Xaar 500 Printhead


The Xaar 500 printhead is the optimum digital inkjet solution for use in manufacturing environments where reliability and robust performance matter. Utilising Xaar’s state-of-the-art control electronics offering simple and fast integration, the 70mm, 500 nozzles print swathe delivers premium quality images with enhanced color, subtle highlights and sharp detail.

 

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The Xaar 500 printhead is the optimum digital inkjet solution for use in manufacturing environments where reliability and robust performance matter. Utilising Xaar’s state-of-the-art control electronics offering simple and fast integration, the 70mm, 500 nozzles print swathe delivers premium quality images with enhanced color, subtle highlights and sharp detail.

The Xaar 500 printhead is perfect for those needing a versatile wide and grand-format or coding and marking (C&M sectors) binary inkjet solution. The 40 picoliters model meets the demanding requirements of the high quality UV wide-format and solvent graphics markets, while the 80 picoliters version leads the way in the solvent grand-format and C&M sectors.

Features

Advanced Printhead
Maximising the production benefits inherent in Xaar’s patented drop-on-demand technology, the Xaar 500 printhead enables high performance, quality images and print production to become a fast, reliable and efficient reality.
Best Performance in class

With linear speeds of up to 560 mm/s when printing at 360 dpi print resolution configurations or 1000 mm/s printing at 180 dpi print resolution configurations the Xaar 500 binary printhead offers a technical flexibility and print quality that truly outshines its competitors.

The Xaar 500 printhead features specialised control logic and electronics to provide flexible control and fine tuning for inks. To further enhance this capability, the ink feed system enables one to four colours to be fired per printhead, with no discontinuity between colours. For ease of integration into a variety of practical applications, the Xaar 500 printhead is mounted on a precision chassis with datum features on three planes for easy positioning in most orientations.

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Xaar 500 40Xaar 500 80
Active nozzles500
Print swathe width70.4 mm
Nozzle pitch141 μm
Drop velocity*6 m/s
Nozzle  density180 npi
Printhead weight (dry)290 g
Fluid typeApproved range of inks
Drop volume*40 pl80 pl
Typical firing frequency8.0 kHz
Dimensions (WxDxH)95x41x110mm

* Dependent on ink used and system integration