Editorial


  • Opportunities for Ink Manufacturers and Suppliers

    This month, Ink World is pleased to bring to our readers our annual Top International Ink Companies, our comprehensive look at the leading ink manufacturers worldwide, which begins on page 24. Overall, 2006 was a relatively stable year, with few mer…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 08.07.07

  • Areas of Growth for the Ink Industry

    The ink industry has had its share of challenges in recent years. Raw material pricing has been a source of much concern, and competition remains fierce in many of the key business segments. However, it is important to remember that the printing ink…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 07.11.07

  • Ink Companies, Suppliers Provide Tremendous Value

    There has been much focus on raw material costs, extremely competitive pricing and uncomfortably narrow margins  in the ink and allied industries in recent years. These concerns are understandable.     However, it should also be r…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 06.06.07

  • U.S. Ink Industry Shows Slight Improvement in 2006

    Last year, the 2005 State of the Industry Report from the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)  clearly showed the dire economic straits the U.S. ink industry finds itself. With earnings before interest and depreciation (EB…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 05.07.07

  • Keeping Up-to-Date with Environmental Concerns

    Every so often, it seems, new terminologies rise rapidly to the forefront of our consciousness. These terms start out as common-sense ideas, and as more people adapt these terms, they quickly become a cottage industry.      I ment…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 04.04.07

  • Looking at Similarities Between The Ink and Pigment Industries

    Looking at Similarities Between The Ink and Pigment Industries
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 03.13.07

  • www.inkworldmagazine.com Provides a Wealth of Information

    In the past year, www.inkworldmagazine.com, our website, has undergone tremendous changes. We have added a wide variety of new features designed to assist ink manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. These features include: • Breaking News &ndas…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 01.26.07

  • Sheetfed Ink Market Shows Signs of Improvement

    The past year included some signs of optimism for ink manufacturers. Business seemed to be picking up, and ink companies were generally able to raise their prices to help offset higher raw material, manufacturing and operational costs. The sheetfed i…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 01.05.07

  • Ink Industry Looks Back on 2006, Considers Possibilities for 2007

    As 2006 comes to a close, ink manufacturers find themselves looking back on a year full of challenges as well as hope, while wondering what the future may bring in terms of consolidation, raw material prices and overseas competition.   &nbs…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 12.07.06

  • Productivity and Performance Continue To Drive Growth of UV and EB

    For ink manufacturers, the energy curable market has been one of the brightest areas in recent years, and that trend continues today, particularly in web offset, flexo and inkjet.          There are many reasons fo…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 11.09.06

  • Rising Ink Prices are Good News For the Printing Ink Industry

    In recent years, ink manufacturers have done all they could to keep prices low as their raw material costs skyrocketed. However, the end result was dangerously low margins. Reluctantly, ink companies began raising their prices as best they could. &nb…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.09.06

  • Raw Material Price Increases Continue to Batter Ink Industry

    For the past three years, the price of crude oil has been a tremendous headache for the ink industry and its suppliers. Back in 2003, $35 per barrel of crude oil seemed like a nightmare scenario. Since then, oil has steadily risen in price, topping $…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.11.06

  • Printed Electronics Offers Exciting New Possibilities for Printing, Ink

    Printed Electronics Offers Exciting New Possibilities for Printing, Ink
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 08.09.06

  • Inkjet Ink Market Provides Excellent Growth Opportunities

    Inkjet Ink Market Provides Excellent Growth Opportunities
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 07.07.06

  • Asia-Pacific Region Offers Strong Opportunities for Ink Manufacturers

    In recent years, there have been few bright spots for the printing ink industry. In terms of regional growth, certain major markets have, at best, witnessed slight growth. However, the Asia-Pacific region has been the area of greatest opportunity for…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 06.01.06

  • Numbers Indicate More Trouble For the Printing Ink Industry

    We all know that the U.S. printing ink industry has faced hard times in recent years. Caught between the proverbial rock, in the form of dramatically increasing raw material and operational costs, and a hard place, i.e., increasingly tight competitio…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 05.18.06

  • A Time of Change and Opportunity For the Printing Ink Industry

    As we head into the second quarter of 2006, there has been a brief opportunity for ink industry leaders to take stock of where the industry stands. With the exception of INX International Ink Company and Nazdar acquiring Triangle Digital and Lyson, L…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 04.10.06

  • Pigment Manufacturers Face Same Challenges as Their Customers

    We often discuss consolidation, tight pricing, changing technologies and overcapacity as major challenges faced by the ink industry and printers. These same issues are also critical  to key suppliers, including pigment manufacturers. In rece…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 03.14.06

  • Bringing the Latest News Right to Your Desktop

    Bringing the Latest News Right to Your DesktoThe business world is changing rapidly. Information is an absolute necessity, and the quicker a person can gather what they need to know, the better chance they have of succeeding in our highly-competiti…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 02.06.06

  • The Changing Nature Of the Printing Industry

    In recent months, certain aspects of the printing ink industry have deservedly drawn much attention. The latter portion of 2005 featured an unprecedented wave of mergers and acquisitions, while the past year and a half witnessed skyrocketing raw ma…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 01.13.06