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Visitors to Tecnargilla 2012 can see the first commercially available printers using the Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead as well as examples of tiles produced with this printhead. The Xaar 1001 GS12, which joins the market-leading Xaar 1001 GS6, was designed to meet specific ceramics sector requirements.

Intesa-Sacmi, KERAjet, Projecta SiTi B&T, and TecnoFerrari are presenting the first printers to feature the Xaar 1001 GS12 at this year’s show.

To date, the proven Xaar 1001 GS6 printhead has been the printhead of choice for tile printer manufacturers and tile producers worldwide. The Xaar 1001 GS6 jets dynamically-variable 6-42 picolitre drops, which makes it ideal for printing pale shades and fine detail. The new Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead delivers larger 12-84 picolitre ink drops to provide double the colour intensity for bolder tile effects. Alternatively, users can opt for twice the line speed to increase throughput. The choice is theirs. Both printheads can achieve a stunning replication of natural materials like marble and granite, as well as highly decorative and creative new designs.

Intesa-Sacmi (Hall B1) presents its second-generation, high-definition COLORA HD2 Series featuring the Xaar 1001 GS12 at the show. The new features in the COLORA HD2 include: new ink supply and recycling systems, more effective cleaning processes and new machine control and management software. Users can choose the 6-colour printer model to suit them ranging from 697 to 1675 mm print widths and delivering 48m/min performance.

The modular KERAjet K700 and K1400 systems (Hall D2), with up to 12 colour bars, print quickly and with exact repetition. In addition to the Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead, the KERAjet incorporates a number of features, such as an integrated ink circulation system, automatic self-cleaning and optimised ink use, to ensure maximum efficiency and swift return on investment.

Projecta SiTi B&T (Hall A3) has equipped the EVOSEVEN Plus, EVOFIVE Plus and the new EVOTHREE Plus with the new Xaar 1001 GS12 printhead to deliver more speed and more intensity, from three to seven colours. These printers are also available for large size tiles up to 1.33m print width.

The single-pass TecnoFerrari VivaJet (Hall B2) is available with a choice of up to 8 colour bars in three available models and prints at up to 70m/min. Users can choose either the GS6 or GS12 variant of the Xaar 1001 printhead supported by new Xaar electronics to deliver maximum performance.

Both EFI Cretaprint (Hall C1) and New King Time (Hall C3) are developing new printers with Xaar 1001 GS12 printheads to deliver ultimate production performance. Visitors to these stands will be able to find out more about the specific features of their printers.

Finally, two other major tile printer manufacturers, Hope and Meijia (not exhibiting at Tecnargilla), will also be giving their customers the flexibility to use either the Xaar 1001 GS6 or GS12 in their printers, depending upon their specific decoration and production requirements.

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