Precise and fast label application with the new AP380e label applicator


Applying a label accurately, precisely and wrinkle-free is important as it elevates product presentation, a critical factor in driving sales. DTM Print , an international OEM and solutions provider for specialized printing systems, recommends semi-automatic labeling solutions such as the AP Series label applicators, as they offer a consistent look across all packaging and also help companies accelerate its production. The AP380e label applicator is the newest model in the AP series. This next-generation applicator is designed to streamline the label application process on round or cylindrical containers, offering higher speeds and new features, making the labeling process faster and more efficient.

With approximately 30% more speed than the AP360e and AP362e label applicators, it ensures fast and precise application of labels, providing a perfect finish on a wide variety of packaging. The inclusion of a new label backing paper rewinder further streamlines operations by keeping waste backing material off the floor and winding it into a roll for easy disposal.

New AP380e label applicator

Key Features of the AP380e Label Applicator

  • Precision Labeling: The AP380e applies labels with impeccable precision, ensuring a professional look for every finished product.
  • Label Rewinder: Liner paper is rewound as labels are applied to the container, reducing clutter during peak usage periods.
  • Increased speed: The applicator’s improved speed capabilities translate into a significant increase in labeling efficiency, allowing more containers to be labeled per hour.
  • Reliable performance: To detect labels, the AP380e is equipped with a mechanical sensor, which, unlike ultrasonic sensors, can process transparent labels without black marks. This specially developed sensor has been installed in over 38,000 AP Series applicators and is known for its durability and reliability with a wide variety of label types and thicknesses.
  • Simple Operation: The AP380e’s intuitive design makes it easy to operate, providing a hassle-free labeling experience.

Lea König, product manager for labeling solutions at DTM Print, summarizes the advantages: “The AP380e optimizes the production process thanks to the integrated label protection paper rewinder. At the same time, production performance is greatly increased. “With the AP380e, labels are applied flawlessly and reliably, giving finished products a highly professional appearance.”
The AP380e is an ideal accessory for the label printing and application solutions offered by DTM Print, including the LX series of color label printers. It is also compatible with labels produced using various printing methods, such as flexographic, off-set and thermal transfer.

Prices and availability

The AP380e label applicator is priced at €1,795 (MSRP) and is available from DTM Print or through authorized DTM Print partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

DTM Print offers customers a three-year warranty for all AP380e units within the EU, UK and EFTA countries after registering the product on the company website ( . As an additional service, DTM Print offers customization of guide rollers for customer-specific containers.