Low cost high quality manual labeler

BenchMATE Manual Labeling Machine

Our low-cost, high-quality manual labeling machine is without doubt the most reliable hand labeler available. Made for boutique and start up manufacturers that want fast, precise, trouble-free performance at a throughput rate of 8-12 items a minute.

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BenchMATE Labeling Machine Capabilities

The original and still the best manual label applicator ever made!

Patented in 1992, the original & best manual bottle label applicator produces perfectly positioned labels every time, at a rate of 8 – 12 bottles per minute. Precise, dependable, and easy to use, you’ll fall in love with your BenchMATE labeler! Designed to run reliably at the heart of your business for years on end, the BenchMATE is virtually unbreakable; in fact, we’ve got customers who’ve used theirs without replacement parts or servicing for 25 years! Simply put, the BenchMATE is the best and most reliable manual label applicator on the market.

Suitable for round products (bottles, jars, vials, tubes) with diameters 55mm (2 1/4″) & above. Find out more about other label applications here.

10x faster

than labeling by hand.

Entry level machine

perfect for startups.

Simple setup, easy to use.

Get up and running in under 4 minutes.

Up to a 70% Trade-in

When you’re ready to upgrade.

BenchMATE Machine Specifications

Technical Specifications

BenchMATE Specs


6kg (13.23lbs)


Length: 52cm (20.47”)
Width: 34cm (13.39”)
Height: 12cm (4.72”)


- Anodized 6061 Aluminum
- Food grade Stainless steel shafts and bolts

Compatible Containers


Round Semiround


– Minimum 55mm (2.17″)
– Maximum 220mm (8.66″) standard

Compatible Labels


- Single label, front, & back
- Pressure sensitive
- Die cut
- Roll formatted
- Fan folded
- Opaque/Clear/Translucent


- Thickness: min. 0.05mm (0.002”)
- Length: min 25mm (0.98”)
- Height: min 10mm (0.39”) to max 175mm (6.89”)
- Direction: Left hand leading edge

Label Roll


- On edge, no registration mark required

Not sure if the world’s best benchtop label applicator will work with your products?

Ship your products to us and we will test them and send you a video.

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Available in multiple configurations. Select a labeling applicator to explore.

If You are Buying Your First Labeler – A Word of Warning.

Don’t fall for the trap of buying copycat imitations of the BenchMATE that are designed to be cheaper, not better!

Your labeler is a critical cog in your production process. You can’t fulfil orders on time without it, so it MUST be 100% reliable. Cheaper doesn’t save you money when it comes to labeling machines! You’ll never get back the orders you can’t fulfil because your labeling machine failed. Production inefficiencies waste your most valuable asset – time! They work out to be very expensive when you measure the time they eat up. If you’re paying people to do labeling, time is your biggest cost. And if you’re doing labeling yourself, it’s likely that you will be time poor. No matter which way you look at it, reliability equals speed and has a huge bearing on your real costs (as opposed to theoretical ones).

In the 25 years we’ve been in business, we’ve heard it all from disgruntled customers who threw their old machines away in frustration (sometimes across the room) after making the rookie mistake of buying a hand label applicator because it was ‘a bit cheaper.’ The real cost is wasted time clearing label jams, complicated time-consuming set ups between rolls, and putting up with intermittent sub-standard labeling that you have to un-pick & peel off bottles by hand, or simply sell off the stock as seconds. Is it worth purchasing inferior equipment for the sake of saving a few hundred dollars?

Why You Should Choose Our Quality Manual Labeling Machines

The BenchMATE easily pays for itself in a short period of time by saving you time and money every day you use it. If you are starting a craft brewery and looking for your first beer bottle labeler, or if you’re starting a winery and looking for a wine bottle labeler, the BenchMATE is the manual labeler solution you’re looking for. No matter what boutique business you are starting, no other manual bottle labeling machine will give you the non-stop, trouble free, performance that the BenchMATE is world renowned for.

Finally consider the flexibility of the BenchMATE. It can handle a wide range of container sizes and can be upgraded to seamlessly integrate with a printer, which means you can conveniently print and apply labels in house, on demand. This innovative solution can save tens of thousands in labeling costs.

Get Started with Our Quality Manual Label Applicator

Invest in the best manual label applicator machine and save both time and money! We believe in the efficiency of our product so much, that when it comes time for you to upgrade to an electric machine, we’ll offer you a 70% trade in. You won’t find a better deal than that! Whether you're ready to upgrade in one year or ten years, the trade-in value you get when you upgrade to an electric label applicator, means the total cost of your BenchMATE is both cheaper than a knock off manual label applicator, but comes with the added value of our quality guarantee.


Print & Apply Labels to Your Orders

With a simple upgrade, an extensive range of printers can be connected to any of our label applicators, including the BenchMATE. This integrated print and label solution is unique to Great Engineering and can save you tens of thousands in labeling costs. You can even print variable data on labels as you apply them. This is truly a money-saving game changer for boutique manufacturers!

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Want to Speed Up Your Production?

View our full range of electric semi-automatic labeling machines and choose the right one to suit your production needs. The BenchMARK, BenchMAX, or BenchDELUXE can increase your capacity to label products without sacrificing on label accuracy.

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