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Graph Expo and Converting Expo 2006
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 9, 2006
Graph Expo featured a wealth of products and services for the printing and graphic communications industry. Read More »
Published November 6, 2006
Flint Group Pigments announced Nov. 2, 2006 that it will cease production of pigment products at its Holland, MI, plant effective Jan. 5, 2007. The plant produces dry and flushed colorants used in printing inks and other applications, and since 2… Read More »
Published November 6, 2006
EFI, the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format inkjet printers and inks, and print management solutions, announced Oct. 31, 2006 it has completed its acquisition of Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group, for approximately $… Read More »
Published November 3, 2006
Flint Group Pigments, a global manufacturer of colorants and other products, has signed an agreement with Connell Bros. Company, Ltd. for distribution of its colorants and additives in the Asia/Pacific region. The partnership significantly increases… Read More »
Published October 17, 2006
Flint Group’s North American Sheetfed Division now offers the K+E line of premium sheetfed inks known worldwide for their ultimate quality, consistency and performance in high-end color printing applications. The recent merger between XSYS P… Read More »
Published October 16, 2006
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) recently three longtime industry professionals during  the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) 50th Technical Conference. Andrew Matthews, technical director for… Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
Flint Group Printing Plates launched its new nyloflex infinity technology for manufacturing of seamless polymer sleeves. For the first time, this unique technology allows repro houses and printers to produce seamless polymer sleeves, in-house and jus… Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
Flint Group News Ink Division announced national price increases for coldset and news offset ink products, effective Oct. 1, 2006. The price increases include black and color inks and vary depending on product type.      “Since… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2006
The packaging ink market continues to show growth, while ink price increases are helping to offset higher raw material costs. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 9, 2006
As raw material costs continue to rise, publication ink manufacturers have finally been able to pass along some price increases. Read More »
UV Ink Sales Continue to Expand, Although Challenges Remain
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 9, 2006
Demand for UV ink is growing at two to three times the rate for conventional inks in some sectors of the European printing market. But some observers believe that if they could overcome technological difficulties, sales of UV inks in Europe could expand even faster. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2006
In recent years, ink manufacturers have done all they could to keep prices low as their raw material costs skyrocketed. However, the end result was dangerously low margins. Reluctantly, ink companies began raising their prices as best they could. &nb… Read More »
Published September 27, 2006
EFI, the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format inkjet printers and inks, and print management solutions, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group, for approximately $40 mi… Read More »
Published September 18, 2006
Flint Group News Ink Division announced national price increases for coldset and news offset ink products, effective Oct. 1, 2006. The price increases include black and color inks and vary depending on product type.     “Since… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 11, 2006
Led by crude oil, prices for key ink ingredients across the spectrum are rising dramatically, leading companies to wonder when, and if, prices will eventually stabilize. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers See Color Management As an Opportunity for Growth
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 11, 2006
Ink companies are using their expertise in color to branch out into new services for their customers. Read More »
Published August 19, 2006
Flint Group Printing Plates launched its new nyloflex infinity technology for manufacturing of seamless polymer sleeves. For the first time, this unique technology allows repro houses and printers to produce seamless polymer sleeves, in-house and jus… Read More »
Published August 11, 2006
Jetrion LLC announced the appointment of Jason Oliver as managing director, Europe. Mr. Oliver, formerly director, marketing and business development for Jetrion in the U.S., will relocate to Germany to head the company’s fast growing ink jet b… Read More »
Published August 11, 2006
Flint Group North America Publication Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective July 15, 2006. The price increases range from 8 percent to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 9, 2006
Printed Electronics Offers Exciting New Possibilities for Printing, Ink Read More »
Published August 4, 2006
After a two-year construction period, Flint Group Printing Plates put its new production plant for flexo plates into operation in Willstätt, Germany. For the inauguration of the new plant on July 28, 2006, Flint Group Printing Plates invited all… Read More »
Published July 26, 2006
XSYS Print Solutions, a part of the Flint Group, will reveal new dimensions to the label and narrow web packaging industry at Labelexpo Americas 2006 – exhibiting brand new products inspirational tools to guide converters, enabling them to reta… Read More »
The Inkjet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 7, 2006
As inkjet printing continues its rapid growth, ink manufacturers are continually creating new technologies that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Will the commercial sheetfed market be the next major frontier for inkjet? Read More »
Latin America Manages Growth Despite Obstacles
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published July 7, 2006
Ink manufacturers are optimistic, as economic expansion continues to spur growth in printing. Read More »
Ink and Equipment Manufacturers See Good Opportunities in Digital Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published July 7, 2006
Demand for digital printing continues to grow in Europe, and many ink manufacturers are expanding their digital ink portfolios. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 7, 2006
Inkjet Ink Market Provides Excellent Growth Opportunities Read More »
Published July 6, 2006
Flint Group North America Publication Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective July 15, 2006. The price increases range from 8 percent to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the… Read More »
Published June 6, 2006
The EFTA 2006 Print Awards proved to be another memorable night of success for Flint Group. The Best in Show award was given to D S Smith Sacks for its “Marmite Love Portions,” printed using Flint Group printing plates.    &nb… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 1, 2006
In recent years, there have been few bright spots for the printing ink industry. In terms of regional growth, certain major markets have, at best, witnessed slight growth. However, the Asia-Pacific region has been the area of greatest opportunity for… Read More »
Despite Achieving Price Increases, Pigment Manufacturers Face Challenges
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 1, 2006
Despite improving economic conditions, pigment leaders have numerous concerns, including rising raw material costs and offshore competition. Read More »
The Asia-Pacific Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 1, 2006
For printing ink manufacturers, the Asia-Pacific region, led by China and India, continues to offer the greatest opportunities for growth. Read More »
Published May 18, 2006
Jetrion LLC, the wholly-owned industrial inkjet products and services subsidiary of Flint Group, launched operations in its new world headquarters in Ypsilanti, MI, which has more than three times the floor space of its previous site. Triple-digit gr… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Examines State of Ink, Printing Industries
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 18, 2006
Ink customers are coping with fundamental challenges, raw material and operational costs are rising and margins are becoming even tighter Read More »
ALTANA Chemie Makes Major Gains In Ink, Coatings Markets
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 18, 2006
Acquisitions of Eckart, Kelstar and Rad-Cure are key in ALTANA Chemie's surge in effect pigments, coatings and sealants segments. Read More »
RFID and Printed Electronics
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 18, 2006
Experts predict that RFID and printed electronics will grow into a $16 billion business within the next 10 years. What role will the ink industry have in that growth, and who is best positioned to take advantage of this opportunity? Read More »
Published May 16, 2006
The EFTA 2006 Print Awards proved to be another memorable night of success for Flint Group. The 'Best in Show' award was given to D S Smith Sacks for its "Marmite Love Portions," printed using Flint Group printing plates. The award… Read More »
Published May 8, 2006
During its recent annual meeting in Athens, Greece, the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA) announced its new management team. Felipe Mellado, corporate vice president, marketing and technology, Sun Chemical Europe, has been appointed as the as… Read More »
Published April 10, 2006
Thomas Linkenheil has assumed the position of head of key account management at Flint Group Printing Plates. He succeeds Holger Neumann, who took over the position of head of the printing plates technical application department.     … Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 10, 2006
As we head into the second quarter of 2006, there has been a brief opportunity for ink industry leaders to take stock of where the industry stands. With the exception of INX International Ink Company and Nazdar acquiring Triangle Digital and Lyson, L… Read More »
Increasing Domestic Demand, Exports Key Eastern European Printing Growth
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published April 10, 2006
Eastern Europe’s printing market is beginning to take shape nearly 15 years after the collapse of Communism ushered in an era of radical economic change in the region. As a result, a completely new printing sector is being created which could… Read More »
Flint Group
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 10, 2006
As the integration of the Flint Group proceeds, its leaders look at what has been accomplished and what the potential is for the company. Read More »
The U.S. Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published April 10, 2006
Mergers and acquisitions and higher raw material costs were the major news in 2005, as ink manufacturers raised prices and worked to improve their margins. Read More »
Published April 6, 2006
Jetrion LLC, the wholly-owned industrial inkjet products and services subsidiary of Flint Group, launched operations in its new world headquarters in Ypsilanti, MI, a modern facility with more than three times the floor space of the company’s p… Read More »
Published April 4, 2006
Flint Group will make its North American trade show debut at FTA’s 2006 INFO*FLEX exhibition. Attendees will learn about Flint Group’s broader-than-ever offerings for flexible packaging printers, including wide web inks, printing plates,… Read More »
Published March 24, 2006
Jim Coleman, executive director of the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM), received the Ault Award, the organization's most prestigious honor, during NAPIM's annual convention. Mr. Coleman, a 45-year veteran of the ink industr… Read More »
Published March 21, 2006
Sun Chemical named Greg Lawson  president of its US Ink unit, succeeding Ron Baker, who passed  away earlier this month. Mr. Lawson joined US Ink in 2002 as  executive vice president before he was named president of  Sun’… Read More »
Published March 14, 2006
Flint Group, created by the merger of European-based XSYS Print Solutions and American-owned Flint Ink Corporation, will make its debut as a strong, new leader in worldwide printing, packaging and colorants industries at IPEX 2006.    &nb… Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published March 14, 2006
Despite the challenges of the sluggish economy and rising raw material costs, the flexo ink market fared well in 2005. Read More »
European Ink Review
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 14, 2006
Consolidation, higher raw material costs and lower margins remain major topics heading into 2006 and beyond. Read More »
Published February 16, 2006
Flint Group, created by the merger of European-based XSYS Print Solutions and American-owned Flint Ink Corporation, will make its debut as a strong, new leader in worldwide printing, packaging and colorants industries at IPEX 2006. With more than… Read More »