David Savastano, Editor01.25.16
In 1983, International Imaging Materials, Inc. (IIMAK) was formed in Amherst, NY, to capture the emerging thermal transfer ribbons (TTR) market just as the AIDC (Automatic Identification Data Capture) industry emerged.
While IIMAK has become a leader in the TTR market, the company has branched out into other growing fields during the past 32 years. Headquartered in Amherst, NY, IIMAK has manufacturing and sales facilities in Europe, Mexico and Brazil, as well as 1,000 employees worldwide.
In 2013, IIMAK chose to capitalize on its core competencies in ink development, manufacturing and distribution to enter adjacent markets such as digital inks for industrial inkjet and specialty printing and graphics.
“Our core TTR business has provided solid growth but the market size is not large enough to support our growth goals,” said Doug Wagner, IIMAK’s president and CEO.
“We’ve grown to be one of the world’s largest developers and ma
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