CAMBRIDGE, England —July 22, 2019 — Xaar introduced its latest printhead, the Xaar 5601, to the textile industry at ITMA Barcelona 2019 held between June 20-26. The Xaar 5601 sets new standards in digital textile printing thanks to Xaar’s unique technologies — AcuDrp Technology and TF Technology ink recirculation — which ensure outstanding color uniformity and repeatability as well as exceptional print quality.
Highlighting the collaboration between Xaar and SPGPrints were the technology demonstrations delivered on the SPGPrints stand which gave guests a sneak preview of the new Xaar 5601 printhead together with the waterborne sublimation inks that SPGPrints created specifically for this printhead.
Guests were impressed with the quality of print and the speed of the technology demonstration which showed single pass printing at 100 meters per minute and in dual color mode. The dye-sublimation transfer printing process on polyester and other synthetic fabrics enables textile printing companies to print more efficiently with less ink, while producing higher levels of color density for maximum impact.
Also on display at ITMA was the Xaar 1201 printhead. With its high print quality, compact design and ability to jet 1,2 or 4 colors, it is suitable for a wide range of small and mid-range scanning textile applications.
The versatility and performance of the Xaar 1201 printhead was showcased within the latest version of the Papyrus Arete Combo, a six-color hybrid dye sublimation printer from d.gen, capable of printing on both fabric and transfer paper.
“We were delighted to have such a strong presence at ITMA 2019, thanks to SPGPrints and d.gen,” said Gerard Winn, Textiles Segment Business Manager at Xaar. “With the Xaar 1201 for low to mid volume scanning and the Xaar 5601 for high volume scanning and single pass, we successfully showcased the complete range of capabilities which the Xaar printheads bring to the textile market.
“We’ve received lots of extremely positive feedback, especially from the guests who were invited to see the Xaar 5601 technology demonstration. The quality, speed and color consistency clearly resonated with OEMs and end users alike who were impressed with the capabilities of the Xaar 5601 printhead.”
Posted July 22, 2019