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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 »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
Receives TLMI's first Supplier of the Year Award Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
There has been much discussion about the advantages of creating an ink that eliminates fountain solution on press Read More »
Published October 28, 2009
Printing Industry Showing Signs of Upturn The printing industry is finally showing signs of what may be a sustainable upturn following more than two years of steep and broad sales declines, according to The NAPL 2003-2004 State of the Industry R… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 28, 2009
The digital ink sector is one of the fastest growing in Europe. But for ink makers, it is increasingly becoming one of the most difficult in which to operate. A large part of it is taken up by the ink cartridge segment for PC printers, which had tot… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 28, 2009
Ever since January 1997, when Ink World published the U.S. Ink Directory, the first and only such listing of U.S. ink manufacturers, we have always kept a close ear to the industry. Since then, we have annually updated our directory, keeping our read… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 28, 2009
SICPA's president and CEO led company's strategic focus on security, packaging inks Read More »
Published October 27, 2009
Ends production of Algan overprint coatings and varnishes Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Driven by the need for product differentiation and decorative appeal, the metallic and pearlescent ink market continues to grow. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Every once in a while, a company emerges with an innovative approach that may change the way business is done. David Lemaster, president of the recently-launched Performance Inks, Palatine, IL, believes his new company has developed just such an appr… Read More »
Published October 16, 2009
Rise in Demand for Printing Consumables According to a study from the Freedonia Group, U.S. demand for specialty printing consumables is forecast to rise 7.4 percent per year to $18 billion in 2007. Specialty consumables include ink, toner… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
While electron beam (EB) curing has not received the same interest as UV, it too has also grown over the years Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Printers, ink makers and other suppliers will be closely watching the performance of the new Cortina waterless newspaper press of Koenig & Bauer-Albert (KBA) when it is launched commercially over the next several months Read More »
Published October 15, 2009
Editor’s Note: In our July issue, Ink World published a story on the Asia Pacific Coatings Show which inaccurately stated that attendees and exhibitors continued to decline this year. This was an inaccurate statement as the number of attendees… Read More »
By Sel Avci, Elementis Specialties
Published October 15, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Rheological Additive Selection for Printing Inks” was presented at the Eurocoat Inkmakers Forum during the 2nd European Congress on Printing Inks, held at Nüremberg, Germany April 9-10, 2003. Abstract: The vari… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
Time and again, we hear about the importance of providing value to the marketplace. Certainly, as consumers we all are looking for the best value, whether it is in a car, a restaurant, a place to live or virtually any other choice. Defining “v… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
For most people, getting together for the holidays encompasses a friendly gathering full of light conversation. For Susanna Ross and Christina Short, who had become friends while working at Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Thanksgiving was a much more momen… Read More »
By Robert Schwartz, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 15, 2009
When Lehigh University had a staff opening in its National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) in 1956, it did not have to look very far for the right person for the job. Help would come from right across town, when the dean of chemistry at Morav… Read More »
Published October 15, 2009
PIA Report Provides Profiles of U.S. Print Markets With 45,181 establishments and 1,113,119 employees, the U.S. printing industry shipped $155,504,750,000 worth of printed material in 2002, according to the latest edition of the Graphic Ar… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
Forty one years ago, Roy T. Beagle had just finished high school and was looking for a job when he found an opportunity at Flint Ink’s Jacksonville, FL plant. “I came out of high school and started making ink,” Mr. Beagle said. &… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
For years, printing ink companies have complained that printers are increasingly looking at ink as a commodity, rather than considering the value that ink brings to the printing process. Unfortunately, it is not much of a secret that in the rush to… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
More than 2,000 inkies among the more than 16,000 attendees at this year's ECS. Read More »
By Bonnie Bedolla, Flint Ink
Published October 15, 2009
Low odor and extractables levels can make UV flexo a more attractive option for a variety of markets Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 15, 2009
INX International Ink Company's chairman receives Printing Ink Pioneer Award. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Ink Systems' founder Urban S. Hirsch III Receives NAPIM's Ault Award Read More »
Published October 14, 2009
NAPL Digitization, Integration and Training Are Keys to Success in the Printing Industry Enduring success for printing companies will depend not on a company’s size, but rather on its ability to continue to redefine itself and respond effe… Read More »
By Joon Choo, Shamrock Technologies Inc.
Published October 14, 2009
Additives such as waxes have increasingly aided in extending the usefulness of the print or coating Read More »
Published October 14, 2009
From developing an employee-owned company to empowering colleagues, Wikoff Colors founder was ahead of his time. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Mr. Willock has become one of the leading authorities on resins in the industry Read More »