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Published October 9, 2009
Market Growth Forecast for UV/EB According to the RadTech biennial survey North American Market Update, suppliers of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology are optimistic about near term growth prospects. Pointing to the significan… Read More »
By Emmanuel D. Dimotakis, Michihiko Toya and Anthony Cieri, Sun Chemical
Published October 9, 2009
The DriLith W2 series of inks has received significant exposure in the printing industry, spurring inquiries from waterless printers around the world. Benchmarking of DriLith W2 inks has been carried out with both medium and high-end waterless print… Read More »
By Jack Kenny, Label and Narrow Web Editor
Published October 9, 2009
The first comprehensive Pantone color guide for flexographic printers in decades is coming off the presses at the Flexographic Trade School (FTS) in Charlotte, NC. The title is FTS Flexographic Color Application Guide in Popular PANTONE® Colors,… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Providing the best possible service to customers is an excellent recipe for success. For UVitec Printing Ink, Inc., a Lodi, NJ-based UV inks and coatings specialist, helping customers has been the key to the company’s success for more than two… Read More »
By Eric T. Everett, Q-Panel Lab Products
Published October 9, 2009
The popularity of personal computers and digital cameras has ushered in an exploding new market of digital images printed from consumer printers. There is an endless combination of ink jet inks and commercial photo papers currently available in the m… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
U.S. EPA's comprehensive study on solvent-based, water-based and UV inks on wide web flexo applications offers insights. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
For many years, ink jet has been looked at longingly by printing ink manufacturers, who saw it as the wave of the future and also an opportunity to improve profitability. However, the vast majority of the ink jet ink business is tied up in the SOHO m… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
In many industries, consumables are where the profits are for original equipment manufacturers (OEM). The classic example of the past has been Gillette, which sold razors inexpensively and made its money off of razor blades. The technology of today… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Legendary industry leader regales attendees with story of his life, concerns about the future Read More »
Published October 9, 2009
NAPL Issues Printing Business Conditions Update The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) has issued its March Printing Business Conditions Report, with all indicators signaling that the recession is over for print. The report caut… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
In recent years, energy-cured inks have developed into a growing area of opportunity for ink manufacturers and converters. Printers are developing new applications for UV inks at a rapid rate. For many ink companies today, developing UV inks to gain… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
The Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) held its annual Flexo Forum in Washington, D.C.’s Marriott Wardman Hotel from May 5-8. Titled “Capitol Ideas,” this year’s Forum put an emphasis on flexo’s… Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 9, 2009
According to ancient mythology, the phoenix was a magical bird that would set itself afire at the end of its life cycle and then rise from the ashes of its deceased self. Though not quite as dramatic as that, Phoenix Inks shares a similar genesis. Mu… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 8, 2009
As we near the halfway point of 2002, the ink industry has been fairly flat. However, there have been some bright spots in the mainstream printing processes, particularly flexo and UV/EB, and it appears the economy may be changing slightly for the be… Read More »
Published October 8, 2009
PIA Foresees Rebound, Optimism in Print Sales According to Printing Industries of America (PIA), which represents more than 13,000 companies in the manufacturing sector, printers are beginning to experience a definite rebound for print sal… Read More »
By Alexandra Pekarovicova, James Atkinson, Jan Pekarovic and Viera Khunova
Published October 8, 2009
Editor’s Note: “New Generation of Inks for Rotogravure” was presented during the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s 45th Annual Technical Conference, Oct. 17-19, 2001 in Scottsdale, AZ. The environmental and health pr… Read More »
By Kent Shah, Color Converting Industries
Published October 8, 2009
There are a number of papers published which discuss the yellowing or pinking (discoloration) of white polyethylene films. However, there is no reference nor sufficient explanation on the role of printing ink in such discoloration. Research presented… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 8, 2009
Central Ink's Richard Breen has seen the ink industry and his company change dramatically Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
An industry that had disappointing results in 2001 finds itself facing ever-tougher competition from overseas suppliers and is also having a difficult time getting desperately needed price increases. As a result, pressure is building on crucial areas… Read More »
Published October 7, 2009
GAMIS Examines Package Printing The Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS) of Printing Industries of America (PIA), Inc. recently published the new industry awareness study, “Package Printing 2001-2005.” The study focused… Read More »
By Dr. Joy T. Kunjappu
Published October 7, 2009
Matter exists in various forms such as gas, liquid and solid. Arrangement of atoms in these forms gives them their characteristic physical properties like density, shape and color. If we subdivide the solid state into fine particles until we reach mo… Read More »
Published October 7, 2009
FTA Issues 2002 Business Forecast North America’s more than 6,000 flexographic printing establishments will produce in excess of $85 billion of printed work in 2002, according to estimates by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA).… Read More »
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published October 7, 2009
The ink market in Mexico is poised for the start of growth, with recovery anticipated during second-quarter 2002, or during the third quarter at the latest, say several industry executives. The ink market performance should follow gross domestic pro… Read More »
Published October 7, 2009
NAPIM Study Reveals Printers Focused on Product Performance America’s printers want the ink they purchase from ink manufacturers to perform on press as well or better than advertised. That’s the key finding of a recent survey distrib… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
A look at what's new and what's in store in the waxes, solvents and additives markets Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 7, 2009
Metallic inks help to draw the eye and grab attention, and companies are poised for growth in 2002 Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
The Metro New York Printing Ink Association hosts panel of ink industry leaders Read More »
By Robert J. Geiger and Charles A. Henderson, UCB Chemicals Corporation
Published October 7, 2009
Editor’s Note: “UV Flexographic Inks: Correlation Between Rheology and Press Performance” was presented at the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) 45th Annual Technical Conference in Scottsdale, AZ in Octobe… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
Heading into the 45th Annual National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Annual Technical Conference, it would have been understandable if National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) officials were nervous about attendance… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 5, 2009
Since the morning of Tuesday, September 11, images of the unspeakable tragedy that has engulfed the U.S. have been forever carved into our memories. We have watched in horror as hijacked airplanes full of innocent people have been used as weapons of… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 5, 2009
There are very few companies that don’t need to evolve over time to survive in their fields. As new technologies emerge, companies have to meet new challenges in order to thrive. Either these companies adapt, or they became increasingly margina… Read More »
By Mike Miller, Kroma Canada, Inc.
Published October 5, 2009
2001 marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of an Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association section in Canada and North America Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 5, 2009
Specialty ink makers can't afford to cut back on product development due to fears about the economy. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 5, 2009
The launch of the new currency is taking place amid controversy about whether the European Central Bank (ECB) has done enough to avoid confusion among European consumers. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2009
The downturn in the U.S. economy has been the major concern this year, and signs are not positive. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 2, 2009
Increasingly, there is a trend toward cooperation throughout the printing supply chain Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2009
It takes a lot for a company to succeed. Being in the right place at the right time, and having the foresight to envision future trends, are essential elements.Such is definitely the case with the ink jet ink market. Ink jet printers in homes and sma… Read More »
Published October 2, 2009
PIA Joins Alliance to Curb Energy Crisis The power crunch hitting California has been making national headlines of late, but has yet to strike home in many parts of the country. In spite of this, printers across the U.S. are high on the list of… Read More »
By Dr. Joy T. Kunjappu, Yeshiva University
Published October 2, 2009
Polymeric materials constitute an integral ingredient in any ink composition. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 2, 2009
UV inks are maintaining their fast growth rate in Europe, although the rate of the increase varies between printing sectors and between countries. Read More »
Published September 30, 2009
Retort-stable AquaLiona and the UV PowerFLEX series among the highlights Read More »
Published September 29, 2009
EFI’s pioneering developments in inkjet technology were recognized at the Label Industry Global Awards, held during Labelexpo Europe 2009 Read More »
Published September 23, 2009
Recent 27,000-can order from Chicago scrap metal recycler boosts program started by INX International Ink Co. executive Read More »
Published September 17, 2009
Collaborated with Gallus, Phoseon on LED-UV flexo inks Read More »
Published September 11, 2009
Innovative products, services will be showcased Read More »
Published September 9, 2009
INX International Ink Co. announced that Angelo Possemato has joined the company as a director of national accounts. Mr. Possemato has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and will oversee corporate national accounts in his new sales mana… Read More »
Published September 9, 2009
ImTech has introduced the Mark605 to meet the expanding needs of OEM’s for faster, cleaner, low maintenance, high speed, high performance print delivery. The Mark605 is designed to fully integrate with custom applications.     … Read More »
Published September 9, 2009
Flint Group ANZ and CPI Group Limited signed an agreement that appoints CPI as the distributor for Flint Group’s commercial sheetfed range of K+E Inks, Varn pressroom chemicals and dayGraphica products throughout Australia and New Zealand. &nb… Read More »
Ink Makers are Playing a Role in Narrow Web, Flexible Packaging Advances
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2009
Innovation is taking place in the narrow web and adjacent areas of flexible packaging, which is giving ink suppliers opportunity for providing additional assistance to printers Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2009
For ink manufacturers, continued volatility in crude oil prices and supply concerns remain serious challenges Read More »