print and apply automatic package labeling system from blueCrest

Print & Apply

Use the Raptor Print and Apply labeler to automate shipping labels.

One of the primary goals of any distribution center is to move products through the facility quickly and efficiently. The labeling process, even when automated, is often the limiting factor in production throughput. And because traditional systems cannot accommodate higher volumes with a wide range of package sizes, operators are forced to deploy multiple lines and/or multiple labeling systems per line to handle the demand. This results in more complicated logistics, wasted space, and additional maintenance.


This real-time example demonstrates how Raptor™ Print and Apply labeler can automate your shipping labels. Solutions include single-labeler and dual-labeler modes. The parcels do not need to be pulled from the sortation line and it requires no manual intervention. This reduces error and increases throughput. Labeling bottlenecks are eliminated. Efficiency is maximized for your warehouse or distribution center, leading to a better bottom line.

The benefits of Raptor™ Print & Apply labeling system.

The Raptor™ from BlueCrest represents the next step in the evolution of high-performance labeling systems, delivering a dramatic improvement in throughput, efficiency, and maintainability. It is a fully automatic, high-speed Print and Apply labeler. Raptor™ can automate shipping labels while supporting high speed, volume, and a wide range of package sizes. It delivers a dramatic improvement in throughput, efficiency, and maintainability to your distribution center.

Building on many of the innovations — including the use of liner-free label stock — of its predecessors, the Raptor™ Print and Apply labeler increases throughput, while providing a high level of serviceability. Key features include:

  • Increased efficiency — 80% more labels per roll versus traditional systems
  • Lean and green solution — With no liner waste to discard, operator efficiency is maximized, which reduces environmental impact
  • Variable-length labels on demand — Eliminates the need for dedicated labeling units for each label size
  • High-throughput top-apply design — Up to 100 ppm with one head
  • Modular quick-change components — Reduces the need for redundancy

BlueCrest Print & Apply Solutions

BlueCrest Raptor™ labelers are available in several configurations. And due to the system’s high throughput, it is possible to create 1:1 redundancy with two systems on a high-speed line, with no reduction in performance. The Raptor™ Print and Apply labeler will automate shipping labels through integration with industry-standard cameras, scanners, and scales. Leveraging decades of high-speed sorting implementations, BlueCrest can readily integrate with external systems to retrieve real-time label data, support high-speed tracking and data transfer, and perform intelligent exception handling.

The BlueCrest Raptor™ Print and Apply labeler is an integral part of the automated warehouse or distribution center. It works seamlessly with other BlueCrest solutions to deliver maximum throughput. Use Raptor™ in concert with other BlueCrest parcel sortation and data acquisition solutions for increased efficiency on the sortation line. All products are modular and customized for each location. Components of an automation solution with Print and Apply labeling can include any of the following products depending on the size and needs of the customer:

  • Sorting Systems

  • Data Capture

  • Flow

  • Print & Apply

  • Software

All BlueCrest automation solutions, including Print and Apply, provide full end-to-end services that minimize manpower and maximize throughput for any shipping architecture. Solutions are scalable and customized according to client needs. Our "BlueShirt Excellence" team provides service and support on all equipment and software purchases over the lifetime of the product.