JetStream Sonic

The Squid Ink JetStream CIJ continuous inkjet printer small character coding and marking on metal

The JetStream Sonic CIJ Small Character Printing System

Squid Ink’s JetStream® Sonic 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 Sonic offers a reliable, yet cost effective solution for virtually any small character, primary product coding application.

the JetStream Sonic CIJ printer operates at 94kHz vs. the current JetStream at 76.8kHz. The higher the kHz operating frequency, the more droplets that are available each second of print – 94,000 (JetStreamSonic) vs. 76,800 (JetStream). The increased droplet availability translates to an almost 20% higher print speed capability compared to the standard Jetstream CIJ printer. The higher operating wavelength also allows the JetStream Sonic to produce a smaller droplet size.

Designed to Increase Productivity

JetStream Sonic 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 Sonic’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 Sonic’s onboard software lets users make changes to graphics by utilizing the systems on-board graphic editor. With JetStream Sonic’s intelligent system software, you can print what you want, when you want it.

Minimized Maintenance

The JetStream Sonic is designed with the low maintenance features that users have come to rely on from Squid Ink. JetStream Sonic’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 Squid Ink Streamline 5 CIJ continuous inkjet printer small character coding and marking

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

  • BENEFITS
  • SYSTEM
  • OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
BENEFITS OF THE JETSTREAM SONIC

  • 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

SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

  • Print Technology – Continuous Ink Jet
  • Nozzle Size – 60μm nozzle standard
  • Print Speed – Up to 1,000 feet/minute (305m/min) 5×5 single 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

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

  • 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