Canadian Packaging

CoPilot 500 inkjet printing system from Squid Ink

The CoPilot 500 offers a versatile, yet cost effective solution for coding and marking.


April 29, 2019
Canadian Packaging

In June of 2017, Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of superior quality inks and ink jet printing equipment, introduced the new CoPilot 500 Inkjet Printing System through Squid Ink’s worldwide network of authorized distributors including Dependable Marking Systems here in Canada The CoPilot 500 printing system is designed to print superior quality hi-resolution characters on porous surfaces. With up to 2.8” print height per printhead and the ability to run up to two printheads from one controller, the CoPilot 500 offers a versatile, yet cost effective solution for coding and marking.

Squid Ink’s CoPilot 500 features the new 502 series print engine from Xaar, a leading developer of piezoelectric technology for the industrial inkjet market. The inclusion of the 502 series engine allows more print flexibility including binary and greyscale printing, faster print speeds at lower levels of resolution, and user-defined print droplet size output ranging from 15 – 75 picoliters. In addition, the new larger 2.8” printhead makes an ideal solution for users looking to replace the high cost of labels for their case coding needs.

CoPilot 500’s 4.3” 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 500 printing systems can be connected wirelessly or via Ethernet and controlled through one central Orion print station. For users on-the-go, Squid Ink offers a 10” full-color Windows® tablet with Orion software, ideal for mobile programming within the facility.

The system is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks to print up to 5.6” (2.8” from a single head) of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos at 180 dpi. Standard systems run up to 205 ft/min, or the CoPilot 500HS high speed version is available to run up to 300 ft.min.

Dependable Marking Systems, Ltd. of Oshawa, Ontario, a longtime distributor of Squid Ink, has promoted the CoPilot 500 in Canada since late 2017 with great success, and is exhibiting the CoPilot 500 in booth #1437






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