Editorial


  • 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

  • Looking Back on 2005, and Looking Ahead to 2006

    For the printing ink industry, there has never been a year like 2005. Mergers and acquisitions, which have been scarce in the past few years, dominated the news. Consider these highlights: • March 1: Fujifilm acquired Sericol International (…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 12.12.05

  • Consolidation Continues to Change The Face of the Ink Industry

    Since June, the printing ink industry has seen a wave of consolidations unlike anything it has witnessed in the past. In June, Siegwerk Group acquired SICPA’s packaging ink division, which had an estimated $400 million in sales in 2004. In Ju…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 11.16.05

  • Pricing Pressures Continue To Threaten Heatset Ink Industry

    Pricing Pressures Continue To Threaten Heatset Ink Industry
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.10.05

  • Pricing Volatility, Availability of Raw Materials Remain Critical Concerns

    For more than a year, ink manufacturers have watched closely as pricing of key raw materials have skyrocketed, and availability of certain critical ingredients has become a major issue. That situation has not changed. Crude oil and natural gas, the…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.19.05