Xaar 1003 C

Key Benefits

  • Outstanding image quality and high productivity: the Xaar 1003 C delivers exceptionally smooth print tones and solid areas which are perfect for printing amazing life-like images, pin sharp text and bold colours. It also delivers maximum production uptime with minimum operator intervention which ensures high production output and a fast return on investment.
  • Xaar’s unique High Laydown (HL) Technology: achieve extremely high laydown levels with ceramics effects, so that effects can be printed at even higher line speeds.
  • Peace of mind with continuous, lineless and reliable printing: multiple technologies unique to Xaar ensure continuous and reliable printing in single-pass operation, maximising production output, minimising production interruptions and reducing the need for operator intervention.
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Upgrade to the Xaar 1003 C

Enjoy the benefits of new printheads without the cost and complexity of installing a completely new printer:

  • Achieve enhanced print quality, thanks to Xaar’s Tuned Actuator Manufacturing
  • See reduced maintenance, thanks to XaarGuard
  • Fully backward compatible with Xaar 1001* and Xaar 1002 – upgrade is quick and easy.

* Use interface module if replacing a Xaar 1001 printhead.

The benchmark for single-pass print quality

The Xaar 1003 C with High Laydown Technology is the benchmark against which all other single-pass printheads are compared. With its all-round superior performance, this printhead builds on the market-leading Xaar 1002 and its predecessor, the original and ground-breaking Xaar 1001.

  • Floor tiles
  • Special effects
  • Tile cladding for building exteriors
  • Wall tiles

Physical attributes

Xaar 1003 GS6C

Xaar 1003 GS12C

Xaar 1003 GS40C

Active nozzles

1000

1000

1000

Print swathe width

70.5 mm

70.5 mm

70.5 mm

Number of rows

2

2

2

Nozzle pitch (interleaved)

70.5 µm

70.5 µm

70.5 µm

Drop velocity*

6 m/s

6 m/s

5 m/s

Nozzle density (nozzles per inch)

360 npi

360 npi

360 npi

Printhead weight (dry)

144 g

144 g

144 g

Ink type

Solvent, UV, Oil

Solvent, UV, Oil

UV, Oil

Drop volume* (at 8 levels)

6 to 42 pL

12 to 84 pL

40 to 160 pL

Number of grey levels*

8

8

5

Typical firing frequency*

6 kHz

6 to 12 kHz

6 kHz

Dimensions (WxDxH)

125x30x60 mm

125x30x60 mm

125x30x60 mm

* Dependent on ink used and system integration

Success stories

Many customers have already upgraded to the Xaar 1003 and seen the benefits:

“With this new printhead I have dramatically decreased machine downtime as printhead maintenance is required only once or twice in every 24 hours. This means I can increase production significantly.”

Andrea Porta, Oscar Ceramics, Italy.

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“Now with the Xaar 1003 we can achieve uniform print quality without any fine tuning required. This has led to an increase in production output of around 15-20%.”

Emanuele Farrarini, Century, Italy. 

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“The big evolution we see with the Xaar 1003 is the significant reduction in maintenance – this results in more production uptime.”

Laurent Jacquemin, Parefeuille Provence, France. 

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