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David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 8, 2009
As we near the halfway point of 2002, the ink industry has been fairly flat. However, there have been some bright spots in the mainstream printing processes, particularly flexo and UV/EB, and it appears the economy may be changing slightly for the be…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 8, 2009
The issue of providing value-added services for customers offers a paradox for the printing ink industry. These services, which generally fall under the heading of value-added services, typically include anything from offering systems for vendor mana…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 7, 2009
An industry that had disappointing results in 2001 finds itself facing ever-tougher competition from overseas suppliers and is also having a difficult time getting desperately needed price increases. As a result, pressure is building on crucial areas…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 7, 2009
When the economic recovery will begin is the critical question that remains in the forefront as we continue into 2002. For ink manufacturers, an economic rebound is the key to growth in the printing industry. The signals right now are mixed, which i…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 7, 2009
As we begin 2002, we all hope for a year that is far, far better in practically all respects than 2001, a year that will be most remembered for the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil on Sept. 11 and a year-long recession. 2001 was also a difficult time…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 7, 2009
When we reflect on 2001, it is hard to come up with any particularly positive note. We’ve witnessed a savage series of terrorist attacks in the U.S. on Sept. 11 that killed nearly 4,000 people. There has been a year-long economic slump in the U…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 7, 2009
Heading into the 45th Annual National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Annual Technical Conference, it would have been understandable if National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) officials were nervous about attendance…  Read More »
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 »