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Monday 03 December, 2007

Xaar PLC

LCD screen production product

Xaar PLC
03 December 2007


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         3 December 2007

                                    Xaar plc

                  INKJET SOLUTION FOR LCD SCREEN MANUFACTURING

Xaar plc ('Xaar'), the inkjet printing technology group headquartered in 
Cambridge, announces that its customer, Nakan Corporation ('Nakan') has launched
a production machine for use in LCD screen manufacturing incorporating Xaar 
printheads.

Nakan, a world leader in the manufacture of LCD-TFT process technology and 
equipment, has successfully installed its first GEN5.5 polyimide (PI) alignment
-layer inkjet printing platform for manufacturing LCD screens of up to 1,300 cm 
by 1,500 cm at one of the world's leading manufacturers of LCD screens.  The PI 
alignment layer is a key process in the production of all LCD screens and the 
new Nakan platform offers a cost-effective, fully scaleable inkjet printing 
solution for any substrate size.

The printing platform incorporates large arrays (16 printheads or more) of
Xaar's advanced multi-pulse greyscale Xaar760 printhead which enables
single-pass coating with high-precision and control. By using Xaar's multi-pulse
inkjet technology the new platform achieves excellent drop placement and volume
control, creating thin, highly uniform coats with sharply defined edges and a
corresponding reduction in materials usage and scrap for the manufacturer.

Xaar's Advanced Applications Technology Group worked closely with Nakan to
develop the deposition processes and conditions to ensure industry requirements
are met fully. Xaar and Nakan will continue to work closely together to build on
the success of this first installation.

Ian Dinwoodie, Xaar's Chief Executive, commented: 'Our relationship with Nakan
gives us a foothold in the LCD screen manufacturing sector at a time when many
of the major manufacturers are considering moving from analogue to digital
deposition technologies in high volume screen production.'

About Xaar

Xaar is the world's leading supplier of industrial inkjet printheads, inks and
peripheral equipment to commercial printing and industrial manufacturing
markets. Xaar's innovative technology offers OEM customers and licensees
commercial advantage through product differentiation, productivity, and faster
time-to-market. Additional information about Xaar is available at www.xaar.co.uk

About Nakan Corporation

Based in Sakura-City, Japan, Nakan was founded in 1937 as a manufacturer of
printing machinery. In recent years it has focused on the business of Flat Panel
Displays, especially manufacturing equipment and related devices for producing
LCD panels.

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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 or Simon Bloomfield               020-7367-8883 / 07802-888159




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