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  • Up to two 0.7" printer(s) with data cable(s)
  • Touchscreen controller for message creation
  • Mounting bracket(s) tor printer(s)
  • Swivel arm mounting bracket for touchscreen controller
Unit of Measure

AutoPilot™ Printing System Specifications

Maximum Print Height Per Printhead

N/A 0.7 in1.8 cm
Vertical Print Resolution1 N/A 180 dpi

Horizontal Print Resolution

N/A 180 dpi

Print Speed at 180 dpi

N/A Up to 135 ft/minUp to 41 m/min

Product Sensor

N/A Built in product sensors automatically manage triggering, speed and direction. Optional external photocell and/or encoder

Communication Interface

N/A Two USB Host and One Ethernet Input

Full Color Touchscreen Display

N/A 12.1 in30 cm

Ink Cartridge Volume

N/A 200 mL

Integrated Ink System

N/A Allows mechanical rotation of printhead to accommodate tilt conveyors or web applications; 0 to 90 degrees counterclockwise (LEDs facing up); 0 to 45 degrees clockwise (ink cartridge facing up)

Low Ink Indicator

N/A LED on printer and message alert on touchscreen, LED light beacon optional

Substrate Capabilities

N/A Porous or Non-Porous surfaces

Alternating Current (AC) Electrical Voltage Required

N/A 100 to 240 V

Electrical Frequency Required

N/A 50 Hz60 Hz

Operating Environmental Temperature

N/A 34 to 104 ºF1 to 40 ºC

Storage Environmental Temperature

N/A 0 to 140 ºF-18 to 60 ºC

Agency Certifications

N/A CE CSA certified pending UL

AutoPilot™ Software Specifications

Time & Date

N/A Multiple formats including: 3-letter, 2-digit, 1-letter month: 3-letter or 2-digit day: 2-digit hour; 2-digit minute: 2-digit second: 4-digit or 2-digit year; 2-digit week; 24-hour clock or 12-hour clock with AM or PM: Julian date
Internal real time clock with battery back-up

Item Numbering

N/A Four counters plus daily counter with ImageMaster Touch software

Shift Codes

N/A Four programmable shift codes with automatic rollover

Bar Codes

N/A Code 39. Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A. EAN-8, EAN-13. Code 128, UCC-128, SCC14, SSCC-18, Postnet, MSI, DataMatrix and PDF417 bar codes standard


N/A Ariel, Courier, and Lucida resident fonts for use with variable data elements. Static elements in any windows font


N/A Any Windows bitmap in 1-bit (black/white) format

Printing Features

N/A Inverse Invert Repeat Reverse Rotate

Auto Setup

N/A Built in product sensors trigger print and automatically determine product speed and direction
Message Length2 N/A Up to 120 in

Number ol Messages

N/A Ample storage space to store 1000+ messages

Ink Usage

N/A Automatically calculated for each message and displayed on touchscreen

User Prompts

N/A Prompts for user input at start of print job by manual intervention on touchscreen display or scanner


N/A Chinese versions available English Spanish

AutoPilot™ Optional Accessories

ImageMaster TouchXF Software

N/A Allows touchscreen controller to run two printheads


N/A For operation with variable speed conveyors

Bar Code Laser Scanner

N/A Allows scan and print message retrieval and user data input

External Light Beacon

N/A Indicates Ink level Status

Starter Kit

N/A Cleaner and Flush Solution Hand Cleaner Includes Ink Latex Gloves Printhead Wipes

The AutoPilot™ Advantage

N/A Squid Ink introduces the AutoPilot™ printing system, a feature-rich hi-resolution printing system available at an entry level price. Squid Ink's AutoPilot™ printing system offers several advantages over competitive HP® or Lexmark- - based printing systems. With the 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 barcodes with standard systems, the ability to print on a variety of porous and non-porous surfaces, and much more.

Designed To Meet Your Demands

N/A 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 per printhead. 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.

Printing Made Easy

N/A The AutoPilot's touchscreen controller features simple and intuitve software to program, save and print messages. Message programming or editing can be done right at the production line, or in the convenience of an office, and uploaded to the AutoPilot via USB. In addition, the built-in software automatically calculates ink usage for each message so you can modify your messages and control your consumable costs.

Maximize Your Uptime

N/A The AutoPilot is designed to meet the harsh demands of your application. UL, CE, and CSA certified, the AutoPilot features a durable touchscreen, industrial strength nylon resin printer construction, and allows the AutoPilot to operate in the most extreme factory environments. In addition. Squid Ink's PZ-1000 ink for porous substrates offers low-maintenance performance, eliminating the need for auto-priming functions and offering better ink utilization than competitive systems. You can be confident that AutoPilot's rugged design will withstand the most abusive industrial environments while providing superior quality print.

Affordable Ink Jet Coding

N/A Whether you are a seasoned pro, or if you have wanted to start printing high quality codes on your products, but felt your budget restricted you from doing so. the AutoPilot offers a new level of economy. As the newest addition to Squid Ink's growing family of marking and coding systems, the AutoPilot gives users more choices for their coding applications. In addition, the AutoPilot utilizes ink manufactured directly by Squid Ink, eliminating the high ink costs of HP or Lexmark systems. Any way you look at it. Squid Ink's AutoPilot provides users with an affordable solution to meet their ink jet coding needs.

The Right Solution

N/A Rugged design. Low maintenance operation. User friendly software. Low cost of ownership. Your benefits go on an on. When it comes to industrial ink jet printing, rely on Squid Ink to provide the right solution for your coding and marking needs.

Print Technology

N/A Piezo Impulse Printhead Technology

  • 1 Capable of printing razor-sharp graphics, small character text, and scannable bar codes.
  • 2 Limited by substrate length.