Label Applicator offers modular design.

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Express(TM) applies pre-printed labels to moving and stationary products, cartons, cases, and pallets. Open chassis allows variety of label applicator modules to be attached. Chassis also accepts various print engine modules for print-and-apply labeling. Modules include: standard tamp, dual-panel tamp, roll-on, wipe-on, corner wrap, and touchless vacuum-blow. Express operates at speeds up to 24 ips with ±1/32 in. label placement accuracy.

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Paragon(R) Awarded Patent For Its Express(TM) Label Applicator Technology

White Bear Lake, MN - The United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded a patent to Lowry Computer Products, Inc., (parent company of White Bear Lake, MN based Paragon Labeling Systems) for the inventive features incorporated into Paragon's Express Pre-Printed Label Applicator.

Specifically, US Patent No. 6,352,094 was awarded for the Express' "modular label dispensing apparatus" that allows for the fast and efficient application of pre-printed labels to moving or stationary products, cartons, cases or pallets. With the patented Express labeler, Paragon Labeling Systems, already a
recognized innovator in modular print-and-apply labeling equipment, has successfully taken its "lead, never follow" philosophy into the apply-only labeler market.

Craig Blonigen, Paragon Vice President, said that the patent award underscores the company's commitment to continuous innovation and modular design. "Paragon has proven beyond a doubt that modular design in labeling systems is the only way to go", he said. "Back when the 'norm' was custom one-off labeling machines, we brought modular design into the mainstream and set a new standard for performance, reliability, ease of implementation and versatility." In a recent independent labeling survey, Paragon was cited as the industry's fastest growing equipment brand.

Paragon's "modular" concept is based on an open chassis design to which a variety of label applicator modules are easily attached. The chassis also accepts various print engine modules for print-and-apply labeling.

In addition to its patented technology, the modular design of the Paragon Express(TM) Pre-Printed Labeling System can be easily upgraded to a full-featured Paragon print-and-apply system without buying a whole new machine. Any of the Paragon Applicator Modules - standard tamp, dual-panel tamp, roll-on, wipe-on, corner-wrap, and touchless vacuum-blow - can be used with an Express to apply pre-printed labels to most any product or packaging. The Express can be integrated into the line PLC or used in a stand-alone application at speeds up to 24 IPS (inches per second) with ±1/32" label placement accuracy.

More information on the Paragon Express is available through Paragon's nationwide network of authorized resellers or by visiting the Paragon Labeling Systems web site,

1607 9th Street; White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110-6702; Phone 800-429-7722; 888-317-2633; Fax 800-429-6006

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