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Now in your grasp – affordable hi-rez printing ink

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

Automation Coding & Labeling Cogent Technologies CoPilot Eastey Enterprises Engage Technologies Inc. PZ-1000 ink Squid Ink Manufacturing

Squid Ink introduces an affordable new solution for high-resolution printing.

Brooklyn Park, MN – If you’ve never had a squid for a co-pilot, now’s the time to get one.

Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of superior quality inks and ink jet printing equipment, introduces the new CoPilot hi-resolution ink jet printing system.
The CoPilot is an affordable new solution for printing hi-resolution characters and other product information directly on porous or non-porous products.

Squid Ink’s CoPilot uses proven Xaar piezo technology to print up to 0.7-inches of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos at 185 dpi (dots per inch) and a 4.3 inch 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, multiple CoPilot printing systems can be connected via Ethernet or wirelessly and controlled through one central Orion print station.

The system is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks on a variety of substrates and provides darker print for increase scanability.

For non-porous applications, users have the option of utilizing Squid Ink’s solvent-based CoPilot to print on a variety of non-porous products like plastics, glass, stretch wrap, metals and more.

In addition, the ink system allows the CoPilot to print in a horizontal or downshooter position, or any angle in between without making changes to the printing system.

Ink is supplied in convenient 200ml no-mess cartridges, which is nearly five times the volume of competitive thermal printing systems.

With CE and TUV certification pending (agencies that ensure it satisfies health and safety protocols), the CoPilot features a durable touchscreen in stainless steel cabinet, industrial strength printhead construction, and print engines designed for industrial applications.

In addition, 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.

Users can be confident that CoPilot’s rugged design will withstand the most abusive industrial environments while providing superior quality print.

CoPilot users can expect 30 percent larger print, the ability to upgrade to a second printhead, the ability to print bar codes with standard systems, and the ability to print on a variety of porous and non-porous substrates.

Best of all, the CoPilot utilizes ink manufactured directly by Squid Ink, eliminating the high ink costs associated with other systems.

The CoPilot is available now through Squid Ink’s worldwide network of authorized distributors. Sales inquiries should be directed to Joshua Nelson of Squid Ink at 1-800-877-5658 or via e-mail at

Squid Ink operates as a subsidiary of Engage Technologies, parent company of Squid Ink, Eastey Enterprises, and Cogent TechnologiesEastey is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty shrink packaging equipment and automated case sealing systems for packaging applications. Cogent Technologies manufactures infrared drying systems used to dry ink in the industrial and graphics industries.


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