Xaar approves new UV-curable ink from Fujifilm Sericol


31-03-2006

Xaar extends its successful partnership with Fujifilm Sericol with the approval of another of the company's innovative inks for use with Xaar's world leading piezoelectric drop-on-demand inkjet technology.

The new UV-curable general purpose ink, Uvijet Versa, has been developed to achieve vibrant, lightfast and durable colours when used in conjunction with Xaar's XJ-126 and XJ-500 high-performance printheads.



Formulated specifically for wide-format graphic and flatbed printer applications, the Uvijet Versa ink offers excellent adhesion and a tough, scratch-resistant finish on a wide range of rigid and flexible substrates. This makes it an ideal choice for both internal and external graphics, such as banner and signage printing, POS, vehicle and exhibition graphics as well as backlit graphics and window displays.



Xaar Ink Product Manager Dr. Jill Woods commented: 'This latest development further strengthens our portfolio and supports our strategy to offer global customers a consistent, open solution. Working with partners such as Fujifilm Sericol enables us to provide the industry with fully optimised inkjet solutions and inks to maintain excellent print performance and jetting reliability.'



Keith Nixon, Business Development Manager - Graphic OEM, Fujifilm Sericol concludes, 'UV-curable inks open up a wealth of new applications for inkjet printing. Our collaboration with Xaar enables us to offer a proven solution to help expand the adoption of inkjet technology and enable customers to realise its potential.'







About Xaar


Xaar is the world's leading supplier of industrial inkjet printheads, inks and peripheral equipment to commercial printing and industrial manufacturing markets. Xaar's innovative technology offers OEM customers and licensees commercial advantage through product differentiation, productivity, and faster time-to-market.





About Fujifilm Sericol


Fujifilm Sericol is a global leader in the manufacture of speciality printing inks, selling high performance products for screen, digital and narrow web printing to customers in over 80 countries. Manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries operate in 18 locations from USA to China. Annual sales exceed 150 million and 1,250 people are employed worldwide. For more information please visit http:\\www.fujifilmsericol.com



In 2004 the company received a Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation - for outstanding commercial success with its Uvijet range of UV curing inkjet inks.





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For more information, please contact:





Alex Challinor, Xaar plc

T: +44 (0)1223 423663

achallinor@xaar.co.uk





Keith Nixon

Fujifilm Sericol



T: +44 1843 872117

F: +44 1843 872 178

E: keith.Nixon@fujifilmsericol.com

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