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Xaar exhibits latest inkjet printheads at Interpack 2017

PKBR Staff Writer Published 18 May 2017

Digital inkjet technology developer Xaar has exhibited its Xaar 502 printheads at this year’s Interpack event in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Multiple new coding and marking printers from different companies incorporating Xaar technology were exhibited at the event.

Macsa ID, RN Mark and Squid Ink have launched their coders, which includes Xaar 502 printheads with PrecisionPlus and TF Technology.

Macsa ID has launched new idJET printers, which is incorporated with Xaar 502 printheads. It can be used for a wide range of large character coding applications.

RN Mark has exhibited a range of Xaar printers featuring Xaar 502 printheads, including RN Mark 7.

RN Mark 7 is capable of developing small and large character and network based control over WIFI or Lan connection. It can be used for printing high resolution barcodes, GS1 and anti-counterfeit coding.

Squid Ink has exhibited its CoPilot 500 hi-resolution printing system, which is integrated with Xaar 502 printhead.

The coder is said to use Xaar piezo technology to print up to 70 mm of high resolution characters razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and better looking logos at 185 dpi. 

Xaar 502 GS15O printhead uses Xaar's piezoelectric drop-on-demand bulk technology actuator design called PrecisionPlus, which offers long throw distance and increases stability with the printhead. TF Technology

Xaar 502 also features TF Technology that allows to run in full through flow mode or pulsed mode. PrecisionPlus and TF Technology allow to print in multiple orientations such as skyscraper mode and others.

Xaar 502 GS15O is compatible with different oil-based inks for use in coding and marking applicationa, including the latest ink such as black mineral oil-free (MOF) SunJet IK822 that is designed for use in secondary packaging.

Xaar senior product manager Simon Kirk said: "With the combination of Xaar 502 GS15O and the SunJet MOF ink, we feel we have the premium piezo inkjet Coding & Marking offering that provides not only consistently high resolution and reliability but also high contrast on porous and semi-porous substrates.”