Xaar has partnered with digital imaging solutions provider FFEI for the print bar system.

The partnership intends to drive the Go To Market plan for the Xaar Print Bar System and provide a one-stop-shop for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).   

Xaar Print Bar System is an inkjet system which has the capability to be integrated with wide range of analogue and digital presses and converting equipment to add single-pass digital printing.

With Xaar 1002 family of industrial printheads with TF Technology, the Xaar Print Bar System can handle a range of inks and fluids such as spot colours (K or CMY), protective lacquers, high-build spot and tactile varnish, heavily pigmented high-opacity over- and under- whites and cold foil adhesives. 

The print bar system from Xaar comes in print widths ranging between 140mm to 560mm and can print at speeds of up to 75m/min (depending on the application) and it can handle a wide range of UV inks and fluids from selected and approved ink providers.

Xaar Print Bar System gives users a choice to use Xaar 1002 printheads (GS6, GS12 or GS40 depending on the application). An ink supply system and full print management and workflow capabilities are claimed to guarantee precise and total control over print processes.

Xaar product manager Alan Mutch said: “Since the launch of the Xaar Print Bar System we have had an excellent response from the market. This is a product which really adds value to label producers as they can extend the life of an existing analogue press, whilst at the same time saving the considerable cost and time associated with analogue production methods.

“We have seen a great deal of interest within the industry from manufacturers of roll-to-roll presses who wish to offer their customers the ability to add digital functionality to their equipment so that they can deliver more flexibility, printing possibilities and creativity to their customers, and this new collaboration with FFEI ensures this will be delivered.” 

FFEI managing director Andy Cook said: “We’ve been working with Xaar from the very start of the Print Bar System’s development and are delighted to now develop our collaboration to include sales and distribution.

“We want to help OEMs deliver digital hybrid print solutions to the labels and packaging market with innovative inkjet solutions like the Graphium and now the Print Bar System."