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David Savastano, Ink World Editor
August 7, 2007
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
July 11, 2007
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
June 6, 2007
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
May 7, 2007
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
April 4, 2007
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 13, 2007
Looking at Similarities Between The Ink and Pigment Industries  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
January 26, 2007
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
January 5, 2007
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
December 7, 2006
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
November 9, 2006
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 9, 2006
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
September 11, 2006
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 $…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
August 9, 2006
Printed Electronics Offers Exciting New Possibilities for Printing, Ink  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
July 7, 2006
Inkjet Ink Market Provides Excellent Growth Opportunities  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
June 1, 2006
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…  Read More »