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David Savastano, Ink World Editor
December 18, 2012
The printing ink industry is clearly changing, and it is interesting to hear the perspective of people who have long been involved in the field. From time to time, Ink World will interview some of the leaders in the field, and present their viewpoint…  Read More »
Terry Mitchell, Director of Marketing, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division
November 7, 2012
When creating sales samples and display pieces, the more “pop” you can get, the better your chances of grabbing people’s attention. Fujifilm’s Chicago Technology Center, a demonstration center located in Hanover Park, IL, firs…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 25, 2012
Labelexpo Americas 2012 offered plenty of new developments for the label and narrow web market, and ink manufacturers were on hand to showcase new products and meet with attendees. Sun Chemical introduced a wide range of solutions for the narrow web…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 17, 2012
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) honored Jonathan Graunke, INX International Ink Compnany’s vice president, energy curable technology, and Rick Krause, business director, Printing & Packaging - North America…  Read More »
October 4, 2012
Buhler Inc. 40 Whitney Road Mahwah, NJ 07430 Tel: (201) 847-0600 Fax: (201) 847-0606 E-mail: Bühler provides unique expertise in the field of wet grinding and dispersion technology. With its ne…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Coatings World Editor
October 4, 2012
Steve Guntner, a coatings and ink industry veteran, passed away Sept. 28, 2012 after a brief illness. Mr. Guntner, 63, was well known and highly regarded in the coatings and ink industries, with a career spanning more than 30 years. Mr. Guntner st…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
September 27, 2012
The printing ink market is in a time of transition. Some of the long-standing markets, such as newspapers and magazines, are in decline, while packaging remains steady. Meanwhile, new markets such as digital and conductive inks are emerging. Knowing…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
August 23, 2012
Chris Whiston, a longtime pigment industry leader, passed away in his sleep last week. Mr. Whiston’s career in the pigment industry spanned many decades, most prominently with Ciba. He also worked at Fabricolor, and retired from Toyo Ink&rsquo…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
August 9, 2012
Back in 1988, when I had just started as the editor of Ink World, I had the opportunity to attend the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Summer Course, which was held at Lehigh University. I learned a lot about the industry,…  Read More »
Arez LLC Opens in Crossett, AR
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
July 19, 2012
The North American printing ink industry has had more than its share of challenges in terms of raw materials, and pricing and availability of resins are one of those key concerns. Attendees celebrate Arez LLC's grand op…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
July 12, 2012
In recent years, there has been movement in the ink industry in terms of mergers and acquisitions and major capital investments. So far, though, 2012 has been relatively quiet in terms of expenditures, although there are plenty of rumors floating aro…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
July 5, 2012
Latin America has enjoyed solid economic growth in recent years, and its printing industry has also expanded. With an eye on these developments, ink manufacturers domestic and international alike have expanded their operations in the region. For exa…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
May 23, 2012
Flexo remains the dominant print process for the packaging segment because of its versatility and ability to print on a wide range of substrates, and the process continues to evolve and improve. Flexo ink manufacturers have reported growth over the p…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
May 17, 2012
drupa 2012 closed its doors yesterday, completing its quadrennial two-week printing showcase. I had the opportunity to spend three-plus days at the show near the end of the two weeks. I saw quite a few things of interest to the ink industry, which I…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
April 26, 2012
The Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA) recently honored Edward R. Pruitt, chief procurement officer of Sun Chemical Corporation, as its Man of the Year during a recent dinner at the Brownstone in Paterson, NJ. Mr. Pruitt, who is the 10…  Read More »