Squid Ink Manufacturing, a manufacturer of inks and ink jet printing equipment, has introduced the Squid CoPilot 256 Ink Jet Printing System. The CoPilot 256 from Squid Ink offers users an option for printing hi-resolution characters, barcodes, logos and more.

The CoPilot 256 ink jet printer is designed to print quality hi-resolution characters on either porous or non-porous surfaces. With up to 2.8” 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. CoPilot 256’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 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” (1.4” from a single head) of hi-resolution characters, text, scannable bar codes, and 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 500ml cartridge or bag ink system. The generous ink volume allows users to keep their line running, reducing downtime and maximizing ROI. The CoPilot 256 is available now through Squid Ink’s worldwide network of authorized distributors.