• PIA Takes On Patent Trolling

    David Savastano || August 8, 2013
    The cost for a company trying to defend itself from a lawsuit that it deems frivolous can often range into millions of dollars. It usually is much less costly to simply settle, even if the case is unfair. Companies are finding themselves victimized b…

  • Postal Reform and the Ink Industry

    David Savastano, Editor || July 25, 2013
    The issue of postal reform comes up in Congress on a fairly regular basis, like whenever U.S. Post Office authorities realize that the present system is heading for financial ruin. Today, July 25, 2013, the House Oversight and Government Ref…

  • The Latin American Ink Market

    David Savastano || July 18, 2013
      Latin America is one of the key growth areas for the printing ink industry. As the economy expands, opportunities for packaging and publication printing are emerging, and multinational corporations have moved some of their produ…

  • CPIPC Hosts Successful Golf Outing

    David Savastano || July 11, 2013
    Golf outings are a great tradition, a place where friends gather and enjoy a day on the course as well as a night of festivities. The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club’s (CPIPC) Annual Golf Outing is always a major event, and this y…

  • Ink Manufacturers, Suppliers Prepare for REACH

    David Savastano, Editor || July 4, 2013
    REACH, or Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals, is a topic of great interest in Europe and globally. REACH went into effect in the European Union (EU) in June 2007 after much debate, with the goal of regulating and classif…

  • The Sheetfed Press Market Continues to Change

    David Savastano, Editor || June 27, 2013
    When I attended my first drupa in 2000, it is fair to say the show was heavily tilted toward sheetfed printing, with numerous exhibitors on hand running their presses. With drupa occurring every four years, the changes in the printing market…

  • BCM Inks Adds Award-Winning PCR Black to Its Environmentally Friendly Inks

    BCM Inks Adds Award-Winning PCR Black to Its Environmentally Friendly Inks

    David Savastano , Editor || June 20, 2013
    Saying that a company is environmentally friendly is one thing, but actually putting the financial and personnel resources behind it is another. Not many companies are dedicated to finding ways to improve the environment as part of their eve…

  • NAPIM’s Summer Course Offers Opportunities for Learning

    Bridget Klebaur, Associate Editor || June 13, 2013
    Every year, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) holds its comprehensive 2013 National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Printing Ink Technology Course. This year’s course will be held July 14-19…

  • Digital Ink Manufacturers Prepare for FESPA 2013

    David Savastano, Editor || June 6, 2013
    For wide format, industrial and screenprinting, FESPA is one of the top trade shows, and this year’s program, which runs from June 25-29 at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre in London, is likely to be a highlight. FESPA …

  • Emphasis on Service Spurs Printing Ink Partners’ Growth

    David Savastano, Editor || May 30, 2013
    In 2005, Printing Ink Partners (PiP), a water-based flexo and gravure ink and coatings specialist, opened its doors in Middletown, OH. Placing an emphasis on customer service - the company’s motto is “Today’s Technology and…

  • William Neuberg Honored as 2013 MNYPIA Man of the Year

    David Savastano, Editor || May 16, 2013
    William Neuberg, chairman and technical director of Shamrock Technologies, was honored May 15, 2013 as the Metro New York Printing Ink Association’s (MNYPIA) Man of the Year, at a dinner held at the Iberia Peninsula restaurant in Newar…

  • The 2013 Flexo Ink Market

    David Savastano, Editor || May 9, 2013
    Throughout the world, the market for packaging remains strong

  • Toyo Ink Acquires Arets International

    David Savastano, Editor || May 2, 2013
    There has been much talk in recent years about consolidation within the ink industry. Most of the discussion has been centered on the largest international ink manufacturers, but the only sizable acquisitions have been of medium-sized pac…

  • Alvar Acquires Arez LLC, Forms Alrez

    David Savastano || April 11, 2013
    Bundles Arez’s resin, Alvar’s vehicle capabilities

  • William Miller of Flint Group Receives NAPIM’s Ault Award

    David Savastano, Editor || April 11, 2013
    NAPIM honors 13 ink industry, supplier leaders with Pioneer Awards