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The Viper Thermal Inkjet Printer

Squid Ink’s Viper™ thermal inkjet printer utilizes revolutionary Funai® technology to print superior quality hi-resolution characters on porous or non-porous surfaces. With up to 0.5” (12.7mm) of print height per printhead, the Viper offers a versatile, yet cost-effective solution for your coding and marking applications.

Designed for Your Application

Viper TIJ utilizes performance no-mess ink cartridges to print up to 600 dpi hi-resolution codes on a variety of porous and non-porous surfaces, coated and non-coated stocks, plastic, polystyrene, films, foils, metals, glass, and several other porous or non-porous substrates. The Viper is ideal for users looking to print permanent marks that dry in seconds on glossy cartons, cases, trays, plastic containers, and more

Substrate Versatility

The Viper TIJ printing system features a 8.9” full-color touchscreen PC that gives users access to the printer’s internal messages and print functions. The touchscreen allows users to create and edit messages using Squid Ink’s intuitive Sirius™ PC software. It is ideal for users who want message creation and editing functionality on the production floor or in the office. For users that print on many different products, the system features 2GB of storage allowing users to program and save thousands of messages for easy retrieval. Best of all, the Viper includes advanced software out of the box that allows users to print date codes, lot numbers, bar codes and more.

Time & Date – Full time and date functionality including expiration date and Julian Dates

Item Numbering – Automatic counters for daily production and lot numbering

Shift Codes – Programmable shift codes with automatic rollover

Bar Codes – All standard 1D bar codes included; 2D bar codes require optional Pro software upgrade

Fonts – Arial and Arial Bold resident fonts for use in variable data elements; static elements in any Windows® TrueType font

Logos – Most image files supported with Sirius software

Printing Features – Reverse, invert, rotate, repeat; print on/off button

Message Length – Up to 39” (1m) standard; up to 157” (4m) optional

Message Storage Space – 2GB storage space

Ink Usage – Shown in Sirius software

User Data Prompts – Prompts for user input at start of print job by manual input on touchscreen

Languages – English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish




Print Technology – Thermal inkjet technology from Funai

Maximum Print Height – 0.5” (12.7mm) per printhead

Vertical Print Resolution – 300 or 600 dpi capable of printing razorsharp graphics, small character text, and scannable bar codes

Horizontal Print Resolution – 50 dpi to 900 dpi

Print Speed – Up to 197 fpm (60 m/min) at 300 dpi standard; up to 787 fpm (240 m/min) at 300 dpi optionall

Time & Date – Internal real time clock with battery back-up

Product Sensor – Internal photocell standard; external photocell or encoder optional

Communication Interface – One USB host, one Ethernet input, one 15-pin D-sub serial port for power/external photocell/encoder

Touchscreen – 8.9” (22.6 cm) full color touchscreen PC with Windows 10 Operating System; pre-loaded with Sirius™ software; includes mounting bracket with swivel arm and USB cable

Conveyor Mounting Bracket – Provides stable mount to conveyor or other material handling equipment

Ink Cartridge Volume – 46ml cartridge

Ink Low Indicator – Status alert on touchscreen and printer

Ink Formulations – Solvent and aqueous inks

Substrate Capabilities – Porous or non-porous surfaces

Electrical Requirements – 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Operating Environment – 41°F – 104°F (5° – 40°C)

Agency Certifications – CE

Encoder – For operation with variable speed conveyors

External Photocell Scanner – For use in place of internal photocell

2D Bar Code Capability – Ability to print 2D bar codes at Pro software level

Database Capability – Ethernet communication protocol for external communication at Pro software level

Software Upgrades – Advanced version (standard); optional Pro or Ultimate version upgrades for higher speed, increased message length, and additional features

Print on a variety of porous or non-porous surfaces including wood, coated and non-coated corrugate, polystyrene, films, foils, and more.

Viper’s quick-change Funai ink cartridges keep your printer running to maximize your production.

Print up to 0.5” (12.7mm) of razor sharp logos, barcodes, text, and more at 600 DPI print resolution.

Create and edit messages on the production floor with Viper’s 8.9” full-color touchscreen.

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