular approach and can be populated with a single or double print bar. The new Star Inkjet System enables the high laydown of UV clear varnish at high speeds to provide additional impact to a range of label applications.

The recently launched Canon Océ LabelStream 4000 is also premiering at Labelexpo on stand 4A5. The press, which incorporates Xaar 2001+ printheads, will be displayed in a fully integrated single-pass hybrid label conversion line with up to 75m/min, flexo stations, cold foiling and semi-rotary die-cutting – all tightly integrated to deliver single-pass production efficiency with up to 1,845sqm per hour at 16in digital print width. The Océ LabelStream 4000 has been developed in collaboration with long-standing partner of Xaar, FFEI.

The Dantex stand 3C15 will show its latest PicoColour UV inkjet label press which uses Xaar 1003 printheads. The PicoColour is capable of printing high levels of UV inks. A range of in-line options means finished labels can be produced, making it suitable for both short or long run jobs.

‘We are extremely proud to see our printheads in use across a wide number of OEM partner machines at Labelexpo,’ said Gary Jenno, segment business manager at Xaar. ‘This is the premier event for the label industry and seeing the Xaar 1003 and Xaar 2001+ play such an active role is testament to the quality, speed and high value, high-impact shelf appeal effects they deliver the industry.’

 

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