Xaar 128 Printhead


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For years the Xaar 128 printhead set the industry standard by offering a consistent, simple and highly flexible inkjet solution for a variety of applications across the coding & marking and wide-format graphics industries. The Xaar 128 printhead is available in two drop volume variants (40 pl and 80 pl) and is compatible with a range of UV, solvent and oil-based inks.


Light and powerful
  • ​Compact footprint, light carriage and weighing only 15.5 g, it is ideal for applications where weight is a key design requirement
  • Up to 8.3 kHz firing frequency
  • Available in two drop-size variants (40 pL and 80 pL)
  • Robust and cost effective solution
  • 185 dpi (native) printhead resolution​.
Easy to integrate
  • Adaptable across multiple digital print markets
  • Compatible with an extensive range of oil-based, solvent-based and UV inks ​
  • Simple electronic interface promoting quick and easy integration​
  • Wide operating latitude for lower cost inks.
The market leader
  • ​​Fast and critically cost effective route to market for both suppliers of digital inkjet technology and those wishing to enter the market to generate additional revenue streams​.


The narrow print swathe, ink compatibility and ease of use of the Xaar 128 printhead mean it is extensively utilised for a diverse range of applications including:

  • Coding & marking
  • Wide-format graphics
  • Indoor signage​​
  • Outdoor graphics.​

Tech Specs

Xaar 128 40Xaar 128 80
Active nozzles128
Print swathe width17.4 mm
Nozzle pitch137.3 μm
Drop velocity*6 m/s
Nozzle  density185 npi
Printhead weight (dry)15.5 g
Fluid typeSolvent, UV, Oil-based
Drop volume*40 pl80 pl
Typical firing frequency8.3 kHz4.25-5.5 kHz
Dimensions (WxDxH)38x12x41mm

* Dependent on ink used and system integration

Additional Information

Drop Volume

40 picoliters, 80 picoliters


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