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David Savastano, Editor
November 1, 2014
In recent years, the ink industry has seen a great deal of merger and acquisition activity on both sides of its supply chain. However, ink manufacturers were generally less likely to consolidate. That changed in 2014, as I note in my article, &ldquo…  Read More »
David Savastano, Editor
September 1, 2014
For ink manufacturers, raw materials costs and supply are at the top of the list when it comes to concerns. Simply put, when ingredients cost more, ink companies have to either look for ways to take more costs out of the system or raise their own pri…  Read More »
August 1, 2014
During the past decade, there has been a shift in terms of growth in the printing and ink industries. In particular, economic and population growth is occurring in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions, which is leading to more need for printing…  Read More »
May 1, 2014
The emergence of inkjet printing is a major success story for the printing and ink industries. We have seen the major printing shows move away from the conventional offset exhibits to digital press displays – drupa has become increasingly orien…  Read More »
March 1, 2014
Over the years, the ink industry has constantly reinvented itself as the needs of their customers changed. The industry was dominated by letterpress ink in the first half of the 20th century; now letterpress printing is a rarity, replaced by offset p…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
January 23, 2014
The ink industry continues to change, as evidenced by the acquisition of Color Resolutions International (CRI) by American Inks and Coatings (AIC) at the end of December 2013. One area these changes are evident is our annual U.S. Ink Directory, Ink W…  Read More »
November 27, 2013
For the ink industry, 2013 bore many similarities to 2012. In some ways, that is good news; in others ways, there are causes for concern. The good news is that ink industry leaders are seeing growth in certain important markets, mo…  Read More »
November 27, 2013
The conventional printing ink industry is going through changes. These changes are clear. The packaging market continues to grow worldwide, and inkjet is expanding into new areas. Meanwhile, the publication and commercial printing markets ha…  Read More »
November 15, 2013
In our September/October issue, Ink World features our annual Buyers’ Guide. The Buyers’ Guide is the ink industry’s most comprehensive listing of raw materials, equipment and services, and offers key data and contact infor…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
May 1, 2013
There has been some good news for the ink industry during the past year. Many ink manufacturers have reported that their sales improved, although margins remain tight. For the most part, raw material cost and supply have stabilized, albeit at a highe…  Read More »
David Savastano, Editor
March 3, 2013
The printing ink industry has been under tremendous pressure in recent years. The reasons are well known: raw materials, the global economic downturn and changes in the printing industry have impacted the ink industry. The North American Top 20…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
January 22, 2013
Every January, Ink World publishes our annual U.S. Ink Directory, a comprehensive listing of more than 200 U.S. ink manufacturers, their major products and key contacts. It provides the industry with a look at how companies are faring, and also wheth…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
November 19, 2012
Looking Back on 2012┬ŽLooking Ahead to 2013  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
September 26, 2012
Every September, Ink World publishes our annual Buyers’ Guide, the printing ink industry’s most comprehensive listing of raw materials, equipment and services, as well as important data and contact information for suppliers, distributors…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
August 6, 2012
Every four years, the printing industry converges on Messe Dusseldorf in Dusseldorf, Germany, for drupa. The two-week show, which covers 19 halls, showcases the latest innovations for the printing industry, including inks, presses and so much more. W…  Read More »