Consumables-Ink - Conventional Offset
When multiple analog and digital printing processes are being used to produce various printed pieces, it’s important to know which output device has the smallest color gamut so decisions can be made about how to reproduce color across all of the devices.
Across the globe, shipping delays, supply chain issues, and product shortages continue to plague nearly every industry. These problems are no less prevalent in the wide-format printing industry. Within that segment lies a crucial piece of the puzzle experiencing issues: ink.
Due to ongoing pandemic related challenges, Flint CPS announced price increases for heatset and coldset inks across North America. Costs continue to increase across all raw material supply chain categories including; pigments, resins, solvents, and others.
The continued escalation of raw material costs, increasing international and domestic freight rates, and shortages of key material inputs into the printing ink supply chain, have all contributed to this price increase.
Having a good color management strategy for matching offset and digital jobs means having a target, a set process, and verification.
Sun Chemical will increase prices across a broad portfolio of its packaging and commercial sheetfed inks, coatings, and adhesives in North America, effective March 15, 2021.
The printing industry continues to face relentless raw material shortages, worsening supply chain conditions and new disruptions, such as U.S. tariffs against China.