CoPilot Max


The CoPilot Max Hi-Resolution Printing System

Squid Ink’s CoPilot® Max printing system is designed to print superior quality hi-resolution characters on porous or non-porous surfaces. For applications that require immediate dry times on non-porous surfaces, the CoPilot Max also has the capability to run UV LED curable inks. With up to 2.8” of print height per printhead and the ability to run up to 2 printheads from one controller, the CoPilot Max offers a versatile, yet cost effective solution for your coding and marking applications.

Make Your Mark

CoPilot Max utilizes Squid Ink’s revolutionary active ink system, allowing users the ability to tilt or rotate the printhead in any direction without making height adjustments to the ink supply. The system prints hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes and great looking logos at up to 360 dpi, nearly twice the resolution of competitive printers in its class.

Affordable Product Coding

The CoPilot Max lets users meet the GS1 barcode specification for less. CoPilot Max consumable costs are typically 1/10 of the cost of paper labels, and eliminate pre-printed cartons and SKUs of label inventory. Any way you look at it, Squid Ink’s CoPilot Max provides users with an affordable solution to meet their ink jet coding needs.

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

Squid Ink’s proven inks and fluids are available in large 500ml no-mess cartridges.

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

CoPilot Max’s revolutionary active ink system allows conversion to downshooter mode in seconds.

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


    Print Technology – Piezo impulse printhead technology

    Maximum Print Height – 2.8” (7.1 cm) per printhead

    Vertical Print Resolution – 360 dpi capable of printing razor-sharp graphics, small character text, and scannable bar codes

    Horizontal Print Resolution – 150 dpi or 300 dpi

    Print Speed – Up to 220 ft/min at 150 dpi; Up to 110 ft/min at 300 dpi

    Time & Date – Internal real time clock with battery back-up

    Product Sensor – External photocell or optional encoder

    Communication Interface – One USB host and one Ethernet input

    Touchscreen – 4.3” (10.9 cm) full color touchscreen display

    Ink Cartridge Volume – 500ml cartridge

    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, 65W max

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

    Agency Certifications – CE


    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

    Spring Loaded Printhead Bracket – Provides consistent throw distance with inconsistent boxes or products

    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 Software

    Logos – Most image files supported with Orion software

    Printing Features – Reverse, invert, rotate, repeat; print on/off button

    Message Length – Up to 42” (1.07 m)

    Number of Messages – 1GB 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

    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, Polish