The communication specialists Using our printing and design expertise to bring Japan and the rest of the world closer together

OUR CORE COMPETENCIES

We are able and happy to communicate with customers in English

Many Japanese printing and design firms are not fully geared up for communicating in English or dealing with English-language projects. Large printing and design companies that do have an English-language capability will probably not be oriented towards small-volume projects, and so the prices they quote are likely to be very high.

Shobi Printing has full-time staff who possess both good English language skills and extensive printing and design expertise. We can offer solutions tailored to meet your needs, and we can provide a comprehensive, “one-stop” solution for all your Japan-based sales promotion requirements.

Our solutions cover every aspect of sales promotion, including printing, design, Web design, translation and project planning.

If you:

  • are looking for a reliable partner to help with your sales promotion activities in Japan; or
  • want to have existing brochures or other materials translated into a different language(s) and then printed; or
  • want to enhance your overall branding through effective integration of your printed materials, website etc.

Our strengths include:

  • We are able to handle inquiries in English.
  • We offer “one-stop” solutions for your printing needs (covering every stage from order placement, through printing and binding to delivery of the finished product.
  • We accept payment by credit card.
  • Our prices are very reasonable (having our printing facility located in Tokyo enables us to provide prompt service).
  • We have specialist expertise in providing printing services for the MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conferences and Events/Exhibitions) in the Greater Tokyo area.

Then we can offer a solution to meet your needs!

PRINTING

Using the printing know how that we have accumulated over 65 years for the benefit of our global clients

Offering printing solutions tailored to the needs of each individual customer, together with a business approach that combines English-language support with close collaboration, Shobi Printing Co., Ltd. is able to provide the printing services that global clients need.

Shobi Printing can handle materials submitted in your language

International clients can submit materials written in their own language, in Microsoft® Word® format; Shobi Printing can then process these files in the appropriate environment, using DTP software to prepare the materials for printing, and then going on to implement proof-reading and printing.

Shobi Printing has been awarded Japan Color certification,
reflecting our commitment to the maintenance of consistent printing quality

The stable, consistent quality provided by Shobi Printing’s offset printing equipment was recognized in March 2012 with the awarding of Japan Color printing certification.

What is the Japan Color certification system?

The Japan Color certification system is a Japanese offset printing standard that is based on the ISO international standard.

Shobi Printing is also working actively to adopt environmentally-friendly printing methods

FSC® Certification

Reflecting its commitment to the protection of the world’s forests, Shobi Printing has been awarded Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody (CoC) certification (Certification number: SGSHK-COC-005713). Shobi Printing uses FSC-certified paper products (License number: FSC C006270).

“Gold Plus” Clione Mark Certification

The Clione Mark is awarded by the Environment Pollution Prevention Printing Association (E3PA) for printed materials that are created using environmentally-friendly printing processes. Shobi Printing has been awarded the highest-level “Gold Plus” Clione Mark.

Vegetable Oil Ink

The Vegetable Oil Ink mark is a new certification mark for environmentally-friendly printing inks introduced by the Japan Printing Ink Makers Association. Shobi Printing uses environmentally-friendly vegetable oil ink on all its offset printing equipment, and so is able to display the Vegetable Oil Ink mark on materials printed using this equipment.

DESIGN

Helping to bring global clients and end-users closer together through high-value-added design services, and striving to ensure that multilingual contents function effectively as a communication tool

Using multi-lingual presentation to facilitate wider understanding of global clients’services and brands, and creating design output that reflects the nuances of Japanese culture and takes end-users’ attitudes into account As design specialists, we are committed to making our customers’ communication strategies as effective as possible











TRANSLATION

Translation and interpreting services Supporting international
communication and cross-cultural exchange

Translation

We pride ourselves on the quality of our translation output, which emphasizes accuracy, natural, smooth expression of meaning, and achieving the right tone for the intended purpose of the text, as well as careful, appropriate formatting and presentation. All translation work is undertaken by native speakers of the target language (i.e. by native speakers of English in the case of Japanese-into-English translation), and checked by experienced, knowledgeable editors. Close collaboration between translators and editors ensures that our translation output is error-free and reads smoothly, and also that the translated text is polished and effective. This approach is a key contributing factor to the overall high quality of our translation services.

Interpreting

We assign interpreters (including native speakers of foreign languages resident in Japan, and also Japanese citizens with first-class foreign language skills) to meet each client’s specific needs. We provide a comprehensive range of interpreting services, from consecutive interpreting and escort interpreting (where the interpreter accompanies the client to a trade show, conference, etc.) through to simultaneous interpreting.

TRACK RECORD

Global Leadership Studies

Shobi Printing assisted with the design and printing of a brochure introducing the Global Leadership Studies (GLS) program at International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo. As the GLS program is intended for people with first-rate English language skills, there is no Japanese-language brochure to refer to. In order to ensure that the finished brochure would succeed in attracting the interest of training managers at large corporations and of senior executives, the design aimed to produce a sophisticated brochure suitable for an educated readership.

Shobi Printing also undertook the design of the related website, providing ICU with a comprehensive PR total solution.

GRAPHIC DESIGN & WEB DESIGN

Global Leadership Studies

GRAPHIC DESIGN

St.Luke’s MediLocus

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Tokyo Metropolitan University

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

WEB DESIGN

NIPPON EXPRESS CAPITAL Co., Ltd.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Japan

COMPANY PROFILE

Company name Shobi Printing Co., Ltd.
Founded April 29, 1948
Paid-in capital 48,000,000 yen
Company head Masanobu Yonehara, president and representative director
Subsidiaries Ginza Print Co., Ltd. (small-lot printing, on-demand printing)
Omega-Com, Inc. (translation/interpretation, planning/production of cross-cultural communication media, publishing)
Offices and plants Headquarters
Akuahakusan Bld.5F, 1-13-7, Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0001
Phone: +81-3-3812-5203, Fax: +81-3-3816-1561
Tateishi Plant
3-13-2, Tateishi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo 124-0012
Tottori Branch
818-1, Hawai-Nagase, Yurihama Town, Tohaku-gun, Tottori Prefecture 682-0722
Bank accounts Tokyo Tomin Bank (Kasugacho Branch), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (Koishikawa Branch),
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Kasugacho Branch), Mizuho Bank (Hongo Branch),
Tottori Bank (Hawai Branch), San-in Godo Bank (Kurayoshi-ekimae Branch)

CONTACT

We are happy to deal with inquiries in English

Hello! I am Yuta Nakagawara, the head of Shobi Printing’s International Division.

We at Shobi Printing are able and happy to deal with inquiries in English relating to printing work or Japan-based sales promotion activities, etc.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Areas served:

Tokyo (all 23 Special Wards, including Chiyoda-ku, Chuo-ku, Minato-ku, Shibuya-ku, Shinjuku-ku, Toshima-ku, Bunkyo-ku, Taito-ku, Shinagawa-ku, Meguro-ku, and Koto-ku).