Xaar launches Print Bar System
Xaar, the world’s leading inkjet technology specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of the Xaar Print Bar System. This new system, which incorporates the Xaar 1002 family of high-precision industrial printheads, adds single-pass inkjet capability to analogue web and sheet-fed presses. Users can take advantage of the benefits of digital printing easily and economically and deliver more creativity to their customers. In addition, the unrivalled reliability provided by the Xaar 1002’s patented TF Technology™ sets this print bar apart from any others on the market
The Xaar Print Bar System is versatile, easy to configure and ideal for personalised, variable data, special effects and short-run printing for a range of applications, including labels and packaging. By using Xaar 1002 printheads with TF Technology™ the new system can handle a wide range of inks and fluids, including spot colours (K or CMY), protective lacquers, high-build spot varnish, heavily pigmented high-opacity under-surface whites, cold foil adhesives, metallics, etc.As a result, print providers now have the ability to add special effects and variable data digitally, saving the considerable cost and time associated with analogue production methods.
The Xaar Print Bar is a complete ‘ready-to-use system’ featuring a choice of Xaar 1002 printheads (GS6, GS12 or GS40 depending on the application), an ink supply system and full print management and workflow capabilities to ensure total control of the print process.
Available in a range of print widths from 70mm up to 560mm, and single or dual configurations with print speeds up to 75m/min as standard, the versatile Xaar Print Bar System is designed to be easily integrated into a wide range of web or sheet-fed press configurations – and at any point on the press. It can be easily retro-fitted to existing analogue presses, designed into new builds, or used as a standalone print solution if preferred. For those looking for more, it can be configured for higher speeds, higher laydown or multi-process applications.
The Xaar Print Bar System makes its global debut at Labelexpo (Brussels, September 29 to October 2, 2015) on the Edale stand (Hall 7, D39). It will be shown both as a stand-alone unit and integrated within the Graphium hybrid press where its capabilities can be seen live. At the show, Xaar will also demonstrate the workflow software which enables the successful integration of the Xaar Print Bar System within an analogue press.
Several companies will demonstrate Xaar-enabled digital label presses at Labelexpo, highlighting the ability to produce consistently high print quality labels, including the use of high-viscosity white and digital varnish.