Introducing Sheet Fed Wausau Labels

Wausau Bottle Labels BJ Ball
Introducing Sheet Fed Wausau Labels New Zealand is a great country for making wine, honey, soaps and other wonderful consumer goods. Lots of these great kiwi companies start small, often hand applying labels at first, and then growing to machine applications. How do you help support that growth while giving them a unique label stock that makes their product stand out? Wausau Coated is a boutique label maker out of the US (based in Wisconsin) and has been one of our supply partners for a number of years with their amazing roll fed products, used mostly for digital machines (hence the 'coating' in their company name). As popularity grew, they realised that limited edition and other smaller label runs needed a different offering - the sheet fed option began to unfold. We are excited to officially launch these gorgeous sheet fed options,...


Another simple but beautifully executed label project by the team at PINC for these 'THE WELL' homemade organic tea packaging labels. The adhesive chosen was the new UPM Classic which is an off white, woodfree, narrow ribbed, wet-strength paper which is alkali resistant and mould proof. This product is specifically designed for labels that accentuate aesthetics and a sophisticated style. PRINT - Pinc CLIENT - The Well STOCK - UPM Classic Adhesive PRINT SPEC - Black toner on a Ricoh 7200sx and kiss-cut on a Graphtec digital cutter

Crescendo Packaging

Another great example of digital embellishments successfully used in short run packaging. This cool packaging for NZ House of Honey was created by Auckland based digital printers Five Star Print. ICON Crescendo 1 side coated board is an ultra white, premium board with high brightness, clean white styling and a smooth surface. Crescendo is FDA approved (with restrictions) making it safe for food packaging and applications where the scent, taste or purity of a product must be unaffected. CLIENT - NZ House of Honey Print - Five Star Print, Auckland STOCK - Crescendo 1 Side coated 493um /350gsm PRINT PROCESS - Spot colour (RIP CMYK mix) + Gold dry toner. Die cut and glue finished MACHINERY - Fuji Xerox Iridesse 6 colour digital press  

This ones a cracker!

This beautifully conceived idea for a Christmas party invite was brought to life with so many special finishing techniques its hard to know where to start!! Auckland print specialists 5 Digital produced this job 100% digitally on their HP indigo High Speed Inkjet press and Esko XN25 Digital Cutting table using our ICON 350gsm Silk Matt. The outside of the box combines 4 colour inkjet technology and is overlaid with a gold digital foil. To give it a soft textured feel the entire job has then been covered with a clear soft touch laminate. Full sheets have then been placed on their high speed Esko Digital cutting table which has creased and cut the design to unveil this larger than life 3D Christmas Cracker. Inside the box reveals two more digitally cut inserts: A transparent film inner box and more ICON 350gsm SILK matt digitally cut to...

Proud Sponsors and winners

  BJ Ball has been a long time sponsor of the annual New Zealand Pride in Print awards. This year we even won a few gold medals ourselves for self promotion   Our 2019 Christmas card captured the attention of the judges with its unique stock (repulped from our old swatches) and a deep letterpress print. This project held a special place in our hearts so was very satisfying to be recognised for this. thanks to the team at GTO Printers for, our print partners for this project. Our new BJ Ball swatch library was a huge undertaking and was recognised at this years Pride and Print awards. designed by Zoo Creative and printed by Christchurch based Spectrum...

Metalik Foil Paper

Metalik Foil Paper
Digital compatible metallic stocks can produce striking results that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive for short-run printing. Check out Metalik, a one-sided foilcoated paper from BJ Ball. This option is great where you want an all-over metallic foil effect. Let's take a look... Digitally printed in black on highly reflective copper card, this sample shows how a simple design can be elevated by using a foil stock.  CMYK Black on BJ Ball Metalik Copper 330gsm Combining specialty toner with a foil stock can create effective results. Here, the foil stock is overprinted  with a clear toner.  CMYK + Clear Toner on BJ Ball Metalik Gold 330gsm The ‘metallic blue’ in this design is actually a CMYK gradient printed over a silver foil stock. A white toner creates the diamond...

White is the new black

    New Digital toner technology from leading OEM's Ricoh and Fuji Xerox is allowing printers to become increasingly more diverse with the range of capabilities possible. The new Fuji Xerox Iridesse and Ricoh 7200sx have added a 5th colour engine to include white alongside traditional CMYK cartridges. Having white in the press now allows printers to create a base layer under CMYK, producing vibrant images on coloured stocks and transparencies that previously wasnt very effective. The above image was produced on the new Ricoh 7200sx using white + CMYK on ICON Stardream Fuschia. This image is a great example of how white undreneath CMYK transforms an image on a coloured...

Think about the BOX

Our world is becoming more aware for the need to improve sustainability and move away from plastic especially in FMCG goods.

Our range of packaging boards are a great alternative to plastic.

Digital Packaging

The team at @rageagainstchemicals chose Kraftpak Kraft for their packaging range. It provides an earthy and natural look and feel to match their International Award Winning, Certified Organic Skincare. Other than using a renewal cardboard outer, their range comes in glass jars and bottles too! Here we highlight their gorgeous tattoo oil, but check out their other products either online or instore at great places like @huckleberrynz

Printed & foiled by the award winning experts at Logick Print 

Think outside the box

This great little bespoke box was designed, printed and finished by auckland printers Fivestar Print.

Using ICON Kraftpak Kraft and Digituff Heavy Clear film, combined with white and CMYK through their Fuji Xerox Iridesse, a total of 100 personalised boxes were a breeze for their very happy client.

PRINT - Five Star Print

CLIENT - Self Promotion 

STOCK - Kraftpak Kraft 332gsm & Digituff Synthetic Clear 260gsm 

PRINT SPEC - Back + white toner, digitally diecut, creased and folded inhouse