The AutoPilot hi-resolution printing system from Squid Ink Manufacturing

The AutoPilot is an affordable new solution for printing hi-resolution characters and other product information directly on porous or non-porous products. Developed to meet industry needs based on a recent survey of coding and marking users, the AutoPilot is a feature-rich hi-resolution printing system available at an entry level price. Surveyed users requested excellent print quality, reliable bar code printing, ease of use, no mess ink cartridges, and reasonably priced inks. AutoPilot was designed to meet all of these requirements. Squid Ink's AutoPilot uses proven Xaar piezo technology to print up to .7" of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos at 180 dpi. The 12.1" full color touchscreen controller features ATM-simple, easy to follow user prompts to program, save and print messages. Programming and editing can be done right at the production line, or at a remote PC and uploaded to the AutoPilot via USB. The AutoPilot's revolutionary new ink system features vacuum tension technology and eliminates costly ink lines and fittings. In addition, the ink system allows the AutoPilot to print in a horizontal or downshooter position, or any angle in between without making changes to the printing system. Ink is supplied in convenient 200ml no-mess cartridges, which is nearly 5 times the volume of competitive printing systems. The AutoPilot is UL, CE, and CSA certified to meet the harsh demands of industrial applications. The durable touchscreen and industrial strength resin printer construction allows the AutoPilot to operate in the most extreme factory environments. Squid Ink's PZ-1000 ink for porous substrates offers low-maintenance performance to eliminate the need for auto-priming functions and offer better ink utilization than competitive systems. A complete library of solvent-based inks are also available for printing on a variety of non-porous substrates. The AutoPilot printing system offers competitive advantages over HP® or Lexmark® based printing systems. AutoPilot users can expect 30% larger print, the ability to upgrade to a 2nd printhead, message programming via touchscreen user panel, the ability to print bar codes with standard systems, and the ability to print on a variety of porous and non-porous substrates. Best of all, the AutoPilot utilizes ink manufactured directly by Squid Ink, eliminating the high ink costs associated with HP or Lexmark systems. Call or visit us online to find out more! 1-800-877-5658 [email protected]

Squid Ink Manufacturing's CoPilot Printing System

Squid Ink’s CoPilot printing system offers several advantages over competitive HP or Lexmark - based printing systems. With the CoPilot, users can expect 30% larger print, increased throw distance, 5 times larger ink volume, the ability to upgrade to a 2nd printhead, and much more. The system is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks to print up to 185 dpi at 135ft/min on a variety of substrates and provides darker print for increase scannability. For non-porous applications, users have the option of utilizing Squid Ink’s solvent based CoPilot to print on a variety of non-porous products like plastics, glass, stretch wrap, metals and more. For more information on this and our other coding and marking products, visit us online or give us a call: 800-877-5658 [email protected]

Squid Ink Manufacturing's CoPilot 382 at Pack Expo 2015

Squid Ink's National Sales Manager Karl Feiker gives Packaging Strategies Magazine a tour of the CoPilot 382 dual head system on Eastey's VCTS case transport system. This is an ideal application for manufactures looking to get rid of their expensive pre-printed boxes. The CoPilot 382 and VCTS are available through our qualified distribution channel. For more information on these products, visit us online or give us a call: [email protected] 800-877-5658 [email protected] 763-428-4846

Squid Ink SQ/2 Large Character ink jet printer printing on boxes

SQ/2 Large Character ink jet printer on a case taper printing on corrugate cases.

Squid Ink's SQ/2 Scorpion large character DOD printer

The SQ/2 Scorpion ink jet printing system offers the durability, versatility and productivity that you have come to rely on from Squid Ink. SQ/2 Scorpion offers more options for making your mark: water-based systems for printing on porous surfaces like corrugated cases, or solvent-based systems for printing on non-porous products like plastics, metals or more. No matter what product you need to print, SQ/2 Scorpion has the functionality to get the job done right. SQ/2 Scorpion users have the option of choosing from several printhead configurations. Five different print sizes are available: 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″ or 1-3/4″ character height. All printheads are capable of printing at 100% or 70% character height, offering 12 print sizes ranging from 1/4″ to 1-3/4″ in height. The 1″ and 1-3/4″ (1600 Series) printheads even offer split-line capability and the option of printing full-size characters or half-size characters with the same printhead. That's three different character sizes from one printhead. Whether you need separate printheads to print messages on two sides of a box, or a single printhead to print split-line small characters on one side of a box, the SQ/2 Scorpion provides a solution. Best of all, each printhead is field installable for future upgrade to meet your application's changing requirements. The SQ/2 Scorpion is upgraded with software features that ink jet users need most: increased memory locations for up to 128 messages, the ability to automatically print a manufacturing date and an expiration date, as well as a shift organizer to automatically separate and code different work shifts within your packaging operation. The SQ/2 Scorpion also comes standard with a shaft encoder input for packagers using a variable speed conveyer. On the hardware side, the SQ/2 Scorpion features a built-in central air gauge to view regulated air pressure within the system and fine-tune your print quality. To find out more, call us or visit us online: 1-800-877-5658 [email protected]

Squid Ink's Streamline 5 CIJ Small Character Printer at Pack Expo 2016

Squid Ink's Director of Small Character Technologies, Jim Mueller, give an overview of the new Streamline 5 CIJ printer. Squid Ink’s Streamline 5 CIJ printing system is designed to print superior quality small characters on a variety of substrates: porous, non-porous, smooth, textured, curved, concave and more. Printing up to 5 lines of text, the Streamline offers a reliable, yet cost effective solution for virtually any small character, primary package coding application. For more information on the Streamline 5 or to view our full offering on coding and marking products and high quality replacement inks, visit us online or give us a call: [email protected] 1-800-877-5658

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