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Published December 10, 2009
Materials for Printed Electronics Expected to Grow to $7.7 Billion by 2012 According to “Opportunities in Materials for Printable Electronics: 2007 and Beyond,” a new report from NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst firm based i… Read More »
Published December 10, 2009
Industry Measure Publishes Creative Forecast 2007 The Industry Measure has released its special report, “Creative Forecast 2007: The Industry Measure Perspective on the Challenges and Opportunities for the Graphic Design and Produc… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 10, 2009
For ink companies, 2009 was a balancing act, as manufacturers dealt with the global recession, volatile raw material prices and a drop in demand. Still, ink industry leaders see some signs of improvement heading into 2010. Read More »
Flueron Inks Provides Qualitative Service and Quantitative Excellence
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 10, 2009
Flueron Inks Provides Qualitative Service and Quantitative Excellence Read More »
The Market for Metallics
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 9, 2009
The global recession and volatile prices for metals combined to make 2009 a challenging year for metallic ink and pigment suppliers. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 3, 2009
There is something special about the way a well-run employee-owned company operates. When employees have an ownership stake through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), they are more likely to remain with the company, and will have an extra incen… Read More »
Published December 3, 2009
TWGA Offers Report on Printing and Packaging According to TrendWatch Graphic Arts’ (TWGA) report, Printing and Packaging 2006, as the commercial printing market has become increasingly competitive, printers and trade shop are looking… Read More »
By Juliana Kenny, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 3, 2009
The quaint city of Uxbridge, England seems hardly befitting as the home of Britain’s most prominent private printing ink manufacturer, but knowing that Shackell Edwards is also the United Kingdom’s oldest private ink company proves the si… Read More »
Published December 3, 2009
NAPL Printing Business Index Rises for March The National Association for Printing Leadership’s (NAPL) Printing Business Index (PBI), the graphic communications industry trade association’s broadest measure of print activity, r… Read More »
Published December 3, 2009
PRIMIR Conducts Study on Digital Printing Print Industries Market Information and Research (PRIMIR) has recently begun a new study, Digital Printing Outlook in a Production Environment. State Street Consultants, Inc. and John M. Hamm a… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 3, 2009
Digital Ink Technologies Pty Ltd is an Australian-based company that has since 1995 specialized in the research and development of innovative digital piezo inkjet inks and dispersions for a wide range of new digital printhead technologies. With new… Read More »
Published December 3, 2009
RFID Market $2.7B in 2006, Rising to $12.35B in 2010 The market for RFID, which is projected in 2006 to be $2.7 billion, is expected to rise to $12.35 billion in 2010, according to a new IDTechEx study of the entire RFID industry: RFID Forecasts… Read More »
Published December 2, 2009
NAPL Reports Strong Printing Business Index The Printing Business Index (PBI) of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), the association’s broadest measure of print activity, rose fractionally in June 2005 to 55.9 from 55.… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
The printing ink industry has many successful family-owned businesses, and J.M. Fry Printing Inks, a Richmond, VA-based specialist in water-based and offset inks, is among the most successful. In the case of J.M. Fry Printing Inks, family means a wh… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is one of the most intriguing areas in printing. Depending on the ultimate success of RFID, the market could potentially be in the billions of dollars. The major question right now centers on where the technolog… Read More »
Published December 2, 2009
PRIMIR Study Shows Shift in Commercial Printing A study recently released by PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research organization, shows a strong shift in the commercial printing industry, and illustrates growth in the packa… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 2, 2009
Union Ink Company, Inc. has focused on manufacturing innovative screen printing inks since its founding in 1931. For more than 70 years, Union Ink has continued to develop new inks for the screen printer. Union Ink Company was founded in 1931 by Benj… Read More »
Published December 2, 2009
Printing Industry Coming Off a Strong Year The print market is the strongest it has been in several years, and print as a medium should remain vigorously competitive well into the future, but both the industry and its supporting vendors still fa… Read More »
Published November 20, 2009
The number of shares proposed to be purchased in the tender offer represents approximately 9 percent of EFI's currently outstanding shares Read More »
Published November 13, 2009
Topics included an eco-efficiency analysis, sustainability of inks and plate components in packaging, and technological developments of sleeves Read More »
Published November 13, 2009
EFI was announced as the winner of the Label Industry Award for New Innovation at a gala dinner during Labelexpo Europe 2009.      The judging panel praised the company’s pioneering developments in inkjet printing technology an… Read More »
Published November 13, 2009
Toyo Ink Mfg. America, LLC, a member of the Toyo Ink Group, showcased an expanded lineup of packaging products and materials at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention Center, NV.      At the Toyo Ink booth, showg… Read More »
Published November 12, 2009
Win reinforces EFI's technology leadership and strength of IP portfolio Read More »
The Publication Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 11, 2009
The publication printing market has suffered through the recession, and ink manufacturers anticipate that further challenges are in store in 2010. Read More »
The UV/EB Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 11, 2009
While the global recession took its toll on some markets for UV and EB, energy curable technologies made gains in other segments, and UV and EB ink companies should benefit from the increasing emphasis on the environment. Read More »
EuPIA, Swiss Government Collaborate On Food Packaging Ink Guidelines
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published November 11, 2009
There is speculation that the Swiss ordinance will effectively become the standard for food packaging inks in Europe Read More »
Vorbeck Materials Makes Inroads in Graphene Technology
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 11, 2009
Vorbeck Materials Makes Inroads in Graphene Technology Read More »
By Wink Faulkner, Markem Corporation
Published November 2, 2009
The introduction of Touch Dry Hot Melt Ink technology and DOD ink jet printing enabled high-definition and crisp, instantly dry prints using a solid, wax-resin-based ink block Read More »
By Zubair Khan, Environmental Inks and Coatings
Published November 2, 2009
Ink manufacturers and their raw material suppliers have been evolving new technologies to meet these demands by providing new polymers, oligomers, monomers, photoinitiators, pigments and inks Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 2, 2009
From RFID tags to tamper-evident chromatic inks, Smart Packaging 2004 offered a wealth of information on smart and intelligent packaging solutions and applications. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published November 2, 2009
Recent research and new applications, particularly in Asia, have shown that screen printing has a much brighter future than predicted Read More »
Published November 2, 2009
Printing Industry Profits Increase Slightly Printing industry profits increased slightly the past year, according to the 2004 PIA/GATF ratios survey. Profits are still not back to the rates of the mid- to late 1990s, but continue to improve. The… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 30, 2009
As more printers continue to move toward digital, ink suppliers will need to be right there with them, whether it is developing new inks or collaborating with press manufacturers. This is particularly true in the screen printing arena, where digital… Read More »
Published October 30, 2009
GAMIS Publishes Book Market Overview A new study published by the Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS), a special interest group of the Printing Industries of America, Inc., provides a thorough investigation of the book market. The… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 30, 2009
Employees and employers alike in every field are facing the impact of rising health care costs. With average increases for premiums in double-digits, employers are faced with the problem of having employees pick up more of the costs, thus making comp… Read More »
Published October 30, 2009
TWGA Reports on Large Format Printing TrendWatch Graphic Arts (TWGA) has released a new report, Supersizing the Market: The TrendWatch Perspective on the Market for Large Format Graphics and Equipment. This new TWGA report indica… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 30, 2009
The pigment industry has undergone a tremendous amount of changes in recent years, but one element remains a constant: the importance of pigments to a host of industries, including graphic arts, paints and coatings, plastics, cosmetics and many other… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 30, 2009
NAPIM, MNYPIA honor Kohl & Madden's retiring president Read More »
Published October 30, 2009
Easier handling due to lower viscosity and no foaming, greater adhesion to a wider range of substrates and improved performance Read More »
Published October 29, 2009
TWGA Releases Report on Digital Printing TrendWatch Graphic Arts (TWGA) has released a new report on digital printing, “Digital Printing: Destination Here.” According to TWGA, as a technology and market application, digital col… Read More »
By Dennis Butcher and Dr. Iuliana Nita, Noveon, Inc.
Published October 29, 2009
When water-based inks were first introduced, we thought this meant that the products were “safe.” But the material safety data sheets (MSDS) from the manufacturers showed many of the inks to contain up to 20 percent glycol ether solvents.… Read More »
By Dr. Alexander Grant, SunJet
Published October 29, 2009
UV jet inks are being developed that allow for appropriate jetting control, printhead compatibility, performance on a wide variety of media and can respond to real printing conditions such as varied print to cure time Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
Mr. Murphy, senior vice president and president, North American Inks (NAI) at Sun Chemical, has shown his dedication to the industry time and again Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
For some ink makers, formulating inks to meet customers’specific needs is one of the best parts of the business. That definitely holds true for Bruce Baker, president of Bakers Ink, who decided to go into business on his own in part tobe able t… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
Drupa has just about everything printers are looking for Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 29, 2009
Services have become a major means of maintaining or improving margins for ink makers in Europe at a time of relentless pressure on product prices. The objective is to provide printers with a lot more than just a drum of ink, and even more than basi… Read More »
Published October 29, 2009
Business Upturn Continues for Commercial Printers The upturn that started for commercial printers in the summer of 2003 has continued into the fall. The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) Printing Business Index (PBI… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
For suppliers, having a background in their customers’ business is always a benefit. It gives them a clear understanding of the challenges their customer faces, and a knowledge of how their processes work. For Eugene Mitchell, president of Spe… Read More »
By Lisa Hahn, Flexo Tech
Published October 29, 2009
When incorporated into water, surfactants strive to reduce their surface energy by isolating their hydrophobic segments from the aqueous phase Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 29, 2009
Highest honor in the screen printing and graphic imaging industry Read More »