It is said that in an average day,
a person will see close to 3,000 things containing printed text.
To make someone stop and look again,
we need to show them something different—something unique.
People are drawn to things
they have never seen before.
So we must try things
that have never been tried before.
Printing should not be a simple repetition of the same old processes.
We must find new ways of expressing our world
that move us and touch our hearts.
We will create things that stop people in their tracks,
and make them feel something that they have never felt before
—something they will never forget.
Because printing that is soon forgotten
is the same as a blank page.
Our creativity knows no limit.
Limitless creativity and expressive capabilities forged by our burning desire to take on any challenge. Pouring our heart and soul into our works. The diversity that comes from our ability to plan, to execute, to create, and to engineer at the highest levels. These are our proud strengths, our ultimate weapons, and our precious assets. We do what no-one has done before. We find new ways of expressing our world.
A one-stop solution from image processing
to platemaking and printing
Our services include so much more than simply receiving a manuscript, printing it nicely, and delivering it to you. Our goal is to use the latest printing technologies and monitor market trends so that we can provide you with products that meet your real needs. Image restoration, image composition, color conversion--these and other photo retouching techniques represent our most creative works. As the world has transformed fully from analog to digital, we have built a knowledge base that is second to none. It is this deep well of knowledge and experience that allows us to maintain our excellent reputation in the printing industry—a field known for its exacting standards. From fine art and commercial printing—where subtleties of color and texture can make or break a piece of work—to large-size color prints, on-demand printing, and special processing. We aim for perfection in all our works and across all processes.
Special printing, special processing,
and other creative solutions
We are always looking around us to see how the world is changing, what kind of new printing technologies and special processing techniques are emerging, and what new materials are available. Whether you are looking for strong customer appeal, a good cost performance, or just something a little bit different, we will propose a solution that meets your needs. Maybe you have been told by another company that what you want is “too hard”? For us, nothing is too hard. We have the experience, creativity, and drive to work with you and create a product that you are happy with.
KOKODÉ KAMIGAMI exhibition
We were invited to be part of the KOKODÉ KAMIGAMI exhibition by French photographer Philippe Marinig and ukiyo-e print artist Daimon Kinoshita. The KOKODÉ KAMIGAMI exhibition is being held at the Palazzo Morosini, an historic palace in Venice, Italy, during the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. The exhibition focuses on the spirit of sumo, Japan’s national sport. With this exhibition, the artists explore the mystique that surrounds sumo—an interest shared by both Philippe Marinig, who spend close to ten years in Japan, and Daimon Kinoshita. We worked with Takeo Co., Ltd., to print the works on Japanese paper.
2017 / Japanese paper (thick kozo [mulberry] paper) / UV inkjet and exhibition design
57th Venice Biennale KOKODÉ KAMIGAMI exhibition Palazzo Morosini
May 12, 2017 to July 16, 2017
SAKURA ISM Ver. Byobu
We participated in creating an exhibition by SAMURAI FOTO’s Hiroaki Hasumi of works with a cherry blossom (sakura) motif. UV white inkjet ink was effectively used to render the works on Japanese gold-leaf folding screens while maintaining the beauty and presence of the delicate gold foil paper.
2016 / Gold foil paper / UV inkjet
From the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston KUNIYOSHI & KUNISADA
We created a poster to be displayed in stations advertising the exhibition “From the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston KUNIYOSHI & KUNISADA” held in March 2016. The poster was the result of a collaboration with Kawaguchi Electric Works Co., Ltd., an equipment manufacturer that possesses state-of-the-art technologies such as silver nano-ink and electrostatic motors. The fan! The mythical Tengu! The giant shark! They feel so alive.
2016 / Special paper / UV inkjet
This poster was created using laser engraving on the same kind of handmade Japanese paper that SUNTORY uses for its HIBIKI whisky label. The beautiful amber color of the whisky is reproduced by painting nikawa glue on handmade Japanese paper. This poster won a silver award in the Design category at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The poster was also a double winner at Spikes Asia 2015, receiving a gold award in the Illustration category and a silver award in the Poster category.
2015 / Handmade Japanese paper / Laser engraving
desertic shop 3rd Anniversary
Liquid T-shirts Acrylic Keyholder
This is an acrylic keyholder that we were commissioned to make for the third anniversary of the opening of the desertic apparel brand store. The keyholder uses colorful acrylic to express the contrast of materials that is at the heart of the desertic brand. We made a limited batch of 100 keyholders all with different color combinations. We were involved right from the planning and design stages.
2017 / Acrylic / Laser processing
MUSASHINO ART UNIVERSITY OPEN CAMPUS
This is an etching-style 3D poster with 36,000 perforations that are punched out to form an image. We were commissioned to create everything from posters and pamphlets to flags, panels, and variety goods.
2015 / Clark Kent (paper) / Offset printing
DECOTRA PAPER CRAFT
A decoration truck made of paper that lights up when it moves. The visual was printed by UV inkjet on special paper printed with silver nano-ink. This was exhibited by the Paper Electronics Research Association at IGAS2015. The exhibit was the result of a collaboration using technologies such as printed circuit boards and electrostatic motors.
2015 / Special paper / UV inkjet and cutting processing
|Company name||SHOEI INC.|
|Address||2-5-22, Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0005, Japan.|
|Established||March 6, 1953|
|Capital||JPY 10 million|
|Managing director||Satoru Inoue|
|Number of employees||39|
|Correspondent financial institutions||
The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Kasugacho Branch
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Iidabashi Branch
Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Edogawabashi Branch
Tokyo City Shinkin Bank, Akihabara Branch
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