David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005 While 2002 offered some slight improvement in the market, 2003 remains a time of uncertainty. Still, an increasing interest in value-added products provides some possibilities.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005 Increased attendance indicates that program improvements over the years have made the NPIRI Technical Conference a much more essential program, and this year�s conference offered more value to its attendees.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005 As our Annual International Top Companies Report illustrates, the printing ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, U.K., Sweden, Holland, India, Belgium, Brazil and France home for the world�s top ink manufacturers.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005 The past few years have been difficult for printing ink manufacturers and their customers, as key segments in the publication market have slumped. Industry leaders are cautiously optimistic that a turnaround may occur in the near future.
Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor September 9, 2005 Thermochromic and photochromic inks have shown great potential to make important documents safer from counterfeiters and protect the integrity of security institutions.
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor September 9, 2005 The packaging ink market is constantly evolving and growing more sophisticated, and ink makers must work ever more closely with their customers.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor September 9, 2005 At a time when advertising expenditures in Europe have been slipping with little sign yet of an upturn, the direct marketing sector is doing relatively well.
John Braddock, Akzo Nobel Resins September 9, 2005 UV/EB Corner, a new feature created in conjunction with RadTech and written by its members, highlights what’s new and exciting in the field of graphic arts.
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor September 9, 2005 As printing ink manufacturers are challenged to offer newer color choices and higher performance options, they are turning to high performance and special effect pigments to meet this need.
A 25-year veteran of the ink industry, Mike Keegan, VP of sales, paste ink for Toyo Ink America, said he is constantly surprised that he has been in the printing industry for a quarter of a century.
“I still can’t bel…