David Savastano, Ink World Editor10.07.09
The state of printing ink clubs is not an optimistic one. In the past year alone, the Atlanta, Cincinnati and Los Angeles ink clubs have virtually gone out of existence.
However, the Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA) is thriving quite nicely. Last year, the MNYPIA was created from the merger of the New York Printing Ink and Pigments Club and New York Printing Ink Manufacturers Association, both of which were struggling.
MNYPIA has successfully integrated the members of the two clubs and brought in a dedicated group of new leaders, putting together a strong, viable ink club in the New York area.
So far, the club has successfully hosted a tour of a printing plant, a tour of Pantone and a golf tournament. On Oct. 30, the MNYPIA held its most ambitious project yet: a panel discussion on “The Future of Printing Inks,” co-hosted by the Association of Graphic Communications (AGC), at the Landmark in East Rutherford, NJ. On hand for the panel were four ink industr
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