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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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
David Savastano
August 15, 2013
Interesting acquisitions in the newspaper industry   Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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 …  Read More »
David Savastano, Editor
May 30, 2013
In 2005, Printing Ink Partners (PiP), a water-based flexo and gravure ink and coatings specialist, opened its doors in Middletown, OH. Placing an emphasis on customer service - the company’s motto is “Today’s Technology and…  Read More »