Author Archives: George Fuchs

Art Franke Passes Away

It is with great sadness that  we report that long time ink industry stalwart Art Franke (10/26/1928 – 7/25/2018) has passed away. Arthur G. Franke joined Acme Printing Ink Company, in Chicago in 1948.  He started work for Acme Chicago … Continue reading

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Health Hazard Reclassifications

There is continuing and increasing scrutiny of the health and safety hazards associated with chemical exposures.  This scrutiny, much of which at present is the result of the European Union’s REACh (and Classification and Labeling – CLP regulations) which continuously … Continue reading

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FDA Clarifies Foreign Supplier Verification Enforcement

January 2018 The  Food and  Drug Administration has issued enforcement guidance related to the Foreign Supplier Verification requirements (for food contact materials) of the Food Safety Modernization Act.   Please visit the Food Packaging Safety page on the  NAPIM members’ website.

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REACh Tonnage Band Transition

The allowable exportation/importation limit to the EU without REACh registration transitions to the 1-100 tpy range as of May 31, 2018.   Companies exporting non-exempt chemicals/mixtures, etc.  into the EU should insure that appropriate registrations have been completed.   If you have … Continue reading

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May 2018 – Supply Disruption for Important Photoinitiator for UV Inks and Coatings

A  plant manufacturing an essential precursor for the production  of a critically important photoinitiator is causing major  problems for the inks and coatings industry.  Read detailed information in Ink World’s blog post on this issue:

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The Power of Print

The power of print – an infographic High resolution version available here:

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Direct Mail Resurgence

Source: https://www.xerox.com/en-us/digital-printing/direct-mail-printing?mc_cid=e477987358&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d&mc_cid=e477987358&mc_eid=d28c9b7cb7 The Resurgence of Direct Mail If the ultimate objective of any marketing effort is to motivate action, then printed direct mail is the gold standard. Consider for a moment the number of marketing messages consumers are exposed to … Continue reading

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Power of Print

Source: https://digitalprinting.blogs.xerox.com/2018/03/27/the-new-power-of-printed-catalogs/?mc_cid=f18ee2c43a&mc_eid=d28c9b7cb7#.Wsqyjo-cHVI The New Power of Printed Catalogs By Carro Ford|Mar 27, 2018|Books and Manuals, catalog, Cross-Media, Direct Mail, Grow Your Business, Thought Leadership|0 Comments Guest post by Shelley Sweeney, Vice President/General Manager Service Bureau/Direct Marketing @shelleysweeney  Direct mail isn’t … Continue reading

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Raw Materials Data Handbook Vol. 4 Pigments

The  National Printing Ink Research  Institute has partnered with the Color  Pigments Manufacturers Association in updating the Raw Materials  Data  Handbook Volume 4 Pigments  3rd Edition.   This invaluable reference source provides an  unequalled depth of technical data and information on organic … Continue reading

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FDA Clarifies BPA Safety

On February 23, 2018 FDA issued a statement clarifying their position on the safe use of BPA.   The full statement is available here: FDA Statement    

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