Brooklyn Park, MN
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Squid Ink

ceo William Hoagland,
President and CEO
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Product Summary: Industrial case coding and marking equipment
Squid Ink specializes in the manufacture of high quality industrial inks, industrial ink jet printers, and industrial case taping equipment for the packaging industry. Our products are designed to provide reliable cost-effective solutions to your industrial application.
Years in business: 
Number of employees: 
Geographic sales distribution: 
North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia
For hardware and software products excluding printheads, the warranty period is 12 months from the date of shipment from Squid Ink.
Service, support & spare parts: 
Squid Ink Technical Service is available 24/7 to answer installation and programming questions, print quality problems, mechanical problems or service questions. Our service technicians can also provide Return Authorization numbers for returns.
Address:  7041 Boone Avenue
City:  Brooklyn Park
State:  MN
Zipcode:  55428
Country:  United States
Phone:  800-877-5658
Fax:  763-795-8856
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Plant Locations

City: Brooklyn Park
State: MN
Country: United States
Type of Service Performed: Corporate Headquarters; manufacture of coding and marking systems

City: Spring Lake Park
State: MN
Country: United States
Type of Service Performed: Fluids manufacturing

City: Shanghai
Country: China
Type of Service Performed: Sales, service and support of Asia market

Squid Ink

Squid Ink is a manufacturer of coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, providing superior quality inks and low maintenance printing equipment.

Squid Ink began in 1991, supplying high quality ink jet fluids at a fair price, at a time when the industry standard for drop-on-demand ink was more than $300 per 5-gallon pail. Squid Ink was able to produce a superior quality product for less than half the price. We gave customers more value for their money and earned their trust.

Since then, this commitment to provide value-added products has grown and expanded to include printing systems as well as replacement inks. Our printers and ink are designed to print the highest quality bar codes, batch numbers, date codes, logos and large or small character text, directly onto corrugated cases, plastics, metals, glass, wood and other substrates.

And Squid Ink continues to design new products that are reliable, easy to use, and cost effective. Our latest example is the AutoPilot, a new feature-rich printing system that offers multiple printheads, each with .7” hi-resolution capability, all controlled by a full color touchscreen. The AutoPilot’s no mess ink cartridges offers users clean and reliable printing of bar codes, logos and razor-sharp small character text. Again, at the lowest cost per code in it’s class.

Today, Squid Ink continues to focus on it’s core purpose to “help companies deliver products to the world.” An expanding line of integrated products and services reflect Squid Ink’s commitment to meet new needs and new challenges, and ensure that customers have reliable systems for their packaging application.

Squid Ink operates as a subsidiary of Engage Technologies, parent company of Squid Ink, Eastey Enterprises, AFM, and Cogent Technologies. Eastey ( is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty shrink packaging equipment and automated case sealing systems for packaging applications. American Film & Machinery ( is a leading manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty shrink sleeve labeling equipment, shrink tunnels, and shrink sleeve consumables. Cogent Technologies ( manufactures infrared drying systems used to dry ink in the industrial and graphics industries.

Squid Ink’s move to a corporate building in Brooklyn Park, MN provides the base for more efficient, streamlined operations, as the company continues to integrate packaging line solutions. The company has facilities in Rogers, MN, Spring Lake Park, MN and Shanghai, China. Squid Ink continues to expand sales and services, with authorized distributors strategically located throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Squid Ink offers a very affordable installation and training program for customers purchasing new ink jet printing equipment. The installation and training service includes the following: • On-site installation and implementation of Squid Ink printing systems • Hands-on training and troubleshooting for individuals who will be operating and maintaining the equipment • On-site recommendations to ensure optimum performance of the printing system • Factory Service Training can also be made available to end users as needed
Documentation (optional): 
All of our equipment includes a comprehensive owners/operators manual. We also have a number of operational themed videos.
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