Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor || September 9, 2005 The economic slump has taken its toll, but with markets such as China's expanding at an amazing rate, the future of the ink industry in Asia is a bright one indeed.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || September 9, 2005 While the slowdown in the U.S. economy kept sales flat at best for most companies, some ink manufacturers discovered opportunities to grow during 2001.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor || September 9, 2005 In the current period of low growth in the printing products market in Europe, ink makers have been desperately seeking ways to stem falling prices and cling to their margins. For many, an effective means of persuading customers to stop pressing for lower prices is improving or extending services.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || September 9, 2005 With very few exceptions, 2001 was a difficult year for pigment suppliers to the ink industry, as the slumping U.S. economy and increasing pressure on prices made 2001 a year that major pigment producers hope never to repeat.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || September 9, 2005 Printers, ink and equipment suppliers are working to make gravure a strong short-run alternative. It remains to be seen if gravure can overcome its image of being a high quality, large-run process and successfully reach out to the ever-increasing short-run marketplace.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor || September 8, 2005 New electronic display technologies using conductive polymers and electrically charged inks could soon have an impact on the large-format market.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || September 8, 2005 Printing ink manufacturers continue to develop innovative new products to help in the battle to thwart counterfeiters and provide additional security.