XAAR 5601 enables fast integration for KELENN Technology

Cambridge, 27 November 2018.  KELENN Technology, renowned for producing a range of print systems which are simple in design and reliable while being technically advanced, has chosen the Xaar 5601 printhead for its latest document duplex printing system. The company commenced its development project with the Xaar 5601 because the printhead delivers an outstanding cost model for end users alongside high definition print quality at very high speed.

Based in France, and exporting print systems globally, KELENN manufacturers a range of industrial solutions for inkjet printing, automatic vision inspection, tracking and shipping for industrial production centers. The company has an enviable track record of rapidly developing new systems in response to customer demand. Its machines are used to print, count, identify, measure and track products in real time on the very fastest manufacturing lines.

“We chose the Xaar 5601 because it allows us to produce a very competitive print system, offering real value to our customers,” says Didier Rousseau, CEO at KELENN. “Xaar’s support and knowledge sharing has been excellent. We pride ourselves on our ability to get to market quickly with our new products.  For this particular project, the speed of development was helped by the close technical collaboration with all of the Xaar team. We looked at many of the MEMs printheads on the market; both Xaar and the Xaar 5601 came out on top.”

Founded in 2006, KELENN has a significant track record of innovation in the industrial printing market.  Its successes include being the first to deliver an 850 mm wide print bar at 600 dpi, inventing sliced architecture for print engines, KEOS®, and delivering the fastest CMYK print engine with dynamic thickness compensation for mixed mail pieces and packaging. More recently KELENN delivered one of the first and fastest 1200 dpi single pass CMYK print engines for finishing lines (in 2015) and the first cost effective large web print tower (in 2018).

“KELENN is a technically capable OEM trusted by its customers for delivering solutions that meet their demanding requirements,” comments Jason Remnant, Senior Product Manager at Xaar. “We are delighted to see KELENN is maximizing the benefits of some of the key features designed into the Xaar 5601. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the finished print system which will demonstrate how the Xaar 5601’s compact print zone (which a number of our OEMs are interested in) contributes to the excellent print quality as well as the overall cost of the machine.”

About the Xaar 5601

The Xaar 5601 is an exceptional performer making it ideal for printing textiles, laminates, packaging, labels and commercial print as well as many other applications. The design and the Silicon MEMS manufacturing processes used in the production of this printhead challenge digital inkjet machine integration costs, allowing OEMs to address new markets and new opportunities, accelerating the analogue-to-digital conversion in major commercial and industrial print applications.

With a heritage of developing pioneering inkjet technologies, Xaar has invested heavily in R&D and market research in order to bring a step change in digital printing capability to market. This very high-resolution, high-productivity Thin Film Piezo Silicon MEMS printhead has over 5600 nozzles and is capable of jetting up to nine liters of fluid per hour.

Xaar’s innovative AcuDrp Technology offers complete control over greyscale drop ejection for perfect image uniformity. In addition, the Xaar 5601 printhead incorporates TF Technology to maximize production uptime, print quality and printhead lifetime. The unique Z profile of the Xaar 5601 makes fitting multiple printheads closely together possible and ensures an exceptionally compact print zone; this improves color registration and reduces the costs associated with accurate media control.


About Xaar

Xaar is a world leader in the development of digital inkjet technology. Our technology drives the conversion of analogue printing and manufacturing methods to digital inkjet which is more efficient, more economical and more productive than the traditional methods which have been in use for years. We design and manufacture printheads as well as systems for product decoration and industrial 3D Printing which use our inkjet technology. We are the only truly independent inkjet technology company with over 25 years of know how. We offer unrivalled inkjet expertise including technology and printhead design and development and manufacture highly customised product decoration systems and industrial 3D Printing for volume manufacturing. Our unique technologies and products are the leading enabler for innovation and for driving supply chain efficiencies for many industries. Additional information about Xaar is available at www.xaar.com

About Kelenn

KELENN Technology is a manufacturer of industrial solutions for inkjet printers, automatic vision inspection, tracking and shipping for industrial production centres. Based in ANTONY (Paris South), with subsidiaries in the United States and India, the company designs and exports systems which enable efficiency in many production centres to OEMs and integrators globally.