Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd
Native name
Dai Nippon Insatsu kabushiki gaisha
Company typePublic kabushiki gaisha
TYO: 7912
FoundedOctober 9, 1876; 147 years ago (1876-10-09)
Key people
Yoshitoshi Kitajima (president)
ProductsIC tag, thermal transfer ribbons, smart card, shadow mask, photomask, building material
ServicesBusiness service, commercial printing
Revenue¥1,466,400,000,000 (as of March 31, 2023)[1]
Number of employees
38,246 (consolidated, 2023)[1]
SubsidiariesDNP Imagingcomm Europe DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation

Dai Nippon Printing (大日本印刷, Dai Nippon Insatsu), established in 1876, is a Japanese printing company which operates its printing in three areas: information communications, lifestyle and industrial supplies, and electronics.[2]

The company is involved in a wide variety of printing processes, ranging from magazines to shadow masks for the production of displays, as well as out-coupling enhancement structures for LCD displays and scattering for display backlights. They employ more than 35,000 people.

Dai Nippon also operates Honto.jp, an online "hybrid" bookstore that sells both print and digital books.[3]

DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation

DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation (DNP IAM) is a US-based subsidiary of Dai Nippon Printing, segmented into three categories: Photo, Barcode, and Card.[4] Formerly known as DNP IMS America, the subsidiary renamed in June 2014 to DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation.[5] The company's barcode division manufactures thermal transfer ribbon technology, and the company's photo division manufactures dye-sublimation media for its card customers and printers and media for retailers, event photographers, and photo booth operators in North American, Canadian, and Latin American markets. Shinichi Yamashita was appointed president of DNP IAM in October 2017.[6]

DNP IAM manufactures thermal transfer ribbons for a variety of applications including automotive, electronics, food and beverage, inventory and logistics, pharmaceutical, and retail. It also manufactures printers and media for photo booth operators, event photographers, and retailers in North America and Latin America.

Its DS620A, DS820A, and DS-RX1HS dye-sublimation printers are widely used in the photography industry.[7][8] It launched its QW410 printer in 2020, which is known as the smallest dye-sublimation printer on the market. [9] DNP IAM also manufactures the media required to print using dye-sublimation technology.[10]

DNP IAM designed a Snap Lab SL620A kiosk system for retailers[11] and manufactures a passport and ID photo solution called the IDW520.[12]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Dai Nippon Printing on the Forbes Global 2000 List". Forbes.com. Retrieved 14 December 2023.
  2. ^ "DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO LTD (7912:Tokyo): Company Description". Investing.Businessweek.com. Archived from the original on July 31, 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  3. ^ "DNP to Market On-Demand Book Service with MaruzenJunkudo Bookstores and honto.jp". DNP.co.jp/eng. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  4. ^ "DNP Imagingcomm America Corp". Bloomberg. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  5. ^ "DNP's U.S. Division Gets New Name: DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation". Digital Imaging Reporter. June 30, 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  6. ^ Pasini, Mike (October 3, 2017). "DNP Appoints Yamashita President of DNP IA". Photo Corners. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  7. ^ Needleman, Ted (March 30, 2015). "DNP DS620A photo printer is overkill for consumers, but moneymaker for pros". Digital Trends. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  8. ^ Arva-Toth, Zoltan (June 13, 2016). "DNP DS-RX1HS". Photography Blog. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  9. ^ Kleiman, Joe (January 28, 2020). "DNP introduces most compact and lightweight dye-sublimation printer on market". InPark Magazine. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  10. ^ Clemmons, Sebastian (December 31, 2018). "DNP INTRODUCES GROUNDBREAKING OPTIONS FOR DYE-SUBLIMATION PRINTING: NEW SILVER PEARL AND METALLIC MEDIA". The Fox Magazine. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  11. ^ Staff, Special Events (February 21, 2017). "DNP Offers Compact Photo-Printing Kiosk System for Events". Special Events. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  12. ^ "DNP launches passport and ID photo solution". Kiosk Marketplace. 24 August 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.