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Toppan's 110-year Journey In the mid-1950s, seeing the signs of the postwar recovery, Japan ushered in a high level of economic growth founded on technical innovation.

Chronology
1951 Development of platemaking and printing technology for multicolor figure printing (MCF printing) for securities
1958 Start of platemaking and printing of decorative paper for construction materials
Development of platemaking and printing technology for MCF printing

Toppan, which had focused much energy on the printing of securities since its founding, created new possibilities in that field with advances including the development of platemaking and printing technology for MCF printing for securities. For Sammel MCF printing, Toppan began using a four-color sheet-fed web press (MCF press). When printing with this method, the colors of pattern lines change midway through the process resulting in unique prints with absolutely no misalignments. That is why we call it MCF, short for “Multi Color Figure,” printing.
This press was widely used to meet demands for preventing counterfeit securities, and MCF printing became synonymous with relief printing.

Sammel relief MCF printing press Toppan stock certificate printed with an MCF press

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