Textured effects for labels, graphics

Xaar 1002 GS40 for UV applications

Cold foil and wood grain effects achieved using the new Xaar 1002 GS40 printhead for UV applications

This latest addition to the Xaar 1002 family of printheads jets drop volumes from 40 to 160pL and has greyscale capability (5 levels). It is perfect for printing UV spot varnish and for applications requiring a high lay down at higher print speeds. And, depending on the drop size, the printhead can lay down extra opaque whites with a larger drop size or a finer base of whites with a smaller drop size; this can be particularly useful in creating fine detailed effects. For those wishing to print solid white base coats underneath fine halftone images or text, such as companies printing labels or packaging, the Xaar 1002 GS40 can be used in combination with the Xaar 1002 GS6 printhead.

The large drop capability of the Xaar 1002 GS40 also means it is suitable for printing high build spot varnish or tactile, textured effects, such as wood grain, which improve the visual appearance of edge banding or other wood laminate products manufactured by the décor industry. In addition, the throughput of this printhead surpasses that of any other on the market; this is due to greyscale capability combined with high drop size which deliver a very high volume of ink lay down for each nozzle.

As with all of the Xaar 1002 family of printheads, this new variant includes TF Technology which ensures a continuous ink flow at a very high rate directly past the back of the nozzle during drop ejection; this provides reliability, trouble-free printing and maximum printing and production uptime.

The architecture of the Xaar 1002 GS40 combined with TF Technology allows the printhead to perform exceptionally well with a wide range of ink types and viscosities and in varying ambient temperatures. This is particularly important when printing heavily pigmented and higher viscosity inks, such as opaque whites and varnishes.

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