CoPilot 500 Turbo

he Squid Ink CoPilot 500 Turbo hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer printing large hi-resolution characters

More Options, Better Print

Squid Ink’s CoPilot 500 Turbo printing system is designed to print superior quality hi-resolution with up to 2.8” of print height per printhead and the ability to run up to 2 printheads from one controller. The CoPilot 500 Turbo offers a versatile, yet cost effective solution for your coding and marking applications.

Application Versatility

The system is capable of running oil-based or solvent-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 180 dpi. For non-porous applications, users have the option of utilizing Squid Ink’s solvent-based ink to print on a variety of non-porous products like coated cartons, polystyrene, and more. Squid Ink’s PZ-1000 ink for porous substrates offers ultra-low maintenance, eliminating the need for auto-priming functions and offering better ink utilization than
competitive systems.

Increased Performance

The CoPilot 500 Turbo controller features increased processing power to print the messages you want, when you want to print them. Faster GUI response time and near immediate message rendering times allow the CoPilot 500 to keep up with demands of your fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Engineered For Maximum Uptime

The CoPilot 500 Turbo is designed to meet the harsh demands of your application. The printer features a durable touchscreen, industrial strength print head construction, and simple ink delivery system for industrial applications. You can be confident that CoPilot 500 Turbo’s rugged design will withstand the most abusive industrial environments while providing superior quality print. The CoPilot 500 Turbo also features a large 500ml cartridge. The generous ink volume allows users to keep their line running, reducing downtime and maximizing ROI.


The Squid Ink CoPilot 500 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer running two printheads from one controller for a coding and marking application

Run up to two printheads from a single controller, for up to 5.6” of print per system.

The Squid Ink CoPilot 500 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer running solvent-based ink on coated corrugated

The CoPilot 500 Turbo utilizes oil-based, or solvent-based inks for printing on a wide range of porous or non-porous substrates.


The Squid Ink CoPilot 500 Turbo hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer touchscreen controller with easy message edit and message recall

A 4.3” full color touchscreen provides access to the systems internal messages and print functions.

Squid Ink CoPilot 500 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer wireless tablet touchscreen controller

Manage messages wirelessly using an optional Windows® tablet with Orion Software.TM



  • Run up to two 2.8″ print heads from a single controller
  • Print up to 5.6″ of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos at 180 dpi per print head
  • CoPilot’s 4.3″ full color touchscreen provides access to the system’s internal messages and print functions
  • Compatible with Squid Ink’s easy-to-use Orion™ message creation PC software


  • Print Technology – Piezo impulse printhead technology
  • Maximum Print Height – 2.8” (7.1 cm) per printhead, 5.6” (14.2 cm) total
  • Vertical Print Resolution – 185 dpi capable of printing razor-sharp graphics, small character text, and scannable bar codes
  • Horizontal Print Resolution – 205 dpi
  • Print Speed – CoPilot 500 (oil-based) 205 ft/min; CoPilot 500HS (oil-based) 300 ft/min; CoPilot 500 (solvent-based) 150 ft/min
  • Time & Date – Internal real time clock with battery back-up
  • Product Sensor – External diffuse beam photocell standard
  • Communication Interface – One USB host and one Ethernet input
  • Touchscreen – 4.3” (10.9 cm) full color touchscreen display
  • Ink Cartridge Volume – 500ml cartridge or bag
  • Low Ink Indicator – Status alert on touchscreen, LED light beacon optional
  • Substrate Capabilities – Porous or non-porous surfaces
  • Electrical Requirements – 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Operating Environment – 34°F – 104°F (1° – 40°C) oil-based; 62°F – 100°F (17° – 37°C) solvent-based
  • Agency Certifications – CE, TUV, FCC


  • Time & Date – Full time and date functionality including expiration date and Julian Dates.
  • Item Numbering – Sixteen counters, one of which can be a daily counter and production counter
  • Shift Codes – Four programmable shift codes with automatic rollover
  • Bar Codes – All standard bar codes including 2D
  • Fonts – Arial, Arial Bold, Arial International, Arial Monospaced, Courier, Tahoma Bold and Lucida resident fonts for use in variable data elements. Static elements in any Windows® font Software
  • Logos – Most image files supported with Orion software
  • Printing Features – Reverse, invert, rotate, repeat; print on/off button
  • Message Length – Up to 120” (3.05 m)
  • Number of Messages – 4GB storage space will store approximately 1000+ messages
  • Ink Usage – Show in Orion software
  • User Data Prompts – Prompts for user input at start of print job by manual input on touchscreen
  • Bluetooth Connectivity – For connectivity with Bluetooth keyboards
  • Wireless Connectivity – For wireless connection between PC or tablet and printer controller
  • Database Capability – Ethernet communication protocol for external communication
  • Languages – English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian


  • Encoder – For operation with variable speed conveyors
  • Bar Code Laser Scanner – Allows scan and print message retrieval
  • External Light Beacon – Indicates low ink levels
  • Wireless USB Device and Router – For wireless connectivity
  • Windows Tablet – Pre-loaded with Orion software; includes mounting bracket with swivel arm, USB to ethernet cable and stylus
  • Conveyor Mounting Bracket – Provides stable mount to conveyor or other material handling equipment
  • Floorstand – Includes mounting brackets and legs with leveling feet; 59” (1.5m) total heights
  • Starter Kit – Includes ink, cleaner and flush solution, printhead wipes, hand cleaner and latex gloves