Completed total printing system after setting up Plate Making and Printing Department.
Completed Annex Graphics Factory. Komori duodecimo (half size sheet) 5 colored printing press. Transferred the Plate Making Department to the Annex. Established complete production line for books from typesetting to printing and bookbinding. Introduced Shaken computer typesetting system.
Introduced two Apple Macintosh computers. Started transition to DTP.
Introduced Akiyama duodecimo (full size sheet) two-side press JP-1P144. Improved printing quality. Established Digital Media Business Division. Started to support Multimedia, such as Internet.
Released NETPublishers, a website service for publishing companies. Become popular in the industry. DTP: 10 Mac computers, 4 Windows computers.
Makoto Hagiwara appointed president. Changed corporate name to Hagiwara Printing Co., Ltd. Established D-cube Co., Ltd. Completed new DTP digital work flow based on asset management.
Acquired ISO 9001 certification.
Acquired approval from law on supporting business innovation of small and medium enterprises.
Completed Toda Factory. Relocated Press Section and Annex Graphics Factory to Toda Factory. Introduced A-size pocket book printing press.
Changed business domain to a “company that supports the publishing business.”
Introduced Komori LS-232 duodecimo (half sheet size) two color press. Reinforced binding printed materials.
Environmental support was assessed and certified as a “Green Printing Factory” for our headquarters and the Toda Factory.
Received the “11th Japan Federation of Printing Industries Encouragement Award” at the JFPI Printing Industry Environmental Excellence Factory Awards.
Hagiwara Printing Co., Ltd. and D-Cube Co., Ltd. merged and Cross Media Department was established. Started new approach of being a “company that supports the publishing business.”
Established Tono Office in the city of Tono in Iwate Prefecture.