The new system incorporates the Xaar 1002 family of high-precision industrial printheads, adding single-pass inkjet capability to analogue web and sheetfed presses. The OEM added that 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 Inkjet Print Bar System is easy to configure and ideal for personalized, variable data, special effects and short-run printing for a range of applications, including labels and packaging. The new system can handle a wide range of inks and fluids, including spot colours, protective lacquers, high-build spot varnish, heavily pigmented high-opacity under-surface whites, cold foil adhesives, metallics, and so on. As a result, printers will now have the ability to add special effects and variable data digitally, saving the costs and time associated with analogue production methods.
The Xaar Inkjet Print Bar is a complete “ready-to-use system” with 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 printing process. Available in widths from 2.75” up to 22”, and single or dual configurations with print speeds up to 246 feet per minute as standard, the system is designed to be easily integrated into a wide range of web or sheetfed 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. It can also be configured for higher speeds, higher laydown or multi-process applications.
The system will make its global debut at Labelexpo in Brussels, Belgium September 29 to October 2.