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Faster drying inks

May 1, 2005 12:00 AM, By Nancy Lowther

A proprietary ink additive from SpeedyDry Inc. accelerates the cross-linking reactions that normally occur in ink during drying.

Paper & ink roundup, Part 1

May 1, 2005 12:00 AM, AP staff

New paper and ink products from: Xerox, Neenah Paper, Innova, Intl. Paper, Appleton Coated, SMART Papers, Unisource, Brushfoil, CTI Paper USA, Cloth Envelope Co., Stora Enso, Mohawk, Domtar, Weyerhaeuser, MeadWestvaco, Bowater, and Grade Finders.

Paper & ink roundup, Part 2

May 1, 2005 12:00 AM, AP staff

New paper and ink products from: Van Son Holland Ink Corp., Sappi, Kustom Group, Petzold Concept GmbH, Sun Chemical, Pitman, Flint Ink, INX Intl., QTech Business Products, Roland DGA, Vutek, and Lyson.

Fantastic plastics

Mar 1, 2005 12:00 AM, By Sabine Lenz

Synthetic papers are especially suitable in niche markets where moisture or other contaminants would damage wood-based papers. Synthetic papers can be used for maps, menus, book covers, signage, point-of-purchase, security cards, loyalty cards and unusual promotions.

Mixing small batches of ink in-house

Jan 1, 2005 12:00 AM, AP staff

Mercury Print Productions (Rochester, NY) has grown from one $400 printing press in founder Valerie Mannix's basement to a custom-designed 70,000-sq. -ft. facility. Mercury’s latest innovations include the recent installation of an Offset Paste Litho (OPL) series paste ink dispenser from INX International Ink Co. (Elk Grove Village, IL).

Paper 101 the basics

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By Sabine Lenz

It was a foggy morning in Sydney, Australia, when I heard the news. The marketing department of a well-known, worldwide software company had chosen me to design all the materials for its first user conference in the Southern Hemisphere the type of challenge we designers dream about! The company was committed to making a great first impression, so no expenses were to be spared: teaser postcards, invitations,

Kohl & Madden, a Sun Chemical Co.

Sep 29, 2004 12:00 AM,

Buying paper

Aug 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By Sabine Lenz

Cliches come in threes, and so does paper-buying advice. What's the most important real estate criteria? Location, location, location. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. What's the best way to buy paper? Plan, plan, plan. It may seem like common sense, but it's also sound advice. Whether you need standard papers or commodity grades where no current excess capacity exists,

Paper & ink FAQs

Jun 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By Sabine Lenz

Good news, printers: Creatives love print. In three studies conducted in the past year, the majority of respondents the median percentage was 77 said they design specifically for print. Designers reportedly love the quality and the control they have over the final piece. More designers are also doing their own print buying, which means they rely heavily on their printers to guide them on their choices.

Paper & ink roundup

May 1, 2004 12:00 AM,

Upgraded paper lines Sappi (Boston) has made significant improvements to its No. 2 products, Aero, Opus and Northwest. Aero, launched with what is said to be enhanced smoothness and print uniformity, boasts a 90 brightness and clean blue-white shades in weights from 90-lb. text to 10-pt. cover. Manufactured with a finishing process that provides a higher bulk-to-weight ratio than conventionally calendered

Digital paper

Mar 1, 2004 12:00 AM, by American Printer staff

A Q&A with consultant Merilyn Dunn on digital paper concerns and new product introductions

Picky, picky, picky

Dec 1, 2003 12:00 AM, by Margie Gallo Dana, Contributing editor |

6 areas to consider when choosing paper for a print job

Nine ideas for saving paper money

Aug 1, 2003 12:00 AM, by Cynthia Valentino, NAPL staff editor |

NAPL's Cynthia Valentino offers nine strategies for cost-effective paper buying strategies

Digital media is the key to optimal print quality

Oct 1, 2002 12:00 AM, Tamara Pope, Business Manager — Paper, Xerox Supplies North America

Advertorial by Xerox Supplies Business Group When Gutenberg first invented moveable type in the 15th century, little did he know that he would become the father of printing technology for more than 500 years. As the art of printing advanced, different types of paper stock and inks were developed to achieve the best quality results. Papers and inks are designed to get the most out of the press, whether

Media products that meet every application need

Oct 1, 2002 12:00 AM, Tamara Pope, Business Manager — Paper, Xerox Supplies North America

Advertorial by Xerox Supplies Business Group Paper for digital output engines has come a long way over the past five years. In the past, digital paper only encompassed copy papers for black-and-white devices. But with the proliferation of new types of digital output devices and the emergence of color as a dominant technology in this arena, paper and media offerings have increased substantially, providing

Electronic ink: print in motion

Jul 1, 2002 12:00 AM, Samantha Oller

Imagine a point-of-purchase (POP) display which, instead of bearing a static image, flashes moving text and pictures. And yet the display’s medium is no thicker than x-pt. board and is powered for up to a year by two AA batteries. Electronic ink, a proprietary material from E Ink Corp. (Cambridge, MA) is not actually ink but rather microcapsules containing postively charged white particles and negatively

avoiding paper pitfalls

Jun 1, 2002 12:00 AM,

Who knew that baseball pitchers and binderies face the same challenges? The Colorado Rockies recently announced a new scheme to cut down on home runs: The team is storing its baseballs in a temperature-controlled chamber to prevent them from drying out. According to one sportswriter, the idea is to make the balls easier for pitchers to grip and harder for batters to hit out of the ballpark. Similarly,

Managing paper costs

May 1, 2002 12:00 AM, BY KATHY REILLY President of Print Production Advisory |

In today's economy, competition is fierce for a sustainable piece of a fragile customer base. Printers must offer notable and consistent quality, commendable service and a fair price. While the last factor is not always the most critical, it is usually the first to get noticed and often the hardest to maintain. The need to control operating costs is indisputable, particularly when it comes to paper.

Paper Summit attendees optimistic about economy

Mar 11, 2002 12:00 AM, AP Staff

Attendees at the recent Paper Summit 2002 expo and conference in Atlanta were reportedly upbeat about what they saw and heard at the paper-industry show. More than 5,000 participants from such paper producers as Georgia-Pacific, International Paper, Inland Paperboard, Gulf States Paper and Visy Paper perused displays from more than 325 machinery and materials suppliers. Several hundred also attended

Banishing color-management chaos

Feb 1, 2002 12:00 AM, BY LAUREL BRUNNER Contributing editor and European editor for the Seybold Report | APeditor@primedia

Decent-quality digital-color production is finally within the reach of ordinary users. Of course, having the technology isn't necessarily the same as knowing how to use it effectively. In the past, color separations were produced using expensive closed electronic systems. The technology was proprietary and developers jealously guarded their chromatic crown jewels. Every part of the color-production