Features


  • 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

  • PIA/GATF Launches Print Awareness Campaign

    On the heels of a major study by the British Printing Industries Federation which found that print media is not as well perceived as other media, the Printing Industries of America (PIA), the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) and the Printing…
    10.08.09

  • Henri Dyner Looks Ahead

    Sun Chemical's former CEO anticipates 'graduating and branching out'
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.08.09

  • European Web Sites

    European ink companies are increasingly using their web sites to reach a global audience.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.07.09

  • Celebrating the Winter

    More than 250 guests enjoy CPIPC’s Winter Interlude
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.07.09

  • Additives

    Colloidal Science Also Serves Ink Industry

    Matter exists in various forms such as gas, liquid and solid. Arrangement of atoms in these forms gives them their characteristic physical properties like density, shape and color. If we subdivide the solid state into fine particles until we reach mo…
    Dr. Joy T. Kunjappu 10.07.09

  • Publication Offset Inks | UV and EB Inks

    Optimizing UV Coatings for Heatset Web Offset Printing

    Editor’s Note: “Optimizing UV Coatings for Heatset Web Offset Printing” was first presented at the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) 45th Annual Technical Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, in October 2001. The pre…
    Mark D. Latunski, Flint Ink 10.07.09

  • Vehicles and Varnishes

    Vehicles and Varnishes

    Developing products are key to creating new markets and spurring growth
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.07.09

  • NAPIM's 2002 Convention Will Examine State of Ink, Printing Industries

    Fresh off of its successful National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) 45th Annual Technical Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) is heading back to Arizona for its Annual Convention. NAP…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.07.09

  • Mexico's Ink Market Anticipates Slight Growth in 2002

    The ink market in Mexico is poised for the start of growth, with recovery anticipated during second-quarter 2002, or during the third quarter at the latest, say several industry executives. The ink market performance should follow gross domestic pro…
    Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent 10.07.09