• 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…

  • 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…