Xaar, the world leader in digital ceramic printing
technology, announces the launch of the first commercially
available Xaar 1001 GS12-based tile printers at Tecnargilla
2012. The Xaar 1001 GS12, which joins the market-leading
Xaar 1001 GS6, was designed to meet specific ceramics
Many of the major manufacturers of tile decoration
equipment have chosen to develop new machines using Xaar's
latest printhead because it delivers considerable quality
and production performance benefits. Intesa-Sacmi, KERAjet,
Projecta SiTi B&T, and TecnoFerrari will present the first
printers to feature the Xaar 1001 GS12 at this year's show.
To date the proven Xaar 1001 GS6 printhead has been the
printhead of choice for tile printer
manufacturers and tile producers all over the world because
no other printhead delivers the same level of reliability
and print quality. The Xaar 1001 GS6 jets
6-42 picolitre drops, which makes it ideal for printing
pale shades and fine detail. The new
Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead delivers larger 12-84 picolitre
ink drops to provide double the colour intensity for bolder
tile effects. Alternatively, users can opt for twice the
line speed to increase throughput. The choice is theirs.
Both printheads can achieve a stunning replication of
natural materials like marble and granite, as well as
highly decorative and creative new designs.
The unrivalled reliability of the Xaar 1001 is achieved
using Xaar's TF Technology™, a unique ink recirculation
approach which is underpinned by 54 patents worldwide.
Despite other printhead manufacturers' claims about ink
recirculation, no other printhead today can deliver the
same high flow rate enabled by Xaar's TF Technology™ for
effective air bubble and particle removal and printhead
thermal control. This ensures unrivalled reliability,
lowest maintenance requirements and outstanding print
quality, even in the harshest industrial environments.
Visitors to Tecnargilla can see the first commercially
available printers using the
Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead as well as examples of tiles
produced with this printhead.
Intesa-Sacmi (Hall B1) presents its second-generation,
high-definition COLORA HD2 Series featuring the Xaar 1001
GS12 at the show. The new features in the COLORA HD2
include: new ink supply and recycling systems, more
effective cleaning processes and new machine control and
management software. Users can choose the 6-colour printer
model to suit them ranging from 697 to 1675 mm print widths
and delivering 48m/min performance.
The modular KERAjet K700 and K1400 systems (Hall D2), with
up to 12 colour bars, print quickly and with exact
repetition. In addition to the Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead,
the KERAjet incorporates a number of features, such as an
integrated ink circulation system, automatic
self-cleaning and optimised ink use, to ensure maximum
efficiency and swift return on investment. "You can rely on
Xaar to deliver high-end performance and the new printhead
brings new levels of productivity and commercial benefits
to our customers," says Juan Carlos Garcia, Chief Sales
Projecta SiTi B&T (Hall A3) has equipped the EVOSEVEN Plus,
EVOFIVE Plus and the new EVOTHREE Plus with the new
Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead to deliver more speed and more
intensity, from 3 to 7 colours. These printers are also
available for large size tiles up to 1.33m print width.
The single-pass TecnoFerrari VivaJet (Hall B2) is available
with a choice of up to 8 colour bars in three available
models and prints at up to 70m/min. Users can choose either
the GS6 or GS12 variant of the Xaar 1001 printhead
supported by new Xaar electronics to deliver maximum
performance. "The Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead is the new
market standard in digital decoration," says Alberto Annovi
at TecnoFerrari. "Not only does it deliver more ink to the
tile to produce stronger tones, but tile manufacturers also
benefit from higher production efficiency, flexibility and
Both EFI Cretaprint (Hall C1) and New King Time (Hall C3)
are developing new printers with Xaar 1001 GS12 printheads
to deliver ultimate production performance. Visitors to
these stands will be able to find out more about the
specific features of their printers.
Finally, two other major tile printer manufacturers, Hope
and Meijia (not exhibiting at Tecnargilla), will also be
giving their customers the flexibility to use either the
Xaar 1001 GS6 or GS12 in their printers, depending upon
their specific decoration and production requirements.
"No other printhead can deliver the same extremely high
level of machine uptime as the
Xaar 1001. It is a major endorsement that eight of the
world's leading digital printer manufacturers are quickly
taking advantage of the faster print speeds or increased
colour density delivered by the new Xaar 1001 GS12
printhead," says Mark Alexander, Director of Marketing.
"Their customers will benefit from maximum productivity and
therefore a quicker return on investment as a result."
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