Since its founding, DNP has applied and developed printing and information (P&I) technologies and utilized its abundant technologies and expertise as strengths to provide products and services that meet society's needs. Moving forward, we will further promote business expansion into diverse business fields and create new value that promotes the growth of society as a whole.
Technology Tree: P&I technologies expansion (PDF 5.8MB)(Open PDF)
Our technologies are divided into those that form the basis of our monozukuri (manufacturing), such as microfabrication, precision coating and post-processing, and those that support monozukuri, including planning and design, information processing, materials development, and evaluation and analysis. As each of these technologies develops and becomes more sophisticated, new technologies have been born. Our technologies that have emerged from the world of printing continue to evolve.
That said, having a broad lineup of technologies isn't our only strength. We also synergize our technologies to create products and services with new value.
We often depict these technologies using a "technology tree." The technology tree shows how technologies developed from the printing processes at the roots of the tree combine with materials—like pieces of a puzzle—to change form and create a range of products.
For example, when creating books, basic printing technology is combined with bookbinding technology and a material—paper. Afterwards, by replacing paper with films or metal, and by synergizing even more sophisticated technologies, we have created products and services including packaging, decorative materials and electronics components.
Moving into the future, we will continue to create new value by synergizing diverse technologies.
Printing technology expansion and enhancement
Our printing technology originated in 1876, just after Japan began to modernize during the Meiji Restoration. Over the next 70 years or so, we manufactured paper-based printed materials, including books and magazines. While Japanese-style washi paper was still the norm at that time in Japan, we independently developed necessary materials, including cardboard for book covers.
From there, we achieved major breakthroughs in printing technology during the 1950s. Building on the technological advancements made through paper printing, DNP began printing on a wider range of non-paper materials, such as textiles, films, metal and glass, and then expanded and diversified its business accordingly.
By broadening and enhancing its printing technologies, DNP has created products that at first glance may appear unrelated to printing, but are in fact rooted in the printing process. This section features part of technologies that we have developed at different stages of the printing process.
Development of unique information processing technology alongside digitization in printing technology
A technology for forming the ultrafine patterns originally used for making printing plates
The application of the technology of evenly coating ink leads to the development of functional packaging materials
From bookbinding and paper product processing to the development of processing technologies including film packaging and plastic molding
Read more about basic technologies here(Open in a new window)
P&I LAB. TECHNOLOGY
The P&I LAB. TECHNOLOGY is a facility focused on our strengths—technology related to printing and information (P&I)—as a starting point for creating new value through collaboration with others.
Product safety and quality
To fulfill its responsibility as a company that provides products and services to society, we recognize that safety and quality are utmost priorities. We introduce our approach, management systems and initiatives regarding the safety and quality of our products.
Here we introduce a selection of technology-related content.