Toyo Ink International
More than double the size of Toyo Ink America’s former headquarters, the new building in Wood Dale, IL, devotes nearly half its floor space to color matching, ink formulation and production purposes. By the end of August, the company expects to begin production of water and solvent-based liquid inks, offset and ultraviolet inks and coatings at the plant.
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ January 2011 edition, highlighting Innovationdays 2011.
NEW YORK—Toyo Ink International, the holding company for the Americas operations of the Toyo Ink Group, has realigned its printing inks operations. The move was designed to better position the company's marketing and production activities, and improve its ability to bring new products, technologies and services to its global customer base.
Wholly-owned subsidiary Toyo Ink America, based in Addison, IL, will absorb the packaging ink and polymers businesses of its sister-subsidiary Toyo Ink Technologies, and merge them with its existing commercial printing inks operation. Thereafter, Toyo Ink Technologies will be formally dissolved.
Kevin Joyce, chief marketing officer of Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group, is now a member of The Print Council’s Executive Committee. The Print Council is a business development alliance dedicated to promoting the greater use of print media. manroland Canada has named Michael Mugavero as its new vice president of sales. Based out of manroland Canada headquarters in Vaughn, Ontario, Mugavero is now responsible for managing direct sales for sheetfed presses and assisting with sales on the web end of the business, in addition to maintaining his responsibilities for Eastern U.S. sales. At G.F. Puhl, Greg Bumb has been tapped as the new
May 13, 2008—Designed to be used on thin paper, Toyo Ink’s “FD LED Series” of LED-UV curable offset inks consists of a range of offset inks hard dried using ultraviolet rays produced by dedicated light emitting diodes (LEDs). Although the “FD LED Series” achieves the same level of ink performance as UV curable inks dried using conventional UV lamps, it is lined up as a next-generation technology due to the fact that it reduces environmental impact by conserving energy. It is aimed squarely at users focused on printing innovation. First and foremost, UV curable offset inks are regarded as a particularly environmentally
TOKYO, JAPAN—April 21, 2008—Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd. announced today that it will be exhibiting a variety of high-quality, high-performance products, such as printing inks and next-generation printing materials targeting the European marketplace at drupa 2008, the international graphic arts show (held May 29 – June 11, 2008, in Düsseldorf, Germany). Featured Products Based on the Toyo Ink Group’s global tag line “Value You Can See,” the Group will be exhibiting at drupa2008 under the new theme of “building a successful foundation for business in Europe”. The following is a list of products that will be exhibited in the Toyo Ink Group’s booth at
TOKYO, JAPAN— April 8, 2008—Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd. unveiled today its plans to exhibit its world-leading print innovations at the drupa international graphic arts show, held May 29 - June 11, 2008, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Toyo Ink’s Show Background and Basic Concept The announcement marks the second time the Toyo Ink Group will be participating at drupa. At the previous show in 2004, the group presented a booth under the theme “establishing the Toyo Ink brand around the world with the introduction of a wide variety of innovative products and technology”. Subsequently, the company carried on this theme at the international graphic arts
Planting Pinwheels for Peace AMBLER, PA—Kathy Davis Studios recently set out to spread the message of world peace. Pinwheels for Peace, a global art therapy project founded by two teachers in Florida, was chosen as the ideal venture to teach local children and raise awareness over important global initiatives. For the past two years, on September 21 (International Day of Peace), pinwheels are assembled around the world and “planted” into the ground as a public statement and art exhibition. In 2006, more than 1 million pinwheels in some 2,300 locations across the globe were displayed. The project was localized when Kathy Davis encouraged 100-plus
BUZZ WORDS come and go, especially at Graph Expo, where they’re here one year and gone the next. “Sustainability” is not a buzz word. It’s a commitment—and it’s here to stay. While printers and vendors alike were talking all things “green” at the show, much of the excitement was coming from paper and ink manufacturers, who have been at the head of the eco movement, having spent the past several years investing heavily in R&D on new lines of environmentally friendly products. Now, many of these suppliers have become pioneers and leaders in the ever-growing sustainability campaign. The following is a sampling of some