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Xaar, Hilord Announce Ink Partnership Deal, New Ink Series


Xaar plc and Hilord Chemical Corporation, a leading OEM manufacturer of solvent-based electrostatic and piezo ink jet inks, have made public their ink partnership agreement.
Under the agreement, Hilord has been working closely with Xaar to develop and manufacture a series of inks for XaarJet printheads. XaarJet printheads are used in diverse industrial applications, often requiring specially formulated inks for specific customers or substrates. Hilords’s expertise in dye-sublimation inks will provide unique solutions for XaarJet customers.
The public announcement of Xaar and Hilord’s partnership coincides with the announcement of the XaarJet-55X00 dye sublimation ink series. Available for use with the XJ128 family of printheads, the XaarJet-55X00 ink series has been developed for use on a wide range of polyester-containing materials.
These low-odor, low-volatility inks are manufactured using high performance disperse dyes and are available in process colors cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan and light magenta, orange and green.
Xaar CEO Jan Fineman said, “We are enjoying a highly productive working relationship with Hilord and believe that the combination of skills involved will continue to provide innovative solutions for our printhead customers.”