Sign, Display & Digital – Avery Dennison workshops

Ball & Doggett together with Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions are pleased to provide you with a series of value add workshops to enhance your business portfolio in the Sign, Display & Digital Market. We are currently hosting the following workshops:

Sydney: Advance Vehicle Wrapping Fleet & Auto Aftermarket Workshop
Wednesday 16th August 2023
Sydney Motor Sport Park, Eastern Creek, NSW
8:30am to 5:00pm
Investment: $349+GST per person / $299+GST each for 2 attendees
Click here for full Sydney program and registration details

Melbourne: Advance Vehicle Wrapping Fleet & Auto Aftermarket Workshop
Friday 22nd September 2023
Team 18 Racing, Head Quarters, Mt Waverly, VIC
8:30am to 5:00pm
Investment: $349+GST per person / $299+GST each for 2 attendees
Click here for full Sydney program and registration details

Brisbane: Essential ‘Walls, Window, Partial Vehicle Wrap’ Technique Workshop
Thursday 5th October 2023
Ball & Doggett office, Brendale, QLD
8:30am to 5:00pm
Investment: $349+GST per person / $299+GST each for 2 attendees
Click here for full Brisbane program and registration details

Winner of the MetaWrap – Are you Australia’s Greatest Wrapper competition announced.

Ball & Doggett, Australia’s largest distributor of printable materials, press consumables and wide format printing equipment is pleased to announce the winner of its recent MetaWrap – Are YOU Australia’s Greatest Wrapper competition. The competition was open to all registered print, sign and display businesses who had a passion for wrapping and who wanted to showcase their skills and talents. The competition is open agnostic brand and allowing the installation and design speak for themselves.

After receiving an overwhelming number of submissions from across the country, judges – Matt Horne (Wrap Studio), Dan Sefton (Metamark) and our very own Steve Warn, National Manager – SAV & Heat Transfer had a tough time selecting the winner. However, after careful consideration, the winner of the Ball & Doggett, MetaWrap – Are YOU Australia’s Greatest Wrapper competition is Coopers Camo Truck by Killer Image from Glendenning, NSW.  “I am shocked and amazed to have won. There are so many talented people in this industry, and it is nice to be recognised for our work” said Joel Goff, Managing Director, and winner.

“The winner impressed us with their exceptional design and attention to detail. Their solution demonstrated a high level of creativity, innovation, and technical expertise, which not only met but exceeded our expectations. They put a great deal of effort into perfecting every aspect of their work,” said Dan Sefton.  “Killer Image stood out for their exceptional technical wrapping skills, which were clearly demonstrated across the full truck wrap and the challenges met for the inner footstep” appreciated by Judge Matt Horne. Finally, Steve Warn added “The winning Wrapper stood out for its combination of creativity and practicality. The design and use of colour was both bold and cohesive, creating a visually stunning display. Overall, this installation was a true standout and a deserving winner.”

As the winner, Killer Image will receive a trip for two people to Munich Germany including return airfares from their nearest capital city, accommodation and breakfast, AUD$1000 spending money and entrance into FESPA Global Print Expo next month as guests of Metamark UK! Prize is valued at $7500.

The judges would like to give a special mention to the businesses listed (no order) for their entries in this competition. Although they did not win, their impressive achievements and standout installation truly wowed the judges. We commend these businesses for their hard work and dedication, and we look forward to seeing their continued success in the future.

Dizzi Decalz with project ‘Finish Him!’
EB Graphics with project ‘Bearey #46 Glamour Street Stock’
YBI FX  with project ‘The Angry Carrot – Junior Dragster Race Team Branding’
YBI FX with project ‘Dog House Ski Race Boat’
CRG Designs Pty Ltd with project ‘Laser Thing SS Wagon’
Browns Graphix with project ‘Dental Room Chair Wrap’
Grafico Group with project ‘The Motley Hotel’

“We were thrilled to see the level of creativity and skill displayed in the entries we received,” said Rob Brussolo, General Manager – Sign, Display & Digital at Ball & Doggett. “It was clear that each entry was created with care and attention to detail, and we are so grateful to everyone who participated in the competition.”

The MetaWrap – Are YOU Australia’s Greatest Wrapper competition presented by Ball & Doggett was created to celebrate all parts of wrapping including design, print and installation and to showcase the diverse range of applications available through wrapping. Ball & Doggett is proud to have provided a platform for talented businesses to showcase their skills and creativity, and congratulates Killers Image on their impressive win.

Supply Chain update – September 2022

Australian businesses continue to face many challenges, with rising prices, labour concerns and supply chain issues being the top concerns. There are four main elements to the sustained higher price environment we continue to find ourselves in. These are energy, container availability, pulp and currency fluctuations. All of these are in demand globally and therefore prices are continuing to rise. This document is designed to explain some of the underlying drivers impacting pricing and to assist the messaging through the supply chain. Click here to view the full report.

Celebrating Australian Made Week 2022

According to research by Roy Morgan, 89% of Australians believe more manufacturing should be undertaken in Australia. This was highlighted during the COVID 19 pandemic, evidenced by the changing buying habits of businesses and consumers.

Ball & Doggett are proud to be associated with local manufactures and recognise that having goods locally produced means we keep jobs in Australia and avoid supply chain ‘noise’ associated with products sourced overseas.

Australian Made week (Monday 6th to Sunday 12th June) is an opportunity for Ball & Doggett to showcase the amazing stories behind Australian made brands like; Doggett Labels, Envirocore Board, Shark Skin, Claycote, Crocodile Board, Koala Kraft, D Board Plus, Botany, Jiffy and Apmil.

Doggett Labels are proudly made onsite at Braeside, Victoria. The pre-cut labels are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be used for all label applications and purposes. Additionally Doggett Labels can be customised to suit specific needs, are converted and shipped in a timely manner.

Envirocore Board is produced by a family run business in Lithgow, NSW. The family had a vision to create a substrate that was environmentally sustainable and to help customers meet and exceed their environmental impact reduction goals. Envirocore Board is a fully recyclable rigid substrate made from re-useable, renewable and 100% recyclable paper.

“We have seen Envirocore Board grow from strength to strength since the products launch and it is attributed to the quality of materials used, fabrication and the relationship we foster with our supply partners to build and refine medias to meet customers’ demands” said Rob Brussolo, General Manager – Sign, Display & Digital, Ball & Doggett.

Shark Skin Wet Strength Board and Shark Skin Outdoor Display Board is a collaboration between Ball & Doggett and a local manufacturer in Victoria. Both products are 100% recyclable and bridges the gap between sustainability and cost effectiveness.

Shark Skin wet strength board is the perfect solution for humid and wet environments, its wet strength characteristics reduce the risk of the board bowing and warping in challenging environments.

“Envirocore Board, Claycote and Shark Skin all carry great Australian ‘manufacturing’ stories for the sign, display & digital market and we are pleased to partner with local manufactures to keep jobs in Australia” said Rob Brussolo.

For more information about Australian made products distributed by Ball & Doggett, click here >> .

Supply Chain Update

Wow, what a year! We all hoped things would return to ‘normal’ in 2022. We are now more adaptive and nimble as the world becomes more unpredictable. The drivers we have detailed previously continue to come together and result in further supply chain disruptions. This document is designed to explain some of the underlying drivers impacting pricing and to assist the messaging through the supply chain. To view the full report click here.