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
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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
ADDISON, IL—Toyo Ink America has promoted John Copeland to the position of president. He takes the helm from Fusao Ito, who will continue as director of the board for the company.Copeland was formerly executive vice president/COO. He has nearly 30 years of printing industry experience. Copeland joined Toyo in 2003.