Squid Ink Manufacturing Inc. introduces the CoPilot Flex Inkjet Printing System. Squid Ink’s CoPilot Flex printing system 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 at 135ft/min.

The new flex system is engineered for simple integration on existing egg packing lines. Its compact design allows for narrow mounting in nearly every zone of an egg packing process, eliminating the need for after-market engineering or modifications to conveyors. CoPilot Flex’s small printhead is designed to adjust to the slope of the egg carton and can print on the end of the carton in the open or closed carton zone. 

A 4.3-inch 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 USB, Ethernet, wireless, or optional Windows tablet. 

The CoPilot Flex can be ordered to run either oil or solvent-based inks to print up to .7” of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos at 185 dpi. Squid Ink also has developed a specially formulated ink for the egg industry, SI-PZ4200, a solvent-based inkjet ink designed and tested for excellent adhesion properties on pulp, foam and clear PET egg cartons.