Squid Ink Systems

Squid Ink CoPilot barcode and 2d code printer on boxes, cases and cartons.

The CoPilot printer series from Squid Ink uses a proven Xaar piezo technology to print high-resolution codes on a wide range of pourus and nonporous packaging applications. Whether you are printing bar codes on coated cartons, lot numbers on corrugate trays, or logos on PVC pipe you can count on us to have the best solution.


High Resolution Xaar Printing System

The CoPilot printing system, is a cost efficient, feature rich printing system ideal for printing high-resolution date codes, product numbers, batch codes, 2d barcodes and graphics.   The unique Xaar Piezo print technology provides 30% larger print area, increased throw distance, and 5x ink volume than competitive Lexmark or HP printing technology.   The versatile design allows you to upgrade print height by adding a 2nd head.

  • Print Technology – Xaar Piezo Technology
  • Print Height – Models available in 0.7” / 1.4″ / 2.8″
  • Print Resolution – 185 dpi (Vertical) 205 dpi (Horizontal)
  • Print Speed – Up to 200 feet/min
  • Ink Volume – 200ml  or 500ml
  • Low Ink Indicator – Message alert on touchscreen (optional LED Beacon)
  • Ink Type – Oil-Based, Solvent-Based, & UV Curable
  • Communication – USB and Ethernet
  • Touchscreen – 4.3” (10.9 cm) full color touchscreen display and stainless steel enclosure


CoPilot Max Turbo

High Resolution – Large Character Case Coder

The CoPilot Max Turbo utilizes Squid Ink’s revolutionary active ink system, allowing users the ability to tilt or rotate the printhead in any direction without making height adjustments to the ink supply. The system prints hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes and great looking logos at up to 360 dpi, nearly twice the resolution of competitive printers in its class. quid Ink’s CoPilot® Max Turbo printing system is designed to print superior quality hi-resolution characters on porous or non-porous surfaces. For applications that require immediate dry times on non-porous surfaces, the CoPilot Max Turbo also has the capability to run UV LED curable inks. With up to 2.8” of print height per printhead and the ability to run up to 2 printheads from one controller, the CoPilot Max Turbo offers a versatile, yet cost effective solution for your coding and marking applications.

  • Print Technology – Piezo impulse printhead technology
  • Maximum Print Height – 2.8” (7.1 cm) per printhead
  • Vertical Print Resolution – 360 dpi
  • Horizontal Print Resolution – 150 dpi or 300 dpi
  • Print Speed – Up to 220 ft/min at 150 dpi; Up to 110 ft/min at 300 dpi
  • Time & Date – Internal real time clock with battery back-up
  • Product Sensor – External photocell or optional encoder
  • Communication Interface – One USB host and one Ethernet input
  • Touchscreen – 4.3” (10.9 cm) full color touchscreen display
  • Ink Cartridge Volume – 500ml cartridge
  • Low Ink Indicator – Status alert on touchscreen, LED light beacon optional
  • Substrate Capabilities – Porous or non-porous surfaces
  • Electrical Requirements – 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 65W max
  • Operating Environment – 34°F – 104°F (1° – 40°C)
  • Agency Certifications – CE

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Squid Check

Integrated Bar Code Validation System

Ensure every bar code is complete and scanable with our integrated validation system.  Once a code is printed, the reader reads the code while SquidCheck communicates with the printer to confirm that this is the correct code to be printed. Code failures are identified and rejected as desired while SquidCheck safeguards that only correct and properly coded products advance to the next stage of your production line. Report real-time performance or export historical data directly to your internal network.


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SQ2 / SQ2 Scorpion

Large Character Dot Matrix Printing System

The SQ2 series is a Dot On Demand (D.O.D.) printing technology which prints a dot matrix message.  Ideal for printing big, bold messages where a barcode and graphic may not be required – the SQ2 is well suited for printing product info, lot/batch numbers, date/time codes, and shift codes on trays, sacks, or  directly on to large products like gypsum boards and other construction materials.

  • Print Height -Up to 1.75″
  • Character Set – 61 character ASCII set
  • Print Speed – Up to 200 feet/minute
  • Ink Volume – 1/2 gallon bottle or bulk 5.0 gallon pail
  • Message Storage – 128 Programs
  • Cabinet Construction – Industrial gauge coated steel
  • Communication Interface – Two RS-232 ports for connection to input device, host PC, and PLC for input from scale, scanner or external alarm
  • Software Features – Counter, lot counter, 24-hour clock, 8 or 12 hour programmable shift code, Julian date, 3-letter month name, 3-letter weekday name, expiration date, expiration month, expiration day, expiration year, expiration Julian date

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