Bell and Howell to Highlight Labeling, Parcel-Sorting, Packaging and Service Solutions at ProMat 2015

Signature 5000, ParcelMgr and CartonWrap Incorporate State-of-the-Art Technology

Durham, N.C., March 16, 2015 – At ProMat 2015, Bell and Howell is pleased to introduce the second generation of its Signature 5000 print-and-apply labeling system that utilizes various patented technologies to deliver over twice the output of traditional automated print-and-apply systems for large height variations. This high-throughput liner-free top-apply labeling solution includes various improvements to maximize productivity. Bell and Howell will showcase the Signature 5000 along with other parcels and flats solutions in booth #424 at ProMat 2015 at McCormick Place, Chicago, March 23 through March 26.

Bell and Howell has evolved its linerless label-application technology over several hundred installations. In recent years, it has also included industry-standard direct thermal printing technology to provide the highest performing print-and-apply labeling system available today. The system enables up to 80 percent more labels per roll than traditional die-cut labels, and produces labels of varying length on demand. The result is a system that reduces downtime while eliminating the need for multiple labelers. With no liner to discard, the solution is both green and efficient.

This innovative technology is utilized by Bell and Howell’s ParcelMgr, an integrated system providing industry-leading parcel-processing capabilities in a compact footprint. ParcelMgr lowers the cost of parcel fulfillment and delivery by automating the tasks of identifying, weighing, labeling and sorting parcels or flats at speeds of up to 5,000 parcels per hour. For users that ship through USPS, the ParcelMgr can help achieve the best possible postage rates and enable delivery-point addressing through the company’s industry-leading NetSort presort software and Sabre address-reading software.

In addition to the Signature 5000 and ParcelMgr, Bell and Howell will also highlight the award-winning CartonWrap dynamic packaging system at ProMat 2015. CartonWrap automatically creates the carton in line, based on product dimensions, at a rate of up to 15 boxes per minute. This eco-friendly solution creates cartons from a continuous reel (or fanfold) of corrugated substrate to fit the volume of the content, thus providing the optimum carton size. The result is reducing shipping charges as well as elimination of dunnage while reducing labor and inventory. CartonWrap was named Parcel Handling Innovation of the Year at POST-EXPO 2014.

Visitors to booth #424 will also learn about Bell and Howell Services offerings, including multi-vendor services, service contacts, preventive maintenance, product reconditioning, self-maintenance and support, and technical training. Bell and Howell’s expert service technicians provide 24/7 support throughout the United States and Canada.

For additional information on Bell and Howell’s parcels and service solutions, call 1-800-220-3030, email, visit or follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.


About Bell and Howell

Bell and Howell is shaping the future of mail and commerce. We deliver innovative service and technology solutions that enrich customer communications and fulfillment for the world’s largest finance, industry and public sector enterprises. Our software and hardware streamlines high-volume, high-integrity production of customer communications and products, maximizes postal discounts, and monetizes every customer touchpoint. Our service organization is among the most sophisticated in the world for production workflow, automation and industrial mechatronics. Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., with offices around the world, Bell and Howell is the trusted partner to thousands of organizations globally. For additional information, visit