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Ink Setting  Set-off or Striking-in Tests with the IGT Testers
Wilco de Groot, Managing Director, IGT Testing Systems
August 24, 2010
An important property of an ink on a paper is its setting behavior. Setting or ink setting, also called striking-in or set-off, is a property of an ink to lay down on the paper and penetrate into the paper after which it starts to dry.…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
June 30, 2010
The past two years have proved to be difficult for the printing and ink industries, as the global recession, combined with rising raw material costs, have impacted these businesses. While Latin America did not feel the full impact of the recession, i…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
June 17, 2010
As the global recession heavily impacted the printing and ink industries, trade shows and conferences also felt the downturn. In fact, the recession started right after drupa 2008, which was held in May and June, but the shows that followed showed si…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
June 10, 2010
There has been a lot of pricing increases that have been announced recently for key raw materials for ink manufacturing. In addition, there have been shortages in important products. Ink manufacturers have done what they can to contain costs, but in…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
April 29, 2010
While the pigment industry has been seeing some improvement in the economy in recent months, there remain many serious challenges to be dealt with, running the gamut from raw materials and regulations to increasing demand for R&D. Of course, the…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
April 22, 2010
The global recession has taken its toll on printers, but flexo packaging converters have fared reasonably well. For flexo ink manufacturers, the past year has been relatively stable. “The European and North American flexo market had somewhat o…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
March 31, 2010
The newly published NPIRI Printing Ink Handbook is now available. Published in collaboration with the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) and the NPIRI Board of Directors, the new handbook has been expanded to include more than…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
March 12, 2010
The 49th annual NPIRI Summer Course, which will be held by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)from July 11-16 at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI, will again be offered in a modular format. The Summer Course f…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 3, 2010
While the global recession has clearly had a major impact on the printing ink industry, the packaging ink segment has remained fairly steady. Print buyers and converters alike continue to look for an edge that will differentiate their products in the…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 25, 2010
The sheetfed offset market has been under tremendous pressure in recent years. The global recession has clearly impacted the industry, leading to consolidation and plant closings. Meanwhile, digital printing continues to make gains at the expense of…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 18, 2010
The announcement on Feb. 12 that Flint Group will acquire Torda Ink AB, a leading packaging ink supplier in parts of Europe and the Middle East, strikes me as a clear sign of the times. The transaction is expected to close by the end of March 2010, s…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 4, 2010
The Jan. 26, 2010 announcement that the boards of directors of Quad/Graphics, Inc., the largest privately held printer in the U.S., and World Color Press Inc., the second largest provider of print, digital and related services in the Americas, approv…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 3, 2010
Flint Group, the world’s second-largest printing ink manufacturer, is reportedly preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) later this year, according to a Jan. 26, 2010 article by Financial Times Deutschland that was also reported by Reute…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
January 27, 2010
Walter Sichel, former president and CEO of Max Marx Color Corp., Irvington, NJ, died Jan. 21, 2010. He was 82. Mr. Sichel was born in Newark, NJ. A graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Sichel was an Army veteran during the Korean Conflict. He joined…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 25, 2008
Panel of print leaders will be a highlight of upcoming convention, April 11-14 in Indian Wells, CA.  Read More »