Once in a while a product comes along that suddenly enables you to improve a process in your business, at a cost that doesn’t break the bank at all. I discovered such a product recently. It’s simplicity and effectiveness makes it well worth looking into if part or all of your bottle production currently gets labeled by hand.

If you have such an operation, you know how difficult it is to get your labels onto bottles, jars or other rounded products in a perfectly straight position given the curvature of the surface. You’ve probably considered buying a machine to help automate this process but wound up deciding against it due to the cost (in the thousands) of automated label applicators.

This new series of label applicators by Labelmate USA offers a cost-effective solution for vitamin makers, natural products makers, beer makers, wineries and (this is also one of the strengths of this product) just about anyone who packages round shaped products. The applicators offered accommodate product sizes from 13mm to 153mm outside diameters, are available in manual or semi-automatic versions and can apply 1 or 2 labels per product!

I gave these ones a try and found them surprisingly simple to get started with. The adjustable parts are basically self-explanatory and you can reset for a completely different bottle in a matter of seconds. Their design is straightforward, even minimalist and very robust.  The durable, heavy-duty steel construction is backed by an impressive 3-year warranty as well. The Bottlemate 712M is fully manual and least expensive of the lineup. The 910P series can fully wrap a label around a product or even apply front and back labels in one operation.

Although not quite as precise as much more expensive automatic applicators, the Bottlemate product line offers very consistent label placement results, making them quite attractive to businesses with relatively short production runs.

If you’d like to learn more about these label applicators, feel free to contact us. We’ll be glad to fill you in.