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  • UV and EB Inks
    Energy Curing Technologies Take Center Stage at uv.eb East 2013

    Energy Curing Technologies Take Center Stage at uv.eb East 2013

    Energy curable technologies are finding new applications, and the advantages of UV and EB curing can enhance product performance and improve efficiency and production costs. uv.eb East 2013, held Oct. 1-2 in Syracuse, NY, showcased some of the la…
    David Savastano 10.10.13

  • NPIRI’s Closing Session Focuses on New Technology Innovations

    NPIRI’s Closing Session Focuses on New Technology Innovations

    See Photos From the Event! The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers’ (NAPIM) annual National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) Technical Conference concluded its successful program on Oct. 4, with a lo…
    David Savastano 10.10.13

  • NPIRI Annual Technical Conference Examines Latest Trends

    NPIRI Annual Technical Conference Examines Latest Trends

    Each year, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers’ (NAPIM) annual National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) Technical Conference looks at the latest trends, bringing attendees information they need to prepare for what lie…
    David Savastano 10.04.13

  • CPIPC Honors Past Presidents at September Meeting

    CPIPC Honors Past Presidents at September Meeting

    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…
    David Savastano 10.03.13

  • NAPIM Emphasizes Service to Ink Industry, Suppliers

    NAPIM Emphasizes Service to Ink Industry, Suppliers

    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…
    David Savastano 10.03.13

  • NPIRI Technical Conference Begins Today

    NPIRI Technical Conference Begins Today

    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…
    David Savastano 10.02.13

  • UV and EB Inks

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

    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…
    David Savastano 09.26.13

  • MNYPIA Holds Annual Golf Outing

    MNYPIA Holds Annual Golf Outing

    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…
    David Savastano 09.26.13

  • Inkjet Inks and Toners

    Wikoff Color Expands Its Inkjet Capabilities

    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…
    David Savastano 09.19.13

  • Ink Manufacturers Prepare for Labelexpo 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…
    Bridget Klebaur 09.12.13

  • Upcoming PRINT 13 Continues Trend Toward Digital Printing

    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…
    David Savastano 09.05.13

  • CPIPC Helps Feed the Hungry

    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…
    David Savastano 08.29.13

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

    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…
    David Savastano 08.22.13

  • RR Donnelley, Quad/Graphics Have Similar Results in 2Q, First Half of 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…
    David Savastano 08.22.13

  • Stop the Presses!

    Interesting acquisitions in the newspaper industry
    David Savastano 08.15.13

  • PIA Takes On Patent Trolling

    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…
    David Savastano 08.08.13

  • Postal Reform and the Ink Industry

    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…
    David Savastano, Editor 07.25.13

  • The Latin American Ink Market

      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…
    David Savastano 07.18.13

  • CPIPC Hosts Successful Golf Outing

    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…
    David Savastano 07.11.13

  • Ink Manufacturers, Suppliers Prepare for REACH

    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…
    David Savastano, Editor 07.04.13