Printing Ink Techincal Information
Some printing ink components have the potential to impact the environment. These potentially include the use of bio-derived renewable raw materials, the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Read the the real story in the NAPIM Whitepaper on ink and the environment.
Printing with inks formulated with soybean oils as a replacement for petroleum based oils is one of a number of approaches aimed at reducing the environmental impact of printed products Read the NAPIM Whitepaper - A Realistic Appraisal of Soy Inks
The BRC program was developed to respond to both printer and print buyer demands for information related to their supply chain’s efforts aimed at reducing or minimizing environmental impact.
NAPIM is a supporter of theSustainable Green Printing Partnership . The SPG mission is to encourage and promote participation in the worldwide movement to reduce environmental impact and increase social responsibility of the graphic communications industry through certification and continuous improvement of sustainability and best practices within manufacturing operations. learn more about sustainable printing
NAPIM is a supporter of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) which establishes numerous standards applicable to inks and coatings.
The International Standards Organization (ISO) also establishes and maintains test standards applicable to inks and coatings. Search ink test methods.
NAPIM is a supporter of the American National Standards Institute
The National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI)Technical Conference takes place annually in late September or early October. This conference focuses on current and developing printing technology issues. The NPIRI Summer Course takes place annually in mid-July at the Sonoco Institute at Clemson University.
Search the archive of technical presentations from the NPIRI Technical Conferences. Search all technical presentations from 2001 to the present
The use of metallic pigments in printing ink formulations is a frequent question asked of printing ink manufacturers. Due to health, safety and environmental concerns U.S. ink manufacturers discontinued the use of heavy metal-based pigments in inks more than 20+ years ago. Read the NAPIM Whitepaper on Metals in Ink
NPIRI bleaching white is now available.