"The decision to specialize in ink
production marks the true birth of the 'Siegweierk' brand," said Siegwerk CEO Herbert Forker.
During that month, the Israeli military carried out a campaign of mass detentions in the territories, holding over 1,000 Palestinian men in a week and etching ID numbers in ink
on some detainees' arms.
Gravure is a process wherein a printing cylinder that contains an image area comprised of a pattern of tiny holes (called cells) runs partially immersed in ink
. The ink fills in the cells, and excess ink is scraped off the OD of the cylinder by a blade.
But the more rapid delivery of the ink onto the substrate has necessitated changes in ink formulations.
"OEMs have typically locked in ink sales through bundling 'tie-ins' with machine servicing," said Mr.
SOY-BASED INKS - soy oil and other vegetable-based oils are a promising replacement for some of the volatile petroleum products used as vehicles in inks
. "Soy-based inks are better, but you still can't eat them," one designer says.