W&H chooses Xaar 5601 for first digital printer for flexible packaging

PrintAction Staff
September 05, 2018
By PrintAction Staff
Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) is developing its first digital, single-pass press for flexible packaging using Xaar 5601 printheads.

According to Xaar, Windmöller & Hölscher is the first OEM to publicly announce its next generation of printers will be driven by the Xaar 5601. The development, the parties explain, is a first step into digital solutions for W&H.

Using Xaar’s new Thin Film Piezo Silicon MEMS technology, the Xaar 5601 features over 5600 nozzles, capable of jetting up to 8 litres of fluid per hour. New innovations such as AcuDrp Technology allow complete control over greyscale drop ejection, as well the Xaar 5601 incorporates TF Technology designed to help maximize production up time, print quality and lifetime.

“We are delighted to be developing our latest system using the Xaar 5601,” Hermann Veismann, General Manager Business Unit Printing and Finishing at W&H, says. “We saw an opportunity for digital printing in flexible packaging, driven by the need for faster time-to-market and very short order lengths, and aim to overcome the traditional difficulties in this area using our expert knowledge and outstanding new technology.”

W&H says the printhead was selected after a series of successful performance tests were conducted over several months last year.

“The new digital machine will be characterized by higher quality and higher speeds and opens up new possibilities in flexible packaging,” adds Sven Michael, head of the W&H digital team. “It includes the Xaar 5601 printhead, which achieves excellent print quality at high production speeds.”

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