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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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|
|Advantages||1. 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
|Disadvantages||Labeling efficiency has an upper limit and a single machine cannot meet excessive output requirements||1. 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.
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.