High Speed Case & Tray Printer Applicator 258

Merging speed, safety, and simplicity, the ID Technology High Speed Case & Tray Printer Applicator 258 is the solution for high-speed case and tray labeling.

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Merging speed, safety, and simplicity, the 258 label printer applicator is the solution for high-speed case and tray labeling, without any of the shortcomings or compromises found in competitor systems.

Utilizing our patented CrossMerge™ technology, print speed has been decoupled from applicator speed. This means we print slower (for greater quality) and apply faster (for greater throughput) – up to 50% faster than competitor systems.


The 258 also boasts these robust features, collectively not found in other systems:

• Labels are printed along the narrower dimension, meaning more labels available per roll and less overall time for replenishment.

• Barcodes are printed and applied in the preferred orientation, meaning there is no need to slow your rate (or stop completely) to apply labels.

• Expanded reach: the 258 will reach up to 6” across conveyor lines.

• The 258 is all-electric, meaning reduced expenses by not requiring compressed air.

At ID Technology, we truly understand what material handling and supply chain operations demand. This makes the 258 label printer applicator the perfect solution for high-speed case and tray labeling automation.


Product Overview 

Engineered for Speed
With our patented CrossMerge™ technology, the 258 decouples the print speed from the applicator speed. Ultimately, we print slower and apply faster. Simultaneously. This means we print the best possible quality label information completely separate from the label’s application rate requirements.

  • The 258 prints labels/barcodes at an optimum speed for increased quality and readability. Better scans translate to fewer rejections down the line.
  • The applicator speed, separate from the print speed, is 50% faster than competitor systems and matches conveyor rates of 200 ft/min or more to achieve greater throughput of your items.
  • To really boost your throughput, integrate two 258 systems in tandem and achieve zero downtime in your operations.

Engineered for Safety
Whether the 258 requires service, maintenance, or label roll changes, several key features ensure safe interaction with an operator and live operations.

  • The 258 swings away from the conveyor – and automatically switches offline when rotated – to provide safe, unobstructed access for operators.
  • No pinch points from reciprocating parts.
  • Applicator belt automatically disables when system is set to offline or rotated away from the conveyor.
  • For added safety during operator service or maintenance, the applicator arm swings away for even easier access.

Engineered for Simplicity
Designed with operators in mind, the 258 high-speed case and tray labeling automation system is intentionally engineered to be simple.

  • We’ve eliminated the traditional HMI in favor of a singular color-coded button that performs all of the functions you need to operate the 258 with a simple push. That means no menus or pages to navigate within a display.
  • The 258 prints labels along the narrow dimension, equating to having twice as many labels available per roll and reducing the number of label changeovers.
  • Barcodes are printed and applied in the preferred orientation, meaning there is no need to slow your rate (or stop completely) to apply labels.
  • The 258 is comprised of modular components for easy and efficient service and maintenance, when required.
  • Optional integrated scanner provides pre-programmed barcode verification immediately after label application for even greater simplicity.

Solutions for:

Senior Leadership

Your Challenges:

  • Increased throughput in your operations.
  • Reduce unnecessary expenses from chargebacks due to poor barcode quality.

Our Solutions:

  • Up to 50% faster than competitor systems.
  • Application speed matches line rate (up to 200 ft/min or more), so you label more product.
  • Utilization of two 258s in tandem provide a Zero Downtime solution.
  • Barcodes printed at ideal quality due to printing in the short direction. Optional camera verifies barcode readability immediately after label application.

Operations Management

Your Challenges:

  • Downtime due to increased operator interaction with labeling systems.
  • Reduction of utility costs.
  • Replacement of inkjet solutions that yield poor quality barcodes, or inability to imprint on shrink-wrapped trays.
  • Minimal floor space available for labeling system / reach to product.

Our Solutions:

  • Since labels are printed in the short direction, the system yields more labels per roll and requires fewer changeovers by operators = less downtime.
  • System is all-electric, so no compressed air is needed, reducing your overall operating costs.
  • Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal label imprint options provide better quality barcodes (and inkjet not applicable for shrink-wrapped trays).
  • Compact footprint, with ability to reach up to 6" across conveyor.

Operators & Technicians

Your Challenges:

  • The number of label changeovers that occur during a shift, leading to increased downtime.
  • Complex maintenance or service of the label applicator.
  • On-the-job injuries due to system complexity or interaction with system in close proximity to conveyor lines.
  • Complex system interface.
  • Preventative maintenance notifications not allowing proactive maintenance.

Our Solutions:

  • Less need for label changeovers since more labels are available per roll = less downtime.
  • System features modular components for ease in maintenance or parts replacement.
  • No reciprocating parts or pinch points.
  • Entire system swings away from live conveyor line for safer interaction.
  • Singular, color-coded button replaces HMI. So no complex menus to navigate.
  • Optional barcode camera alerts you when printhead service is needed.

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