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Label printers SQUIX
Flexible printers for industrial applications

  • innovative technology
  • easy operation
  • accurate imprint
  • reliable and fast printing
  • compact, appealing design
  • highest quality standards

The professional SQUIX label printers are the further development of the successful A+ printer series. They fit with a wide range of industrial applications. They have been developed with focus on easy and convenient operation and high reliability.

The print mechanics and the chassis are made of high-quality materials and perfectly match in terms of shape and function. A large number of peripherals and software enable customer-specific solutions.

Whether they are operated in stand-alone mode, in a PC application or within a network – the rugged SQUIX printers are always up to the mark. The high-speed processor ensures fast print job processing and immediately provides the required label.

Sample applications

PCB labels
PCB labels

When only little space is available – smallest label size 4 x 3 mm
TyType plates
Type plates

Pin sharp fonts, graphics and barcodes up to 600 dpi
Cardboard box and pallet labels
Cardboard box and pallet labels

up to A5 size

Industrial printers SQUIX

left-alignedMaterial guide
left-aligned

 

The slim one
for small labels when little footprint is available

1.1 Label printer SQUIX 2
Printable resolution dpi 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 250 150
Print width up to mm 56.9 54.1

The universal one
The best-selling industrial device with a wide range of accessories.

1.2 Label printer SQUIX 4.3 SQUIX 4
Printable resolution dpi 203 300 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 250 250 300 150
Print width up to mm 104 108.4 105.7 105.7

The wide one
for Odette and UCC labels in applications in logistics

1.3 Label printer SQUIX 6.3
Printable resolution dpi 203 300
Print speed up to mm/s 250 250
Print width up to mm 168 162.6

SQUIX 4  Basic version

Basic versions

for printing on labels and continuous materials that are wound on rolls or fanfold. The material is separated at the jagged tear-off edge. Optionally, it can be cut or externally rewound.

SQUIX 4 Peel-off version P

Peel-off versions P

In addition to the basic version the labels can also be dispensed. The label is separated from the carrier material after the printing. It can be removed manually or by an applicator. Delivery includes I/O interface


The extra wide one
For pallet and and barrel labels

Label printer A8+
Printable resolution dpi 300
Print speed up to mm/s 150
Print width up to mm 216

More information to Label printer A8+


See also:

SQUIX label printers with centered material guide

CenteredMaterial guide
centered

 

More information to SQUIX 4 M SQUIX 4 M
especially for very small labels or slim continuous materials

More information to SQUIX 4 MT SQUIX 4 MT
especially for continuous textil materials



Video: Label printer SQUIX

designed for industrial application

 View  Video

cab at Formula Student Germany

At students' race car engineering competition label printer SQUIX dynamically imprints names of participants on acetate silk.

Watch video

20 years united by wine labeling: Vier Jahreszeiten winegrowers and cab

Marking wine repackagings with cab printers for more than 20 years.

Watch video

SQUIX technical details
Label printer SQUIX 4 P

Details

1 Hinged cover
The two-part cover made of impact-proof plastics folds when it is opened. Therefore, only little footprint is needed. The large panoramic window enables to check the material consumption and to track the full printing process.

2 Plungers
One plunger is fixed at the inner side. The second one is adjusted that far to the edge of the label until a good print image is ensured.

3 Rugged metal chassis
made of cast aluminum; basis to assemble all components

4 Print rollers' coating
Synthetic rubber is standard for accurate imprint; silicone is available as an option for an extra long service life at a higher imprint tolerance

5 Peel-off function
Via the peel-off plate, the label is separated from the carrier material. Accurate imprint and dispense are achieved with the powered rewind assist roller and the pinch roller.

6 Periphery connection
Additional modules are easy to connect. All peripheral devices are plugged to the printer with two pins and fixed with a screw.

7 Ribbon holder
Fast and easy exchange of the ribbon is enabled with the three-part tightening axles.

8 Roll holder
The spring-mounted margin stop with a screw cap enables constant tension during material feed and therefore improves accurate imprint. If rolls with 100 mm core diameter are processed, an adapter is recommended. 

9 Internal rewinder
Peel-off versions allow to rewind labels or carrier materials with or without a cardboard core. The three-part tightening axle provides easy material handling.

10 Rocker
When printing is started, the spring-mounted rocker with pulleys made of Teflon dampens the tension and therefore improves accurate imprint.

11 Material guide
It is mounted on the rocker. The stop is adjusted to the edge of the label with the rotary knob.

Operation panel

Intuitive and easy operation with self-explanatory symbols to configure the device setups

Operation panel1 LED signal: Power ON

2 Status bar: Data reception, Record data stream, Ribbon pre-warning, SD memory card, USB memory stick plugged in, Bluetooth, WLAN, Ethernet, USB Slave, Time

3 Printer status: Ready, Pause, Number of printed labels per print job, Label in peel-off position, Awaiting external start signal

4 Periphery Periphery buttons:
Cutter/perforation cutter: direct cutting
External rewinder: winding outside or inside
Tear-off or peel-off mode: print the next label
Applicator: label application

5  Operation

Jump  Jump to menu

Reprint  Reprint last label

Interrupt   Interrupt and continue print job

Stop  Stop and delete all print jobs

Label feed  Label feed

6 USB slot for the Service Key or a memory stick, to load data in the IFFS storage

7 USB WLAN stick 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n included as an extra item in the scope of delivery;
In hotspot mode it is possible to directly connect a mobile device with the printer via WLAN.


Setup optionsvergrößern
Setup options
Printing parametersvergrößern
Printing parameters
Print position Yvergrößern
Print position Y
Print speed selectionvergrößern
Print speed selection
Video tutorialsvergrößern
Video tutorials
 

External operation panel

providing the same functionality as on the printer

Landscape or portrait mode display

Users are free to choose whether to operate the printer on the external panel or on the one integrated in the device.

Printer connection: USB 2.0 Hi-speed device

1 LED: Power ON

2 USB slot to connect the Service Key or a memory stick, to load data in the IFFS storage

3 Connecting cable USB, lengths 1,8 m, 3 m, 5 m Use only specified cables if length succeeds 3 m; for dimensions see assembly instructions

External operation panel

Print heads

Print heads

All print heads are freely interchangeable at equal width. They are automatically detected and calibrated by the CPU.
Major data such as running performance, maximum operating temperature and heat energy are directly stored in the print head. The data can be read at the plant.

Print heads for SQUIX 2, SQUIX 4 - 300, 600 dpi
for a sharp-edge print image
for type plates with small fonts, graphics and material marking with high energy needs

Print heads for SQUIX 4.3, SQUIX 6.3 - 203, 300 dpi
durable, for rough surroundings and thermal direct printing

Maintenance

Cleaning of the label sensor
Label sensor

It can be unlocked with finger pressure and pulled out for cleaning.

Change of print head
Print head

Easy exchange in few simple steps. Adjustments or setups are basically not necessary.

Cleaning of print roller
Print roller

It can be easily unlocked with a screw for cleaning or replacement.

Assembly tool SQUIX

Assembly tool
ONE tool is provided with the printer to replace all components or to mount periphery.

Technical data SQUIX  with SQUIX M and SQUIX MP by comparison (PDF)

Typical Typical  Possible  Possible   standard Standard     Option Option

  1.1 1.2 1.3
Label printer SQUIX 2 SQUIX 4.3 SQUIX 4 SQUIX 6.3
Material feed Left-aligned
Printing method: Thermal transfer Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical
Printing method: Thermal direct Possible - Typical Typical Possible - Typical Typical
Printable resolution dpi 300 600 203 300 300 600 203 300
Print speed up to mm/s 250 150 250 250 300 150 250 250
Print width  up to mm 56.9 54.1 104 108.4 105.7 105.7 168 162.6
Start of printing: Distance to locating edge mm 2 2.8 1.2 2 0.5 3.2
Material1)
Paper, cardboard, plastics PET, PE, PP, PI, PVC, PU, acrylate, Tyvec Typical Typical Typical
Shrink tubes ready-for-use - Possible Possible
Packing on rolls, fanfold Typical Typical Typical
Packing Roll diameter up to mm 205
Packing Core diameter mm 38.1 - 76
Packing Winding outside or inside
Labels Width mm 4 - 63 20 - 116 46 - 176
Labels  Height excl. label backfeed2) from mm 4 4 6
Labels  Height incl. label backfeed2) from mm 4 6 12
Labels height incl. label backfeed / peel-off from mm 6 6 12
Labels Thickness mm 0.03-0.6
Liner material Width mm 24  -67 24 - 120 50 - 180
Liner material Thickness mm 0.03-0.16
Continuous material Width mm 24 - 67 24 - 120 50 - 180
Continuous material Thickness mm 0.05-0.5
Continuous material Weight (cardboard) up to g/m2 300
Shrink tubes Width ready-for-use up to mm - 120 -
Shrink tubes Thickness up to mm - 1.1 -
Ribbon3) Ink side outside or inside
Ribbon    Roll diameter up to mm 80
Ribbon    Core diameter mm 25.4
Ribbon    Variable length up to m 450
Ribbon    Width mm 25 - 57 25 - 114 50 - 170
Internal rewinder in peel-off version
Outside diameter up to mm 142
Core diameter mm 40
Winding outside
Printer sizes and weights
Width x Height x Depth mm 200 x 288 x 460 252 x 288 x 460 312 x 288 x 460
Weight kg 9 10 14
Label sensor indicating the position
Gap sensor for labels or punch marks and end of material, print marks on transparant materials
Reflective sensor reflex from below or top for labels and end of material, print marks on non-transparent materials
Distance of sensor to locating edge left-aligned mm 5 - 26 5 - 60 5 - 60
Material passage up to mm 2
Electronics
Processor 32 bit clock rate MHz 800
Main storage (RAM) MB 256
Data storage (IFFS) MB 50
Slot for SD memory card (SDHC, SDXC) up to GB 512
Battery for time and date, real-time clock standard
Data memory when power is switched off (e.g. serial numbering) standard
Interfaces
RS232C 1,200 to 230,400 baud/8 bit standard
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed device to connect a PC standard
Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T LPD, IPv4, RawIP printing, DHCP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, SNMP, TIME, NTP, Zeroconf, SOAP web service, VNC
1 x USB host on the operation panel for
1 x USB host on the operation panel for
Service Key or USB memory stick
USB WLAN stick 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n
2 x USB host on the back of the device for Service Key, USB memory stick, keyboard, barcode scanner, USB Bluetooth adapter, USB WLAN stick, external operation panel
USB WLAN stick 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n standard (included as an extra item in the scope of delivery)
USB WLAN stick 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n + 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac, Hotspot or Infrastructure Mode
USB Bluetooth adapter
Periphery connection USB host, 24 VDC standard
Digital I/O with 8 inputs and outputs Peel-off device standard
Digital I/O with 8 inputs and outputs Basic device
Operating data
Power supply 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, PFC
Power consumption Standby <10 W / typical 100 W
Temperature / humidity: Operation +5 - 40°C / 10 - 85% not condensing
Temperature / humidity: Storage 0 - 60°C / 20 - 85% not condensing
Temperature / humidity Transport –25 - 60°C / 20 - 85% not condensing
Approvals CE, FCC Class A, ICES-3, cULus, CB, CoC Mexico, CCC, EAC, BIS, BSMI, KC-Mark, RCM

Technical data SQUIX  with SQUIX M and SQUIX MP by comparison (PDF)

  1. The material specifications are standard values. Applications with small labels, very thin, slim, thick and stiff materials as well as strongly adherent labels have to be tested.
  2. in cases of tearing off, cutting, rewinding
  3. The ribbon should at least correspond with the width of the liner material.

An overview of which accessories are compatible with which device version and which accessories can be adopted from the A + series you can find in the product brochure.

Video: Label printers SQUIX - designed for industrial application

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SQUIX case studies

Case study Formula Student Play

Formula Student: SQUIX dynamically imprints names on acetate silk
Read case study

Case study wine Play

20 years united by wine labeling: Vier Jahreszeiten winegrowers and cab
Read case study

cab Video Tutorials SQUIX

cab SQUIX Base version: Loading labels Play

SQUIX Base version: Loading labels

cab SQUIX: Loading  leporello Play

SQUIX: Loading  leporello

cab SQUIX Base version: Loading ribbon Play

SQUIX Base version: Loading ribbon

cab SQUIX: Cleaning printhead Play

SQUIX: Cleaning printhead

cab SQUIX: Cleaning print roller Play

SQUIX: Cleaning print roller

cab SQUIX: Changing print roller Play

SQUIX: Changing print roller

cab SQUIX Dispensing version: Rewind labels internally Play

SQUIX Dispensing version: Rewind labels internally

cab SQUIX Dispensing version: Remove internally wound labels Play

SQUIX Dispensing version: Remove internally wound labels

cab SQUIX Dispensing version: Dispensing labels Play

SQUIX Dispensing version: Dispensing labels

cab SQUIX Dispensing version : Changing dispense plate Play

SQUIX Dispensing version : Changing dispense plate

cab SQUIX: Install WLAN stick Play

SQUIX: Install WLAN stick

 
 

Documentation

3D CAD models

The files are provided in STEP format, which requires CAD software. Follow this link to download a free STP Viewer:  
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Services and trainings

Well-trained cab service engineers worldwide support in the maintenance and repair of the devices.

Learn more

Here you can download firmware, drivers and software. Documentation on label software, printers programming and administration as well as integration of cab printers into SAP systems:
Label software

cab uses Free and Open Source Software within its products. For more information see www.cab.de/opensource.

Software & Drivers

  • Firmware

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      Firmware X4
      Firmware SQUIX | MACH 4S | EOS2 | EOS5
      ZIP - 41.09 MB 5.26 23/05/2019
      cabFirmwareUpdater
      Windows 32 & 64 bit
      ZIP - 12.94 MB 3.8.0.0 18/01/2019
      Release Notes Firmware X4
      cab CHANGELOG - 44 KB 5.00 - 5.26 23/05/2019
  • Drivers

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cab Linux x86 - 32 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel 32bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 1.87 MB 1.31 22/05/2019
      cab Linux x86 - 64 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel/AMD 64bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 1.87 MB 1.31 22/05/2019
      cab MAC OS X Driver
      Apple® Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.14
      ZIP - 4.04 MB 1.31 22/05/2019
      cab Windows Driver
      32/64 Bit (Vista - Windows 7 - Windows 8 - Windows 8.1 - Windows 10 - Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016) CERTIFIED
      ZIP - 8.64 MB 5.3.00 06/12/2018
  • Software

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cab Download Converter (download.exe)
      Converts image, font and database files into the JScript download data format.
      Install MS Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable if not available on your system.
      ZIP - 9 KB 2.2 27/07/2017 English
      cablabel S3 Demo (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 51.42 MB 1.2.0.2 29/11/2018
      cablabel S3 Lite (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 58.13 MB 1.2.0.2 06/12/2018
      cablabel S3 Print
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 48.93 MB 1.2.0.2 29/11/2018
      cablabel S3 Pro
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 58.21 MB 1.2.0.2 06/12/2018
      Database Connector
      Windows 32 & 64 bit
      ZIP - 10.93 MB 4.3.0.1 04/07/2017 English/Deutsch/Français
      LogService
      for Database Connector
      ZIP - 4.15 MB 1.7.1.0 11/01/2016 English/Deutsch/Français

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