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Squid Ink Unveils New Printing System

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Brooklyn Park, MN – Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of superior quality inks and ink jet printing equipment, introduces the new PZ Pilot Pro® hi-resolution ink jet printing system.  The PZ Pilot Pro is an affordable new solution for printing high quality bar codes and other product information directly on corrugated cases and other products.  With up to 2.1” of print height per head and the ability to run up to four printheads from one controller, the PZ Pilot Pro offers a versatile, yet cost-effective solution for a variety of coding applications.

The PZ Pilot Pro utilizes the Omnidot® 380 engine manufactured by Xaar® Corporation.  The engine offers superior print quality, a large droplet size, and the durability required of industrial applications.  In addition, PZ Pilot Pro uses Xaar-approved inks specifically designed to run in the Omnidot 380 engine.

With up to 2.1” of print height per head, the PZ Pilot Pro exceeds the 2.0” GS1 specification for case code printing, without the additional cost of a larger print engine.  Larger print engines, such as a 2.5” or 2.8” engine cost more to begin with, cost more to replace, and utilize significantly more ink.  Squid Ink’s PZ Pilot Pro offers the right-size print engine for the application.

The PZ Pilot Pro is designed with several low maintenance features that users have come to rely on from Squid Ink.  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 as needed.  The system also comes with auto configuration software that is written to simplify setup of printing.  The system can automatically calculate product speed, making printing on your products easier while providing consistent print quality.

The PZ Pilot Pro is designed to meet the harsh demands of industrial applications.  Stainless steel cabinetry, a durable touchscreen keypad and stainless steel printhead allow the PZ Pilot Pro to operate in the most extreme factory environments.  PZ Pilot Pro’s rugged stainless steel design will withstand the most abusive industrial environments while providing superior quality print.

The PZ PILOT PRO is available now through Squid Ink’s worldwide network of sales representatives and resellers.  Sales inquiries should be directed to Marketing Manager, Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., 7041 Boone Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN  55428.  1-800-877-5658

Squid Ink specializes in the manufacture of superior quality inks and ink jet printing equipment for the packaging and product marking industry.  Headquartered in Brooklyn Park, MN, Squid Ink also has manufacturing facilities in Spring Lake Park, MN, and Shanghai, China.




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Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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