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Xaar ramps up production of latest printhead in the UK

Press release from the issuing company

June 25, 2007 -- Xaar's new high-tech production facility in Huntingdon, the first in the UK, is now fully operational and producing the company's flagship Xaar 1001 printhead.  The company has also successfully completed certification of its Quality Management System to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2000. This provides customers with complete confidence in the quality of a supplier's products and services and demonstrates Xaar's ongoing commitment to providing a consistent level of quality and continual improvement in business processes.

The Xaar 1001 printhead, designed for high-speed, single-pass applications, is based on Xaar's patented Hybrid Side-Shooter, TF Technology.  Producing dynamically variable drop sizes, this new printhead architecture combines advanced piezo technology with Xaar's patented 'through flow' design.  Key features that are attracting manufacturers from inkjet and Industrial markets worldwide, include: a high performance specification; excellent drop placement accuracy; variable dynamic drop sizes, self-priming and self-cleaning; superb repeatability and reliability. The unique TF architecture provides a wide operating window to give unparallel flexibility to handle a wide variety of inks and industrial fluids.

Greg Lockett, Director of Manufacturing at Xaar, comments:  "This new state of the art facility in Huntingdon provides us with the perfect environment to manufacture our latest Platform 3 products.  It reflects our commitment to achieving the highest possible standards in everything we do and is yet another example of the technical leadership and commitment customers experience when working with Xaar."

"By achieving this accreditation we demonstrate our dedication to manufacture to the highest standards," added Brian Howard, Quality Assurance Manager at Xaar.  "Providing our customers with high-quality, reliable products and services is paramount."