Print with confidence with the new Xaar Irix printhead

Xaar Irix has come from the ImagineX platform

New Xaar Irix printhead having different applications
New Xaar Irix printhead having different applications

Xaar, a leading inkjet printing technology group, has launched its latest printhead, the Xaar Irix, designed to ensure accurate, reliable, and easy printing for coding and marking, product printing, functional fluids, and 3D printing applications

Building on the successful Xaar 128, the Xaar Irix is the latest printhead to come from the ImagineX platform, which sets the roadmap for Xaar’s bulk inkjet innovations and printhead developments. 

The new Xaar Irix printhead provides highly accurate delivery of ink drops, with the combination of individually lasered nozzles and Xaar’s AcuDrp technology helping to calibrate each nozzle and provide excellent drop placement. Uniform drop velocity and volume are also delivered, giving improved image quality at longer print distances and helping provide benefits such as high code recognition for coding and marking applications.

Xaar’s AcuDrp technology also makes a wider operating window possible, offering increased reliability and uptime over a range of operating conditions, with enhanced factory calibration providing more consistent printing across different images and fluids. The simple and robust architecture of the Xaar Irix guarantees reliable printing. 

Features of Xaar Irix 

Simple to use and easy to integrate, the Xaar Irix is lightweight and has a compact footprint, making it a popular choice for a wide variety of print engine configurations. In addition, its simple fluid and electrical connections make for easy integration, fast start-up, and straightforward maintenance. 

Designed as a non-disposable technology with long life for minimal environmental impact, no cartridge replacement is necessary, helping minimize waste and improving Irix users’ sustainability credentials. 

Graham Tweedale, general manager of Xaar’s printhead business unit, said: “We are delighted to be launching the Xaar Irix as the next printhead from our ImagineX platform. Designed with the user in mind, the Xaar Irix ensures accurate, reliable, and easy print for coding and marking, wide-format graphics and additive manufacturing applications and provides efficient, effective and impressive results, time after time.”


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