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The HKS trademark association e. V. was founded by the three printing and artists' paint manufacturers Hostmann-Steinberg Druckfarben, Kast & Ehinger Druckfarben and H. Schmincke & Co. The initials of the three companies gave rise to the abbreviation HKS.

Hostmann-Steinberg printing inks

Hostmann-Steinberg GmbH is part of the merger of hubergroup Deutschland GmbH, which, together with the other affiliated companies, is one of the largest printing ink manufacturers in the world. Hubergroup is a leader in sheetfed and web offset printing inks and offers a comprehensive product range for packaging printing.

Kast & Ehinger printing inks

The printing ink factory Kast + Ehinger, founded in 1865, was acquired by the BASF Group in 1970. After that, the company was called BASF Drucksysteme. In 2005, the company merged with the American Flint Ink Company. Flint CPS Inks Germany is a leading global manufacturer of printing inks and printing plates with associated service activities, such as processing equipment and comprehensive technical support. The printing inks with the quality brand K + E will continue to be produced.

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H. Schmincke & CO. GmbH & Co. KG

Founded in 1881, the company is one of the market leaders in the field of artist paints. The company H. Schmincke & Co. produces oil, acrylic and watercolor paints for traditional painting as well as colors for various artistic purposes such as linocut, pastel crayons, gouache paints and pigments.