Xaar 500 Printhead


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The Xaar 500 printhead offers a versatile binary inkjet solution for a number of applications and is particularly suited to coding secondary packaging and printing outdoor signs. The Xaar 500 printhead is available in two drop volume variants (40 pL and 80 pL). It can be used in standard or skyscraper (vertical) printing modes depending on the application.


  • High performance
  • Up to 7.2 kHz firing frequencies
  • UV, solvent-based and oil-based ink capable
  • 180 dpi (native) printhead resolution.


The Xaar 500 printhead is a competitive, high quality and fast output printhead.  The wide print swathe, ink compatibility and reliability make the Xaar 500 the printhead of choice for many applications including:

  • Coding & marking
  • Wide-format graphics
  • Grand-format graphics
  • Flatbed graphics
  • Indoor signage
  • Outdoor graphics
  • Point-of-sale material​.​

Tech Specs

Active nozzles500
Print swathe width70.5 mm
Nozzle pitch141 μm
Drop velocity*6 m/s
Nozzle  density180 npi
Printhead weight (dry)​290 g
Fluid typeApproved range of inks
Drop volume*40 pL
Typical firing frequency8.0 kHz
Dimensions (WxDxH)95x41x110 mm

* Dependent on ink used and system integration


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