CoPilot Flex


The CoPilot Flex Hi-Resolution Printing System

The CoPilot® Flex is designed to print superior quality hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, real-time information, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos on pulp, foam, or PET egg cartons. With up to .7” of print height and the ability to print multiple lines of information in a single pass, the CoPilot Flex is designed to streamline your printing process.

Minimal Footprint, Maximum Results

CoPilot Flex is engineered for simple integration on your existing egg packing line or wherever space constraints are an issue. The system’s unique and compact design allows for narrow mounting in nearly every zone of your egg packing process, eliminating the need for after-market engineering or time-consuming modifications to your existing conveyor. CoPilot Flex’s small printhead adjusts to match the slope of the carton to ensure a quality hi-resolution print. The system is capable of inverting your printed message, if needed, meaning you can print your cartons in the open or closed carton zone. At print speeds of up to 135 ft/minute, the CoPilot Flex is sure to keep your production moving.

Keep Your Production Running

CoPilot Flex’s 200ml ink cartridge contains nearly 5 times the amount of ink compared to many competitor’s cartridges. The increased ink volume and convenient cartridge design result in less frequent changeover and reduced production downtime. Even better, Squid Ink’s 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 dark print that is easy to read.

CoPilot Flex’s compact printhead is designed to match the slope of the egg carton, resulting in highquality print.

The unique design of the CoPilot Flex allows for parallel conveyor mounting to maximize available aisle space.

200ml ink cartridges offer simple and clean ink changes.

CoPilot Flex’s 4.3” full color touchscreen provides access to the systems internal messages and print functions.

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 – 200ml cartridge

    Low Ink Indicator – Status alert on touchscreen, LED light beacon optional

    Substrate Capabilities – Non-Porous surfaces

    Electrical Requirements – 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

    Operating Environment – 34°F – 104°F (1° – 40°C)

    Conveyor Mounting Bracket – Provides stable mount to conveyor or other material handling equipment


    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

    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 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 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