CoPilot 500HS

The Squid Ink CoPilot 500HS High-Speed Printing System

Squid Ink Turns Up the Speed With the New CoPilot 500HS

October 10, 2018, Brooklyn Park, MN – Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of superior quality inks and ink jet printing equipment, introduces the updated CoPilot® 500HS Inkjet Printing System. Squid Ink’s CoPilot 500HS printing system features a new print head that is designed to print superior quality hi-resolution characters on porous surfaces at faster speeds up to 300ft/min. With up to 2.8” print height per printhead and the ability to run up to two printheads from one controller, the CoPilot 500HS offers a versatile, yet cost effective solution for coding and marking.

The system is capable of running oil-based inks to print up to 5.6” (2.8” from a single head) of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos at 200 dpi. For manufacturers looking for more printer mounting flexibility, the CoPilot 500HS printhead can be positioned in multiple positions including horizontal, down shooting, and side shooting. For current CoPilot 500 users running standard 2.1” printheads, a controller software upgrade will allow them to run the faster 500HS series printheads.

The system’s 4.3” full color touchscreen provides access to the printer’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 500HS printing systems can be connected wirelessly or via Ethernet and controlled through one central Orion print station. For users on-the-go, Squid Ink offers a 10” full-color Windows® tablet with Orion software, ideal for mobile programming within the facility.

“The introduction of the new CoPilot 500HS is an ideal solution for manufacturers that need to print at faster speeds,” said David R. Mylrea, President and CEO of Engage Technologies Corporation. “The increase in print speed allows access to print on webs, high-speed conveyors lines, and other high-speed industrial applications. The CoPilot 500HS lets customers print what they need when they need it, and saving money doing so.”

The CoPilot 500HS is available now through Squid Ink’s worldwide network of authorized distributors. Sales inquiries should be directed to Joshua Nelson, Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., 7041 Boone Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. 1-800-877-5658. jnelson@squidink.com

Squid Ink operates as a subsidiary of Engage Technologies Corporation, parent company of Squid Ink, Eastey Enterprises, AFM, and Cogent Technologies. Eastey (www.eastey.com) is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty shrink packaging equipment, automated case sealing systems, and conveyors for packaging applications. American Film & Manufacturing (www.afmsleeves.com) manufactures and supplies shrink sleeves and shrink labeling solutions. Cogent Technologies (www.cogent-tech.com) manufactures infrared drying systems used to dry ink in the industrial and graphics industries.

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For press information, please contact:

Joshua Nelson
Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc.
(763) 795-8856, ext. 1735
jnelson@squidink.com

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