Cosmetic Labeling solution

June 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

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:

PackPrint 2017

May 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

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.


How can the BenchMAX orientation device benefit you?

May 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

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.