The SQ/2 Scorpion ink jet printing system offers the durability, versatility and productivity that you have come to rely on from Squid Ink. SQ/2 Scorpion 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. No matter what product you need to print, SQ/2 Scorpion has the functionality to get the job done right.SQ/2 Scorpion users have the option of choosing from several printhead configurations. Five different print sizes are available: 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″ or 1-3/4″ character height. All printheads are capable of printing at 100% or 70% character height, offering 12 print sizes ranging from 1/4″ to 1-3/4″ in height. The 1″ and 1-3/4″ (1600 Series) printheads even offer split-line capability and the option of printing full-size characters or half-size characters with the same printhead. That’s three different character sizes from one printhead. Whether you need separate printheads to print messages on two sides of a box, or a single printhead to print split-line small characters on one side of a box, the SQ/2 Scorpion provides a solution. Best of all, each printhead is fieldinstallable for future upgrade to meet your application’s changing requirements.The SQ/2 Scorpion is upgraded with software features that ink jet users need most: increased memory locations for up to 128 messages, the ability to automatically print a manufacturing date and an expiration date, as well as a shift organizer to automatically separate and code different work shifts within your packaging operation. The SQ/2 Scorpion also comes standard with a shaft encoder input for packagers using a variable speed conveyer. On the hardware side, the SQ/2 Scorpion features a built-in central air gauge to view regulated air pressure within the system and fine-tune your print quality.The SQ/2 Scorpion is designed to work as an integral part of your day-to-day packaging operation. SQ/2 Scorpion’s state of the art input device provides quick and easy message programming and retrieval for the 128 message locations of 128 characters each. Resident software in the input device walks the user through a series of prompts to program and save each message for printing on-demand. If necessary, the input device can be removed to prevent programming errors on the plant floor. The system also can be programmed and maintained with a PC through a standard RS-232 port. SQ/2 Scorpion’s easy-to-use design and user-friendly software makes everyone involved a smooth operator.SQ/2 Scorpion 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.The SQ/2 Scorpion is engineered inside and out for industrial strength operation. Heavy-duty gauge, coated steel cabinetry ensures continuous operation in rugged, real world environments. In fact, the Series 1600 printheads, encased in sturdy, stainless steel framework, are completely sealed and resistant to dust and water. If the printer does fail, however, a fix can be completed in less than five minutes. Quick and easy-to-install replacement printheads, circuit boards and air pump modules minimize downtime and eliminate costly service calls. Best of all, the water-based SQ/2 Scorpion utilizes Squid Ink’s patented SQ-60 no-clog ink, allowing users to leave the ink in their printheads for an extended period of time without flushing or cleaning, making it the most cost-effective, low maintenance ink jet printing system in it's class.