A self-contained, fully automated system from FKI Logistex, the Print-and-Apply module, automates label printing and application in bar code, RFID and hybrid ID environments. Using existing bar code information, the unit queries a facility's WMS or other control system for the data needed for label printing. In many cases the system takes product data from receiving or pick-and-pass operations and prints a shipping label, which routes the box through a facility to its final destination. The module can operate at rates in excess of 30 cartons per minute. Hardware components include the underlying conveyor and a bar code scanner and printer.