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

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.

Substrate Versatility

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

Viper TJI print head

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

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

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

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


    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


    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