How Automatic Print & Apply Labelers Work
Print and apply label systems automatically create and attach unique identification or shipping labels to containers of all shapes and sizes.
Accurate labelling & placement
Containers are transported by conveyor to the automatic label printer and applicator. On the conveyor, containers are aligned against one side of the conveyor for consistent label placement and gapped so that enough space exists between each container to allow time for each label to be printed and tamped in place before the next comes along.
Containers are scanned as they travel down the conveyor, and that information is used by the print and apply machine to print the corresponding label as the container approaches. As the container passes through the machine, the label is firmly applied and the container continues to the next process.
Print & Apply application
Print and apply label systems can be used for a variety of applications, including inbound and outbound processing for warehouses, distribution centers, large manufacturers, 3pls, high-volume ecommerce, omnichannel DCs and more.