Egg Industry Coding & Marking Solutions


One Ink, Three Cartons

Squid Ink provides printing solutions and high quality ink jet fluids designed to reduce downtime while eliminating the need for constant ink changeover. Our SI-PZ4200 solvent-based ink jet ink has been designed and tested for excellent adhesion properties on pulp, foam, AND clear PET egg cartons while providing noticeably darker print than the competition.

 

Squid Ink SI-PZ4200 on a pulp carton

Squid Ink SI-PZ4200 on a pulp carton.

Squid Ink SI-PZ4200 on a clear PET egg carton

Squid Ink SI-PZ4200 on a clear PET carton.

Squid Ink SI-PZ4200 on a foam carton

Squid Ink SI-PZ4200 on a foam carton.

Can You See Me Now?

Don’t limit your operation. Older or more expensive carton coding technology like traditional stamping, CIJ, and laser coding often results in hard to read traceability codes and freshness dates. Squid Ink’s hi-resolution printing systems offer more flexibility in character height, font choice, real time production information, easy ink cartridge changeover, increased throw distance, and small footprint. At a fraction of the price of competitive systems this makes the right choice for your coding needs.

 

Squid Ink Hi-Res Inkjet vs Traditional Stamping

Traditional stamping ($$) vs. Squid Ink ($)

Squid Ink Hi-Res Inkjet vs CIJ

CIJ coding ($$$$) vs. Squid Ink($)

Squid Ink Hi-Res Inkjet vs Laser Coding

Laser coding ($$$$$) vs. Squid Ink ($)

Complete Visibility

Customers shouldn’t have to search for expiration dates while shopping. Squid Ink’s CoPilot family of inkjet printers offers more flexibility in character height ranging from .7” all the way up to 4.2” of dark hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, real-time information, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos. Users are free to design multiple lines of information in the full .7” to 4.2” height. The code is there for a reason – let them see it and get your cartons noticed.

Network Printing Made Easy

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. For multiple line applications, an unlimited number of CoPilot printing systems can be connected via ethernet or wireless network and controlled through one central Orion PC, keeping message editing in the hands of the managers, and away from the production line.

Get More for Your Money

CoPilot’s 200ml ink cartridge contains nearly 5 times the amount of ink compared to many competitors’ cartridges. The CoPilot 128, 256, and 382 utilize 500ml cartridges, increasing your savings even more. The increased ink volume and convenient cartridge design result in less frequent changeover and reduced production downtime. In addition, the CoPilot family of printing systems utilize industrial Xaar print engines for increased throw distance of 3mm for small characters on egg cartons, or up to 7mm for larger fonts on corrugated cases.

More Options for Ink

Along with providing darker print when compared to the competition, Squid Ink has an extensive library of oil-based and solvent-based inks with different dry times, colors, and adhesion properties for a variety of proven applications such as pulp, PET, foam egg cartons, glossy or uncoated cases, and more. Even better, Squid Ink formulations are free from the hazards commonly found in CIJ fluids or the invisible dangers associated with laser coders.

Our Solutions

  • COPILOT
  • COPILOT 128
  • AUTOPILOT
  • COPILOT 382
COPILOT HI-RES PRINTING SYSTEM

Squid Ink’s CoPilot hi-resolution printing system is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks to print up to .7” of razor-sharp text, logos, barcodes, graphics and more from a single printhead. Messages are created and edited with Squid Ink’s easy-to-use Orion™ PC Software and transferred via USB, ethernet, wireless, or optional Windows® tablet. The tablet is ideal for users who want message creation and editing functionality on the production floor. For larger applications, an unlimited number of CoPilot printing systems can be connected via ethernet or wireless network.

COPILOT 128 HI-RES PRINTING SYSTEM

The CoPilot 128 is capable of running our extensive library of oil or solvent-based inks to print up to 185 dpi at 135ft/min on a variety of substrates. For non-porous applications, users have the option of utilizing Squid Ink’s solvent-based inks to print on a variety of egg cartons including pulp, plastic, and foam. The CoPilot 128 features a large 500ml cartridge or bag ink system that will allow users to keep their line running, reducing downtime and maximizing ROI.
AUTOPILOT HI-RES PRINTING SYSTEM

The AutoPilot utilizes a user-friendly touchscreen controller to program, save and print messages. Message programming or editing can be done right at the production line to accommodate any last minute code changes. The AutoPilot is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks at 180 dpi on a variety of substrates. For non-porous applications such as plastic cartons, users have the option of utilizing Squid Ink’s optional Quick-Dri head to reduce ink drop size and speed up dry times.
COPILOT 382 HI-RES PRINTING SYSTEM

The CoPilot 382 is designed to run oil-based or solvent-based inks to print up to 4.2” (2.1” from a single head) on egg cases.Messages are created and edited with Squid Ink’s easy-to-use Orion PC Software and transferred via USB, ethernet, wireless, or optional Windows tablet. The tablet is ideal for users who want message creation and editing functionality on the production floor. For larger applications, an unlimited number of CoPilot 382 printing systems can be connected via ethernet or wireless network and controlled through one central Orion PC.