Xaar and Global Inkjet Systems collaborate on systems components for the Xaar 5601


Xaar plc, the leader in industrial inkjet technology, is delighted to announce its collaboration with Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) to deliver and sell drive electronics and ink supply systems optimised for the Xaar 5601 family of printheads, launched at drupa today.


Xaar and GIS have worked closely together on the development, testing and production of these industrial standard systems components. Optimised for the Xaar 5601 printhead family, the Head Management Card (HMC) and ink supply system will unlock the full capabilities of the Xaar 5601 and are a value-add for OEMs, freeing them up from time-consuming in-house developments and enabling a quicker time-to-market.

“During the development phase of the Xaar 5601 printhead family we evaluated a number of potential companies to partner with for the systems components”, says Ramon Borrell, Chief Technology Officer at Xaar. “We chose GIS because it has a successful track record in systems components supply and also provides high levels of technical expertise”.

“We are proud to have been selected by Xaar to collaborate with their team on this project” said Nick Geddes, CEO at GIS. “GIS’s next generation of the Head Management Card is perfectly suited to the high performance capabilities of the Xaar 5601. We are excited about the future potential of this technology.”

The Head Management Card and ink supply system for the Xaar 5601 are available from both Xaar and Global Inkjet Systems.

About Xaar

Xaar is a world-leader in the development of inkjet technology and manufacture of piezoelectric drop-on-demand industrial printheads. The company also develops and sells ink systems, electronics and fluid optimisation services to accelerate inkjet system development and adoption. Xaar printheads incorporate patented technology which delivers unbeatable performance when decorating, patterning, depositing functional coatings on, or adding structure to, a variety of industrial and consumer products. Today leading manufacturers worldwide, in sectors ranging from ceramics, wide-format graphics and labels to direct-to-shape packaging and decorative laminates, choose Xaar’s printheads because they are extremely precise, exceptionally versatile, incredibly reliable, and designed for high-volume production. Additional information about Xaar is available at www.xaar.com

About Global Inkjet Systems

GIS is a leading developer of industrial inkjet software, drive electronics, components and services. With its HQ in Cambridge, UK, GIS’s products drive thousands of inkjet printheads in single-pass and scanning systems worldwide.



Xaar: Charlotte Baile T: +44 1223 802151 E: charlotte.baile@xaar.com Global ex China/USA:

Splash!PR: Ruth Clark T: +44 1580 241177 E: ruth@splashpr.co.uk

China: Ming Zhang, Golden PR.   T: +86 10 6220 6281 E: mingzhang@goldenPR.net

USA: Press+: Irvin Press Tel: +1 508-384-0608 E-mail: irv@press-plus.com

GIS Neil Strickland: T: +44 (0) 1223 733733 E: neil.stickland@globalinkjetsystems.com


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