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By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
As the ink industry closed the books on 2004, there were some signs that 2005 would be much different than the previous few years, beginning with the sense that sales rose at the end of 2004. There were also much-needed price increases implemented by… Read More »
Published November 26, 2009
Reduces complexity, increases performance for customers 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
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 »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 11, 2009
Even as they face volatile raw material pricing and the impact of the global recession, vehicle and varnish manufacturers continue to introduce new technologies. 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 »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 2, 2009
For many people, owning a business is the dream of any entrepreneur. Having the chance to use one’s talents to create products or services and ultimately succeed in the marketplace is an opportunity that is well worth taking. For Rick Redwine,… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 2, 2009
When companies are acquired in the ink industry, the larger ink manufacturers are generally involved. By contrast, Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, SC, has never been known for purchasing ink companies. That changed in the last six months, as Wi… 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 David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 2, 2009
While there are a few recipes for success for manufacturers in any industry, being able to create technologies that will help customers succeed is the most certain approach. If a company can consistently develop products that make a difference for th… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 30, 2009
He has assisted in the development of a variety of news inks and lithographic ink systems widely used in the newspaper industry today 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 »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
While there seems to be somewhat of a recovery underway in the U.S., there is no denying that the economic slump that has impacted most of the world in the past few years has strongly affected the U.S. printing ink industry. This was borne out in th… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
Printing is very much an international business, with tremendous work being done throughout the world. For printers, having ink suppliers who can help them to meet their ever-increasing challenges is an absolute necessity. For printers in Greece and… 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 David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
For any manufacturing industry, trade shows are an opportunity for companies to showcase to products and services to its customers. The printing ink industry is no exception, as trade shows are a way to meet with end-users as well as to network with… 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 William R. Doughery, Sartomer Company
Published October 29, 2009
Editor’s Note: “A Novel Pigment Dispersant and Surfactant For Radiation Curable Waterborne Ink Jet Inks” was presented at NIP 19. Reprinted with permission of IS&T: The Society of Imaging Science and Technology. The developme… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
For Robert Mullen Jr., joining the printing ink industry was practically a natural. His father, Robert Sr., had worked in the industry for many years, and, as Mr. Mullen put it, “I was certainly familiar with the ink industry just from our dinn… 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 28, 2009
For the past few years, there has been little reason to cheer the results for the printing ink industry. As has been the case with the ink industry’s customers and its suppliers, the last few years have been economically difficult for most comp… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 28, 2009
Wally Whalen, Color Resolutions International’s quality compliance manager, is a 2003 Pioneer Award recipient Read More »
Published October 27, 2009
Held numerous management positions at INX in the past 25 years Read More »
Published October 22, 2009
Thirty partners and distributors representing a dozen countries attended a series of presentations led by various INX executives and personnel Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
As we head toward the last days of 2003 and look forward to 2004, it’s only natural to review what has occurred during the past year. Unfortunately for the ink industry, 2003 was, for the most part, all too reminiscent of the last few years. A… 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
It is rare that one meets a person whose quest for knowledge has successfully led to the mastery of numerous fields. Dr. Rich Podhajny, manager of technology, NPD & QC for Colorcon No-Tox Products, is just such a person. Ever since he attended L… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Conference focused on 'Innovation for a Changing Industry' Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Since the end of 2000, most printing ink manufacturers have found very little to cheer about from their business. During the past three years, the slumping economy has taken its toll in the U.S., and ink companies have felt the effects of the printin… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Some of the most ingenious inks ever created can be found in the Ajanta and Ellora caves in India. These eye-catching paintings, done more than 1,500 years ago, show a creativity and quality that is astonishing. These caves caught the eye of the lea… Read More »
By Frank Kleinsteinberg and Susanne Struck, Tego Coating & Ink Additives, A Business Line of Degussa
Published October 16, 2009
Foam formation is a serious problem that can adversely affect the production of radiation-cured printing inks and overprint varnishes Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 16, 2009
After 27 years at Sun Chemical, Jeannette Truncellito, director of the company’s packaging ink technology laboratory, was presented with a Pioneer Award Read More »
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published October 16, 2009
Mexico’s Sanchez S.A. is consolidating its manufacturing capabilities and expanding its network for technical assistance to customers, to continue to hold – if not increase – its lead as the largest ink manufacturer in the country,… 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 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
It’s no surprise that attendance is down at practically every trade show in 2003. The stagnant U.S. economy continues to impact the number of attendees that companies send to these gatherings. Such is the case with the Foundation of the Flexog… 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 »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
When it comes to manufacturing any product, being able to consistently meet specifications is absolutely essential to success. Such is also the case with printing ink, as testing and quality control (QC) play significant roles in the manufacturing pr… 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 »
Published October 15, 2009
TWGA Report Examines Ink and Toner Usage TrendWatch Graphic Arts (TWGA) released an in-depth report which analyzes the printing and packaging industries by dissecting the usage of inks and toners. The reports includes market share data for key c… 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 David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
NAPIM executive director James Coleman receives Printing Ink Pioneer Award Read More »
By Edwin B. Faulkner, Sun Chemical Corporation u2013 Colors Group
Published October 14, 2009
the factors that have affected the organic pigment industry over the last year will be examined and a look will be taken at what’s in store for 2003 Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 14, 2009
ANI will soon not only need to find a new brand name but also new financial arrangements Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 14, 2009
In a world that seems less safe and less certain by the day, security issues are impossible to overlook. Security goes far beyond the police and military personnel seen patrolling the bridges, tunnels and terminals of major cities. Equally important… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Before a printer begins running a job on press, it is imperative to know exactly what the job will look like when it runs. A color proof easily pays for itself in light of the time and waste that is saved by doing proper pre-press preparation. Havin… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Education is key when it comes to the ink industry. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Even in these challenging times, the growth of flexography remains a positive trend. Anyone who walks into a grocery store will see numerous examples of flexographic packaging, ranging from labels, shrink sleeves and folding cartons tothe flexible pa… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
For some people, working in a small family-owned business is the ideal way to go. Other people like the challenges of being in a much larger organization. Dean Brewer, founder and chief formulator of R&L Ink of Georgia, Inc., tried both approach… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Nanotechnology is already starting to have an impact on printing, particularly on the development of printing material Read More »