Xaar collaborates with FFEI for new OEM Print Bar System

Xaar Print Bar System.
The new Xaar Print Bar System.

Xaar, a world leader in industrial inkjet technology, has announced a collaboration with FFEI, a global developer of award-winning digital imaging solutions, in order to drive the go-to-market plan for the Xaar Print Bar System – and provide a seamless solution for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The Xaar Print Bar System is a highly flexible and complete inkjet system that can be integrated with a wide variety of analogue and digital presses, as well as converting equipment, to add single-pass digital printing capability. By using the Xaar 1002 family of industrial printheads with TF Technology, the Xaar Print Bar System can handle a wide range of inks and fluids – including spot colours (K or CMY), protective lacquers, high-build spot and tactile varnishes, heavily pigmented high-opacity over and under whites, and cold-foil adhesives.

With the Xaar Print Bar System, users have 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 ensure precise and total control of the print process. The Xaar Print Bar System is available in print widths of 140 mm to 560 mm and prints at speeds of up to 75 m./min., depending on the application. It can handle a range of UV inks and fluids from selected, approved ink partners.

Andy Cook.
Andy Cook.

“We’ve been working with Xaar from the very start of the Print Bar System’s development and are delighted to now develop our collaboration to include sales and distribution,” said Andy Cook, Managing Director at FFEI. “We want to help OEMs deliver digital hybrid print solutions to the labels and packaging market with innovative inkjet solutions like the Graphium – and now, the Print Bar System.”

Alan Mutch, Product Manager at Xaar, added: “Since the launch of the Xaar Print Bar System we’ve had an excellent response from the market. This is a product which really adds value to label producers as they can extend the life of an existing analogue press, while at the same time saving the considerable costs and time associated with analogue production methods. We’ve seen a great deal of interest within the industry from manufacturers of roll-to-roll presses, who wish to offer their customers the ability to add digital functionality to their equipment so that they can deliver more flexibility, printing possibilities and creativity to their customers. This new collaboration with FFEI ensures that this will be delivered.”


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.