Labeling tattoo ink? We can help

When we say our machines are versatile we mean it. The BenchMAX has been sold to companies to label large drum containers all the way down to small cosmetic bottles. Now we have a new product to add to the list.
Fusion Ink now owns one of our BenchMAX machines to label their selection of tattoo ink.

Fusion tattoo Ink was created by Adam Everett and Next Generation Tattoo machines. The combination of these two have brought a top of the range tattoo ink to the market. Their ink have a higher pigment load than any other and is also organic. We are proud to say we label these products and they are pleased too.

“Just opened and it is beautiful. Can’t wait to unpack and use.  My labelers thank you, they have been asking for years when when. So thank you both.” Dan, Fusion Ink

Fusion Tattoo ink

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Dom perignonCONGRATULATIONS to Pinelli Wines!

You are our lucky winner of a bottle Dom Pérignon for completing our customer survey! Your wine is on its way.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Great Engineering Customer Survey, the results have provided some great feedback.

Pinelli Wines

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Cosmetic Labeling solution

Recently we had a customer reach out to us to find a labeling solution to their cosmetic labeling needs.

The company produce cosmetic products and wanted to personalise the labels for different clients that were buying the cosmetics.

Foil stamping machineThe traditional method of doing this was to have a pre-printed label and then use a hot foil stamper to make a metallic looking impression onto the label to add personalisation. However Great Engineering along with Epson and Sato was able to provide a more modern and economical labeling solution for them.

The Epson Colorworks range, prints directly onto blank labels the label design, these labels can then be fed through the Sato Thermal Transfer printer to add a foil overlay of any design and then the labels can be applied using any of the Great Engineering applicators. For this customers labeling solution we recommended the Epson TM-C7500, Sato CL4NX and the BenchMAX due to their high production amounts and added the GE Interface, so they can save time by being able to print, apply and pack in one easy production line.

Color Labeling Solution

The Epson TM-C7500 model prints high quality color labels, and one of the current leaders on the market, it prints at 600dpi resolution.

The Sato CL4NX Thermal Transfer printer presses a foil over the top of the label and can be in a wide variety of colors, including clear or metallic gold or silver.

We recommended the BenchMAX as it has the capabilities to label containers greater than 8mm in diameter at 1400 bottles per hour.

The GE Interface provides a link between the applicator and both printers. The Interface receives a signal from the applicator when a label is applied and then sends a signal to the printers to print the next batch of labels. It means the user doesn’t need to leave the applicator unless it is replacing the roll of labels.

This solution was ideal for their production amounts and provides them with a labeling solution to personalise their labels.

Watch the labeling solution in action here:

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PackPrint 2017

PacPrint is Melbourne’s premier show for print, sign, display and graphic communications. It is where you can see the latest technologies and innovations for printing, packing and sign solutions.

It is where you can come and see the latest version of the Great Engineering’s Interface working with the Epson label printers.

PacPrint will be held from the 23rd of May to the 26th of May at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition centre. So don’t miss out on meeting up with Great Engineering there.


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How can the BenchMAX orientation device benefit you?

Have you got embossing or silk screening or even a notch in your bottle? Would you like to accurately place your label every time to align with these markers?

The BenchMAX orientation device is incorporated onto our electric machines to have the ability to register a mark on a bottle and apply a label or a set of labels to this registration mark. This is unique to all Great Engineering labellers and comes included when the BenchMAX labeller is purchased. However, it can be fitted to any of the automatic machines we provide as an optional extra.

The device uses a color and texture sensor to scan your container and identify a registration point. We amplify this signal and using the proprietary electronics on our machines you can set the distance in cm for where you want the label to be applied. It will apply your label from the point when it registers the mark. This incredible technology gives you the control to accurately apply your labels over and over exactly where you want it.

Orientation Device

Setting up the orientation device can be a bit confusing for first time users, especially making sure it is registering the correct mark. This video sets up the orientation device for three different plastic embossed bottles using the same techniques needed if you were to set it up for any bottle:

For the labels to apply accurately the orientation device needs to pick up only one registration mark. You will see on the head of the sensor there are two LEDs a green and a red. The green represents that it is on and the red LED is when it registers the mark. As the bottle spins you want the red LED to only flash once when it hits the same spot.

Great Engineering will provide you with the sensor attached at an angle on the holder as we have found it is the most accurate position for the sensor to pick up most registration points.

There are four adjustments that you can make to the sensor to better read the registration mark:

  • Adjusting the position of the sensor by moving it closer or further away from the bottle.
  • Adjusting the position by altering the angle of the sensor. For most bottles having the sensor at an upwards angle can bring out the best results
  • Adjusting the sensitivity of the sensor
  • Inverting the sensor from light to dark

The best way for users to set up their own orientation device is to troubleshoot using the four alterations above. One or all four of these factors can alter whether the sensor picks up one or more marks. When setting up start by adjusting the position and then move to adjusting sensor settings.

Once set up for the bottle you won’t have to set it up again and the machine will label accurately every time. It will make sure your bottles stand out on the shelf.

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The Craft Brewers conference was a success!

The Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America was a huge success! Thank you to Identification Products and Epson America for having us on the stand.

The newly released interface was showcased alongside the Epson Printers to show the unique Color Labeling Solution.

BrewExpo Beer LabelCraft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo

Photo © Brewers Association

BrewExpo America the busiest trade show for craft brewers. There was more than 800 vendors that attended the show and the interest was very high for the newly released Interface.

This never before seen technology has the ability to connect printers and applicators to create a simple work flow. It changes the market for smaller companies who can alter and customise their labels without having to spend thousands on rolls of labels.


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Craft Brewers conference & Brew Expo America 2017

The Ge Interface? The color labeling solution? What do these names mean? What do these products do? Why is it such a revolutionary piece of equipment?

The Interface can allow you to print, apply and pack in one simple process. No stoppage to production, no hold ups in your production line and you have the ability to edit and change your designs when you wish.

Don’t believe us? See for yourself at the Craft Brewers conference & BrewExpo America in Washington, D.C, April 10 – 13.

Peter O’Brien will be there at the Epson/iD Products booth to showcase the newly released Interface and color labeling solution, so make sure you make it so you can see it in action!

Craft Brewers conference & BrewExpo America


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Launch Day!

The Great Engineering Interface is now available! You could have the ability to personalise your own labels, print small batches of labels for multiple products, all for a lower cost.

Alongside our association with Epson, Great Engineering has designed the perfect solution to print and apply labels efficiently and economically.

Colour Labelling Solution

The Great Engineering interface connects any applicator and any computer together to allow you to control print batches on demand, while you are labelling.

It creates hands-free production so there will be no stoppages in your production line.

This option means you can print your labels in house and it gives you the flexibility to edit your designs on demand.

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WestPack 2017

Last Week Great Engineering exhibited at WestPack 2017 where we showcased the Great Engineering Universal Interface.

See the footage from the show and the Interface alongside the Epson printers being used.


After so much success at New Zealand and BrauBeviale Great Engineering has now designed and completed their interface ready for launch on the 7th of March 2017.

This piece of technology offers hands-free production to companies wanting bespoke labelling or smaller print batches of labels.

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Roar Living Natural Cordials

Roar living produce pure, clean premium cordials that are made from natural ingredients here in Australia. Roar purchased a BenchMATE and we are so happy to hear they love it. “I LOVE LOVE LOVE my machine.”
The benchmate is a perfect starting point for growing businesses because as the business grows they can upgrade to the electric machines with a trade in.
“Great economical label applicator for a growing business :)
Am so pleased you called when you did. I would have made the biggest mistake buying the other machine. Looking forward to upgrading as business grows much more.
Thank you for your wonderful customer service Lyzee…especially after sales!” – Maria Roar Living

It’s a nice refreshing beverage to be having in this Australian heat wave.

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