Print Module FAQs
With improved speed, performance, and durability, the Kao Collins X‑BAR Print Module upgrades your industrial inkjet printing operation with greater efficiency and more capabilities. The X-BAR Print Module is designed for retrofitting legacy Kodak Versamark print systems.
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Matched with the right ink, the X-BAR delivers high-quality results on porous bond, high-gloss coated stock, films, foils, and more.
The X-BAR print module is designed to retrofit Kodak 6240 print modules. Our technicians install the new hardware on your systems. Our customer care team and technicians provide the necessary support to get your new print module up and running.
You can be back up and running in 2 to 10 minutes. Another plus, the module can be set in an idle mode without the need to shut down the entire machine, which significantly reduces downtime during startup.
At least 10,000-20,000 hours.
The X-BAR is a monochrome system that can run black or spot-color inks.
6 picoliters but can vary with the different waveforms that are available.
Kao Collins is always developing new inks. Right now, compatible industrial inkjet inks include water-based dye, water-based pigment, pigment polymer, and the versatile UV-curable. Also, the electron beam (EB) curable ink is designed for the X-BAR.
You can expect up to a 50% reduction in ink usage.
4-inch module has 2 arrays of 3 Samba G3L printheads. Each array has 5,632 nozzles.
9-inch module has 1 array of 6 Samba G3L printheads for a total of 11,264 nozzles.
SAMBA is an extensible “printhead on a chip” technology that is analogous to the evolution of the Integrated Circuit (IC) from a single chip with limited functionality to Large Scale Integration (LSI) incorporating thousands of integrated functions. This breakthrough in industrial inkjet printhead design results in the potential of having the packing density and cost of Thermal Ink Jet (TIJ), coupled with the high throughput of Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) yet providing the operational flexibility associated with Piezo Ink Jet (PIJ).
Silicon Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) are used in piezo printhead ‘channel’ plates, the channels from the ink manifold to the actuator chamber, and then to the nozzles. These ultra-small components are what make high-speed, high-resolution industrial inkjet printing possible.
For both the 4-inch and 9-inch modules, the cross-process dpi is 1,200. The process resolution is 300, 600, or 1,200.
The printing width of the 4-inch module is 4.6933 inches (119.2 mm)
The printing width of the 9-inch module is 9.386 inches (238.4 mm )
The X-BAR can run at 1,000 fpm at 1200×600 dpi.
Yes, but the image has to be in pdf or jpg format.
To purge and dab the printhead when needed.
Yes, and the process usually takes around 2 weeks.
The X-BAR can be configured on systems handling either sheet-fed or roll-fed media.
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