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Aqueous Printhead

Xaar’s Aquinox printhead provides a new approach to how water-based fluids are jetted reliably, delivering exceptional reliability, creativity, and sustainability for printing aqueous fluids.

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The Aquinox is the latest development from Xaar’s ImagineX platform, and its aQ Power Technology provides a new approach to how water-based fluids are jetted reliably, delivering a truly transformational industrial printhead.

Xaar’s aQ Power is a combination of ground-breaking technologies designed to optimize the Aquinox’s lifespan and robustness when handling aqueous fluids. These include a redesigned internal architecture, new water compatible materials capable of coping with an extended working range of pH levels, and a new drive system enabling optimum drop ejection. This, together with Xaar’s TF Technology ink recirculation, ensures the Aquinox delivers significantly increased nozzle open time compared to typical aqueous printheads.

Water-based inkjet printing has never been more effective or versatile due to the Xaar Aquinox’s unique technologies, exceptional print speeds and compatibility with multiple aqueous fluid types. Speeds of over 100m/min can be achieved, and a high native resolution of 720dpi and firing frequency of up to 48kHz, enables high fluid laydown, with maximum productivity. And with Xaar’s High Laydown Technology the drop size capability is extended, making the Aquinox ideal for printing textiles, highly absorbent substrates, or thick film coatings.

Due to Xaar’s Ultra High Viscosity Technology the Aquinox is capable of jetting fluid viscosities of up to 100cP. By enabling a wider color gamut and fluids with larger particles and more pigment for higher opacity, colors are more vibrant and whites and blacks stronger ensuring the Xaar Aquinox can bring the latest imaginative designs and finishes to life.

Being able to handle the latest aqueous inks means the Xaar Aquinox not only delivers the impact and creativity demanded, but also helps users future-proof their business in a more environmentally friendly way. Xaar’s technology and its chevron architecture provides a very energy efficient operation, reducing the power required for printheads, printers and end users alike. In addition, the Aquinox’s improved nozzle open time and latency reduces maintenance and ink waste, helping to minimize the total cost of ownership for users.

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