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Published July 11, 2008
Flint Group announces prices increases and surcharges for commercial and packaging inks sold in the U.S. and Canada. Read More »
Latin American Ink Growth Tempered by U.S. Downturn
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published July 1, 2008
There are good opportunities for growth in Latin America, notably in packaging, but ink manufacturers are keeping an eye on the U.S. economy. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
In June, I had the opportunity to attend drupa 2008, which I will cover in detail in the upcoming August issue. There were many new products to see throughout the printing chain, including among printing ink manufacturers.     However,… Read More »
Published June 25, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication and News Inks divisions have announced a crude oil surcharge on all heatset, coldset and news inks, effective July 1, 2008. This surcharge is necessary to offset the impact of rapidly escalating raw material, ene… Read More »
Published June 19, 2008
Leonard (Dave) Frescoln, deputy chairman of Flint Group, has announced his retirement from the company, effective the end of July 2008.     After a successful career in the aerospace industry, Mr. Frescoln joined Flint Ink in 1992 as… Read More »

Published June 9, 2008
NPIRI Elects Board of Directors for 2008-09 The National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) recently elected the following members to the Board of Directors: • Graham Battersby, representing Flint Group • Joe Cichon, INX Internati… Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication Inks Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective June 1, 2008. The price increases range from 10 to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the co… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Focuses On Growth, Innovation and Collaboration
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 5, 2008
For ink manufacturers, the relationship between suppliers and customers is critical. Ink manufacturers Joining Jeff Koppelman, fourth from left, this year’s Ault Award recipient, are past Ault Award honorees Michael Murphy, C… Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2008
As the Asia-Pacific region continues to enjoy economic expansion, led by China and India, printing ink manufacturers are enjoying strong growth throughout the region. Read More »
Financial, Regulatory and Supply Issues In China Impact Pigment Industry
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 4, 2008
It is a nervous time for ink producers and distributors in Europe due to the impact of the policies of China's government on the production of organic pigments and raw materials. Read More »
Published May 20, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication Inks Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective June 1, 2008. The price increases range from 10 to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the co… Read More »
Published May 20, 2008
The National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) recently elected the following members to the Board of Directors: • Graham Battersby, representing Flint Group • Joe Cichon, INX International Ink Co. • Rich Czarnecki, Superior… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
Faster turn-around time for customers, convenient and controlled product testing and streamlined distribution and warehousing are just some of the benefits Flint Group and its customers will gain from the company’s new $2 million Atlanta, GA ma… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
Flint Group has signed an agreement with Siegwerk Group on the acquisition of Siegwerk’s packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement includes the intangible assets, sales, marketing and distribution channels of Siegwerk i… Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 8, 2008
Higher raw material prices, led by crude oil, continue to impact resin manufacturers, but the surge in new product development is helping to drive sales growth. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers Take to the Stage at drupa 2008
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 8, 2008
Global ink companies are preparing to showcase their new products and services to an estimated 400,000 attendees during drupa 2008. Read More »
The Gravure Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published May 8, 2008
Gravure must continue to improve turnaround times while remaining competitive on cost in order to expand market penetration. Read More »
Published April 16, 2008
Flint Group is preparing for its debut at drupa 2008. “Having been brought together from four major well respected businesses, each leading companies in their own right, and having leveraged our strengths and capabilities, we now as Flint G… Read More »
Published April 16, 2008
Siegwerk CEO Herbert Forker has taken over the chairmanship of the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA). During the organization’s annual conference in Prague, EuPIA council members elected Mr. Forker for the next two years. The new vice c… Read More »
Published April 16, 2008
XSYS Print Solutions, a division of Flint Group, changed its name to Flint Group Narrow Web as of March 1, 2008. The name change is the last in a long series of re-branding exercises for the specialist narrow web ink maker, which started out as part… Read More »
The North American Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published April 7, 2008
Despite higher raw materials and operational costs that continue to impact the printing ink industry, many North American ink companies were able to show some growth during 2007. Read More »
UV/EB Inks are Enjoying Strong Growth Throughout Europe
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published April 4, 2008
UV/EB inks are growing much faster than conventional inks throughout Europe, as tighter regulatory controls, higher quality are driving growth. Read More »
Published March 25, 2008
Flint Group has signed an agreement with Siegwerk Group for the acquisition of Siegwerks’s packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement includes the intangible assets, sales, marketing and distribution channels of Siegwerk… Read More »
Published March 25, 2008
Faster turn-around time for customers, convenient and controlled product testing, and streamlined distribution and warehousing  are just some of the benefits Flint Group and its customers will gain from the company's new Atlanta, GA manufacturin… Read More »
Published March 18, 2008
Siegwerk CEO Herbert Forker has taken over the chairmanship of the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA). During the organization’s annual conference in Prague, EuPIA council members elected Mr. Forker for the next two years. The new vice c… Read More »
Published March 12, 2008
Flint Group announced the formation of the new global business unit Flint Group Flexographic Products. It combines Flint Group Printing Plates activities with the rotec sleeve business, which was included in the acquisition of Day International in 20… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 10, 2008
Although pigment companies generally noted that 2007 was a relatively good year for the industry, there are also numerous concerns for the future, including raw material costs, the economy, the elimination of the VAT in China and environmental mandates. Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 10, 2008
For flexo ink manufacturers, 2007 was a good year, as packaging continues to show growth and the interest in the environment draws attention to water-based and UV flexo inks. Read More »
Published March 3, 2008
XSYS Print Solutions, a division of Flint Group, changed its name to Flint Group Narrow Web as of March 1, 2008. The name change is the last in a long series of re-branding exercises for the specialist narrow web ink maker, which started out as part… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 25, 2008
Panel of print leaders will be a highlight of upcoming convention, April 11-14 in Indian Wells, CA. Read More »
Published February 20, 2008
Jim Mahony is appointed Flint Group President Asia-Pacific Read More »
Published February 8, 2008
Flint Group announced the formation of the new global business unit Flint Group Flexographic Products. It combines the Flint Group Printing Plates activities with the rotec sleeve business, which was included in the Flint Group acquisition of Day Int… Read More »
CPIPC Honors INX
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 7, 2008
CPIPC Honors INX's Roy Coyne, Handschy's Deven Parikh The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) celebrated its 2008 Christmas Party during festivities held at The Pescatore Palace in Franklin Park, IL. In addition, the club present… Read More »
As Counterfeiting Grows, Security Inks Gain in Popularity
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published February 1, 2008
While sales of security inks are rising in Europe, many brand owners are still selecting less effective anti-counterfeiting products due to cost considerations. Read More »
Published January 17, 2008
The history of Flint Group may be traced to four major roots: Flint Ink, ANI, BASF Printing Systems and Gebr. Schmidt, which were all well-known manufacturers of high quality packaging inks. Following the merger of these companies in 2005, Flint Grou… Read More »
The Sheetfed Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 3, 2008
Despite concerns over raw material costs and consolidation among customers, ink manufacturers believe there are opportunities ahead for the sheetfed market. Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 27, 2007
For most ink manufacturers, 2007 was a good year, although there remains much uncertainty regarding raw material costs and consolidation among printers. Meanwhile, a number of new leaders took the helm during the year. Read More »
Charles Knott - Flint Group
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 27, 2007
On Sept. 1, 2007, Charles Knott assumed the role of CEO for Flint Group, succeeding Dave Charles Knott Frescoln,who became deputy chairman of the company’s boards. Flint Group is continuing to expand its business, with… Read More »
Consolidation is Impacting the European Publication Printing Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published November 27, 2007
Europe’s publication printing sector seems to be entering a new phase of restructuring after the decision by Canada’s Quebecor World Inc. in November to divest all of its European printing operations.   &nbs… Read More »
Published November 27, 2007
The history of Flint Group may be traced to four major roots: Flint Ink, ANI, BASF Printing Systems and Gebr. Schmidt, which were all well known manufacturers of high quality packaging inks. Following the merger of these companies in 2005, Flint Grou… Read More »
Published November 6, 2007
Day International, a Flint Group Company, will open its new Center for Technology and Operations Excellence in September 2007. The new state-of-the-art facility, located in Batavia, IL, will provide a centralized location for Day’s North Americ… Read More »
The UV/EB Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 31, 2007
Driven by new technologies and applications, energy-curable inks and coatings continue to enjoy solid growth worldwide, with packaging and sheetfed being particularly strong areas. Read More »
Environmental Issues are Impacting the Flexible Packaging Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 31, 2007
Flexible packaging has been one of the fastest growing printing sectors in Europe, but for ink producers, it is becoming one of the most challenging. Read More »
Published October 31, 2007
During the recent LabelExpo in Brussels, Flint Group Printing Plates presented the 2007 award to Polish distributor Scorpio Sp. z o. o., honored for its continued success throughout 2006. Dr. Thomas Telser, President of Flint Group Printing Plates, p… Read More »
Published October 11, 2007
As a consequence of continuously rising raw material prices, Flint Group is raising prices for printing inks in all market segments in Europe with immediate effect. All existing customer supply contracts will be honored.      Global… Read More »
Published October 11, 2007
Flint Group has announced the following price increases on inks in North America, effective Oct.1, 2007. The increases come as a result of a continuing and unprecedented rise in raw material, transportation and energy costs. • Publication gravu… Read More »
NPIRI Technical Conference Focuses on Inkmaker  Printer Relationship
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
The conference offered first-hand knowledge of the relationship between ink companies and printers. Read More »
The Packaging Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
As the packaging market continues to expand globally, packaging ink manufacturers are enjoying growth, although higher raw material prices and consolidation remain concerns. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
Publication printers and ink manufacturers are facing a wide variety of challenges, including a changing marketplace, higher costs and customer consolidation. Read More »
Instability of Raw Material Prices, Supply is a Major Concern for Ink Manufacturers
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 10, 2007
Although ink companies appear likely to be able to pass along higher prices to their customers, there remain serious concerns about supply and pricing. Read More »