InPrint Munich 2019 saw the announcement of Xaar’s Ultra High Viscosity capability across its printheads and made users aware about the potential applications for this significant development in inkjet printing.
This announcement follows October’s appointment of Dr John Mills as CEO at Xaar. The launch at InPrint is the first part of Xaar’s strategy to focus the printhead business on its Bulk platform, including its Xaar 2001+ printhead and High Laydown Technology.
Most printheads can only jet materials with viscosities of up to 10-25 centipoise (cP) but with Xaar’s unique TF Technology and innovative High Laydown Technology, fluids with significantly higher viscosities – up to 100 cP – can now be jetted.
Ultra High Viscosity jetting opens up a wide range of new inkjet capabilities and applications for OEMs and manufacturers using Xaar technology. The ability to lay down fluids with higher particle loading and particle sizes offers advantages such as an increased colour gamut, opacity and special effects. In addition, jetting higher molecular weight photopolymers for Advanced Manufacturing and 3D printing applications is made possible.