Inkjet specialist Xaar has named Guangzhou Xucheng Electronic Technology (Xucheng) as its first OEM partner to develop and launch, wide-format inkjet printers based on the innovative new Xaar 1201 thin film piezo printhead.
Xucheng, under the brand name Xu Li, has produced four wide-format, roll-to-roll eco-solvent printers with the Xaar 1201 and recently demonstrated two models ‒ the X7-3207 and X7-2007 ‒ for the first time at ISE in Guangzhau, China.
James Zhao, general manager of Xucheng, “It’s an honour to work with Xaar, a leader in the world wide inkjet industry. Xaar already dominates the coding and marking and ceramic tile inkjet printing markets and I am certain that with the Xaar 1201 we are entering a new era in the graphics industry. Xucheng is very proud to be part of this.”
Xaar describes the 1201, announced at drupa in June, as a versatile and compact greyscale print head. Xaar says it prints one, two, or four colours; delivers a high level of quality and performance; and can handle aqueous and eco-solvent inks. It features 1280 nozzles jetting variable drop sizes to produce high quality graphics on a wide range of substrates at an apparent resolution of up to 1440dpi.
Bob Bobertz, director of sales for Xaar in Asia, says, “The wide-format graphics market has been waiting for a flexible, high-resolution print head which delivers the very best combination of photo quality and productivity, at an affordable cost.
“No other print head comes close to producing the impressive levels of performance delivered by the new Xaar 1201 and we are not surprised by the response to this printhead from manufacturers around the world. Xucheng has moved quickly to take advantage of the new printhead and, in addition to their new eco-solvent printers, the company plans to introduce aqueous models using the Xaar 1201 in the future.”