Flint Ink North America has announced price increases for a variety of ink products. The increases come in response to the rising costs of raw materials, transportation, energy and environmental compliance.
Prices for all heatset ink products, including process, special, spot color, metallic, fluorescent inks and overprint varnishes, have increased by 6 percent. Color ink prices for newspaper and coldset commercial printers have also increased by 6 percent. These price increases were effective April 1.
In addition, prices for UV ink products, for both sheetfed and web printing, and prices for liquid packaging ink products will increase by 6 percent. This includes solvent-based and water-based inks and radiation curable inks and coatings for flexo and gravure packaging printers and converters. These price increases took effect on May 1.