|By Business Wire||
|May 6, 2014 11:02 AM EDT||
T+ink, the developer and designer of patented “thinking ink” solutions that make objects smart and winner of a gold Wall Street Journal 2012 Technology Innovation Award, today announced a new partnership with Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP). Based in Tokyo, DNP’s core business is printed materials, including books, magazines, catalogs and packaging.
“This partnership with DNP gives our technology a truly global platform,” said Gary Winnick, chairman and CEO of T+ink. “As one of the largest printing companies in the world, DNP is a valuable partner in bringing our ground-breaking technology to print and packaging.”
T+ink’s Touchcode technology prints invisible codes on printed items that can be read instantly by smart devices to unlock digital features. The opportunities for application within DNP’s comprehensive printing business include books, magazines, sales promotional tools, various packages and game cards.
“Our mission is to bring the latest innovations to our more than 30,000 corporate clients throughout the world to give them a competitive edge,” said Shunji Yano, General Manager of the Business Development Division, Ichigaya Publication Printing Operations, DNP. “Partnering with T+ink allows us to continue our expansion into packaging and industrial supplies.”
T+ink is the award-winning developer and designer of patented “thinking ink” solutions that make objects smart, interactive and secure – from print ads that change color and concert tickets that unlock bonus videos, to packaging that becomes its own point of sale for reorders and automotive keyless entry surfaces that light up when a driver approaches. The cost-cutting, revolutionary Touchcode technology, which was awarded highest gold honors by Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards, digitizes printed material, creating new functionality for consumer and industrial products. T+ink is an Edison Award winner, which honors excellence in new product development and innovation, and won for both best product development and best commercialization from IDTechEx Printed Electronics Awards, which spotlight technical innovations that will be used in many products. T+ink is headquartered in Los Angeles with global innovation centers in New York, New Jersey and Germany. T+ink has innovation and development centers globally. Its partners span the world’s best-known Fortune 100 corporations. For more information about T+ink, please visit www.t-ink.com.
ABOUT Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd
DNP is one of the world's largest comprehensive printing companies, with annual sales of $14.1 billion U.S. (1.446 trillion yen) and approximately 40,000 employees as of March 2013. DNP's wide range of businesses include publication printing, commercial printing, smart cards, business forms, network business and electronic components. For more information about DNP, please visit www.dnp.co.jp/eng/.