Many customers want to use the same print & apply systems for box and pallet labeling. Let’s take a look at this and offer our perspective.
The characteristics of box traffic in warehouses are: high volume, high speed, label application while moving and variable sizes. By contrast, pallets tend to be low volume, slow moving, labels are applied when pallets are stationary and pallets often need multiple labels on different faces.
Traditional print and apply systems can address high/low volume and speed, they can apply labels to moving and stationary boxes and pallets. Where they struggle is with variable box or pallet size and the requirement to apply labels on different faces. System Integrators are challenged to solve these issues with expensive workarounds. What is needed here is a totally new approach to address the changing needs of customers.