News & Insights | Textile Technology


Published: July 22, 2019

Xaar introduced its latest printhead, the Xaar 5601, to
the textile industry at ITMA Barcelona 2019 held between 20 th – 26 th June. The Xaar
5601 sets new standards in digital textile printing thanks to Xaar’s unique
technologies – AcuDrp Technology and TF Technology ink recirculation – which
ensure outstanding colour uniformity and repeatability as well as exceptional print

Highlighting the collaboration between Xaar and SPGPrints were the technology
demonstrations delivered on the SPGPrints stand which gave guests a sneak
preview of the new Xaar 5601 printhead together with the waterborne sublimation
inks that SPGPrints created specifically for this printhead.

Guests were impressed with the quality of print and the speed of the technology
demonstration which showed single pass printing at 100m/minute and in dual colour
mode. The dye-sublimation transfer printing process on polyester and other synthetic
fabrics enables textile printing companies to print more efficiently with less ink, while
producing higher levels of colour density for maximum impact.

Also on display at ITMA was the Xaar 1201 printhead. With its high print quality,
compact design and ability to jet 1,2 or 4 colours, it is suitable for a wide range of
small and mid-range scanning textile applications.

The versatility and performance of the Xaar 1201 printhead was showcased within
the latest version of the Papyrus Arete Combo, a six-colour hybrid dye sublimation
printer from d.gen, capable of printing on both fabric and transfer paper.

“We were delighted to have such a strong presence at ITMA 2019, thanks to
SPGPrints and d.gen,” said Gerard Winn, Textiles Segment Business Manager at
Xaar. “With the Xaar 1201 for low to mid volume scanning and the Xaar 5601 for
high volume scanning and single pass, we successfully showcased the complete
range of capabilities which the Xaar printheads bring to the textile market.

“We’ve received lots of extremely positive feedback, especially from the guests who
were invited to see the Xaar 5601 technology demonstration. The quality, speed and
colour consistency clearly resonated with OEMs and end users alike who were
impressed with the capabilities of the Xaar 5601 printhead.”









About Xaar
Xaar is a world leader in the development of digital inkjet technology. Our technology drives the conversion of analogue printing and manufacturing methods to digital inkjet which is more efficient, more economical and more productive than the traditional methods which have been in use for years.
We design and manufacture printheads as well as systems for product decoration and industrial 3D Printing which use our inkjet technology. We are the only truly independent inkjet technology company with over 25 years of know how.
We offer unrivalled inkjet expertise including technology and printhead design and development and manufacture highly customised product decoration systems and industrial 3D Printing for volume manufacturing. Our unique technologies and products are the leading enabler for innovation and for driving supply chain efficiencies for many industries.
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