Essential printing technologies for the administration and railroad companies
The production of ledger sheets is Shojudo’s primary source of business. The company introduced anti-counterfeiting technology about 20 years ago, and it has since been used for official document forms such as residence certificates and insurance cards. Shojudo also printed the first diagram for the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train, which opened to traffic in 1964. The company’s patented diagram printing method is trusted by over 90% of railroad companies in the Kanto region.
Ahead of the times — using anti-counterfeiting technology for entertainment
While Shojudo’s advanced technologies are well received, the printing industry itself is shrinking due to digitization. For this reason, Shojudo has been focusing on collaborating with other industries. These collaborations include using their specialty printing technologies to print see-through protective book covers made of tracing paper and applying their anti-counterfeiting technology to the commercialization of trading cards.