Coding Machine

Auto Pilot Hi-resolution ink jet printer

Auto Pilot

The AutoPilot Advantage

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

Squid Ink’s AutoPilot printing system will print up to .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.

Printing Made Easy

The AutoPilot’s touchscreen controller features ATM-simple, easy-to-follow user prompts 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 or ethernet. In addition, the built-in software automatically calculates ink usage for each message so you can modify your messages and control your consumable costs.

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Maximize Your Uptime

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 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

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

Rugged design like Carton Batch Coding Machine. Low maintenance operation. Online carton printing machine have user friendly software. Low 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 coding and marking needs.


AutoPilot Printing System Components
• Up to two .7″ printer(s) with data cable(s)
• Touchscreen controller for message creation
• Mounting bracket(s) for printer(s)
• Swivel arm mounting bracket for touchscreen controller
AutoPilot Printing System Specifications
Print Technology Piezo impulse printhead technology
Maximum Print Height .7″ (1.8 cm) per printhead
Vertical Print Resolution 180 dpi capable of printing razor-sharp graphics, small character text, and scannable bar codes
Horizontal Print Resolution 180 dpi
Print Speed Up to 135 feet/min. (41 m/min.) @ 180 dpi
Time & Date Internal real time clock with battery back-up
Product Sensor Built in product sensors, optional external photocell
Communication Interface Two USB host and one ethernet input
Touchscreen 12.1″ (30 cm) full color touchscreen display
Ink System 200ml ink cartridge
Low Ink Indicator Warning messages alert user on the printer and touchscreen, LED light beacon optional
Substrate Capabilities Porous or Non-Porous surfaces
Electrical Requirements 90 - 264 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Operating Environment 34°F - 104°F (1° - 40°C)
Storage Environment 0°F - 140°F (-18° - 60°C)
Agency Certifications UL, CE, and CSA certified


AutoPilot Software Specifications
Time & Date 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
Item Numbering One counter plus daily counter with ImageMaster Touch; four counters plus daily counter with
ImageMaster TouchXF
Shift Codes Four programmable shift codes with automatic rollover
Bar Codes Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 128, UCC-128, SCC 14, SSCC-18, Postnet,
MSI, DataMatrix and PDF417 bar codes standard
Fonts On the fly generation of Truetype® fonts
Logos Requires ImageMaster TouchXF upgrade
Printing Features Reverse, invert, inverse, rotate, repeat, variable print density
Auto Setup Built in product sensors automatically determine product speed and direction based on product length
Message Length Limited by substrate length – up to 120″
Number of Messages 1GB storage space will store approximately 1000+ messages
Ink Usage Automatically calculated for each message and displayed on touchscreen
User Prompts Requires ImageMaster TouchXF upgrade
Database Connectivity Requires ImageMaster TouchXF upgrade, allows printing from variable fields
Software Utilities PC ImageMaster software
Languages User selectable between English, Spanish, and Chinese


AutoPilot Optional Accessories
ImageMaster TouchXF Software Increases software capabilities to run two printheads, print logos, ability to use auto data and
database functions
Encoder For operation with variable speed conveyors
Bar Code Laser Scanner Allows scan and print message retrieval
External Light Beacon Indicates low ink levels

Starter Kit Includes ink, cleaner and flush solution, printhead wipes, hand cleaner and latex gloves