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Leading Turkish Inkjet Innovator, Eurotech Printers Introduces a New Range of Wide Format Solvent-based Inkjet Printers
1 July 2005
Eurotech Printers, part of the NAC Digital Group and based in Istanbul, Turkey, has launched a new range of wide format printers to the European graphic arts market. The Eurotech Eagle and Eurotech X5 solvent-based inkjet printers, which made their debut at the Outdoor/Indoor Exhibition in Istanbul in September, incorporate Xaar’s XJ500 binary printheads and offer a robust, high performance solution ideally suited to the growing European sign and banner industries.
Offering real production versatility, both the Eurotech Eagle and the Eurotech X5 printers have a 3.2 metre wide print capacity, print up to 720 dpi and include a Colourgate RIP as standard, offering excellent colour control right through the production process. The machines also come with three auto-cleaning system options, an air supply, and in a choice of four- or six-colour versions.  The Eurotech X5 offers an open-frame configuration with the Eurotech Eagle a closed-frame printer.
Xaar’s XJ500 printhead has a 70mm, 500 nozzle print swathe and specialised, self contained, control electronics offering those looking for a high performance digital inkjet solution a flexible wide and grand-format binary inkjet solution with premium image quality.
Says Mark Alexander, marketing manager, Xaar: “Eurotech’s success in launching these new wide format printers into the European market demonstrates once again that the market is still growing in terms of opportunities and product offerings and that European manufacturers continue to develop innovative products to meet the needs of the market. Both the Eagle and the X5 printers were very well received at their launch in Istanbul and orders are already coming in from European print houses.”
The two new wide format printers join Eurotech’s growing wide format inkjet printer range including the Billboarder and the Jetto, both of which are also based on Xaar technology and incorporate its industry standard XJ126 printhead.  The Billboarder is a 3.2m wide, 16 head, four-colour wide format inkjet printer ideally suited to printing on a range of substrates including indoor and outdoor posters and PVC banners. An entry level solvent-based printer, the Jetto is offered to the market in 1.8, 2.5 and 3.2m width models combined with four- eight- or 12-heads, delivering four-colour printing.
Concludes Mr Alexander: “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Eurotech Printers and its parent company, NAC Group as we move into 2006.  With IPEX clearly on the horizon, I believe it will be an exciting year for both inkjet technology and the graphic arts industry in general.”

For more information, please contact: 
Xaar plc: 01223-423663
Elena Knight, Marketing Communications Manager