Print and apply systems are extremely beneficial in the shipping process as well as other places in the warehouse. Most systems include a barcode scanner to identify the particular parcel, a print/apply machine, conveyor for inducting, labeling, and discharge, a verification scanner to read the printed label, software to merge data, and communicate with the host system, and shipping software as required.
Print and apply systems are not limited to just shipping applications in the warehouse or distribution center. Many companies have products that are time stamped, serialized, or require a variation in every label that is applied to the product or shipping box. Any of these scenarios is easily resolved with automatic printing and application of the label.