The CoPilot 256 Hi-Resolution Printing System

The CoPilot 256 ink jet printer is designed to print superior quality hi-resolution characters on either porous or non-porous surfaces. With up to 2.8” of total print height and the ability to print on both sides of the substrate in a single pass, the CoPilot 256 is designed to work as an integral part of your day-to-day packaging operation.

Increased Application Versatility

The system is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks to print up to 2.8” (1.4” from a single head) of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos at 185 dpi. For non-porous applications, users have the option of using Squid Ink’s solvent-based inks for printing on a variety of products like coated cartons, plastics, glass, shrink wrap, metals and more. Squid Ink’s PZ-1000 ink for porous substrates offers low-maintenance performance, eliminating the need for auto-priming functions and offering better ink utilization than competitive systems.

User-Friendly System

CoPilot 256’s 4.3” 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 256 printing systems can be connected via Ethernet and controlled through one central Orion™ print station.

The bag ink agitator system is an ideal solution for users printing with pigmented inks.

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

The CoPilot 256 utilizes oil-based or solvent-based inks for printing on a wide range of porous or non-porous substrates.



  • Print Technology – Piezo impulse printhead technology

  • Maximum Print Height – 1.4” per printhead, 2.8” 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 – Up to 135 feet/min. (41 m/min.) @ 205 dpi

  • 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 – Message 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)

  • Agency Certifications – CE, TUV, FCC

The system has the flexibility to be configured to print horizontally, at an angle, or in down shooter position.



  • 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 height

  • Pigmented Ink Agitation System – Allows for printing of pigmented inks

  • Starter Kit – Includes ink, cleaner and flush solution, printhead wipes, hand cleaner and latex gloves

Manage messages wirelessly using the optional 10.1” full color touchscreen with Orion Software



  • 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

  • Logos – Most image files supported with Orion Graphical Interface Software

  • Printing Features – Reverse, invert, rotate, repeat. Print on/off button

  • Message Length – Up to 180”

  • Number of Messages – 4GB storage space will store approximately 1000+ messages

  • Ink Usage – Shown in Orion™ PC 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

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