History

Tokyo Printing Corporation U.S.A. was established in 1987 as a subsidiary of Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. located in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. is an independent manufacturer specializing in printing inks and plastic materials. Their international business includes Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and North America. In order to understand Tokyo Printing Corporation U.S.A. we would like to introduce you to the history of Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. You may also visit their website at http://www.tokyoink.co.jp/tpi_e/index.htm.

1916 Seibido Printing Corporation in Tokyo, Japan began to manufacture printing inks for their own printing use.
1923 Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. was established by separating the ink manufacturing department of Seibido Printing Corporation into an individual company.
1929 Sales branch opened in Osaka, Japan.
1930 Gravure Ink plant initiated in Tokyo, Japan.
1937 Headquarters moved to Tabata, Japan.
1953 Regional distributor established in Thailand.
1954 Offset printing ink sales and manufacturing facility opened in Kyushu, Japan.
1954 Offset printing ink sales and manufacturing facility opened in Nagoya, Japan.
1954 Ink sales branch opened in Hokkaido Japan.
1955 Began production of plastic colorants.
1958 Regional distributor established in Taiwan.
1958 Plastic manufacturing plant built in the Saitama Prefecture of Japan.
1959 Offset printing ink manufacturing branch opened in Hiroshima, Japan.
1961 Became a public company listed on Tokyo Securities Exchange.
1961 Invented ready-mixed gold metallic printing inks.
1963 Gravure ink manufacturing moved to a new larger facility in Yoshinocho Omiya, Japan.
1965 Plastic concentrates and additives plant built in Yoshinocho Omiya, Japan.
1968 Began distribution of Meiji Offset Blankets in Japan.
1968 Plastic colorant manufacturing plant built in Osaka, Japan
1972 Manufacturing and Research & Development plant built for toner in Yoshinocho Omiya, Japan.
1979 Began distribution of Konica's PS Plates in Japan.
1985 Liaison office created in Los Angeles, CA.
1986 Offset printing ink manufacturing plant built in Hanyu, Japan.
1987 Tokyo Printing Ink Corporation U.S.A. established in Los Angeles, California.
1990 Plastic sales branch opened in Sendai, Japan.
1991 Plastic colorant manufacturing plant built in the Gifu Prefecture of Japan. (Toki factory)
1992 Offset printing ink sales branch opened in Chiba, Japan.
1993 Offset printing ink and plastic sales branch opened in Nigata, Japan.
1996 Offset printing ink and plastic sales branch opened in Kyoto, Japan.
1999 Offset printing ink sales branch opened in East Tokorozawa, Japan.
2000 Tokyo Polymer Corporation established.
2001 Plastic colorants Toki factory ISO9001certified.
2003 Plastic colorants Yoshinocho Omiya factories ISO9001 certified.
2004 Offset printing inks Hanyu factory ISO9001 certified.