7. Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
1-12-4 Oji, Kita-ku
Tokyo, Japan 114-0002
Sales:$563 million (¥46,636 million).
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, managing executive officer; Kazufumi Sakai, director, managing executive officer; Koichi Ito, director, executive officer.
Number of Employees: 656.
Comments: Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s leading ink manufacturers, saw sales basically remain flat, as they decreased 1.7% to ¥6,636 million. The company faced higher raw materials and announced price revisions on its offset and gravure inks in May 2011.
Tokyo Printing Ink’s major product lines include 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 to its inks, the company makes synthetic resins, color and additive concentrates and compounds and other chemical products,
Tokyo Printing Ink continues to emphasize developing ecologically responsible offset and gravure printing inks and related products for various industries that are superior in quality and performance.