Tokyo, Japan 114-0002
Sales: $478 million (¥47,820 million) consolidated.
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; Kazufumi Sakai, board director; Koichi Ito, board director; Kimihiro Enomoto, board director; Satoshi Horikawa, board director; Akihiro Deguchi, executive officer of Ink Sales Division.
Number of Employees: 693.
Comments: One of Japan’s leading ink manufacturers, Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. specializing in offset and gravure inks. Tokyo Printing Ink has five factories in Japan, and outside of Japan, has subsidiaries in Shanghai, China; Bangkok, Thailand; and California.
Tokyo Printing Ink enjoyed slight growth in 2013, with sales increasing 1% to $478 million. Tokyo Printing Ink’s emphasis on environmentally friendly and UV inks is playing a key role in this growth, including recent releases such as Gaia web offset ink, Zipcure UV ink, News Major Chroma news ink, and a new non-toluene gravure ink.