Commercial Labeling Machine: The Selection Guide

The term commercial is also used to identify large institutional entities that are incumbent participants in a given market and have considerable scale. The opposite of commercial participants tends to be retail participants, which is often used to identify smaller companies or even individuals in a given market. So in this guide we focus on fully automatic labelling machines.

When choosing a commercial labelling machine, there are several important factors to consider.

1, label material and label glue type
2, the container to be labelled and the location of the label
3, labeling efficiency and site space size

Label material and label glue type: Deciding which type of labelling machine to choose

There are usually four common types of labels in the market: self-adhesive labels (in rolls), cold glue labels, shrink labels and hot melt labels; among them, self-adhesive labels are the mainstream labels at present, which have the advantages of wide range of applications, various materials, customisable functions, etc.; VKPAK's commercial labelling machines are mainly self-adhesive labelling machines.

Commercial Self-Adhesive Labelling Machine

Self-adhesive label was in a very simple form, with things like single-colour price code labels and bar code labels. Now Self-adhesive label has advanced to the point where it is the labelling approach of choice for many top-tier whiskey brands. With the more sophisticated combination presses now available, albeit at a price, Self-adhesive label is capable of very high quality graphics and embellishments. Self-adhesive labels are laminates made from a paper or non-paper face stock, adhesive and a paper or filmic siliconised release liner. Printing is done on the face stock and then die-cut to a shape before the waste matrix is removed. Supplied in reels, the release coating permits easy removal of the label from the protective backing liner.

Commercial Self-adhesive label applicator are suitable for a wide range of applications, from bottles (round, square, conical, hexagonal, shaped, etc.), boxes (all sides and folded corners), bags (plastic, self-sealing, zip, mylar, etc.) to barrels, large cartons, etc. It should be noted that not one labelling machine can solve the labelling of all products, you need to choose the corresponding labelling machine according to the shape of the product and the location of the label.

Automatic Vertical Round Bottle Labeling Machine

Automatic Vertical Round Bottle Labeling Machine

Introduction The vertical round bottle sticker labeler is designed to achieve a rationalized production goal. The labeling process is automated, the operation is simple, the production speed is fast, the labeling position is uniform, beautiful, and tidy; it is suitable for the round container labeling in the pharmaceutical,...
Automatic Flat Top Self-Adhesive Labeling Machine

Automatic Flat Top Self-Adhesive Labeling Machine

Introduction Automatic Flat Top Self-Adhesive Labeling Machine dapt with Siemens PLC control, Omron and LEUZE sensors or Keyence, Mitsubishi Servo motor or delta servo motor. It is Easy control and operation, working stably and High speed and accuracy. Automatic warning on failures, no bottle no labeling. The labeling...
Automatic Carton Box Corner Labeling Machine

Automatic Carton Box Corner Labeling Machine

Introduction Special for box corner labeling, on the upper plane and side plane corner labeling, play an anti-disassembly role. It is mainly used in the double side labeling of anti-disassembling labels of CARDS, electronic products, mask boxes and medicine boxes. Automatic corner labeling machine can be combined with...

Commercial Cold Glue Labelling Machine

Wet glue label still dominates in the food and beverage world, a pre-eminence founded on its traditional edge in terms of quality and – for longer print runs – lower cost. For cold glue labelling, VKPAK has a special commercial cold glue labelling machine.

Automatic Wet Glue Labeling Machine

Automatic Wet Glue Labeling Machine

Introduction This wet glue labeling machine suitable for cylindrical glass bottle, plastic bottle, metal can, drum etcstick paper label automatically. It is economical and easy to operate. The performance is stable with a level off and good looking labeling result. When machine running, first the stick pole take...
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Commercial Shrink Sleeve Labelling Machine

For large scale production, shrink wrap labels can offer a cost advantage over wrap labels. They can also provide nearly 100% coverage of the container, giving more space to add graphics and information. However, minimum orders from plastic suppliers are high, and the process of applying these labels is complicated. These complications increase equipment costs and can cause production problems as the labeling machine and heat shrink oven must work in sync to deliver consistent labeling performance.

Automatic Shrink Sleeve Labeling Machine

Automatic Shrink Sleeve Labeling Machine

Introduction Shrink sleeve labelers have flexible film shrink sleeve labels placed onto bottles using a sleeve applicator or sleeve labeler. The sleeves are then held in place by shrinking them using hot air or steam from a heat tunnel. VKPAK manufactures a variety of shrink sleeve labelers /...
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Commercial Hot Melt Labelling Machine

Automatic hot melt glue labeling machine ,which is widely supplied for different material of container and label. the label cost is comparatively lower, it can meet the requirements of those users who have variety of the containers. It is the most economical models in cost to make mass production. The equipment has massively used modularization design concept to make it easy and simple for users to change the bottles. The linear type mainly labels the round bottles in glass or plastic materials while the rotary type can label not only the round-shaped containers but also the square bottles like liquid detergent container etc.

Automatic Linear Hot Melt Glue BOPP Labeling Machine

Automatic Linear Hot Melt Glue Labeling Machine

Introduction Our automatic hot melt glue labeling machine adopt advanced processing and software control technology. This kind labeling machine is use for automatically labeling labels around on kinds of plastic bottles, cans, barrels, etc products warp around with (OPP/BOPP) labels. This kind machine suitable for process of water,...
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The container to be labelled and the location of the label: Choosing the most suitable labelling machine

Here we are talking about commercial self-adhesive label applicator.

Commercial Bottle Labelling Machine

For commercial labelling of bottles, several directions can be considered.

The first is whether the label is positioned on the bottle or on the top of the cap or at the bottom of the bottle; secondly how many labels are on the bottle and their relative position; the shape of the bottle also needs to be considered and finally whether multiple labels are on one roll or separate. Some of the recommended models are listed below:

One label on a round bottle body, recommended to use a round bottle labelling machine or positioning labelling machine

Automatic Vertical Round Bottle Labeling Machine

Automatic Vertical Round Bottle Labeling Machine

Introduction The vertical round bottle sticker labeler is designed to achieve a rationalized production goal. The labeling process is automated, the operation is simple, the production speed is fast, the labeling position is uniform, beautiful, and tidy; it is suitable for the round container labeling in the pharmaceutical,...
Automatic Orientation Wrap Around Labeling Machine

Automatic Orientation Wrap Around Labeling Machine

Introduction It is special design for the round bottle orientation labeling with orientation device, the labeling accuracy can be guaranteed, especially suitable for the wrap around label. Oriented wrap around labeling machine is controlled by servo motor ( label exact is 1mm), It is suitable for any kinds...
For cap or bottom labelling, flat labellers are recommended
Automatic Flat Top Self-Adhesive Labeling Machine

Automatic Flat Top Self-Adhesive Labeling Machine

Introduction Automatic Flat Top Self-Adhesive Labeling Machine dapt with Siemens PLC control, Omron and LEUZE sensors or Keyence, Mitsubishi Servo motor or delta servo motor. It is Easy control and operation, working stably and High speed and accuracy. Automatic warning on failures, no bottle no labeling. The labeling...
For 2 labels on the front and back of a bottle, a double-sided labeller is recommended
Double Sided Labeling Machine

Automatic Double Sided Labeling Machine

Introduction Double Sides Labeling Machine is widely suitable for food stuff, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, pesticide and other industries. It is single and double side labeling for flat, square and round bottle. Automatic controlled by computer (PLC) easy operating. It can change specifications easily. It adopts servo motor, achieved closed...
3 labels on the neck and body of the bottle, recommended to use double-sided labeling machine + positioning labeling machine head.
For more bottle labelling please see Bottle Labelling Machine.

Commercial Bag Labelling Machine

For bag labelling, a flat labelling machine is usually recommended, see Bag Labelling Machine for more information.

Bag Labeling Machine

Bag Labeling Machine

Summary Bag is a flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc VKPAK knows bag-labeling. We have designed several different bag labeling systems. For filled bags, VKPAK can put a label applicator on your production line to label bags after filling, but before palletizing. Information such as date and...

Commercial Box Label Applicator

For box labelling, it is usually recommended to use a flat labelling machine or a box corner labelling machine, see Box Labelling Machine for more information.

Box Labeling Machine

Box Labeling Machine

Summary Whether you’re labeling boxes for consumer goods, cartons for food, or packaging for any other type of product, your labeling system matters. When you’re manufacturing or distributing products, efficiency and precision are crucial to your success. Sloppy or slow systems could completely derail your production and profits. That’s...
The above lists a selection of common product labelling machines, VKPAK can provide commercial self-adhesive labelling solutions for almost any product, contact us now to select the most suitable equipment for the commercial labelling of your product.

Labeling efficiency and site space size: Deciding whether to use a linear or rotary labelling machine

Commercial labelling machines are usually designed for large-scale production, and the efficiency of labelling will have a direct impact on whether your products will be sold properly. At this point you will have a variety of options: multiple linear labellers will be a good choice if there is enough space on the premises, and rotary labellers will work if space is limited.

Linear vs rotary

Linear labellers.Rotary labellers
Advantages1. More flexible, one machine can be used for multiple products with simple adjustments
2. Less costly per machine
3. Better machine stability
1. Higher labelling efficiency
2. Requires less space
DisadvantagesLabeling efficiency has an upper limit and a single machine cannot meet excessive output requirements1. More complex to change products
2. More costly

In fact VKPAK recommends the use of multiple linear labellers, usually for a wide range of products, ideally one labeller for each type of product.

Summary

The choice of commercial labeling machine needs to consider many factors (product, label, efficiency and space size, etc.). If you are looking for the right labelling machine for your product, please contact us and we will recommend the most suitable machine for your product.

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