This latest addition to the Xaar 1002 family of printheads jets drop volumes from 40 – 160pL and has greyscale capability (five levels). The 1002 GS40 product line is designed for printing UV spot varnish and for applications, requiring a high laydown at higher print speeds. Depending on the drop size, the printhead can lay down extra opaque whites with a larger drop size or a finer base of whites with a smaller drop size; this can be particularly useful in creating fine detailed effects. For those wishing to print solid white base coats underneath fine halftone images or text, such as companies printing labels or packaging, the Xaar 1002 GS40 can be used in combination with the Xaar 1002 GS6 printhead.
The large drop capability of the Xaar 1002 GS40 also means it is suitable for printing high-build spot varnish or tactile, textured effects, such as wood grain, which improve the visual appearance of edge banding or other wood laminate products manufactured by the décor industry. Xaar says the throughput of this printhead surpasses that of any other on the market due to greyscale capability combined with high drop size, which deliver a very high volume of ink laydown per nozzle. As with all of the Xaar 1002 family of printheads, this new variant includes TF Technology which ensures a continuous ink flow at a very high rate directly past the back of the nozzle during drop ejection. According to Xaar, this provides reliability, trouble-free printing and maximum printing and production uptime.
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