CoPilot 256

The Squid Ink CoPilot 256 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer printing date codes, time codes, and logos on a corrugated cardboard box

Printing system CoPilot 256 Hi-Resolution

Ink printer CoPilot 256 is designed to print high resolution characters on porous or non-porous surfaces. CoPilot 256 with a total print height of up to 2,8 ”and the ability to print on both sides of the substrate in a single pass, it is designed to work as an integral part of daily packaging operations.

Increased application versatility

The system can handle oil or solvent based inks to print up to 2,8 ”(1,4” from a single head) high resolution characters, razor sharp text, scannable barcodes and great looking logos at 185dpi. For non-porous applications, users can use solvent-based inks Squid Ink for printing on a variety of products such as coated cardboards, plastics, glass, shrink films, metals and more. Company PZ-1000 ink Squid Porous Substrate Ink provides low maintenance costs, eliminating the need for an auto primer and offering better ink utilization than competing systems.

User-friendly system

Color touch screen CoPilot A 256 ”diagonal 4,3” provides access to the system's internal messages and print functions. Messages are created and edited in the company's easy-to-use Orion ™ desktop software Squid Ink and sent over Ethernet or USB device. A virtually unlimited number of printing systems for larger applications CoPilot 256 can be connected via Ethernet and controlled by one central Orion ™ printing station.

The Squid Ink CoPilot 256 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer coding and marking logos on a non-porous metal substrate

CoPilot 256 uses oil or solvent based inks to print on a wide variety of porous or non-porous substrates.

The Squid Ink CoPilot 256 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer coding and marking date codes and time codes in the down shooter position

The system can be configured to print horizontally, at an angle, or in a shooter down position.

The Squid Ink CoPilot 256 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer touchscreen controller with easy edit message and message recall

The 4,3 ”color touch screen provides access to internal system messages and printing functions.

The Squid Ink CoPilot 256 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer ink agitation system for coding and marking applications that require pigmented inks

The ink bag mixing system is the ideal solution for users printing with pigment inks.

Squid Ink CoPilot resolution industrial inkjet printer wireless tablet touchscreen controller

Manage your messages wirelessly using an optional 10,1 ”full color touchscreen with Orion software


CoPilot 256 uses the proven Xaar piezoelectric technology that produces razor-sharp printing
Available in an oil-based version for porous applications or a solvent-based version for non-porous applications
Print up to 1,4 characters high-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scanned barcodes and great looking logos at 185dpi from a single printhead
Color touch screen CoPilot 256 by 4,3 provides access to internal system messages and print functions
Compatible with the easy-to-use Orion ™ composing desktop software Squid Ink


Printing technology - Piezo impulse head technology
Maximum printing height - 1,4 "per print head, 2,8" in total
Vertical printing resolution - 185 dpi capable of printing razor-sharp graphics, small character text and scanned barcodes
Horizontal print resolution - 205 dpi
Printing speed - up to 135 ft / min 
(41 m / min) @ 205 dpi
Time and date - Internal real-time clock with battery backup
Product sensor - External scattered photocell
Communication interface - one USB host and one Ethernet input
ekran dotykowy - color screen 
touch 4,3 "(10,9 cm)
Capacity contribution 
inkjet - 500 ml cartridge or bag
Low ink indicator - warning message on the touch screen, optional LED warning light
The possibilities of the substrate - Porous or non-porous surfaces
Electrical requirements - 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Working environment - 1 ° - 40 ° C (34 ° F - 104 ° F)
Agency certificates - CE, TUV, FCC


Time and date - full date and time functionality, including expiration date and Julian dates.
Item numbering - Sixteen counters, one of which can be daily counter and production counter
Revision codes - Four programmable shift codes with automatic rollover
Codes barcodes - all standard barcodes, including 2D
Fonts - Arial, Arial Bold, Arial International, Arial Monospaced, Courier, Tahoma Bold, and Lucida resident fonts for use in variable data items. 
Static elements in any Windows® font
Logo - most of the image files supported by Orion Graphical Interface Software
Printing functions - Turn over, turn over, turn over, repeat. 
Print on / off button
The length of the message - up to 180 "
Number of messages - 4 GB of disk space can store about 1000 messages
Ink consumption - Shown in Orion ™ PC software
User data prompts - Entry prompts 
data by the user at the beginning of the print job by manual input on the touch screen
Bluetooth connectivity - for communication with Bluetooth keyboards
Wireless connectivity - for a wireless connection between a computer or tablet and the printer controller
Database - Ethernet communication protocol for external communication
languages - English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian


Encoder - For working with variable speed conveyors
Laser barcode scanner - Allows you to scan and download messages
Exterior warning light - indicates low ink level
Wireless USB device and router - for wireless communication
Windows Tablet - preloaded with Orion software; 
includes mounting bracket with swivel arm, USB to Ethernet cable and stylus
Conveyor mounting bracket - Provides a stable attachment to a conveyor or other material handling equipment
Floor stand - includes mounting brackets and legs with leveling feet; 
Total Height 59 "(1,5 m)
System pigment ink mixing - enables printing of pigment inks
Starter pack - Contains ink, cleaning and rinsing fluid, printhead wipes, hand cleaners and latex gloves