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Xaar extends range of approved solvent inks for high-resolution printheads

Monday, November 27, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Xaar has approved Fujifilm Sericol's Color+ XV ink for use with the company's succesful XJ-128/40W and XJ-126/50 inkjet printheads. The combination of Fujifilm Sericol's high-performance pigmented solvent inks and Xaar's piezoelectric technology offers a consistent and flexible inkjet solution for sign and specialty graphics printers. Developed specifically for wide-format digital printers, the Color+XV inks use high-quality pigments blended with specialised solvents to produce brilliant colours. The inks also feature superior lightfastness and adhesion to a wide range of uncoated materials. In addition, the inks have been formulated for rapid drying times without the application of heat - for example, typical drying times for the inks on vinyl are 60 seconds at 40 ∞C. Xaar Ink Product Manager Dr. Jill Woods commented: "These inks have been through our rigorous testing program and performed extremely well. Close collaboration with ink partners such as Fujifilm Sericol ensures that we provide the printer manufacturer and their customers with optimised inkjet solutions that maintain excellent print performance and jetting reliability." The latest approvals mean that Colour+ XV is now optimised for use with all variants of Xaar's successful XJ-128 and XJ-126 printheads. The XJ-128 is used extensively across the wide-format graphics and coding & marking industries, while the versatile XJ-126 is ideal for the production of a broad array of graphics from indoor and outdoor signage, to banner printing and POS collateral. Keith Nixon, Digital Business Development Manager, Fujifilm Sericol concluded, "The latest approvals with Xaar are a further step forward in our joint efforts to offer a range of distinctive products to the market. The popularity of the XJ-126 and XJ-128 printheads makes this approval particularly exciting."

 

 

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