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Latest update: 27/04/2017 14:01:32

Shuho Co., Ltd.

High-precision curved-surface printing technology enabling full-color gradation printing

We perform surface decorative processing such as curved-surface full-color printing and special printing for mobile phones, personal computers and automotive parts, based on our high-precision curved-surface printing technology. Our full-color fine printing on curved surfaces also controls the film thickness, and our halftone (gradation) printing technology, which is our field of expertise, involves printing directly; the benefit of these two methods is that they enable precise printing and positioning. In addition, we can print ultra-fine conductive wiring, which is achieved by applying our micron-level printing technology.


Other presentation

[Company strength]
Our high-precision curved-surface printing technology is not available from any other companies, and we also have approximately 100 patents; thus, we have earned a high reputation from companies in the automotive, game machine, mobile phone and personal computer industries. In addition, our micron-level printing technology for application to ultra-fine conductive wiring is also environmentally friendly as the plating is printed, eliminating the need for etching as well as chromium and print remover, which are required in the conventional photo-etching technology for wiring. In addition, our micron-level printing technology uses very little material. We can print an antenna on the surface of a single cellular phone, and then start mass production.

Special curved-surface printing

[Strength of products/technologies]
Full-color (photo) printing on a curved surface cannot be achieved without printing red, blue, yellow and black dots in units of 1–2 microns, but it can be finely achieved by controlling the film thickness. Our specific area of expertise is halftone (gradation) direct printing technology, which enables printing and positioning on a curved surface with high precision, unlike the conventional method where printing on film is done by transfer. In addition, halftone printing enables artwork creation in approximately ten minutes, making it possible to print on an object, show it to the customer on-site, and then return with a sample on the same day.

[Representative's message]
With respect to overseas deployment, we currently sell printing devices and are looking for partners in limited regions. We have expanded our domestic sales channel mainly in the automotive and game machine industries, and are entering many other fields.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We deal with listed companies, and have established a comprehensive structure including for overseas deployment.

[Market share/Ranking]
We have the number-one market share (approximately 60%) in Japan for the decoration and surface treatment of glass frames.

[Awards and media coverage]
Fukui Prefecture Science and Technology Encouragement Award, 2nd Monozukuri Craftsmanship Nippon Grand Award, Prime Minister’s Award (Gold Prize)

NHK, The Nikkei, Fukui Shimbun and various other media


[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
We have a proven track record in various industries including mobile phones, automotive and game machines.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
Sample submission stage

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Hokuriku Head Office, SMRJ