Gans Ink & Supply

Ink Company Founder Gans, 88, Passes
March 27, 2006

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

Accessorize Your In-plant
November 1, 2003

Often overlooked and rarely explored, offset blankets and inks are those essential accessories that deserve a closer look. By Mike Llewellyn A trio of two-color offset presses keep University of Southern Maine's Administrative Services busy, says Production Supervisor Fred Degenhardt. To keep the quality of the impressions high, he says the in-plant has maintained a relationship with A.B.Dick to stock the shop with press blankets. "We run everything from business cards to clasp envelopes here," he says. Degenhardt explains that for the mid-sized presses the in-plant runs, he has found semi-compressible blankets to be ideal. "Softer blankets tend to mean less headaches for us,"