• NAPIM Manufacturing Symposium Examines Process and Variation

    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

  • Metallic and Special Effect Pigments for Ink

    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…

  • Many European Printers are Delaying Capital Investment

    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…

  • Labelexpo 2002 Exceeds Expectations

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 9, 2009
    Ink companies find much interest as they launch new products for the market.

  • Navigating the Challenges Of Color Management

    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…

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

    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…

  • Importance of Monomer Interfacial Tension for UV Curable Litho Inks Performance

    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 in Indianapolis, IN. ©2002, RadTech International North America, Inc.…

  • Inks May Play Key Role in Smart Labels

    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…

  • Benchmarking DriLith W2: Sheetfed Offset Water-Washable Waterless Inks

    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…

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

    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,…

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

    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…

  • CPMA Elects Board Members

    October 9, 2009
    Membership gathers for annual meeting at The Greenbrier in West Virginia

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

    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.…

  • NPIRI Technical Conference to Examine the Future

    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…

  • Testing Quality Control

    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…

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