Cambridge, UK-based industrial inkjet printhead manufacturer Xaar announces that Guangzhou Xucheng Electronic Technology Ltd. – or “Xucheng” – is the first OEM partner to develop and launch wide-format inkjet printers based on the innovative new Xaar 1201 Thin Film piezo printhead.
Xucheng, under the brand name Xu Li, has produced four wide-format, roll-to-roll eco-solvent printers with the Xaar 1201 and recently demonstrated two models – the X7-3207 and X7-2007 – for the first time at a trade show in China. The printheads had first been introduced at DRUPA in Germany earlier this year.
“Xaar already dominates the coding and marking and ceramic tile inkjet printing markets and I am certain that with the Xaar 1201 we are entering a new era in the graphics industry,” says James Zhao, Xucheng’s general manager. “Xucheng is very proud to be part of this.”
According to Xaar, the 1201 is a versatile and compact greyscale printhead that prints 1, 2 or 4 colors, delivers a high level of quality and performance, and is capable of handling aqueous and eco-solvent inks. It is designed for easy integration by printer manufacturers and features 1,280 nozzles jetting variable drop sizes to produce high quality graphics on a wide range of substrates at an apparent resolution of up to 1440 dpi.