Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., Brooklyn Park, Minn., introduced the new CoPilot 500 inkjet printing system, designed to print superior quality high-resolution characters on porous surfaces.

With up to 2.8-inch print height per printhead and the ability to run up to two printheads from one controller, the CoPilot 500 offers a versatile solution for coding and marking.

Features include the new 502 series print engine from Xaar, UK, which 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.

The 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, a virtually unlimited number of CoPilot 500 printing systems can be connected wirelessly or via Ethernet and controlled through one central Orion print station.

The system is capable of running oil-based inks to print up to 5.6 inches of high-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable barcodes and logos at 200 dpi.

Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc.