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Waxes and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 10, 2009
Manufacturers of waxes and additives are coming off of a challenging year, but there are signs that an economic rebound is now underway. Read More »
Flueron Inks Provides Qualitative Service and Quantitative Excellence
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 10, 2009
Flueron Inks Provides Qualitative Service and Quantitative Excellence Read More »
The Market for Metallics
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 9, 2009
The global recession and volatile prices for metals combined to make 2009 a challenging year for metallic ink and pigment suppliers. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 3, 2009
Cabrun Ink Products Corp., a 52-year-old Philadelphia-based company, primarily manufactures a wide variety of lithographic inks as well as UV and rubber-based inks.The company has had much success with its Hexachrome inks, both in lithographic and UV… Read More »
Published December 3, 2009
Improved Handling of Shorter Runs, Broadening Digital Capabilities Among Key Printing Trends According to a new report, “Profitably Handling Shorter Runs,” from TrendWatch Graphic Arts (TWGA), “profitably handling shorter runs&… Read More »
Published December 3, 2009
Consumption of Rad-Cure Products on the Rise According to the consulting firm of Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, global consumption of radiation-cured products in 2005 was 270,000 metric tons, with a value of $2.75 billion. Included are pr… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 3, 2009
There is something special about the way a well-run employee-owned company operates. When employees have an ownership stake through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), they are more likely to remain with the company, and will have an extra incen… Read More »
Published December 3, 2009
TWGA Offers Report on Printing and Packaging According to TrendWatch Graphic Arts’ (TWGA) report, Printing and Packaging 2006, as the commercial printing market has become increasingly competitive, printers and trade shop are looking… Read More »
By Juliana Kenny, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 3, 2009
The quaint city of Uxbridge, England seems hardly befitting as the home of Britain’s most prominent private printing ink manufacturer, but knowing that Shackell Edwards is also the United Kingdom’s oldest private ink company proves the si… Read More »
Published December 3, 2009
PRIMIR Conducts Study on Digital Printing Print Industries Market Information and Research (PRIMIR) has recently begun a new study, Digital Printing Outlook in a Production Environment. State Street Consultants, Inc. and John M. Hamm a… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 3, 2009
Generating sales by word of mouth is the best way for any company to succeed. At Horizon Printing Ink, an Anaheim, CA-based specialist in sheetfed inks as well as spot colors for heatset, their strong reputation for outstanding service and quality ha… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
Perhaps the most challenging project for printers are scratch-off game tickets. In order to prevent fraud, intricate security measures are created on an ongoing basis, thus preventing people from being able to check the results ahead of time. Compan… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
The printing ink industry has many successful family-owned businesses, and J.M. Fry Printing Inks, a Richmond, VA-based specialist in water-based and offset inks, is among the most successful. In the case of J.M. Fry Printing Inks, family means a wh… Read More »
Published December 2, 2009
PIA/GATF Endorses Postal Accountability Act PIA/GATF has endorsed S. 662 and HR. 22 – the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act introduced by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Tom Carper and Rep. Tom Davis and others in the House. This impor… Read More »
Published December 2, 2009
PRIMIR Study Shows Shift in Commercial Printing A study recently released by PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research organization, shows a strong shift in the commercial printing industry, and illustrates growth in the packa… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
The movie industry often appears larger than life, with spectacular movies accompanied by vivid posters, DVD and video packaging and other specialty items. When it comes to creating printed products for movies, whether it is posters or packaging, des… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
Providing quality ink and service is the key to success in any market segment, and sheetfed ink is no exception. The ability to work closely with customers makes a major difference when it comes to selecting an ink supplier, and it is the reason why… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
In any industry, small regional companies rely on their ability to best serve their customers in order to make a good living. The ink industry is no different in this regard; a company has to work closely with its customers in order to be successful.… Read More »
Published December 2, 2009
TWGA Releases Annual Printing Forecast TrendWatch Graphic Arts (TWGA) released its annual forecast report for the commercial printing marketplace. In the report, TWGA indicated that expectations from within the graphic arts community are strong… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 2, 2009
Union Ink Company, Inc. has focused on manufacturing innovative screen printing inks since its founding in 1931. For more than 70 years, Union Ink has continued to develop new inks for the screen printer. Union Ink Company was founded in 1931 by Benj… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
The long decline in ink prices has taken a toll on ink manufacturers. As prices have declined, ink executives have struggled to find ways to become more efficient, but even with those measures, margins have suffered. During 2004, the law of supply a… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
Many years ago, small family-owned ink manufacturers flourished, relying on quality and service to survive. Times have changed, though, and many of these companies have been acquired or gone out of business. Now, there are only a handful of these sm… Read More »
Published November 13, 2009
At the IFRA trade fair in Vienna, Siegwerk presented a broad portfolio of products for tomorrow’s newspaper business, including Aridas, a scale ink series for waterless coldest printing, along with the new production technology Omniline.  … 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 Publication Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 11, 2009
The publication printing market has suffered through the recession, and ink manufacturers anticipate that further challenges are in store in 2010. 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
The idea of providing customers with all of the supplies it needs has long been a goal for manufacturers. This is also true for the printing industry. After all, whether it is offset, screen or wide format ink jet, printers need a variety of goods to… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published November 2, 2009
Capital investment in the European printing sector is recovering after a slump of a few years and is providing new opportunities for ink and other suppliers 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 »
Published November 2, 2009
NAPL Study Indicates Sustainable Turnaround The Printing Business Index (PBI) of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), the association’s broadest measure of print activity, was 56.3 in July 2004. This marks the 13t… 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 Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 2, 2009
From RFID tags to tamper-evident chromatic inks, Smart Packaging 2004 offered a wealth of information on smart and intelligent packaging solutions and applications. 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 David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 30, 2009
More than 50 years ago, Buford G. Sirles, a longtime printer, decided that he had seen enough of printing ink to know that he could make a better product. After a short stint with Sinclair & Valentine, Mr. Sirles was ready to take the next step.… Read More »
Published October 30, 2009
GAMIS Publishes Book Market Overview A new study published by the Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS), a special interest group of the Printing Industries of America, Inc., provides a thorough investigation of the book market. The… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 30, 2009
Distribution of inks in Europe is going through a period of radical change which is raising questions about what will be the future role of distributors Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 30, 2009
NAPIM, MNYPIA honor Kohl & Madden's retiring president 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 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
Drupa has just about everything printers are looking for Read More »
By Lisa Hahn, Flexo Tech
Published October 29, 2009
When incorporated into water, surfactants strive to reduce their surface energy by isolating their hydrophobic segments from the aqueous phase Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 28, 2009
In many ways, the sheetfed ink market is fairly unique compared to other offset ink segments. Because of the diversity of unique jobs that sheetfed printers run, sheetfed ink manufacturing is an area that requires a strong commitment to customer serv… 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 »
By Jorg Mannig and Ray Verderber, ECKART America
Published October 28, 2009
Metallic inks have long been used to enhance the value and convey quality of the printed piece Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 28, 2009
The trend toward greater use of color will also present technological and cost challenges for ink formulators and pigment manufacturers 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 »
Published October 20, 2009
Showcased Aridas, Omniline technologies Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
As most ink companies can attest, manufacturing sheetfed offset ink is more of an art than anything else. Printers require specialized inks, which ultimately have to perform on press. For Ink Makers, Inc., a sheetfed offset ink specialist located in… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
To honor key suppliers to the ink industry, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)  presents the Technical Associate Member (TAM) Service Award at its annual National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) Technical Confe… Read More »