David Savastano, Editor05.15.17
For Jim Garner, technical director for Flint Group Pigments, one look at a lab was enough to convince him to join the ink industry.
“I had a good friend who was the plant manager at an ink manufacturer,” said Garner. “He needed to fill a lab position, and thought I might like it. I took a good look at the role and liked what I saw. I have never looked back.”
Throughout the years, Garner has been involved in the development and marketing of a long series of upgraded product offerings, largely flushed pigment systems, beginning with Graphic Fine Color in 1976, followed by The Ink Company in 1979 and BASF in 1984. He joined Flint Group when BASF was purchased by Flint Group in 1996.
Garner was an early pioneer in the successful development of news inks for the then-new injector presses. He worked with Goss on its display model in Contra Costa, CA, before the general use of cone and plate rheometers. On the pigment side,
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