Xaar 1003

The benchmark for single-pass print quality

Xaar 1003

The Xaar 1003 is the benchmark against which all other single-pass printheads are compared. With its all-round superior performance, this printhead builds on the market-leading Xaar 1002 and its predecessor, the original and groundbreaking Xaar 1001.


Find out how Oscar Ceramics, a leading tile manufacturer in Italy, benefits from using the Xaar 1003.

Find out how Cicogres has increased productivity and improved print quality by upgrading their ceramic tile decoration line to Xaar 1003 printheads.

Century, part of the Fincibec Group recently decided to upgrade their current digital tile printer by installing the Xaar 1003 GS12 printhead inside two printbars.

An upgrade to Xaar’s latest Xaar 1003 printheads, an integral part of the Evoseven digital printer installed by Projecta Engineering, has dramatically increased the print quality and output at leading tile manufacturer Parefeuille Provence.

See what level of return on investment your business can expect to achieve by upgrading to the Xaar 1003.

The new Xaar 1003 delivers exceptionally smooth print tones and solid areas which are perfect for printing amazing life-like images, pin sharp text and bold colours.

  • 1000 Optimised Geometry nozzles deliver significantly improved drop placement accuracy and consistent drop volume even with heavily pigmented and high viscosity fluids
  • Excellent print uniformity delivers even colour density across the printhead and the entire print width
  • 8 grey levels, chosen dynamically, at 360 npi give an effective resolution greater than 1000 dpi, for Xaar 1003 GS6 and GS12
  • The Xaar 1003 GS40 for UV applications has five grey levels and is ideal for high build spot varnish or textured effects for improved visual appearance.

The Xaar 1003 printhead is designed to deliver maximum production uptime with minimum operator intervention which ensures high production output and a fast return on investment.

  • TF Technology® (ink recirculation) and the unique Hybrid Side Shooter® architecture ensure continuous ink flow at a high rate directly past the back of the nozzle during drop ejection. This means that any air bubbles and unwanted particles present in the fluid are carried away. This radically improves reliability even in the harshest industrial environments
  • TF Technology® ensures that the printhead is self-priming; therefore maintenance cycles are short, once per shift or less, and start-up is instantaneous
  • The XaarGuard enables quick recovery from mechanical shock so that production interruptions are minimised.

The Xaar 1003 is ideal for an extensive range of applications, is easy to integrate and is backwards compatible with the Xaar 1001 and Xaar 1002. Xaar also offers supporting products which ensure fast time to market, as well as services which facilitate the optimisation of printhead jetting performance.

  • Using Optimised Geometry nozzles, the Xaar 1003 jets solvent, oil and UV-curable inks and other fluids with the widest viscosity range. This broadens the choice of fluid and enables the use of heavily pigmented or high viscosity inks and varnishes, including opaque whites and ceramic inks
  • Xaar’s new Tuned Actuator Manufacturing ensures full scalability – long print bars with multiple printheads are simple and even quicker to set up, and printhead replacement is streamlined
  • Xaar’s systems components, including the XUSB, XPM, HPC3 and Xaar’s Hydra, are designed to optimise the performance of the Xaar 1003; they are also easy to configure and integrate, reducing time to market
  • Xaar works closely with the world’s leading ink manufacturers to develop approved inks with optimised waveforms for precise and reliable jetting performance
  • Worldwide technical support is provided to all of Xaar’s customers by our team of highly skilled Sales Engineers who through close working relationships deliver a professional and highly supportive service.

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