Category Archives: Technical

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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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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Catalogs Alive and Well in the Digital Age

Despite the ongoing focus on all things digital, the stalwart catalog continues to hold its own as a key marketing tool for many merchants, nearly all respondent marketers to the 2018 MCM Outlook survey – 84.2% – said they continue … Continue reading

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Print vs Digital

Paper Beats Digital For Emotion Source: https://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/paper-vs-digital.htm Direct mail is so last millenium, right? Ultra-efficient digital marketing seems all but certain to supplant actual paper marketing delivered by humans. It might be a little too soon to shut down the … Continue reading

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NAPIM Submits Comments on State Environmental Regulations – 2018

February  2018 NAPIM has submitted comments on two proposed state regulations that have the potential to affect graphic arts operations in the respective states: Washington State House Bill 2658 would restrict/limit the use of perfluorocompounds in packaging applications.   NAPIM commented … Continue reading

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NPIRI Bleaching White – Now Available

The spectrophotometrically controlled NPIRI Bleach White – X-1025 IT10 NPIRI Universal Bleaching White (containing by weight 60% zinc oxide and approximately 40% of hydrogenated methyl rosinate) specified in  ASTM D2066 -07(2012)  is available from Colorcon, No-Tox® Products 171 New Britain Boulevard … Continue reading

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TSCA Reform Legislation Passes

The Senate passed HR 2576 (TSCA Reform Bill) via voice vote.  Please note that Senator Udall specifically thanked the American Alliance for Innovation (AAI),  the lobbying group of which  NAPIM has been a member since 2008, in his closing remarks … Continue reading

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2015 NAPIM/NPIRI Summer Course – Registration Now Open

The 2015 NPIRI/NAPIM Summer Course is scheduled for July 12 -17, 2015 at Fox Valley Technical Conference in Appleton, WI. We anticipate strong interest in this year’s course – Get your registration in as early as possible. Complete information is … Continue reading

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State of Washington – PCB’s in Colorants/Inks

December 2014 Washington State legislation would provide Department of Ecology (DOE) with legal authority to conduct alternatives assessments for PCB’s in pigments used for printing inks and architectural coatings.    Read more about this in the NAPIM members’ area

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