Cambridge – Xaar, the main inkjet printing know-how Group, has launched its revolutionary printhead – the Xaar Aquinox – delivering distinctive reliability, creativity, and sustainability for printing aqueous fluids.
The Aquinox is the most recent improvement from Xaar’s ImagineX platform, and its revolutionary aQ Energy Know-how gives a radically new strategy to how water-based fluids are jetted reliably, delivering a really transformational industrial printhead.
Xaar’s aQ Energy is a mixture of ground-breaking applied sciences designed to optimise the Aquinox’s lifespan and robustness when dealing with aqueous fluids. These embrace a redesigned inside structure, new water suitable supplies able to dealing with an prolonged working vary of pH ranges, and a revolutionary new drive system enabling optimum drop ejection. This, along with Xaar’s TF Know-how ink recirculation, ensures the Aquinox delivers considerably elevated nozzle open time in comparison with typical aqueous printheads.
Water-based inkjet printing has by no means been simpler or versatile because of the Xaar Aquinox’s distinctive applied sciences, distinctive print speeds and compatibility with a number of aqueous fluid varieties. Speeds of over 100m/min will be achieved, and a excessive native decision of 720dpi and firing frequency of as much as 48kHz, permits excessive fluid laydown, with most productiveness. And with Xaar’s Excessive Laydown Know-how the drop measurement functionality is prolonged, making the Aquinox superb for printing textiles, extremely absorbent substrates, or thick movie coatings.
Because of Xaar’s Extremely Excessive Viscosity Know-how the Aquinox is able to jetting fluid viscosities of as much as 100cP. By enabling a wider color gamut and fluids with bigger particles and extra pigment for greater opacity, colors are extra vibrant and whites and blacks stronger making certain the Xaar Aquinox can convey the most recent imaginative designs and finishes to life.
With the ability to deal with the most recent aqueous inks means the Xaar Aquinox not solely delivers the impression and creativity demanded, but additionally helps customers future-proof their enterprise in a extra environmentally pleasant manner. Xaar’s know-how and its chevron structure gives a really vitality environment friendly operation, lowering the facility required for printheads, printers and finish customers alike. As well as, the Aquinox’s improved nozzle open time and latency reduces upkeep and ink waste, serving to to minimise the whole price of possession for customers.
John Mills, CEO of Xaar, mentioned: “The introduction of the Xaar Aquinox, powered by our ImagineX platform, is our most important product launch lately.
“The Aquinox demonstrates our dedication to driving the way forward for inkjet into new and ever extra sustainable functions, and we’re pleased with this revolutionary transformation in aqueous inkjet printing.”
Supported by the sturdy and confirmed Hydra ink provide system, with its ‘plug and print’ functionality and simple to make use of, intuitive consumer interface every Xaar Aquinox printhead is well built-in into new print machines.
The Aquinox comes with improvement equipment that offers OEMs every little thing they should rise up and operating. This contains the ink provide system and printhead drive electronics.
Having collaborated with main builders and producers of aqueous inkjet inks to carefully assess and enhance efficiency, the Xaar Aquinox is equally able to dealing with dye-based and pigmented fluids and inks, throughout a variety of functions.
John concluded: “The Aquinox seamlessly combines all Xaar’s confirmed applied sciences and improvements into a really transformational and dependable aqueous printhead, offering an actual step change in dependable aqueous inkjet printing.
“From textiles to ceramics and packaging, we see the Xaar Aquinox breaking new floor, enabling new water-based print functions, lots of which had been beforehand not attainable with inkjet.
“The Xaar Aquinox will revolutionise aqueous printing, serving to to ship a world the place you possibly can actually print something you think about.”