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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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

Saturday, April 03, 2010


Southern Graphics has come and gone, and after my tirade earlier about the planning for the show, I humbly admit that it went fairly well. The allotted time was pretty slim, but the vendors, as always, were pretty inventive . Simply put, we just stayed until close to 5 pm the second day.

I don't know the total registration for the conference, but it was fairly substantial - probably less than Chicago last year, but given the economy, it was better than expected. There were a few new vendors, some who returned for the first time in years, and the old standbys. Once again, the number of students in attendance was fantastic. I think the longest travel involved was from Argentina, but I saw delegates from England, Alaska and Italy - and I wasn't looking too hard.

I want to extend my thanks to the Philadelphia organizing committee for a well run show and a great facility.