Xaar Launches Print Bar System

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Xaar has launched the Print Bar System, which is integrated into the Codimag VIVA340 modular press. The VIVA340 is a modular press that can be specified according to customers’ needs and is one of the very few intermittent presses available that has all the major printing or finishing processes in line.

The Xaar Print Bar System, when integrated into the VIVA340, can be used to add high opacity white, varnish or black in a single pass to four colour labels right up to high end labels for premium products.

The Xaar Print Bar System was launched at Labelexpo Americas. ‘We are excited to have launched the Xaar Print Bar System integrated into the VIVA340 evolution press because it completes our offer of inline printing and finishing processes,’ said Benoit Demol, Codimag’s CEO. ‘We were looking for the best printing quality for the opaque white inkjet solution, and Xaar Print Bar System fits perfectly with our breakthrough technologies such as Aniflo. Also key is that for many of our customers, the Xaar Print Bar System offers a straight forward and cost-effective method of adding digital capability to their existing portfolio of print services.’

The Xaar Print Bar System allows users to take advantage of the benefits of digital printing easily and economically to deliver more creativity to their customers. It is a versatile, easy-to-configure solution ideal for personalised, variable data, special effects, and short-run printing for a range of applications, including labels and packaging, and saves the considerable cost and time associated with analogue production methods.

By using Xaar 1002 printheads with TF Technology, the Xaar Print Bar System can handle a wide range of inks and fluids, including spot colours (K or CMY), protective lacquers, high-build spot varnish, heavily pigmented high-opacity under-surface whites and cold foil adhesives. The company’s selected ink partners include Nazdar, SunJet and Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems (FSIS).

The Xaar Print Bar is a complete ‘ready-to-use system’ featuring a choice of Xaar 1002 printheads (GS6, GS12 or GS40 depending on the application), an ink supply system and full print management and workflow capabilities to ensure total control of the print process. It is available in print widths of 140 mm to 560 mm and prints at speeds of up to 75m/min (depending on the application).