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Squid Ink

Squid Ink specializes in the manufacture of high quality industrial inks, industrial inkjet printers, and industrial case taping equipment for the packaging industry. Their products and services are designed to provide reliable cost-effective solutions to your industrial applications. Squid Ink has relied on a wealth of knowledge and experience in the inkjet industry to design a full family of large character and Hi-Resolution printing systems, as well as a full line of industrial case taping systems. Additionally, Squid Ink has been able to formulate the most comprehensive line of hi-resolution, piezo, and large character fluids in the product identification market today.

Drop-On-Demand Large Character Printers

SQ/2 Inkjet Printer

The SQ/2 large character inkjet system prints high quality dot-matrix characters on a variety of products at a cost-effective price. The SQ/2 offers the lowest price per printed character in the industry today. Users can choose between two models: a water-based model for printing on porous surfaces like corrugated cartons, or as a solvent-based system for printing on non-porous product like plastics, stretch wraps, metals and more

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SQ/2 Scorpion Inkjet Printer

The SQ/2 Scorpion industrial large character inkjet printer includes upgraded software delivering more features. The SQ/2 Scorpion users have the option of choosing from several print head configurations. Five different print head sizes are available, offering 12 print sizes ranging in height from 3/8″ up to 1 3/4″. The 1600 Series print heads offer split-line capability and the option of printing full-size characters with the same print head.

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JETLINE Printing System

The JETLINE Printing System is Squid’s newest DOD printer that offers more options for printing on porous and non-porous products. The JETLINE provides users with unlimited message memory, user definable time and dates, and sequential code printing. Additionally, the JETLINE comes standard with a shaft encoder input for packagers using variable speed conveyors.

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Hi-Resolution Printers


Squid Ink’s AutoPilot printing system will print up to 0.7″ of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos. Users can run up to two printheads from a single touchscreen controller to maximize efficiency and print on opposite sides of a case if needed. The AutoPilot is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks to print on a variety of substrates. Best of all, AutoPilot’s 180 dpi print resolution meets your application needs for quality coding and marking.


PZ Pilot Inkjet Printer

The PZ Pilot hi-resolution inkjet printer offers the versatility and reliability manufacturers and contract packagers need. Print lot codes, bar codes, logos, and more on a variety of surfaces. PZ Pilot users can print up to four lines of text on porous or non-porous surfaces. The PZ Pilot boasts 180 dpi print resolution with programming and retrieval of up to 128 internal messages. The user-friendly software is designed for people who run packaging lines.

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PZ Pilot Plus Inkjet Printer

The PZ Pilot Plus hi-resolution inkjet printing system offers a simple alternative for your case coding and product marking applications. The Pilot Plus is capable of printing up to 8 lines of print, for a total of up to 1.4″ of print height on virtually any substrate. With 256 addressable jets, the PZ Pilot Plus boasts 180 dpi for printing logos, barcodes, text and more.

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PZ Pilot Pro

The PZ Pilot Pro hi-resolution inkjet printing system offers 2.1″ print height from a single print head with the ability to run up to 4 print heads from a single controller. The PZ Pilot Pro offers a versatile, yet cost effective solution for your coding applications. The PZ Pilot Pro utilizes 380 print heads that print up to 2.1″ in height, exceeding the GS1 specification for case code printing without the additional cost of a larger print head. Industry proven peizo technology produces razor-sharp text and dark print for increased bar code scannability.

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PZ/4 Series III Inkjet Printer

The PZ/4 Series III hi-resolution inkjet printing system offers more options for making your mark. Users have the option of printing with up to 4 separate print heads, allowing you to print on one or two sides of your product in a single pass. The PZ/4 Series III is available with print heads ranging from 0.7″ in print height to 1.4″ in print height. Systems are available to print on porous and non-porous surfaces.

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Roll Coders

SQ Series Roll Coder

Squid Ink’s SQ Series of hot ink roll coders provide automatic printing of production dates, batch numbers, and other related information on a variety of package substrates for the snack food, bakery, or confectionery industries. The systems easily mount on vertical or horizontal form/fill/seal machines to print codes on films, paper, and more. The SQ ink roll coders are proven systems users can depend on for reliable product coding.

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Inkjet Fluids


Squid Ink specializes in the manufacture of superior quality inks and inkjet fluids designed for a variety of inkjet printing systems. Squid Ink offers the most complete line of drop-on-demand (DOD) inks in the industry. They also formulate hi-res inks and carry an extensive line of high quality continuous inkjet fluids.

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