BenchMATE Series

Our low cost, high quality manual labelling machine is without doubt the most reliable hand labeller 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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The Original and still the best manual bottle labeller ever made!

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.

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Suitable for round products (bottles, jars, vials, tubes) with diameters 55mm (2 1/4″) & above.

The original & best hand label applicator (patented in 1992) 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! 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 their’s without replacement parts or servicing for 25 years! . Simply put, the BenchMATE is the best and most reliable hand labeller on the market.


BenchMATE +

Perfect for smaller sized products with diameters 17mm (11/16″) and above

The BenchMATE+ is the BenchMATE with the addition of a small container adaptor and the top roller assembly to add pressure to light containers. This simple addition enables the BenchMATE+ to effortlessly apply both front and back label professionally to all round products as small as 17mm(11/16″) in diameter.

Not sure if the world’s best labeller will work with your products? Ship your products to us and we will test them and send you a video.

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

Don’t fall for the trap of buying copy cat 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 absolutely positively MUST be 100% reliable. Cheaper doesn’t save you money when it comes to labelling machines! You’ll never get back the orders you can’t fulfil because your labelling 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. Do the maths! If your paying people to do labelling, time is your biggest cost. And if you’re doing labeling yourself, you’re 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 in frustration threw their old machines away (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 labelling that you have to un-pick & peel off bottles by hand, or simply sell off the stock as seconds. Who in their right mind would go through this for the sake of saving a few hundred dollars?

The BenchMATE costs a little more than the cheap knockoffs that emerged when our patent expired, but we aren’t called Great Engineering for nothing. The BenchMATE easily pays for itself in a very 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, read this page. If your starting a winery and looking for a wine bottle labeler, read the testimonials on our homepage. No matter what boutique business you are starting. no other hand label applicator will give you the non-stop, trouble free, performance that the bench mate is world renowned for.

Finally consider the flexibility of the BenchMATE. It’s can handle a wider range of container sizes and can be upgraded to seamlessly integrate with a printer, giving you the capacity to print and apply labels in house, on demand. This facility can save tens of thousands in labelling costs. Get started with the most reliable manual bottle labeler in the world, and when it comes time to upgrade to an electric machine, we’ll give you an 80% trade in. You won’t find a better deal than that!

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  • Supported Containers:
    • – Any round container.
    • – Minimum 55mm (2 3/16 inches) – BenchMATE
      • – Minimum 17mm (11/16 inches) – BenchMATE+
      • – Maximum 250mm (9 3/4 inches)
  • Supported label types:
    • – Single, front & back, or wrap-around labels.
    • – Pressure sensitive, die-cut, roll-formatted, Fan Folded,
    • – Opaque, clear, translucent.
    Supported label sizes:
    • – Thickness: Min. 0.02mm (0.002 inches)
    • – Length: Greater than 25mm (1 inch)
    • – Height:Min. 10mm (3/8 inches)
    •       Max.186mm (7 5/16 inches) – BenchMATE
      •               Max. 175mm(6 7/8 inches) – BenchMATE+
      •               Max. 230mm (9 1/16 inches) with Widebody add-on
    • – Direction: Left Hand Leading Edge (Internal or Externally wound)
    Label roll dimensions:
    • – Diameter:Maximum 300mm (12 inches)
    • – Core Diameter: 38mm (11/2 inches) and 76mm (3 inches)
    Estimated Label wastage:
    • – 13 cm per roll
    Sensor type:
    • – On edge, no registration mark required.
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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 labelling costs. You can even print variable data on labels as you apply them. This is a game changer for boutique manufacturers, find out 10 ways this can save you money and how it opens up new markets that may otherwise be un-affordable.

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