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  • INX's Joe DiChiarro honored by NAPIM with the Printing Ink Pioneer Award

    Joseph DiChiarro Sr., INX International Ink Company’s vice president of operations for its newly-formed offset division,was recently honored by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) with its Pioneer Award for a career i…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.09.09

  • Energy-Curable Materials | UV and EB Inks

    Importance of Monomer Interfacial Tension for UV Curable Litho Inks Performance

    Editor’s Note: “Importance of Monomer Interfacial Tension for UV Curable Litho Inks Performance” was presented during the 2002 RadTech Technical Conference in Indianapolis, IN. ©2002, RadTech International North America, Inc.…
    B. Magny, S. Pelletier and G. Albrighton; G. Eiselu00e9, Cray Valley and SICPA 10.09.09

  • Conductive Inks and Printed Electronics

    Inks May Play Key Role in Smart Labels

    Smart labels and other similar ‘intelligent’ products using small chips or conductive polymer materials would appear to have little relevance to the general future of printing and inks. The majority of smart labels comprise electronic co…
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.09.09

  • Publication Offset Inks | Sheetfed Inks

    Benchmarking DriLith W2: Sheetfed Offset Water-Washable Waterless Inks

    The DriLith W2 series of inks has received significant exposure in the printing industry, spurring inquiries from waterless printers around the world. Benchmarking of DriLith W2 inks has been carried out with both medium and high-end waterless print…
    Emmanuel D. Dimotakis, Michihiko Toya and Anthony Cieri, Sun Chemical 10.09.09

  • Hot off the press: A new Pantone guide for flexographers

    The first comprehensive Pantone color guide for flexographic printers in decades is coming off the presses at the Flexographic Trade School (FTS) in Charlotte, NC. The title is FTS Flexographic Color Application Guide in Popular PANTONE® Colors,…
    Jack Kenny, Label and Narrow Web Editor 10.09.09

  • Top 10 Reasons Not to Base Service Life Predictions Upon Accelerated Lab Light Stability Tests

    The popularity of personal computers and digital cameras has ushered in an exploding new market of digital images printed from consumer printers. There is an endless combination of ink jet inks and commercial photo papers currently available in the m…
    Eric T. Everett, Q-Panel Lab Products 10.09.09

  • CPMA Elects Board Members

    Membership gathers for annual meeting at The Greenbrier in West Virginia
    10.09.09

  • Len Shaffer Honored by NAPIM with the Printing Ink Pioneer Award

    Leonard Shaffer, director of global technology for Flint Ink, was recently honored by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) with its prestigious Pioneer Award for more than 30 years of dedicated service to the ink industry.…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.09.09

  • NPIRI Technical Conference to Examine the Future

    A look at the future will be the emphasis of this year’s National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Annual Technical Conference, which will be held by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) Oct. 2-4 at the…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.09.09

  • Testing Quality Control

    Any ink maker can tell you how a certain test is performed. Testing for color? Use a spectrophotometer. Testing for viscosity? Use a viscometer. And so on. Every ink maker also knows why these tests are performed. If an ink doesn’t perform the…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.09.09

  • Packaging Flexo Inks

    Design for the Environment

    U.S. EPA's comprehensive study on solvent-based, water-based and UV inks on wide web flexo applications offers insights.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.09.09

  • Asia-Pacific Coatings Show

    Held in Singapore, event also honors suppliers for environmental, marketing and product success.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.09.09

  • Bob Gans Visits the MNYPIA

    Legendary industry leader regales attendees with story of his life, concerns about the future
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.09.09

  • Flint Ink's Leonard Walle Honored by NAPIM With the Printing Ink Pioneer Award

    Leonard Walle, director of new business development at Flint Ink, has been in the ink industry for more than 30 years. As a result of his hard work and industry experience he was recently honored by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufactur…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.09.09

  • Latin American Report

    Ink officials look for growth in 2002 as markets are expected to track local GDP.
    Charles Thurston, Ink World Contributing Editor 10.09.09

  • Packaging Flexo Inks

    FFTA Forum 2002 Focuses on Customers, New Developments

    The Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) held its annual Flexo Forum in Washington, D.C.’s Marriott Wardman Hotel from May 5-8. Titled “Capitol Ideas,” this year’s Forum put an emphasis on flexo’s…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.09.09

  • Packaging Gravure Inks | Publication Gravure Inks

    New Generation of Inks for Rotogravure

    Editor’s Note: “New Generation of Inks for Rotogravure” was presented during the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s 45th Annual Technical Conference, Oct. 17-19, 2001 in Scottsdale, AZ. The environmental and health pr…
    Alexandra Pekarovicova, James Atkinson, Jan Pekarovic and Viera Khunova 10.08.09

  • Discoloration of Printed Polyethylene Films

    There are a number of papers published which discuss the yellowing or pinking (discoloration) of white polyethylene films. However, there is no reference nor sufficient explanation on the role of printing ink in such discoloration. Research presented…
    Kent Shah, Color Converting Industries 10.08.09

  • Looking Back on 56 Years

    Central Ink's Richard Breen has seen the ink industry and his company change dramatically
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.08.09

  • Packaging Flexo Inks | Packaging Gravure Inks

    Pan-European Presence,Price Pressures Remain Issues in Packaging Ink Market

    Packaging in Europe has proved recently to be a more buoyant market for ink makers than other customer sectors. Last year, total packaging sales went up by an estimated 1 percent to 2 percent in the region, similar to the average rise in GDP. But th…
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.08.09