The National Soy Ink Information Center

So you’ve been following TreeHugger for awhile, you know you want to turn your office into a green environment and one of the tips you’ve been looking for is where to get soy ink. Thanks to Chris L., we’ve got it. First, did you know that the American Newspaper Publishers Association (ANPA)--now known as the Newspaper Association of America (NAA)--developed soy ink in 1987? It was after imported oil shortages threatened many industries dependent on petroleum-based products. This included the printing industry, which relied solely on petroleum oils for its printing inks. In 10 short years, soy ink's U.S. market share has quadrupled, from less than 5 percent in 1989 to 22.5 percent today. In the United States alone, soybean oil usage in printing ink is 103 million pounds annually. But there's still room to grow. When soy ink reaches its full potential, it will consume 457 million pounds of soybean oil a year...On the National Soy Ink Information Center’s Web site, they have free info that’s very helpful. From fact sheets to color comparison posters, we’re sure you’ll dig it. Okay, so you’ve already done your soy ink research and know you want to use it? Well, one key element is that they’ve listed a bunch of manufacturers all over the world that can supply you with soy ink. So whether you have customers that utilize your printing services or you print in-house, this is a site you might want to check out. ::The National Soy Ink Information Center [by KD]