JetStream Small Character Printing System

  • Up to 5 lines of print
  • Line speeds up to 1000 ft/min
  • Simple to use 10.1” color touchscreen interface

Squid Ink’s JetStream™ CIJ printing system is designed to print superior quality small characters on a variety of substrates: porous, non-porous, smooth, textured, curved, concave and more. Printing up to 5 lines of text, the JetStream offers a reliable, yet cost effective solution for virtually any small character, primary product coding application.

Designed to Increase Productivity

JetStream offers users the latest in today’s technology. The system’s simple to use 10.1” color touchscreen interface features a number of options to help users make their mark on a variety of products while streamlining their coding operation. JetStream’s intuitive software allows users to print database messages straight from a USB drive, allowing users to print messages with variable database information. Users also have the option of selecting up to 16 quick-load messages for lines that require quick message changeover. For messages with graphic elements, JetStream’s onboard software lets users make changes to graphics by utilizing the systems on-board graphic editor. With JetStream’s intelligent system software, you can print what you want, when you want it.

Minimized Maintenance

The JetStream is designed with the low maintenance features that users have come to rely on from Squid Ink. JetStream’s self-cleaning printhead with CleanJet™ maintenance routine allows quick and easy automatic start-up and shutdown. A simple press of a button commands the printer to go through a start-up cycle or flush the system for shutdown. When routine maintenance is required, components can be swapped out within minutes eliminating the need to purchase expensive filter and pump assemblies or schedule costly service calls. In addition, annual PMs can be made in minutes simply by swapping the entire ink system with an affordably priced refurbished system.


The system’s simple to use 10.1” color touchscreen interface features a number of options to help users make their mark.


JetStream fluids are packaged in no-mess 750ml containers without the hassle of RFID chips or tags.


JetStream’s entire ink system can slide out for routine maintenance or it can be completely replaced in minutes for annual PMs.


A comprehensive range of MEK, Acetone, or Ethanol-based inks are available for a variety of applications and industries.


The JetStream printhead features CleanJet™ technology for automatic one button self-cleaning operation.


Jetstream CIJ systems feature a Two-Year Warranty


  • Up to 5 lines of print
  • Line speeds up to 1000 ft/min
  • Simple to use 10.1” color touchscreen interface
  • Automatic start-up and shut-down maximizes uptime
  • Simple maintenance with quick disconnect replacement components


  • Print Technology – Continuous Ink Jet
  • Nozzle Size – 60μm nozzle standard
  • Print Speed – Up to 1,000 feet/minute (305m/min) 5×5 sigle line
  • Max Print Lines – 5 lines @ 5×5 font, 4 lines @ 7×5 font matrix
  • Font Matrix Configurations – 5×5, 7×5, 9×7, 12×12, 16×16, 24×24, 32×32
  • Character Height – 0.07” – 0.59” (1.8mm – 15mm); up to 32 dot high font with single line of text
  • Throw Distance – Up to 1.2” (30mm) distance from printhead to substrate
  • Display – 1280×800, 10.1” LCD touchscreen
  • Message Storage – 8GB
  • Software Features – Bar codes, graphics, counter, lot counter, shift code, time and date, expiration date
  • Operating Features – One button print start / stop, control print delay, reverse print, invert print, bold print, auto-start self-clean
  • CleanJet™ – Quick and easy one button start/stop process for automatic self-cleaning operation
  • Communication Inputs – Photocell/trigger, encoder, reverse print, BCD select, RS232, reset counter
  • Communication Outputs – Alarm light (3-color), print ready, warning
  • Ports – Encoder, photocell, serial and alarm beacon, I/O, network, and USB connections
  • Printhead – Compact and durable stainless steel design, omni-directional print capability
  • Printhead Dimensions – 9.25” (23.5cm) long, 1.5” (3.8cm) in diameter
  • Printhead Cable – Vinyl-covered armored conduit; 9.8’ (3m) umbilical length standard; 13.1’ (4m) optional
  • Cabinet Construction – Stainless steel cabinet
  • Cabinet Dimensions – 19.3” (49cm) H x 14.6” (37cm) W x 12.2” (31cm) D
  • Electrical Requirements – 90 – 240 VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Operating Environment – 41°F – 113°F (5°C – 45°C)
  • Humidity Range – 30 – 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Weight – 53 lbs. (24kg)
  • Inks – Comprehensive range of inks for a variety of applications and industry requirements including MEK, Acetone, and Ethanol-base; colors and soft pigment formulations available; no chips or RFID tags to deal with
  • Warranty – Two year warranty from the date of shipment


  • Print Trigger – Optical, fiber optic, ultrasonic, laser, metal proximity, capacitive proximity
  • Encoder – For operation with variable speed conveyors
  • Low Ink Light – Alerts users of low ink situations
  • Mounting Brackets – Fully adjustable printhead floor stand eliminates vibration from conveyor
  • Stands – Stainless cart with two shelves to hold CIJ cabinet and supplies, includes casters
  • Printhead Pressurization Kit – Requires plant air
  • Four-Port USB Hub – Provides 3 additional USB ports
  • Alarm Beacon – Optional warning light with bracket



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