Since its founding, DNP has applied and developed P (Printing) & I (Information) technology and provided products and services that meet the needs of society utilizing its abundant technologies and expertise as strengths. Moving forward, we will further promote our business that we have already expanded into diverse business fields and create new value that promotes the growth of society as a whole.
DNP's technologies are divided into those that form the basis of our monozukuri (manufacturing)—microfabrication, precision coating and post-processing—and technologies that support monozukuri—project planning and design, information processing, material development and evaluation and analysis. As each of these technologies expands and becomes more sophisticated, new technologies are born. DNP's technologies that have emerged from the world of printing continue to evolve.
That said, having a broad lineup of technologies isn't DNP's only strength. We also combine our technologies to create products and services with new value.
We often depict these technologies using a "technology tree." The technology tree shows how the printing processes at the roots of the tree develop into technologies and 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 combining 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 combining diverse technologies.
Printing Technology Expansion and Enhancement
DNP’s printing technology originated with the Company’s founding in 1876, just after Japan began to modernize during the Meiji Restoration. Over the next 70 years or so, the Company manufactured paper-based printed materials, including books and magazines. While Japanese-style washi paper was still the norm at that time in Japan, DNP independently developed necessary materials, including cardboard for book covers.
From there, DNP achieved major breakthroughs in printing technology during the 1950s. Building on the technological advancements made through paper printing, the Company 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 DNP developed at different stages of the printing process.
DNP Features -People Bolstering Technology
This section details the behind-the-scenes endeavors of our employees who have made breakthroughs in our diversifying business fields.