Meteor develops electronics for Xaar 1201

Meteor Inkjet, which develops drive electronics for printheads, has produced an inkjet development kit and commercial drive electronics set for the Xaar 1201 printhead.

Meteor Inkjet has developed this HMB-2H1201 PCC-Y, printhead drive electronics for the Xaar 1201 printhead.

This will allow OEMs working with the Xaar 1201 to get the best out of these printheads. This in turn should help those OEMs reduce the time-to-market for their printers. Simon Kirk, senior product manager at Xaar, explains: “Whilst the printhead is a key part of any print system, there are a number of components that make up the printhead ecosystem, and these play a critical part in the overall printhead performance. It’s therefore essential that we are able to provide our customers not just with a superb printhead, but also with a high quality suite of electronics and software which can be used in printhead evaluation and commercial printer production. Meteor has delivered this, and together we now offer our customers the complete printhead package.”

The Xaar 1201 printhead is a compact greyscale head that is typically used in the textiles and graphics printing markets in Asia and Europe. It has 1280 nozzles and can print one, two or four colours with an apparent resolution of up to 1440 dpi. It can handle aqueous, UV, hard-solvent and eco-solvent inks.

Clive Ayling, Managing Director at Meteor Inkjet Ltd.  “We have worked on several Xaar printheads before, and once again, by working closely with the Xaar team, we have produced a drive electronics solution that will truly enhance the performance of the printhead for OEMs.”

Meteor, based in Hertfordshire, UK is a subsidiary of the print software company Global Graphics.






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