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.


  • Hi-resolution print at an entry level price
  • 30% larger print than competitive systems
  • 200ml no-mess ink cartridges
  • Ability to upgrade to a 2nd printhead
  • Message programming via full color touchscreen user panel
  • Ability to print on porous and non-porous surfaces
  • 180 dpi hi-resolution print
  • Message programming via USB or ethernet
  • TUV and CE certified

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Technical Specifications
Printer Type 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 220/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Operating environment 34°F - 104°F (1°C - 40°C)
Storage environment 0°F - 140°F (-18°C - 60°C)
Agency certification UL, CE, and CSA certified
Autopilot Software Specification
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
Language User selectable between English, Spanish, and Chinese