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New XaarJet Ink Developed with Avecia is Water and Solvent Resistant

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Cambridge, England; October 9, 2001 - Xaar plc, a world leader in ink jet printing technology, today announced it has added a new low-volatile, white pigmented UV curable ink to its product line for use exclusively with the XJ500 family of printheads. Developed in conjunction with Avecia, specifically for coding and marking applications for use on non-porous substrates, the new XaarJet-71W00 ink possesses excellent lightfastness properties, chemical and scuff resistance and has a high gloss appearance. The ink is 100% solids-acrylate based and cures when exposed to UV light. When fully cured it is resistant to water and common solvents. XaarJet-71W00 ink introduces Xaar's technology to new electronics customers. In multipass mode the white UV curable ink is suited to printed circuit board (pcb) marking. In singlepass mode, the ink is particularly appropriate for coding and marking on dark, non-porous substrates such as video casing. Jan Fineman, Xaar's Chief Executive Officer explains the rationale behind the company's development activity in this area, "Xaar recognizes the importance of developing specific inks to create optimum compatibility between ink and printhead. The XJ-71W00 ink has undergone a rigorous and lengthy ink development procedure to ensure it is compatible with all the materials in the XJ500 range of printheads and to ultimately deliver the highest quality printing solution. Not only does it ensure the highest quality print but it also opens up potentially new printing applications for existing as well as new customers".

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