Process Management

Ink Mileage: Measure & Manage

In we reviewed ink transfer. With this basic understanding, we can move on to actual numbers on the basis of that which can be measured can be managed. Skeptics abound who believe there are too many variables to get useful data. Others think this is an opportunity to isolate and minimize process variation and thus improve productivity and reduce waste.

Managing the Ink Films

Last month we discussed ink composition in relation to various printing methods. Now we’ll look at basic differences in ink delivery.

Ink 101: Part II

Last month we reviewed ink usage numbers as an input to converting, noting that as a percentage, ink purchases are small, especially when compared to

Ink 101: Part I

It is estimated the total North American (US and Canada) market for packaging materials is approximately $125 billion in annual shipments. Ink is a relatively

 

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