Cambridge, 23rd May — The exceptional capabilities of Xaar’s 2001+ GS12 printhead with High Laydown (HL) Technology have been recognized after it won a major ceramics industry award. Xaar was honored for its printhead in the category of ‘Contributions to Technology’ at the 14th prestigious China Ceramics Pioneers List (CCPL) on 28th March.

The five judges, all leading figures in the Chinese ceramics industry, also praised Xaar for the way it has “constantly strived to provide the best products and services to Chinese enterprises.”

The award underlines how, with its combination of greater print-quality and ability to deliver highly impactful effects, the Xaar 2001+ GS12C with High Laydown Technology is revolutionizing ceramic tile decoration.

Through its powerful combination of 2,000 nozzles with 720 dpi resolution, the Xaar 2001+ GS12C guarantees significantly higher print quality than any other printhead on the market. This enables exceptionally fine details, smooth gradients and strong colors, providing tile manufacturers around the world with a crucial advantage over their rivals and ensuring their products stand out when on display.

Xaar’s High Laydown Technology delivers outstanding special effects such as gloss, glue and metallic, with ink laydown of up to 120 g/m2 at 35m/min line speed. When incorporated into the Xaar 2001+ GS12C, it allows tile manufacturers to deliver more creativity than ever before.

Hosted annually by Ceramic Town Weekly and the China Ceramic Industrial Association, the CCPL is the key ceramics industry awards ceremony in China.


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