Unpack. Plug In. Apply.

The Panther Shadow

One of the lowest cost print and apply systems on the market, the Panther Shadow print and apply label automation system is an entry level, on-demand labeling solution.

The Shadow can be unpacked, set up, and working within minutes. It is literally as easy as setting the unit on a table and plugging it in. For greater integration within your operations, the Shadow can also be configured on a stand and rolled up to a conveyor for top and side application of labels.

Key Features

  • Affordable entry level price point – ideal for lower volume operations
  • Dual automation options (full or semi)
  • 100% electric (no compressed air required)
  • Tabletop (standard) or portable stand mount (option)
  • Quick, efficient setup and operation
  • RFID capable

The Shadow allows the user to print and apply a label instantly. Unlike “loose-loop” systems, the label printed on the Shadow is immediately available for application as there are no labels queued up. 

An ideal solution for labeling in work cells, the Shadow is easily integrated with scale heads, barcode scanners, WMS, and ERP systems. And the built-in auto tamp feature means ZERO user adjustments outside of the printer’s settings. 

The Shadow accepts label sizes from 3” x 1” up to 4” x 6” right out of the box. The Shadow can also be configured for labels up to 8” Long. 




Electric Labeling Automation System

You can literally unpack the Shadow, plug it in, and be up and running within minutes.

Labels printed on the Shadow are immediately available for application, as there are no labels queued up.

The Shadow can be utilized as a top or side label application solution.

Shadow with optional stand for top application of labels along a conveyor.

Shadow with optional stand for side application of labels along a conveyor.

Applicator Configurations

The applicators shown below illustrate the standard configurations available for the Panther Shadow. For more information about our applicators, or to view sample videos or other labeling automation applicator options, visit our configurations page.

A straight tamp, linear applicator for top and side label applications.

Features + Specifications


Additional Features

  • 3 different print engine configurations: SATO, Datamax, or Toshiba
  • Maximum stroke length (from bottom of Shadow base)
    – SATO: up to 22″
    – Datamax: up to 18″
    – Toshiba: up to 21″
  • Label roll accommodation
    – SATO: 10″ OD
    – Datamax: 8″ OD
    – Toshiba: 8″ OD
  • Auto-tamp product contact sensing
  • Push-button print request

Customized Options

  • Multiple configuration options:
    – Tabletop (standard)
    – Stand mount, side apply
    – Stand mount, top apply
  • Foot switch
  • RFID configuration
  • Wireless Ethernet module



SATO: 17″ (w) x 38.3″ (h) x 25.7″ (d)
Toshiba: 17″ (w) x 32.3″ (h) x 25.7″ (d)


Input: 115-240 VAC @ 5.0 amps 50/60Hz single phase
Includes power cord


Printers: SATO, Honeywell, or Toshiba
Print Method: Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal
Print Width: 4″ maximum | 1″ minimum
Print Length: 8″ maximum
Print Resolution: 203, 300, or 600* DPI
Media Supply: 10″ OD (SATO) / 8″ OD (Toshiba/Datamax) on 3″ core
Communication: Serial, Parallel, Ethernet, Wireless Ethernet (optional), USB

* 600 DPI not available for all printer manufacturers


Maximum Reach (from bottom of Shadow base)
– SATO: up to 22″
– Datamax: up to 18″
– Toshiba: up to 21″

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