Legislative changes continually create new challenges for ink formulators. Since few regulations affect us directly, it has often been difficult to predict customers’ and end-users’ reactions to these changes. Today, our industry is organised to identify and understand issues that will affect our products, in time to consider our position and take measured action. Our responsible approach to the protection of human and environmental health, as illustrated by our adoption of exclusion lists, has buffered the industry from legislation that may otherwise have had very significant and disruptive effects. I believe that the ink industry is better equipped than ever to ensure that the health of printers, consumers and the environment continue to be at insignificant risk from its products.