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PZ Pilot Pro Printing System Components

  • Stainless controller with touchscreen user interface and dual can ink delivery system
  • Up to four 380 printhead(s) with data cable(s) and ink line(s)
  • Photocell and photocell mounting bracket
Unit of Measure

PZ Pilot Pro Printing System Specifications


N/A 380 Channel Piezo Printheads Up to Four High Resolution
Maximum Print Height Per 380 Printhead1 N/A 53.3 mm2.1 in
Vertical Print Resolution2 N/A 180 dpi

Horizontal Print Resolution

N/A 180 dpi

Print Speed at 180 dpi with 380 Printhead

N/A Up to 167 ft/min

Product Sensor

N/A Reflective sensor standard with dual photocell inputs standard

Communication Interface

N/A Ethernet Four USB Host


N/A 6.4 in. Color Display

Ink System

N/A Active ink system; dual 400 ml ink canister standard

Low Ink Indicator

N/A LED beacon optional Warning messages alert user on the touchscreen display

Substrate Capabilities

N/A Porous Surfaces

Cabinet Construction

N/A Solvent-resistant Color Touchscreen Display Stainless Steel

Electrical Alternating Current (AC) Voltage Required

N/A 90 to 264 V

Electrical Frequency Required

N/A 50 Hz60 Hz

Operating Environmental Temperature

N/A 50 to 104 ºF10 to 40 ºC

Storage Environmental Temperature

N/A 0 to 140 ºF-18 to 60 ºC

PZ Pilot Pro 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 Independent Counters, Selectable Count Direction, Number of Digits, Count By, Rollover, Reset Value, Batch Counter, All Counters Maintained In Non-volatile Memory

Shift Codes

N/A Four programmable shift codes with automatic rollover

Bar Codes

N/A Code 128 Code 39 DataMatrix EAN-13 EAN-8 Interleaved 2 of 5 MSI PDF417 Bar Codes Standard Postnet SCC 14 SSCC-18 UCC-128 UPC-A


N/A Others Can Be Purchased Three Fonts With 10 Different Size

Printing Features

N/A Inverse Invert Repeat Reverse Rotate Variable Print Density

Auto Configuration

N/A System software can use product length and photocell sensor to automatically configure speed

Number of Messages

N/A 2 GB flash memory available for message storage: actual message size will vary based on content

Maximum Message Length

N/A 120 in


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

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

Software Utilities

N/A System software updates available via USB


N/A User selectable between English. Spanish, and Chinese

PZ Pilot Pro Optional Accessories

ImageMaster Software

N/A For message design and recall: messages can be downloaded and recalled with touchscreen keypad


N/A For operation with variable speed conveyors

Bar Code Laser Scanner

N/A Allows scan and print message retrieval

Conveyor Mounting Bracket

N/A L-Bracket for complete system with one printhead

Floor Stand Includes

N/A Mounting Brackets and Legs with Leveling Feet

Floor Stand Total Height

N/A 57 in1.5 m

Starter Kit Includes

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

Installation and Training

N/A On-Site Installation and Training Available

Quality Print To Meet Your Demands

N/A Squid Ink's PZ Pilot Pro printing system is designed to print superior quality hi-resolution characters on corrugated cases and other porous surfaces. With up to 2.1" of print height per head and the ability to run up to 4 printheads from one controller, the PZ Pilot Pro offers a versatile, yet cost effective solution for your coding applications.

Right-Size For Your Printing Application

N/A PZ Pilot Pro 380 printheads print up to 2.1" in height, exceeding the GS1 specification for case code printing, without the additional cost of a larger printhead. Larger print engines cost more to begin with, cost more to replace, and utilize significantly more ink. PZ Pilot Pro offers the right size print engine for your case coding application. Industry proven piezo technology produces razor-sharp text and dark print for increased bar code scannability. In addition, the PZ Pilot Pro can run at speeds up to 167 feet/minute, ideal for most secondary packaging lines.

Minimize Your Maintenance

N/A The PZ Pilot Pro is designed with low maintenance features that users have come to rely on from Squid Ink. The PZ Pilot Pro features ATM-simple, easy to follow user prompts to program, save and store messages. In addition, the built-in software automatically calculates ink usage for each message so you can modify your messages and control your consumable costs. The system also comes with auto configuration software that is written to simplify setup of printing. Working with the photocell, the system automatically calculates product speed, making printing on your products easier while providing consistent print quality.

Maximize Your Uptime

N/A The PZ Pilot Pro is designed to meet the harsh demands of your application. Stainless steel cabinetry, a durable touchscreen keypad and stainless steel printhead allow the PZ Pilot Pro to operate in the most extreme factory environments. You can be confident that PZ Pilot Pro's rugged stainless steel 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 codes on your products, but felt your budget restricted you from doing so, the PZ Pilot Pro offers a new level of economy. As the newest addition to Squid Ink's growing family of marking and coding systems, the PZ Pilot Pro gives users more choices for their coding applications. In addition, the Pilot Pro utilizes ink manufactured directly by Squid Ink. eliminating the costs caused by multiple layers of distribution. Any way you look at it. Squid Ink's PZ Pilot Pro provides an affordable solution to meet your ink jet coding needs.

The Right Solution

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

Print Technology

N/A Piezo Impulse Printhead Technology

  • 1 Meets GS1 specification for case code printing.
  • 2 Capable of printing razor sharp graphics, small character text, and scannable bar codes.