1-12-4 Oji, Kita-ku
Tokyo, Japan 114-0002
Sales: $400 million (¥47,038 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: 685.
Comments: Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s leading ink manufacturers, is a specialist in offset and gravure printing inks.
Tokyo Printing Ink has five factories in Japan; outside of Japan, the company has subsidiaries in Shanghai, China; Bangkok, Thailand; and California.
Tokyo Printing Ink has enjoyed slight growth over the last few years, with sales increasing to $478 million. One key to Tokyo Printing Ink’s success is its focus on environmentally friendly and UV inks. Among its most recent launches are its Gaia web offset ink, Zipcure UV ink, News Major Chroma news ink; and a new non-toluene gravure ink.