Dave Savastano, Editor01.26.15
Every January, Ink World publishes our annual U.S. Ink Directory, a comprehensive listing of more than 190 U.S. ink manufacturers, their major products and key contacts. Our U.S. Ink Directory, which begins on page 18, also offers a look at how the industry itself is doing; for example, some companies have developed inks for new markets, while other companies have disappeared due to consolidation or changes in the printing industry.
Here is one example of changing business approaches. In recent years, the printing industry has shifted toward digital technologies at the expense of commercial sheetfed printing. As a result, more ink manufacturers offer their own inkjet products. It is a necessity, as the inability to meet the needs of the customers leads the customer to look for new suppliers.
The packaging ink sector is an area where growth has been steady in recent years. Brand owners are looking at a variety of issues, ranging from migration of ink in food packaging to new ways
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