Description : The Printing Ink Manual was first published in 1961 under the auspices of the Society of British Printing Ink Manufacturers with the object of providing an authoritative work on printing ink technology. This, the fourth edition, continues that purpose and presents a comprehensive study of the current 'state of the art' in the ink industry. For those starting in the printing ink industry it is a textbook dealing with all aspects of the formulation and manufacture of printing ink. For the ink technician it is a practical manual and useful source of reference. For printers and users of printed material the manual supplies helpful information on the nature and behaviour of ink both on the printing press and as the finished print. Readers with a little scientific knowledge will have no difficulty in using the manual, but as in previous editions, sufficient chemistry and physics have been introduced to assist the advanced technician and research scientist.
Description : In print for over thirty years, The Printing Ink Manual, published on behalf of the Society of British Printing Ink Manufacturers, is the industry 'bible' for all printing ink technologists, manufacturers, packaging and publishing printers all over the world. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the new material present in this fifth edition reflects the substantial developments that have taken place in recent years, including: The dramatic expansion in the use of lithographic inks with particular attention to cold-set, head-set, sheet-set, sheet-fed and web offset and metal decorating inks. The use of flexographic inks in newspaper printing Ink-jet inks: a complete new chapter has been added The most recent theories of high-speed measurements in the rheology of inks The European Quality Assurance Standards ISO 9000 The latest legislation on health, safety and the environment. £/LIST£ All chapters have been reviewed, updated and expanded wherever needed. Further important features include a listing of all the raw materials used regularly in the manufacture of printing inks, giving full information on their physical and chemical properties. Formulation technology is fully illustrated with practical examples and the significance of environmental issues and quality management is also covered in detail. Legislation, mainly European and from the United States, together with specifications set by world-wide end-users have established printing ink as a truly international product. Many of the chapters in The Printing Ink Manual have been written by authors working for international companies to ensure that the contents include the widest international practices and The Printing Ink Manual therefore represents an international reference source which is used throughout the world.