Our History

In 1900, four people with entrepreneurial spirit and Erhört letterpress technology, the most advanced printing technology of the day, began Japan’s modern printing industry.

Our History

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The inaugural Toppan statement proclaimed, “Our aim is to supply finely crafted printed materials at affordable prices using novel Western equipment.” The spirit of this statement continues to resonate at Toppan, which has established the similar yet expanded goal to “supply society with products and services of the highest quality driven by the latest technology.”

Now our business activities span the areas of commercial printing, securities printing, packaging, publications printing, electronics and IC business, but all of these divisions find their roots in the original letterpress printing of 1900.

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