Squid Ink: Hi-res ink jet printing system

Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc. introduces the new Squid CoPilot 256 ink jet printing system, offering users an innovative option for printing hi-resolution characters, barcodes, logos, and more.

Hi-res ink jet printing system
Hi-res ink jet printing system

The CoPilot 256 ink jet printer is designed to print superior quality hi-resolution characters on either porous or non-porous surfaces. With up to 2.8 in. of total print height and the ability to print on both sides of the substrate in a single pass, the CoPilot 256 is designed to work as an integral part of a user’s day-to-day packaging operation.

Unit’s 4.3 in. full color touchscreen provides access to the system’s internal messages and print functions. Messages are created and edited on Squid Ink’s easy-to-use Orion PC Software and transferred via Ethernet or USB device. For larger applications, a virtually unlimited number of CoPilot 256 printing systems can be connected via Ethernet and controlled through one central Orion print station. The system is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks to print up to 2.8 in. (1.4 in. from a single head) of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos at 185 dpi.

For non-porous applications, users have the option of using Squid Ink’s solvent-based inks for printing on a variety of products like coated cartons, plastics, glass, shrink wrap, metals and more. Squid Ink’s PZ-1000 ink for porous substrates offers low-maintenance performance, eliminating the need for auto-priming functions and offering better ink utilization than competitive systems.

The CoPilot 256 is designed to meet the harsh demands of a user’s application. The printer features a durable touchscreen, industrial strength printhead construction, and print engines designed for industrial applications, not office applications. The CoPilot also features a large 500 ml cartridge or bag ink system. The generous ink volume allows users to keep their line running, reducing downtime and maximizing ROI.

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