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We mix inks!

We can create custom mixes and spot colours in our state-of-the-art ink mixing facilities located in each capital city. Please fill out the ink mixing form here to assist the lab with making an informed decision on the raw materials needed. We’ll then match the colour on a standard coated or uncoated paper, or we can use the paper you’re printing on (just send us some samples). Email the form to your state based contact. For anything else, please call their mobile.

Sam Varughese, General Manager, 0409 901 269
David Browne, National Sales & Technical Manager, 0417 194 854
Michael Golby, Technical Account Manager – Victoria, 0417 117 930
Roger Gee, Sales Executive – Victoria, 0404 461 451
Shekhar Kulkarni, Technical Account Manager – New South Wales, 0412 298 446
Shane Harvey, Sales Executive – Queensland, 0408 199 584
Ben Currie, Sales Executive – South Australia, 0414 886 876

All emails are firstname.lastname@ballanddoggett.com.au

 

Why get an ink mixed?

We offer the latest quality control tools and technology to ensure quick, accurate and consistent quality every time. Getting an ink mixed by us to a specific standard ensures:

  • Colour consistency across all of your print communications. Plus, we can develop a library of colours for you. We keep formulations on a national database so if you need to get printing done in a different state, you can get the ink made to the same specification. Win-win.
  • Minimises wastage and press downtime.
  • Inks are matched to meet your individual specifications including the substrates being printed on.
  • Efficient and accurate colour matching and quality control that is, we adhere to a stringent process, using spectrophotometry to achieve the best results.

 

More on spot colours

If consistent colour matching is important to ensure the success of your design and properly represent your brand’s colour palette, consistently, spot colours are the way to go.

  • Spot or solid colours are also best for tiny type, tiny reverse type and those precious 0.5-point lines.
  • Spot colours often look cleaner and brighter than CMYK process print.
  • They offer cleaner, consistent colours than 4 colour builds, offering the brand owner or designer higher quality results.
  • If your design includes large areas of tints or percentages of a colour that must match from one spread to the next, using spot colours will make that easier to accomplish.