Establishing our original glass screen business

1943 1943_01.gif Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd., is established; Keizo Ishida is named first president.
1946 Dainippon Screen targets becoming a comprehensive manufacturer of photographic reproduction equipment.
1946_01.gif Wood frame process camera developed.
1947 Tokujiro Ishida is named the company's second president.
1949 Tokyo office opens to promote sales and service in eastern Japan.
1953 -10th anniversary
Dainippon Screen acquires land to build the Horikawa Plant for manufacturing photographic reproduction equipment.
1955 1955_01.gif Dainippon Screen advances into supplying electronics components when its screen-making technology of engraving fine lines is applied successfully to producing metal meshes for television cameras. This work was undertaken at the request of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK).
1958 Dainippon Screen succeeds in mass-producing contact screens, the first domestic company to do so.
1958_01.gif President Tokujiro Ishida travels to the United States and Europe to study overseas prepress technology and markets.
1960 1963_02.gif The company first develops shadow masks, metallic components for color TV CRTs.
1962 Dainippon Screen is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange and the Kyoto Stock Exchange.
The company makes its first appearance at DRUPA, an international printing and reproduction equipment exhibition, held every four years in Germany.
Dainippon Screen signs a contract to market Fairchild Inc.'s color scanner in Japan.
1964 1963_01.gif The Auto Graver, an electronic machine used for engraving halftone blocks directly onto the plate from a reflection or transparency original, is launched. The Auto Graver also produces color-compensated separations directly from originals.
1965 Shadow masks for color TV CRTs are developed; full-scale production begins at a newly constructed facility at Hikone Plant two years later.
1966 The company opens is first overseas representative office, in Los Angeles.
1966_01.gif First domestically produced color scanner, the Scanagraph I, is introduced.
1966_02.gif Ultraprecise reduction camera for semiconductor production, the C-59 Ambassador, is introduced.
1967 1967_01.gif The company's first overseas subsidiary, DS America, Inc., is established.
The company’s first overseas Asian subsidiary, Great Ocean Industry Co., Ltd., is set up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Stock is listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1968 Production begins for aperture grilles for Trinitron color CRTs.
First European representative sales office opens, in Dusseldorf.
1969 Stock is listed on the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
1970 Stock is listed on the First Sections of the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya stock exchanges.
1973 -30th anniversary
1973_01.gif The SG-701, an innovative direct color scanner, is introduced. Sales of the SG-701 in the next few years will set company records.