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Squid Ink partners with Kwik Lok

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation Coding & Labeling 905A CoPilot UV LED Printer Engage Technologies Corporation Kwik Lok 872 Automatic Bag Closing Machine Kwik Lok Corporation Squid Ink Manufacturing Inc.

New partnership releases the 905A CoPilot UV LED Printer.

BROOKLYN PARK, MN—Earlier this month, Squid Ink Manufacturing Inc.—in partnership with Kwik Lok Corporation—released the new 905A CoPilot UV LED Printer (see image above).

The 905A CoPilot UV LED Printer is designed to be attached to the Kwik Lok 872 Automatic Bag Closing Machine, utilizing the CoPilot printer and UV LED Curing System built by Squid Ink Manufacturing.

The new system offers immediate cure time and clean, crisp codes on the Kwik Lok bag closure, resulting in a low maintenance system with low overall cost of ownership.

The CoPilot UV LED curing and printing system from Squid Ink offers accurate and consistent UV curing across a variety of commercial and industrial applications.


UV cure ink is a non-drying, minimal maintenance ink cured by LED light. This instant LED curing ink is impervious to environmental factors such as sunlight, water, moisture, temperature, and contains virtually no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), making it ideal for bakery applications.

The 905A CoPilot system utilizes easy-to-use software modified specifically for the baking industry for easy message programming and message recall.

In the near future, the 905A will be released with the Kwik Lok 893 and 865 closure systems for use in the produce and bakery industry.

The Kwik Lok 872 Automatic Bag Closing Machine enables the packager to close and label bagged packages with one machine at speeds up to 105 per minute. The system will close a wide range of product size variations.

Striplok closures are available in many closure opening sizes to accommodate a large number of bag widths and film thicknesses.

The 872 features an operating panel for speed control (0 to 105 bags/min), a shift counter, lifetime counter, and a manual cycle button.

The Kwik Lok 905A CoPilot UV LED is available now through Kwik Lok’s worldwide network of authorized distributors.

Sales inquiries should be directed to Gary Larsen, Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., 7041 Boone Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN  55428. Call 1-800-877-5658 or contact via e-mail at

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

About Kwik Lok Corporation
Kwik Lok Corporation is the originator of the first all-plastic bag closure and offers bag closures, bag closing equipment, labels and printing solutions for just about all bagged packages. Kwik Lok is based in Yakima, Washington with facilities in Indiana, Ireland, Australia, Japan, and Canada. For more information, visit


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