How can I produce these designs?

The Xaar 1003 family of printheads can be combined to produce a range of effects.

The established GS6 model jets 6-42pL drops, ideal for the production of pale shades and detailed tile designs viewed at close quarters such as wall tiles.

The GS12 jets larger 12-84pL drops delivering even more ink for deep colour intensity to produce rich colours and effects. Alternatively the Xaar 1003 GS12 can give the same ink coverage as the GS6, but at double the print speed. With both printheads ceramic tile manufacturers can achieve stunning replication of natural materials.

With a range of selectable drop sizes from 40-160pL, the new Xaar 1003 GS40 printhead can lay down up to 40 g/m² of a wide range of high pigment, large particle inks and fluids for printing a range of new special effects and intense colours.

All three printheads have the same physical dimensions so can be easily swapped in and out of printbars to add capability and add more effects to your range. Find out how the Xaar 1003 can help a business like yours.

Why Xaar?

  • Outstanding print quality
  • Highest productivity
  • Unrivalled reliability

Only Xaar printheads feature TF Technology™ (ink recirculation) and Hybrid Side Shooter™ architecture, ensuring 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, which radically improves reliability even in the harshest industrial environments such as tile factories. Xaar works closely with all of the leading ceramic ink manufacturers to develop approved inks, providing a wider range of available colours and effects.