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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 »
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 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 Dennis Butcher and Dr. Iuliana Nita, Noveon, Inc.
Published October 29, 2009
When water-based inks were first introduced, we thought this meant that the products were “safe.” But the material safety data sheets (MSDS) from the manufacturers showed many of the inks to contain up to 20 percent glycol ether solvents.… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
Receives TLMI's first Supplier of the Year Award 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 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 »
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 »
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
U.S. EPA's comprehensive study on solvent-based, water-based and UV inks on wide web flexo applications offers insights. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
The Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) held its annual Flexo Forum in Washington, D.C.’s Marriott Wardman Hotel from May 5-8. Titled “Capitol Ideas,” this year’s Forum put an emphasis on flexo’s… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 8, 2009
Starting a company in an industry as competitive as printing ink is a daunting venture. It takes a combination of good ideas, hard work and service to thrive in the marketplace. In 1991, Jack Hurst, founder of Hurst Printing Inks, set out to create… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 8, 2009
Packaging in Europe has proved recently to be a more buoyant market for ink makers than other customer sectors. Last year, total packaging sales went up by an estimated 1 percent to 2 percent in the region, similar to the average rise in GDP. But th… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 8, 2009
In the early 1990s, Progressive Ink, led by its president, Jerry Mosley, and Mitch Baker, its vice president and general manager, made tremendous inroads into the packaging industry by combining high quality water-based flexo and gravure inks with st… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
For any manufacturer, having experience in your customers’ field can make a major impact. In the ink industry, having people with backgrounds in printing provides an extra edge for both the ink company and its customers. Mallard Ink Company, a… Read More »