Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sales: $543 million (47,440 million yen).
Major Products: Sheetfed, heatset and coldset offset inks; solvent-based and water-based gravure inks; inkjet inks and dry toners; fountain solutions and printing additives.
Key Personnel: Atsuo Ohashi, president; Koichi Ishihara, director, executive officer; Koichi Ito, director, executive officer; Kazufumi Sakai, director, executive officer.
Number of Employees: 667.
Comments: The downturn in the global economy impacted ink manufacturers heavily, and Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s leading ink manufacturers, was no exception, as it saw its sales decrease 13 percent.
Among Tokyo Printing Ink’s major product lines are its Zipset offset inks, featuring sheetfed, heatset, coldset, UV, metallic, rubber-based and magnetic inks and process and Pantone colors, as well as inkjet inks and dry toners. In addition, the company makes synthetic resins, color and additive concentrates and compounds and other chemical products.