Shawnee, KS 66227-3290
Phone: 913 422-1888
Fax: (913) 422-2296
Sales: $75 million (and more than $100 million in ink sales, equipment and supplies, Ink World estimate).
Major Products: Screenprinting, digital and narrow web inks, including conventional, UV and water-based.
Key Personnel: Mike Fox, CEO; Richard Bowles, president; Phil McGugan, VP, sales and technical support; James MacDonald, VP, global marketing; Mike McGowan, VP and technical director; Jim Davidson, VP, global operations; Mike Harjung, VP, narrow web business unit.
Operating Facilities: Five in the U.S., UK, Singapore and Mexico.
Comments: Nazdar is a longtime leader in the North American screenprinting ink industry, and as the screenprinting industry has moved toward digital printing technologies, Nazdar has also built a strong presence in the inkjet ink field.
The label and narrow web market is one segment where Nazdar is making headway, expanding in the beauty brand, food and beverage markets. In particular, Nazdar’s shrink sleeve ink has enjoyed sales growth. Nazdar launched its 6800 Series UV LED flexo ink for narrow web in April 2014.
Digital inks have been an emphasis for Nazdar during the past nine years, ever since the company acquired Lyson Ltd. in 2006. Nazdar’s R&D team has continuously formulated new inkjet inks, and the past year has been no exception.
At FESPA 2014 in April, the company highlighted its new 202 Series Inks, which are designed for Roland XF, XR, and VSi printers. The company also showed its UV digital inks for POP displays, durable graphics and banners, as well as its water-based TX650 Series Dye Sublimation Inks for some Mimaki, Mutoh and Roland printers. TX650 inks are designed for sportswear, apparel, interior design and displays.
In February 2015, Nazdar announced the introduction of three new inkjet inks at Sign & Digital UK 2015: the 153 Series inks for Mimaki printers; and Nazdar 720 Series of low-odor inks; and the Nazdar 260 Series, which the company said is compatible with the Roland EcoUV ink set.