Xaar launches improved DOD printheads
Meanwhile, more conventional coding and marking technologies are not standing still. Keeping the inkjet flag flying is Xaar plc in Cambridge, UK, which has introduced the XJ500/180 CM printhead. It is claimed to offer an 80 percent increase in productivity over the standard version, which is upgradable. The new model offers a print resolution and images at a linear speed of 3 feet per second for 180x180 dpi print or 6 feet per second for 90x180 dpi. This equates to a coding productivity of up to 5,383 square feet per hour with a single printhead. The printhead chassis can be positioned in most orientations for printing on various primary and secondary labeling and packaging substrates.