Proceedings of the International Symposium on [title], sponsored by the 21st Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society, and held in San Diego, August 1990. Twenty-one papers are organized within three broad categories: additives and water-based coating/ink systems, surface modifications and wettability, and ink/coating formulations and their characterization. The role of various additives to improve the performance and properties of water-based coatings with special reference to surface phenomena such as wettability, adhesion, surface energies, dispersion stability, particle size and size distribution are presented. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.