David Savastano, Editor01.16.19
From its beginnings in 1928 as a distributor of printing ink and equipment in Tokyo to today, Megami Ink has been a leader in specialty inks. Now, nine decades later, Megami Ink has made its mark in both conventional and UV curable inks as well as niche fields where its metallic, fluorescent and pearlescent inks and coatings help customers differentiate their products, and the company is looking to the next century.
Megami Ink has a rich history, beginning in 1928 when Tatsujiro Arai established the Kinshodou shop in Tokyo. In 1936, the company began producing inks in Arakawa, Tokyo, and opened a second operation in Matsuida town, Gunma prefecture in 1945. By 1950, the company constructed its head office in Ueno, Tokyo, and changed its name to Megami Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. Megami would open Megami Corporation, its US operations, in 1984, as well as a partnership with DongGuan GangRi Printing Materials Technology Co., Ltd. in China.
Yutaka Shikano, business development manager, Megami
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