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David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 9, 2009
Ideas such as Six Sigma, Total Predictive Maintenance, 5S process improvement, Lean Manufacturing and gage repeatability and reproducibility, have all become keys to reducing costs and becoming more efficient  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
October 9, 2009
Despite a sluggish start to the year the metallic and special effect ink market has experienced modest growth, with many companies optimistic that the coming year will bring increased growth and recovery. “The beginning of the year started slo…  Read More »
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
October 9, 2009
The current slowdown in the western European economy is delaying technological changes in the region’s printing industry as printers cut back their investment in new equipment and processes. For ink makers, these reductions in capital expendit…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 9, 2009
Ink companies find much interest as they launch new products for the market.  Read More »
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
October 9, 2009
Color is the main test of quality in printed products. With a vast array of equipment, software and technical support available to printers on color matters, it has never been easier for them to avoid mistakes with color. The objective behind color…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
October 9, 2009
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…  Read More »
B. Magny, S. Pelletier and G. Albrighton; G. Eiselu00e9, Cray Valley and SICPA
October 9, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Importance of Monomer Interfacial Tension for UV Curable Litho Inks Performance” was presented during the 2002 RadTech Technical Conference inā€ˆIndianapolis, IN. ©2002, RadTech International North America, Inc.…  Read More »
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
October 9, 2009
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…  Read More »
Emmanuel D. Dimotakis, Michihiko Toya and Anthony Cieri, Sun Chemical
October 9, 2009
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…  Read More »
Jack Kenny, Label and Narrow Web Editor
October 9, 2009
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,…  Read More »
Eric T. Everett, Q-Panel Lab Products
October 9, 2009
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…  Read More »
October 9, 2009
Membership gathers for annual meeting at The Greenbrier in West Virginia  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
October 9, 2009
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.…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 9, 2009
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 9, 2009
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…  Read More »