Graphic Chemical & Ink Company is a world leader in the fine art field of printmaking. We manufacture our own time-tested inks for etching, litho and relief printing, as well as sell screen print inks, papers, tools, chemistry, plates and supplies for all of a printmaker's needs

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Location: Villa Park, Illinois, United States

I have worked for Graphic Chemical & Ink Company since 1968 - with a brief hiatus(almost 4 years) to travel the World courtesy of my uncle. Sadly it turns out it was my Uncle Sam, and I wasn't too thrilled about the places that he chose to send me. My wife and I have run Graphic Chemical for many years, and have enjoyed the travel that comes with the position. We get to meet our customers (and the occasional vendor) from all over the World

Friday, April 06, 2007


Whew, it's finally over! That interminable wait to share good news with friends is what I'm talking about. Earlier you saw, or at least I hope you saw, my piece on Graphic Chemical purchasing Stones Crayons. We've been working on this for just about a year - pointing towards the SGC meeting in Kansas City as place to announce it to the printmaking world. And that's just what we did.

With the help of Craig and Pam Cornwall (now of Trilobite Press), we held a raffle at Southern Graphics Conference. First Prize was a Trilobite Leather Roller, a small Litho Stone and assorted inks and Stones drawing products - a $600 value. To insure some level of impartiality, we asked Anita Jung, SGC President, to draw the winners names. First place went to long-time friend Charles Jones of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nachagdoches, TX. Congratulations to Charlie.

The announcement of the next shows is always received with great anticipation. Next year's show will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. They are already soliciting input from those who attended SGC in Kansas City, both artists and vendors, so we look for another stellar show in '08.

The 2009 SGC conference will be held at Columbia College in the heart of Chicago's Loop. We are really excited about the prospects of having a show so close to our world headquarters (sounds pretty impressive doesn't it. I'm trying it out for size to see if it has staying power!) We're looking for ideas on how we can best capitalize on the proximity. Any ideas will be gratefully received.


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