• 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…

  • The Sheetfed Press Market Continues to Change

    David Savastano, Editor June 27, 2013
    When I attended my first drupa in 2000, it is fair to say the show was heavily tilted toward sheetfed printing, with numerous exhibitors on hand running their presses. With drupa occurring every four years, the changes in the printing market…

  • BCM Inks Adds Award-Winning PCR Black to Its Environmentally Friendly Inks

    BCM Inks Adds Award-Winning PCR Black to Its Environmentally Friendly Inks

    David Savastano , Editor June 20, 2013
    Saying that a company is environmentally friendly is one thing, but actually putting the financial and personnel resources behind it is another. Not many companies are dedicated to finding ways to improve the environment as part of their eve…

  • NAPIM’s Summer Course Offers Opportunities for Learning

    Bridget Klebaur, Associate Editor June 13, 2013
    Every year, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) holds its comprehensive 2013 National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Printing Ink Technology Course. This year’s course will be held July 14-19…

  • Digital Ink Manufacturers Prepare for FESPA 2013

    David Savastano, Editor June 6, 2013
    For wide format, industrial and screenprinting, FESPA is one of the top trade shows, and this year’s program, which runs from June 25-29 at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre in London, is likely to be a highlight. FESPA …