David Savastano, Editor01.16.19
Every January, Ink World publishes its annual US Ink Directory, a comprehensive listing of ink manufacturers throughout the US. As always, we see ink companies that are acquired or close their operations, while also discovering new companies looking to gain a foothold in their respective markets. The 2019 US Ink Directory, which begins on page 20 and also appears online at https://www.inkworldmagazine.com/us-ink-directory/, is no different in this regard.
In talking with many US ink manufacturers, some trends continue to emerge. Many sheetfed and offset ink companies have diversified their portfolio, adding packaging capabilities to help overcome the shrinking publication and commercial printing segments. Digital inks remain a growth business, and conductive ink companies are an increasing presence (more on that in a moment). As always, I appreciate the conversations I have with many of these ink manufacturers, and I welcome any company that should be added to the US directory to co
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