• CPIPC Honors Past Presidents at September Meeting

    CPIPC Honors Past Presidents at September Meeting

    David Savastano October 3, 2013
    || During its September meeting, the Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) honored its past leaders by hosting Past President Night, in which eight former presidents gathered. Also on hand for the evening was Bill Anderson of Calumet, who gave a…

  • NAPIM Emphasizes Service to Ink Industry, Suppliers

    NAPIM Emphasizes Service to Ink Industry, Suppliers

    David Savastano October 3, 2013
    || As the doors open for the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers’ (NAPIM) annual National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) Technical Conference, it is clear that the printing ink industry is in the midst of change. Compare…

  • NPIRI Technical Conference Begins Today

    NPIRI Technical Conference Begins Today

    David Savastano October 2, 2013
    || Keeping up to date on technology and trends is critical for any business, and the ink industry is no exception. In order to provide ink industry leaders the information they need on technology and growing markets, the National Association of Printi…

  • uv.eb East 2013 Heads to Syracuse, NY Oct. 1-2

    David Savastano September 26, 2013
    || The field of energy curable inks and coatings continues to be a growth area, both in terms of sales as well as the development of new technologies. RadTech North America continues to bring the latest technical advances to its members with a series…

  • MNYPIA Holds Annual Golf Outing

    MNYPIA Holds Annual Golf Outing

    David Savastano September 26, 2013
    || The Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA) held its annual golf outing at the Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, NJ. Among the highlights from this year's event was the naming of the low net scoring award to honor Maurice Carruthers…

  • Wikoff Color Expands Its Inkjet Capabilities

    David Savastano September 19, 2013
    || Digital printing is showing the strongest growth in the field of printing, as printers and their customers see the advantages of inkjet, such as the ability to do short run and customizable projects. As the quality of inkjet continues to improve and…

  • Ink Manufacturers Prepare for Labelexpo 2013

    Bridget Klebaur September 12, 2013
    || Labelexpo Europe 2013, which is being held Sept. 24-27 in Brussels, Belgium, is set to be the largest in the show’s 33-year histor. The 2011 show floor was 29,670 square meters, while 2013’s event has grown to occupy seven halls at Brusse…

  • Upcoming PRINT 13 Continues Trend Toward Digital Printing

    David Savastano September 5, 2013
    || There are a number of major shows through the U.S. that are dedicated to printing. For decades, the annual Graph Expo/PRINT shows, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, were the place to go for all things conventional. Times have changed, thoug…

  • CPIPC Helps Feed the Hungry

    David Savastano August 29, 2013
    || While the Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) is best known for its service to the Chicago and Midwestern graphic arts, ink and chemical industries, the CPIPC is also dedicated to helping within the community. That dedication came…

  • Novalia’s Drum Poster and Switchboard Systems Draw Attention on Kickstarter

    David Savastano August 22, 2013
    || Kickstarter is an interesting way to get projects into the eye of potential investors. By pledging certain levels of money, as low as $1, investors get an item in return and the company gets some funding. Kickstarter has had some million-dollar succe…

  • RR Donnelley, Quad/Graphics Have Similar Results in 2Q, First Half of 2013

    David Savastano August 22, 2013
    || The publication and commercial printing market has been changing in recent years, through shifts in the way the public gets their information. As a result, there has been much consolidation among heatset and sheetfed printers, leaving two mega-printe…

  • Stop the Presses!

    David Savastano August 15, 2013
    || Interesting acquisitions in the newspaper industry

  • 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…