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David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 30, 2009
More than 50 years ago, Buford G. Sirles, a longtime printer, decided that he had seen enough of printing ink to know that he could make a better product. After a short stint with Sinclair & Valentine, Mr. Sirles was ready to take the next step.…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 30, 2009
In 1938, Herman Proell entered the screen printing ink industry, and established the first plant specializing in manufacturing screen printing inks in Nuremberg, Germany. Since then, Pröll KG has become a leader in the screen and pad printing i…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 30, 2009
It is the dream of any entrepreneur to be able to start up a successful business. For Ken Smith and Chris Blackburn, the opportunity to begin a specialty coatings company that can compete with major suppliers has become a dream come true. While work…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 30, 2009
It is the dream of any entrepreneur to be able to start up a successful business. For Ken Smith and Chris Blackburn, the opportunity to begin a specialty coatings company that can compete with major suppliers has become a dream come true. While work…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 29, 2009
Printing is very much an international business, with tremendous work being done throughout the world. For printers, having ink suppliers who can help them to meet their ever-increasing challenges is an absolute necessity. For printers in Greece and…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 29, 2009
For some ink makers, formulating inks to meet customers’specific needs is one of the best parts of the business. That definitely holds true for Bruce Baker, president of Bakers Ink, who decided to go into business on his own in part tobe able t…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 29, 2009
For suppliers, having a background in their customers’ business is always a benefit. It gives them a clear understanding of the challenges their customer faces, and a knowledge of how their processes work. For Eugene Mitchell, president of Spe…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 28, 2009
In many ways, the sheetfed ink market is fairly unique compared to other offset ink segments. Because of the diversity of unique jobs that sheetfed printers run, sheetfed ink manufacturing is an area that requires a strong commitment to customer serv…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 28, 2009
Nanotechnology has become a hot topic in the world of industry in recent years, as companies come up with applications where nanoparticles can make an impact. One such area is in printing, where nanotechnology can impart new qualities to the product,…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 16, 2009
As most ink companies can attest, manufacturing sheetfed offset ink is more of an art than anything else. Printers require specialized inks, which ultimately have to perform on press. For Ink Makers, Inc., a sheetfed offset ink specialist located in…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 16, 2009
Every once in a while, a company emerges with an innovative approach that may change the way business is done. David Lemaster, president of the recently-launched Performance Inks, Palatine, IL, believes his new company has developed just such an appr…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 16, 2009
Some of the most ingenious inks ever created can be found in the Ajanta and Ellora caves in India. These eye-catching paintings, done more than 1,500 years ago, show a creativity and quality that is astonishing. These caves caught the eye of the lea…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 16, 2009
Anyone who has traveled to Salt Lake City, UT has to be impressed with the natural beauty of the location, with the Rocky Mountains, the ski resorts and the lake itself dominating the region. While the area does wonderfully in terms of tourism, its…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 15, 2009
For most people, getting together for the holidays encompasses a friendly gathering full of light conversation. For Susanna Ross and Christina Short, who had become friends while working at Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Thanksgiving was a much more momen…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 15, 2009
As consumers are well aware, the cost of replacement ink and parts for printers is relatively high compared to the cost of the actual printer itself. For companies that rely on printers for their business, that extra cost is amplified. While he was…  Read More »