There are many different types of applications that require label applicators or print and apply solutions. These applications can be found throughout all areas of industry including pharma, food, beverage, chemical, automotive, healthcare, cosmetics, supply chain, logistics and many other types of manufacturing operations.
Print and apply solutions are mainly used where large amounts of variable data need to be printed on demand such as traded unit labels and pallets labels prior to application. These systems tend to be found on packaging lines where the primary products are packed into secondary packaging such as boxes, trays, shrink wrapped packs, cartons and cases. Once these packaging units have been loaded to pallets then print and apply systems are used to add pallet labels containing the variable data required to identify what is on those pallets.