Dave Savastano, Editor10.01.15
Generally speaking, printing equipment manufacturers have a very good idea of what their customers will need from the inks they use. Still, not many of these companies take the next step and actually develop and manufacture their own inks.
New Milford, CT-based Grafix Equipment is an exception to this. Founded in 1983, Grafix Equipment is focused on digital printing equipment, but many aftermarket inkjet inks are low quality. The company decided that it could make its own high-quality inks, and with that, Leap Inks, a division of Grafix Equipment, was born.
“Serendipity often leads us in interesting and unexpected ways,” said John Gallagher, president of Grafix Equipment. “Grafix Equipment had moved into its headquarters in a larger facility, and one of the tenants was a former chemist at HP and DuPont. As luck would have it, a chance meeting led to discussions on ink cartridges and piqued our curiosity as engineers on how they work.
“That led to more d
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