CoPilot 128


The CoPilot 128 Hi-Resolution Printing System

The CoPilot 128 ink jet printing system offers the durability, versatility and productivity that you have come to rely on from Squid Ink. Whether you are printing lot codes on coated cartons, bar codes on corrugate cases, or product information and logos on PVC pipe you’re sure to find the right solution with Squid Ink’s new CoPilot 128.

Industrial Design, User Flexibility

The system is capable of running oil-based 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 a number of pigmented inks on a variety of non-porous 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.

Maximize Your Uptime

The CoPilot 128 is designed to meet the harsh demands of your application. The printer features a durable touchscreen, industrial strength printhead construction, and print engines designed for industrial applications, not office applications. You can be confident that CoPilot 128’s rugged design will withstand the most abusive industrial environments while providing superior quality print. The CoPilot also features a large 500ml cartridge or bag ink system. The generous ink volume allows users to keep their line running, reducing downtime and maximizing ROI.

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

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

The CoPilot 128 utilizes oil-based or solvent-based inks for printing on a wide range of porous or non-porous substrates.

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

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


    Print Technology – Piezo impulse printhead technology

    Maximum Print Height – .7” (1.8 cm) per printhead

    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 standard, optional high speed printhead up to 200 feet/min (60 m/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)

    Agency Certifications – CE, TUV, FCC


    High Speed Printhead – Up to 200 feet/min (60 m/min)

    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


    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