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Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. Develops Transparent Hologram Ribbon

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. has developed a transparent hologram ribbon to protect ID photos and numbers printed on card surfaces and will be available by April 2015. On the surface of ID cards such as employee ID cards, membership cards, and other identification documents, information including card holder?s photos and ID numbers are printed. The printed surfaces of ID cards are normally covered with a protective layer to protect against daily wear and tear, including abrasion against wallet or card cases or contact with card readers/writers and discoloration in sunlight. Conventional protective layers typically demonstrate wear resistance of 500 cycles or less in the Taber abrasion test. Wear resistance at this unsatisfactory level results in depressed visibility of ID photos and numbers by abrasion, in turn requiring ID cards to be reissued on a regular basis. The conventional strategy for protecting the surfaces of ID cards that require high durability involves lamination with an additional protective film, and there was interest in eliminating the extra cost and labor associated with this additional lamination. In order to respond to those needs, DNP has developed a transparent hologram ribbon for card printer that allows a higher wear resistance. The new ribbon developed by DNP, has a surface protective layer that offers wear resistance capable of withstanding 2,500 or more cycles, or five times better than existing products, based on the Taber abrasion test. This allows users to simply print ID photos and numbers on card surfaces without the need for protective lamination film, while achieving wear resistance equivalent to cards laminated with conventional protective films (According to DNP study). In addition to superior wear resistance, the strong anti-counterfeiting properties can be obtained by applying the transparent hologram at the same time as card printing. DNP plans to market the new transparent hologram ribbons for applications ranging from credit cards to A cards and cards for transportation systems, as well as domestic and international ID cards, and to launch promotional activities targeting card printer manufacturers, companies and organizations that issue cards. DNP aims for total sales of JPY 3 billion for the three year period until March 31, 2018. DNP will also continue applying this newly developed technology, seeking to expand the lineup to include transparent ribbons, ribbons for large card printers for mass production, and so.

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ending March 31, 2015; Announces Interim Dividend for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Dividend Guidance for the Year Ending March 31, 2015

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. announced consolidated earnings results for the six months ended September 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported net sales of JPY 715,734 million against JPY 709,625 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 22,411 million against JPY 24,003 million a year ago. Net income was JPY 15,154 million or JPY 23.32 per diluted share against JPY 14,866 million or JPY 23.02 per diluted share a year ago. Ordinary income was JPY 25,309 million against JPY 27,021 million a year ago. For the year ending March 31, 2015, the company expects net sales of JPY 1,500,000 million, operating income of JPY 52,000 million, ordinary income of JPY 54,000 million and net income of JPY 26,000 million or JPY 40.38 per share. The company announced interim dividend of JPY 16 per share for the six months ended September 30, 2014 compared to JPY 16 per share a year ago. The company expected year end dividend guidance of JPY 16 per share and annual dividend guidance of JPY 32 per share for the year ending March 31, 2015 compared to year end dividend guidance of JPY 16 per share and annual dividend guidance of JPY 32 per share a year ago.

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. to Report Q2, 2015 Results on Nov 06, 2014

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. announced that they will report Q2, 2015 results on Nov 06, 2014

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. Launches New Dye Sublimation Digital Photo Printer

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. has announced the launch of the DP-DS80DX, a dye sublimation digital photo printer. The DP-DS80DX is a printer suitable for services, such as high resolution duplex prints of photobooks or calendars at retail outlets or laboratories. The DP-DS80DX integrates refinements to the DS80 that facilitated high resolution high speed prints even while maintaining a compact size, and is a newly developed unit that makes it possible to supply sheet-type receiver paper and output duplex prints. Simplex prints use roll-type receiver paper and duplex prints use sheet-type paper, which can be set at the same time, avoiding media switching time and effort, and making it possible for a single printer to respond to both duplex and simplex prints needs. As the DP-DS80DX is compatible with multiple print sizes, from a single size media, a variety of print sizes can be produced without changing media. With a compact design that is easy to install and to operate, the DP-DS80DX facilitates the expansion of on-demand printing services. It is possible to select gloss or matte finish for either duplex or simplex prints, making it possible to respond to diversified printing needs, including photobooks, calendars and greeting cards. As a result of an overcoat finish that can only be produced using the dye sublimation thermal transfer format, compared to other printing formats, the DP-DS80DX is ideal for print services, such as photobooks, that demand virtually non-adhesive print surface duplex prints.

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended June 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year Ending March 31, 2015

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported net income of ¥7,534 million or ¥11.53 per diluted share on net sales of ¥355,193 million against net income of ¥7,060 million or ¥10.96 per diluted share on net sales of ¥349,151 million a year ago. Operating income of ¥11,700 million and ordinary income of ¥14,643 million against operating income of ¥11,486 million and ordinary income of ¥14,279 million a year ago. For the full year ending March 31, 2015, the company expects net income to be ¥26,000 million or ¥40.38 per share on net sales to be ¥1,500,000 million along with operating income to be ¥52,000 million and ordinary income to be ¥54,000 million.

 

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