David Savastano, Editor01.23.17
Every January, Ink World publishes our annual US Ink Directory, a comprehensive listing detailing more than 190 US ink manufacturers, ranging from major manufacturers who supply a full complement of inks to specialists who successfully focus on niches. As always, new companies appear while others close their doors, either through consolidation or by retiring from the industry.
Changes become even clearer when you look back into the past. I spent some time looking though the 2007 US Ink Directory, and it brought back memories of long-gone companies that were once fixtures in the industry and in their community. Many of these specialized in offset printing, which has been in decline for much of the past decade, while others were pioneers in packaging and inkjet and were acquired for their technology and presence in the market.
As always, I spoke with a number of ink manufacturers for the directory, and I appreciate these leaders taking the time to speak with me. Many noted that the
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