Xaar has launched a Xaar 2002, highly advanced and simple to install ‘plug and print’ printhead, following close collaboration with its global OEMs guided by customer feedback.
Designed to deliver 720 dpi print and performance across a range of applications including ceramics, glass, packaging and label applications, the new Xaar 2002 has been developed specifically to provide fast and easy integration and is ready to use straight out of the box.
Using drop in printhead alignment, mechanical tolerance improvements allow the printheads to be dropped into the printbar easier enabling faster setup times.
Thanks to its new Tuned Actuator Manufacturing - TAM2 - and Xaar AcuChp technology, the new printhead also delivers improved color uniformity across the width of the printhead, further reducing installation times and maximizing uptime.
By using the full capability of the printhead and much higher firing frequencies of up to 36 kHz, the Xaar 2002 delivers significantly increased printing speeds of up to 75 meters per minute at 720dpi.
‘After extensive collaboration with our global OEMs we worked hard to ensure the Xaar 2002 delivers the operational improvements they have asked for,’ said Graham Tweedale, general manager of Xaar’s printhead business unit. ‘With its simple installation and significantly reduced setup times, we believe the Xaar 2002 printhead offers the speed and performance our customers now demand for the print applications they provide.’
Each Xaar 2002 printhead can be customized by OEMs, ensuring visibility of their brand on the print engine and is fully serviceable, lowering the total cost of ownership.
Designed for use across a variety of applications and ink types the Xaar 2002 is available in three printhead variants – the Xaar 2002 Plus, Xaar 2002 Premium and Xaar 2002 Advanced, providing customer choice and flexibility for a range of print applications.
‘The Xaar 2002 range offers all round ease of set up and use, while delivering the exceptional print quality, unsurpassed reliability and unique technologies Xaar is renowned for. Saving time and maximizing print results for our customers, whatever their application,’ concluded Tweedale.
The Xaar 2002 is fully backwards compatible with printers already using the Xaar 2001+.