Superior Printing Inks

December 1, 2004

Anniversary Open House Draws Crowd MAULBURG, GERMANY—Approximately 250 people recently attended the anniversary open house event, "40 years of Muller Martini Presses," in this town in southern Germany. Group Chairman Rudolf Müller, Group Divisional Manager Dr. Peter Merkli and Managing Director Dr. Jürgen Dillmann took the opportunity to thank all the guests for their long-standing relationship. Muller Martini then demonstrated two new variable-size web presses, the Alprinta and the Concepta. Introduced at Drupa, Muller Martini's new variable-size printing insert maximizes the format flexibility of a standard Alprinta by simply exchanging the plate and blanket cylinders, while the cartridge is still installed in the

February 1, 2003

Ike Savitt, of Gate Group USA, was recently honored for outstanding export achievements by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Graphics Microsystems has donated its ColorQuick closed-loop color control system to accompany a new Heidelberg Sunday M-2000 web press being installed at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Pisces Print Imaging Sciences has appointed Jonathan Cardin to the position of senior systems consultant. Thomas Lacy Jr. has been named director of customer support. Creo Inc. announced the relocation of its headquarters for North, South and Central America to a 90,000-square-foot facility in Billerica, MA. The facility will house the entire executive, sales and marketing, training and customer

PRINTING INKS -- The Missing Ink
September 1, 2002

Looking for alternatives to the inks you're currently using on-press? Then check out what other commercial printing inks are now on the market. BASF Printing Systems offers a diverse range of K+E printing inks for sheetfed offset printing and narrow web offset printing, including a new line of Ultraking UV-curable and Novabryte hybrid inks. Novabryte inks are fast curing to allow for in-line UV coatings and high-gloss finishing in sheetfed offset with only one coating unit. Specially formulated to run on high-speed and perfecting presses, K+E printing inks provide outstanding rub resistance and high gloss for publication, commercial and specialty printing applications. K+E printing inks

Beechmont Press — The Ink Inquisition
October 1, 1999

You say your shop wants to improve reproduction quality to land more high-end work, but you're not sure you can afford it? Well, the people at Beechmont Press, a mid-sized, Louisville, KY-based printer, say you probably can't afford not to. After making a firm commitment to quality improvement, Beechmont put its production methods and materials under the microscope, and managed, quite profitably, to capture its own high-end slice of the market. Beginning with the obvious, Beechmont management focused on equipment. They installed a five-color, 40˝ Speedmaster, and they gave their conventional prepress an electronic makeover. But along with high-performance equipment purchases, they developed a simple theory:

Ink Isn't Just Ink . . .
May 1, 1999

There's more to this critical printing ingredient than what comes in the can—tons of trust, good communication, lots of technical support, a competitive price and, of course, quality. BY CHERYL A. ADAMS Ink isn't just ink. One size doesn't fit all. Otherwise, there wouldn't be thousands of formulations—each with its own set of requirements, which may vary depending on the type of press, printing process, product and substrate used, as well as the product's end use and the environment in which it will be used. With so many applications and different ink formulations, how does a printer know which ink to buy? Which is