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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 »
By Theresa Ruehle, H. Tom Mills, Sunil Jayasuriya, Paul Gloor, and Stephen A. Fischer, Johnson Polymer
Published October 14, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Gloss Dry-Back from Wet Trap Printing with Aqueous Coatings” is an abridged version of the first-place recipient of the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Lecture Series at NPIRI’s 46th An… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Lisa Hahn, founder and president of Flexo Tech, definitely earned this year’s award Read More »
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published October 14, 2009
Growth in the Mexican market for all segments of printing inks should rise from an estimated value of $150 million in 2002 by about 3 percent in 2003 Read More »
Published October 14, 2009
At Labelexpo ‘09 in Brussels, Siegwerk presented its brand new ink systems for label printing using LED-UV lamps. Along with other benefits, this pioneering technology offers significant energy savings (60 percent and more) and eliminates the n… Read More »
Published October 14, 2009
EFI has announced its next-generation digital label press, the Jetrion 4830 UV Inkjet System. With a wider web width and faster linear speeds, the new printer increases throughput by more than two times compared to the market leading Jetrion 4000. Po… Read More »
Published October 14, 2009
Sun Chemical demonstrated its commitment to delivering quality, service and innovation for the narrow web market at Label Expo Europe in Brussels. Visitors at the show learned about the fully upgraded line of core products within the Solaris system.… Read More »
Ink Industry Showcases New Products at Print 09
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 13, 2009
Print ‘09, organized by The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), was held at McCormick Place in Chicago from Sept. 11-16. While attendance figures were not released as of press time, there was a feeling that the final figures would reflect the cur… Read More »
Color Resolutions
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 13, 2009
Vice president of specialty inks at Color Resolutions International receives prestigious honor Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 13, 2009
The global recession and volatile raw material prices are having a major impact on packaging ink manufacturers, but leading packaging ink companies are seeing some reasons for optimism for the coming year. Read More »
The Chinese Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 13, 2009
Although the printing and ink markets in China felt the impact of the global recession on exports, there are signs that the economic recovery has begun. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Last year, the Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA) held an impressive panel discussion on “The Future of Printing Inks.” Last year’s ambitious session featured Len DiLeo of Kohl & Madden, Jamie Sutphin of Micro Ink… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Despite a sluggish start to the year the metallic and special effect ink market has experienced modest growth, with many companies optimistic that the coming year will bring increased growth and recovery. “The beginning of the year started slo… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 9, 2009
The current slowdown in the western European economy is delaying technological changes in the region’s printing industry as printers cut back their investment in new equipment and processes. For ink makers, these reductions in capital expendit… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Ink companies find much interest as they launch new products for the market. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Color is the main test of quality in printed products. With a vast array of equipment, software and technical support available to printers on color matters, it has never been easier for them to avoid mistakes with color. The objective behind color… Read More »
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 David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
For some companies, a relatively minor acquisition can provide a major impetus for growth and success in other fields. Such is the case with Peacock Colors, the Addison, IL-based manufacturer of UV inks and colorants for plastics. In 1967, Frank Blo… 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 David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Any ink maker can tell you how a certain test is performed. Testing for color? Use a spectrophotometer. Testing for viscosity? Use a viscometer. And so on. Every ink maker also knows why these tests are performed. If an ink doesn’t perform the… 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 Charles Thurston, Ink World Contributing Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Ink officials look for growth in 2002 as markets are expected to track local GDP. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
2001 was a tough year for the economy in general, and the printing ink industry in particular. With the exception of a few companies that have successfully navigated through the difficult financial straits or have developed unique products that serve… Read More »