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DNP Establishes New Plant in Kansai Area for Hologram Production

Strengthens production system for advanced security products


Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. ("DNP," head office: Tokyo, president: Yoshitoshi Kitajima, capital: 114.4 billion yen) has established a new hologram production plant in the Kansai area, and is set to begin operations on December 13, 2012.

Using an integrated production system, the new plant manufactures embossed holograms which offer both excellent design characteristics and high security against forgery, and Lippmann holograms, which can only be fabricated by a few companies worldwide and are extremely difficult to counterfeit. Operation of the new plant will strengthen DNP's hologram supply system.

[Background to establishment of the new plant]

Holograms are widely used for security against forgery on various tradable certificates such as merchandise coupons and gift tickets, identification documents such as passports and employee ID cards, and credit cards, and also for protection of brand names of expensive consumer goods. However, there has been no substantial abatement in the number of forged brand-name products in Japan or abroad, and the financial damage wreaked by counterfeit tradable certificates and IDs continues to rise worldwide. Against such backdrop there is an increasing demand for high-security holograms offering excellent visibility.

DNP supplies embossed holograms and Lippmann holograms, and its hologram manufacturing technology is highly acclaimed internationally. To respond to the continuously expanding needs of customers, DNP has established a dedicated hologram manufacturing plant to strengthen its hologram production system.

[New plant]

The new hologram plant features a building with advanced earthquake-resistance - consisting of laminated rubber, viscous dampers, sliding bearings, oil dampers and other devices - as well as a clean room with a high dust-proofing performance (Class-100), which is used for the production of high-quality holograms utilizing micro process engineering technology. The operation of the new plant augments the cutting-edge control system required for the manufacture of future-minded security products, and at the same time allows for scalability in response to the globally expanding use of holograms on social infrastructure-related products such as bank notes, passports, driving licenses, and social security cards. The plant will be managed by DNP's group company, DNP Data Techno Kansai Co., Ltd.*

  • Total floor area: Approx. 4,200 m2
  • Start date of production: December 13, 2012

[Future effort]

DNP continues to provide holograms for the protection of product brand names and for the prevention of forgery of items requiring high levels of security, such as IDs and passports, and aims to achieve sales of 20 billion yen in the next five years through 2017.


* DNP Data Techno Kansai Co., Ltd.
President: Yoshiki Sasabe
Capital: 100,000,000 yen
Head office address: 712-10, Oaza-toin, Kawanishi-cho, Shiki-gun, Nara
Date of establishment: October 1, 2003
Lines of business: Production of various business forms and plastic cards, and development and manufacture of holograms
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