Category Archives: Technical

2019 NPIRI Summer Course July 14-19

Attend this unique, one week-long course and gain the solid understanding you need to do you need to succeed in your career.  Designed to appeal to both technical (formulators, in-plants, chemists,) and non-technical (sales, support personnel, anyone new to the … Continue reading

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2019 Technical Conference Planning Meeting/ Food Packaging Safety Meeting – Atlanta, GA Feb 12 and 13, 2019

The planning meeting for the 2019 Technical Conference and the  Food Packaging Safety Meeting will take place at the Home 2 Hilton Suites in Norcross, GA. on February 12 and 13, 2019.   Please contact George Fuchs at the NAPIM office if you … Continue reading

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2018 Chinese Tariffs

The  tariffs on  printing  ink raw materials  are having  an upward impact on the costs of printing  ink  input materials.  There is a tariff exclusion procedure available through the Office of the U.S. Trade representative.   Read more on the tariff … Continue reading

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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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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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