Basic Technologies

Letterpress printing was a state-of-the-art technology in Japan when DNP was originally founded as a letterpress printing firm. Since then, the company has branched out into various businesses by developing and applying printing technologies. The diverse technologies and expertise that underpin our wide range of printing operations and services are highlighted in the following pages through the example of the processes involved in printing a book.

DNP's Technologies Seen through the Printing Process

Printing Process

Technologies used at this stage of the printing process

  1. 1

    Project Planning
    Envisioning what output will be printed

    Project planning and designing

  2. 2

    Information Processing
    Preparing the manuscript for printing

    Information processing technologies

  3. 3

    Film and plate making
    Making a printing plate

    Micro fabrication technology

  4. 4

    Transferring ink onto paper

    Precision Coating

  5. 5

    Binding and Post-processing
    Folding, gathering, and binding

    Post-processing technologies

Technologies that underpin the printing process

  • Materials Development
    Organic synthesis technology, distribution and mixing technology, color and photosensitive materials and polymeric materials
  • Evaluation and Analysis
    Analysis planning, analysis technology, process and material diagnosis technology, simulation technology, and analysis information database technology

    Technologies that underpin the printing process

    Evaluation and Analysis

    Evaluation and analysis are technologies that are essential in the product guarantee of electronics components where nanometer scale accuracy is required, and in defect correction in order to raise yield.
    Such techniques are also useful in improving time and cost efficiency, from device-driven equipment analysis, analysis information database to preliminary simulations of high cost manufacturing process.

    • Analysis planning

      Designing the assembly of evaluation methods, analytical devices and processing systems. The key is how rapidly and how accurately results can be obtained.

    • Analysis technology

      Physical and chemical analysis method that identifies and quantifies ingredients, and performs structural analysis through the use of spectroscopy and structural analysis-based cutting-edge analytical equipment. DNP is responding with a large scale analytical center.

    • Simulation technology

      Databases are compiled and analyzed according to the purpose of materials manufactured on production lines, behavior airflow patterns, and more. This allows for prediction of production line output and the quality and performance of materials and products. Simulation technology leads to optimal high-quality material design and efficient and reliable production lines.

    • Database analysis technology

      A technology that rapidly and accurately identifies the cause of product defects, mainly by comparing instrument analysis data with the analytical databases or proprietary company databases.