Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., Brooklyn Park, Minn., introduced the new CoPilot Flex Inkjet Printing System, designed to print superior quality high-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, real-time information, scannable barcodes and logos on pulp, foam or PET egg cartons at 135 feet per minute.

CoPilot Flex is engineered for simple integration on existing egg packing lines. The system’s compact design allows for narrow mounting in nearly every zone of an egg packing process, eliminating the need for after-market engineering or modifications to conveyors. CoPilot Flex’s small printhead is designed to adjust to match the slope of the egg carton, and is capable of inverting the user’s message, meaning the CoPilot Flex can print on the end of the carton in the open or closed carton zone. The system also features a 200ml snap-in ink cartridge for quicker fluids changeover.

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 USB, Ethernet, wireless or optional Windows tablet. The 10.1-inch tablet is ideal for users who want message creation and editing capabilities on the production floor. For multiple print locations, an unlimited number of CoPilot Flex printing systems can be connected via Ethernet or wireless network and controlled through one central Orion PC.

Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc.