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Thursday 21 April, 2005

Xaar PLC

Queen's Award for Enterprise

Xaar PLC
21 April 2005


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              21 April 2005

                                    Xaar plc


                           QUEEN'S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE

Xaar plc ('Xaar'), the inkjet printing technology group headquartered in
Cambridge, has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise within the
Innovation Category, recognising its continuing record of achievements in the
innovation and commercial success of its patented piezo-electric inkjet
technology.  Established 40 years ago, the Queen's Awards are announced annually
on the Queen's birthday, recognising outstanding achievement from UK-based
industry.

Ian Dinwoodie, CEO, of Xaar, commented:  'The Queen's Award is a tribute to all
the staff at Xaar whose efforts and pioneering work have contributed to both the
technical and commercial success of our inkjet technology.

'Our piezo-electric inkjet technologies have come a long way in recent years and
are now recognised as a mainstream printing technology.  Xaar has been able to
translate this into strong and profitable growth.'


About Xaar


Xaar plc is a market-leading ink jet technology company.  It targets the world's
office, commercial and industrial printing markets.  The office printing market
is approached through Xaar's licensees; the industrial printing market is
targeted by XaarJet, the manufacturing arm of Xaar; and a combination of
partners and key players work with Xaar to serve the commercial printing market.
Vivid Print Innovations, the applications division of Xaar, provides Xaar's
in-house specialist integration service.



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Contacts

Xaar plc:                                                          01223-423663
Ian Dinwoodie, Chief Executive                                   www.xaar.co.uk
                                                               
Nigel Berry, Group Finance Director & Deputy Chief Executive

Bankside Consultants:
Steve Liebmann                                     020-7444-4163 / 07802-888159








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