CoPilot Max 512i Turbo


Application Versatility

Squid Ink’s CoPilot® Max 512i Turbo 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 512i Turbo also has the capability to run UV LED curable inks. With up to 2.8” of print height per printhead, print speeds up to 480 ft/min, and the ability to run up to 2 printheads from one controller, the CoPilot Max 512i Turbo provides a cost effective solution for making your mark on a wide variety of products and substrates.

Increased Performance

The CoPilot Max 512i 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 Max 512i to keep up with demands of your fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Designed For Your Applications

CoPilot Max 512i Turbo utilizes the same active ink system found in Squid Ink’s CoPilot and CoPilot Max printing systems. The revolutionary design allows 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 180 DPI vertical resolution at speeds up to 480 ft/minute, offering the fastest print speeds in Squid Ink’s CoPilot family. The CoPilot Max 512i Turbo also features a large 500ml snap-in cartridge, allowing users the ability to swap ink cartridges in a matter of seconds. The generous ink volume, quick-change ink cartridge, and user-friendly touchscreen design allows users to keep their line running, reducing downtime and maximizing ROI.

CoPilot Max 512i Turbo’s revolutionary active ink system allows conversion to downshooter mode in seconds.

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

The CoPilot Max 512i Turbo utilizes oil-based, solvent-based, or UV curable inks for printing on a wide range of porous or non-porous substrates.

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

CoPilot Max 512i Turbo Print Samples


    Print Technology – Piezo impulse printhead technology

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

    Vertical Print Resolution – 180 dpi capable of printing razor-sharp graphics, small character text, and scannable bar codes

    Horizontal Print Resolution – 205 dpi

    Print Speed – Up to 480 ft/min at 205 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

    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 height

    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

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 – 1GB 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

    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