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David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 6, 2009
Every year, it becomes ever more apparent that we are living in a world that is rapidly changing. The tragic events of Sept. 11 have made it that much more obvious that the world we live in is increasingly global in its outlook. Countries do not exis…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 5, 2009
Since the morning of Tuesday, September 11, images of the unspeakable tragedy that has engulfed the U.S. have been forever carved into our memories. We have watched in horror as hijacked airplanes full of innocent people have been used as weapons of…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 2, 2009
The year 2001 has been a difficult one for the U.S. economy, and the printing ink industry is no exception. The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers’ quarterly sales reports confirm that, showing sales of ink down an estimated 4.2…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 2, 2009
One of the nightmares that any company can face is a visit from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). When OSHA makes a call, an unprepared company may find itself facing, at the very least, fines and potentially more visits. Wha…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 2, 2009
It takes a lot for a company to succeed. Being in the right place at the right time, and having the foresight to envision future trends, are essential elements.Such is definitely the case with the ink jet ink market. Ink jet printers in homes and sma…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
September 9, 2009
Watching the Industry Change During the Past 12 Years  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
July 21, 2009
As is readily apparent in reading this issue’s cover story, the Top International Ink Companies, the past year has been challenging, to say the least. In the report, which begins on page 16, ink industry executives note that raw material price…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
May 28, 2009
The past decade has been one of upheaval and uncertainty. Political instability and terrorism has changed the way we look at the world, while economic recession has definitely impacted the world’s finances. One result of this instability is th…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
May 7, 2009
NAPIM’s State of the Industry Report Shows Ink Industry’s Challenges The past few years have been difficult for the printing ink industry. Skyrocketing raw material prices, created primarily by higher crude oil costs and a changing pi…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 31, 2009
Sheetfed offset and flexo are two of the largest segments in theprinting ink industry, combining for more than an estimated $1.6 billion in sales in North America alone. It comes as little surprise, then, that they have been adversely affected by the…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 11, 2009
As we continue into 2009, the economic news remains sluggish at best for most business sectors, and the printing ink industry is no exception. With printing levels declining in the past year, ink manufacturers have been impacted as well. Naturally,…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 2, 2009
The global economic recession is taking a major toll on virtually all industries, and printing ink is no exception. The past year has been a difficult one, and 2009 does not appear to be getting off to a good start. There are not a whole lot of grow…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
November 25, 2008
As 2008 comes to a close, it generally seems to be the time to reflect on what has occurred during the past 12 months, and consider what might happen in the coming year. However, it is honestly difficult to say with any certainty what will come next…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
November 5, 2008
In my journeys at drupa 2008 in May, a few new technologies caught my eye. In particular, I was intrigued by the potential for LED-curable inks. There hadn’t been a lot of announcements on LED curing prior to drupa, but quite a few companies sh…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 2, 2008
The printing ink industry continues to feel the effects of higher raw material and energy costs. Even the news that crude oil prices came down in the past month provided very little benefit, as the ink industry and its suppliers find themselves with…  Read More »