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What is a Real-time Print and Apply Machine?

What is a Real-time Print and Apply Machine?

Accurate and efficient labeling is an essential part of successful manufacturing and logistics. Excellent labeling ensures a smooth production process, but again, it can cost a lot of work time and money if it is inefficient. Although there are various options available to users, the ease of use, low cost, and efficiency of the printer-labeler are unmatched.


With the Print & Apply machine, users can create and apply labels directly to products and their packaging. The printer or print engine will print labels in real-time and automatically affixes them to the surface of objects or boxes. These labels can present data such as alpha numbers, barcodes, serial numbers, 2D codes, QR codes, addresses, personalized information, and graphics in an accurate and cost-effective manner. Using our company's print and apply machines increases efficiency in many ways, helps you reduce scrap, human error, and labor costs, and allows you to focus on meeting customer's needs and core requirements.

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Compliance also matters. For example, in the FMCG industry, GS1 compliance is key. Series Shipping Container Code (SSCC), or the application of the GS-1 128 code needs to be pasted and successfully read and scanned. Simultaneously, the mandatory implementation of item-level serialization in the pharmaceutical industry through the EU Directive 2011/62/ EU means that the demand for smarter printing and labeling technologies in the pharmaceutical industry is also growing. Our print and apply machines to comply with the complete GS1 supply chain specifications.


What labels can you apply?

Applications from tires to bottles to bread will all require different labeling technologies. Strange or irregularly shaped surfaces can pose a challenge for label applications, but we provide users with various application methods to choose from. The air blow method best suits for fragile and odd shapes, while the laminating method allows for labeling on even more rough surfaces.


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Where can labels be used?

Our print and apply machines are specifically designed to provide a variety of options for where to place the label on the product online. It can print labels and paste them to the sides, top, front, back, bottom or corners, or apply multiple labels to a single product.


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How will you label it?

Make sure that the label you need is sized relative to the space it occupies. Usually, the size will be measured by width and length. Then, consider which application method fits your needs. There are four basic methods that can be used when applying labels. The air blowing method is quick, easy, and relatively cost-effective, but it is not necessarily the most accurate method. A press-fit is the most common method and is well suited to most situations. A combination of pressure and blow laminating methods can be used to adhere to uneven surfaces. Finally, the roll labeling method is particularly suitable for long labels.


Integration into your production line

Being easy to integrate with the production line are key considerations when choosing printing and application technology. Not only does the machine need to adapt to the location of the product as it passes through, but it must also be small enough and flexible enough to fit into the available space in the production environment.


Our print and apply machines are uniquely designed to work efficiently, even in the most demanding production environments. Depending on the labeling requirements, different angles are also available, and machines can be built tailored for your specific production environment. Dedicated site visits to review the production line and define specific user requirements will ensure that the environment and project details are studied.


Efficiency increasing

Printing and labeling machines are much faster and more reliable than manual processes, which can reduce waste, potential errors, and operating costs, allowing you to be more profitable.

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