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Drop on Demand Large Character
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The Jetline Drop on Demand Large Character Printing System

The Jetline is upgraded with software features that coding and marking users need most: virtually unlimited message memory, user definable time and date, expiration date, and sequential code printing, as well as a shift organizer to automatically separate and code different work shifts within your packaging operation. The Jetline also comes standard with a shaft encoder input for packagers using a variable speed conveyer. Again, offering all of the functionality needed for even your most difficult coding and marking applications.

Out With the Old, In With the New

Introducing the newest technology to combine with large character dot matrix printing in years. Say goodbye to outdated keypads and two-line backlit input devices and hello to full color touchscreens and USB connectivity. The Jetline™ offers the durability, versatility and productivity you have come to rely on from Squid Ink in a bold, new package featuring today's updated technology. The Jetline offers more options for making your mark: water-based systems for printing on porous surfaces like corrugated cases, or solvent-based systems for printing on non-porous products like plastics, metals or more.

Innovative Technology, Proven Reliability

The Jetline utilizes Squid Ink's patented microchanneling technology, eliminating the need for a costly array of fluid valves. Squid Ink's proven plunger technology distributes ink through a series of channels, keeping production and maintenance costs to a minimum, especially when compared to the costly valve technology common in most ink jet printers today. As the newest addition to Squid Ink's growing family of marking and coding systems, the Jetline gives users more choices for their coding applications.



  • Printer Type – Large character DOD ink jet printing system
  • Printhead Height Options – .75" (1.9cm) or .5" (1.3cm) – with capability to print 7-dot characters; 1.75" (4.5cm) or 1" (2.5cm) – with capability to print 16-dot characters or multiple lines of 7-dot characters
  • Print Speed – Up to 175 feet/minute (61m/minute) line speed
  • Touchscreen – 4.3" (11cm) full color touchscreen display for message recall and printer control
  • Communication Interface – USB interface for message upload or download Ethernet interface for connection to PC or wireless device
  • Product Sensor – Diffuse beam photocell (12V) or hardware sinking signal standard; other photocells optional
  • Cabinet Construction – High impact polyamide (Nylon)
  • Controller Dimensions – 5.2" (13cm) H x 5.7" (14.5cm) W x 12" (30.5cm)L
  • Controller Weight – 5.1 lbs. (2.3 kg)
  • Electrical Requirements – 90-250 VAC, 50/60Hz, 65 W
  • External Air Requirements – No external air required
  • Operating Environment – 32°F (0°C) to 120°F (50°C)
  • Substrate Capabilities – Porous or non-porous surfaces
  • Ink Volume – 750ml no-mess can
  • Agency Certifications – CE, TUV and FCC (pending)

  • Message Create / Edit– All message creation and editing done via Orion software program and transfered via Ethernet or USB device
  • Time and Date – User definable time and date codes, including Julian dates and expiration dates 7 dot characters
  • Item Numbering – User definable counter and lot counters
  • Shift Codes – User definable shift codes with automatic rollover
  • Message Length – 2000 character length per message
  • Message Locations – 2 GB of memory locations (approximately 60,000 messages) stored by alphabetical naming scheme
  • Low Ink Indicator – Warning messages alert user on the touchscreen
  • Shaft Encoder Output – Resident software allows communication with shaft encoder for variable speed conveyors
  • Electrical Requirements – 90-250 VAC, 50/60Hz, 65 W
  • External Air Requirements – No external air required

  • Starter Kit – Includes ink, cleaner for flushing the system, spray bottle of external cleaner, hand cleaner and cloth wipes for the printhead
  • Shaft Encoder – Allows for operation with variable speed conveyors
  • Conveyor Mounting Bracket – Provides stable mount to conveyor or other material handling equipment
  • Printer Stand – Provides stand-alone mount for the Jetline printing system