Sun Chemical is implementing an eight percent price increase for its commercial and screen inks sold in North America, effective January 1. According to Mark Levin, president of Sun’s Commercial Group, the company cannot continue to absorb increases in raw materials and operating costs. “During these challenging times, we have taken many steps to reduce our operating costs in an effort to offset these increases,” Levin said. “We recognize the impact this has on our customers but must take this action to protect the long-term viability of our business.” Levin said one factor behind increased costs is suppliers of key materials abandoning the printing ink industry
Consumables-Ink - Inkjet
ANN ARBOR, MI—December 14, 2006—Flint Group’s North American Packaging and Sheetfed divisions announced they will increase prices on all packaging and commercial inks. Customers will be notified directly by Flint Group’s sales organization to discuss the impact for the particular products they purchase. Flint Group will honor their contractual obligations in implementing the increases. Price increases are effective February 1, 2007. Doug Labertew and Susan Kuchta, vice presidents and general managers of the Sheetfed and Packaging Divisions, respectively, noted that rising costs of raw materials and energy continue to put enormous pressure on the costs of these inks. Susan Kuchta explained further: “Unfortunately, these increases
NORTHLAKE, IL—December 1, 2006—Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, the Sun Chemical Commercial Group has announced an 8 percent price increase on its commercial and screen inks sold in North America, effective Jan. 1, 2007. “During these challenging times we have taken many steps to reduce our operating costs in an effort to offset these increases. Sun Chemical cannot continue to absorb these increases, and therefore must pass along a portion of the actual increases taken,” said Mark J. Levin, president of the Commercial Group. “We recognize the impact this has on our customers but must take this action to
PARSIPPANY, NJ—Sept. 27, 2006—Sun Chemical, the world’s foremost manufacturer of inks and organic pigments, will be prominently featured in an upcoming episode of the History Channel’s “Modern Marvels” series on the history and usage of ink. The one-hour episode visits two Sun Chemical manufacturing locations and several of its printing customers. The show is scheduled to air on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. EST. “Sun Chemical has been manufacturing ink nearly 200 years, and we are pleased that the History Channel recognized our innovations and contributions to the development of the industry,” said Brad Schrader, chief marketing officer. The History Channel
FOSTER CITY, CA—Sept. 27, 2006—EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format inkjet printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group Incorporated, for approximately $40 million in cash. Jetrion is a leading innovator of inkjet printers, inks and custom printing systems for the label and packaging industries. EFI expects the transaction to close in the fourth quarter of 2006, subject to certain closing conditions. “Jetrion’s advanced technology and very talented team are great additions to our inkjet business and are a key element
Sun Chemical, a manufacturer of printing inks and organic pigments, plans to sell certain assets of its Sun Graphic press blankets business to Day International, a blanket supplier. The asset purchase is subject to the satisfaction of the customary closing conditions and is expected to be effective August 31, 2006. The two companies will also enter into a distribution agreement for the sale of Sun Graphic blankets.
Sun Chemical announced price increases of 9 percent on all publication inks, effective July 1. Additionally, surcharges will be applied where necessary to cover increasing costs in energy and freight. “Despite our efforts to mitigate the impact of the rising costs in materials and fuel through active involvement with our supplier base and by driving internal efficiencies, raw materials—particularly ink oils and rosin resins—make up the majority of our costs and continue to spiral with no relief in sight,” explains Chris Parrilli, corporate vice president and president, North American publication inks.
LOS ANGELES--Robert Gans, 88, an old-school entrepreneur and showman who used hard work, wit and celebrities to hawk his company’s line of inks, passed away last Friday after a brief battle with cancer. Mr. Gans founded Gans Ink in 1950, which has grown to a $25 million a year business. Although he had not been involved in day-to-day activities since the early 1990s, Mr. Gans still phoned in or dropped by the office to see how things were going, according to Gans Ink President Jeff Koppelman. “Bob certainly was an icon in this industry,” Koppelman said. “His marketing techniques were legendary and he truly was an