BenchMATE Series

Our low cost, high quality manual labelling machine is without doubt the most reliable labeller in it's class. Made for boutique and start up manufacturers that want fast, precise, trouble free performance at a throughput rate of 8-12 items a minute.


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.

80% Trade-in

When you're ready to upgrade.

Two great models to choose from


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

The original & best hand-operated labeller (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, we've got customers who've used their's without replacement parts or servicing for 25 years! Comes with a 5 year manufacturers warranty and if you purchase it online - we provide a 30-day money back guarantee so you can experience the quality, and how good it is to use for yourself. Simply put, the BenchMATE is the best and most reliable hand operated labeller on the market.

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 labeller is a critical cog in your production process. You can't fulfil orders on time without it, and as such, it absolutely 100% must be reliable. Cheaper doesn't save you money when it comes to labelling machines! Production inefficiencies waste your most valuable asset - time - and work out to be very expensive when you measure time and do the maths, especially when your paying people. 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 after making the rookie mistake of buying something 'a bit cheaper.' The real cost is wasted time clearing label jams, complicated time-consuming set ups between rolls, and intermittent sub-standard labelling you have to un-pick & peel by hand, or sell off 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. No competitors' machines will give you the non-stop, trouble free, performance this machine is world renowned for. It's also more flexible than other machines, 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. Buy sight unseen online and get a 30 day money back guarantee and when you're business has grown to the point where you need an electric labelling machine, we'll give you an 80% trade in.



Purchase any product from Great Engineering’s Labelling Machine range and try it in your business for 30 days.


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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.



Purchase any product from Great Engineering’s Labelling Machine range and try it in your business for 30 days.


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  • 1. Container Specifications

    Supported Containers:
    • - Any round container.
    • - Minimum 55mm (2 3/16 inches) - BenchMATE
      • - Minimum 17mm (11/16 inches) - BenchMATE+
      • - Maximum 250mm (9 3/4 inches)
  • 2. Label Specifications

    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.

On-Demand Label Printing

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 on Labelling costs. You can print variable data on labels as you apply them. This is a game changer for boutique manufacturers.

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