Squid Ink unveils JetStream PX CIJ printing system

Pigmented small character coding from Squid Ink

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Squid Ink has introduced the JetStream PX CIJ printing system designed to print using hard-pigmented inks to code on dark-colored surfaces. Photo Squid Ink

Squid Ink, a leading manufacturer of coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, has introduced the JetStream PX CIJ printing system designed to print using hard-pigmented inks to code on dark-colored surfaces.

Squid Ink’s JetStream PX pigmented ink 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.

In addition, the JetStream PX pigmented ink printing system allows users to mark their products with white and other opaque inks that show well on dark-colored surfaces. As a result, the Jetstream PX is ideal for many industries and applications, including parts marking, extruded products, rubber, wire, cable, and more.

The JetStream PX is designed with a self-cleaning printhead with CleanJet, which allows for quick and easy automatic start-up and shutdown. A button press sends the printer through a start-up cycle or flushes the system for the shutdown. When routine maintenance is required, quick disconnect components can be swapped out within minutes eliminating the need to purchase expensive filter and pump assemblies or schedule costly service calls.

To facilitate pigmented printing, an “Auto-Circulate Mode” automatically runs when the system is not jetting; a magnetic stirring bar inside the ink reservoir continuously mixes the ink, keeping hard pigments from separating and ensuring reliable inkjet printing.

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Squid Ink manufactures coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, providing superior-quality inks and low-maintenance printing equipment.

JetStream PX offers users the latest in today’s technology. The system’s 10.1″ color touchscreen interface features several options to help users make their mark on various products while streamlining their coding operation. JetStream PX’s intuitive software allows users to print database messages straight from a USB drive and print messages with variable database information.

Users can also select up to 16 quick-load messages for lines requiring quick message changeover. JetStream PX’s onboard software lets users make changes to graphics by utilizing the system’s onboard graphic editor for messages with graphic elements. With JetStream PX’s intelligent system software, users can print what they want when they want it.

Changing fluids in the JetStream PX is simple and fast. Inks and make-up are poured directly into the reservoirs, and no mixing tank is used. In addition, no chips or RFID tags are used to lock users into a fluids hostage situation with the printer manufacturer. As a proven ink manufacturer, Squid Ink offers a comprehensive range of inks for a variety of applications and industry requirements.

The JetStream PX pigmented small character coding system is available now through Squid Ink’s worldwide network of authorized distributors. Squid Ink manufactures coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, providing superior-quality inks and low-maintenance printing equipment.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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