Happyprinting starts in Japan

Happyprinting is proud to announce its franchise partnership agreement with Obora Printing in Japan. Together the two companies will roll out the Happyprinting online printing platform and brand in the Japanese market.

Japan is a very interesting market for Happyprinting, ranked as the third largest print market in the world following the US and the Chinese print markets. 

“We see great opportunities to make a difference by bringing a completely new user experience to the Japanese market based on a modern visual design”, according to Sven Rusticus, CEO Happyprinting.

“Japan is a great country for online printing because of the high level of e-commerce maturity. Happyprinting is a great concept and we look forward to being part of the global Happyprinting network”, according to COO Hirokazu Obora.

The Japanese online print market is characterized by innovation and mobile accessibility. This offers Happyprinting the opportunity to roll out its mobile responsive online printing platform with focus on innovation.

Happyprinting received support from Hewlett Packard to enter the Japanese market. As official Business Partners, HP assisted in the selection of a suitable printing partner for Happyprinting in Japan.

Following other international partnerships, Happyprinting utilises the expertise of local printing partners, equipped with HP Indigo digital printing presses and offset printing capacity. 

Cooperation agreement at the Dscoop print conference in Orlando, USA.

Eight countries

Happyprinting is growing fast and will soon be live in eight countries: Netherlands, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Norway, Bulgaria and Japan. “And we have an exciting road ahead of us.”, according to Jean-Pierre Meijer, COO of Happyprinting. “The world is our market and it’s our ambition is to be active in 20 countries within two years after we have started this adventure.”

About Happyprinting

Happyprinting is a global online printing franchise company, working with local printing partners worldwide. We increase sales for our local printing partners and help them to become a leading online printer in their country. And, we minimize transportation lowering carbon footprint of print. 

Happyprinting started in 2017. Printing companies worldwide can use its online printing solution, in combination with the full Happyprinting branding and marketing package. Happyprinting’s vision is to create a global network of printers, based on one brand, one platform, and local printing partners, who share their knowledge in technology, innovation and marketing.

Happyprinting was founded by Sven Rusticus, former COO of Printdeal and Jean-Pierre Meijer, former Global IT Director at Dow Chemical.

About Obora Printing

Obora Printing is an innovative printing company in Japan, with presence in Tokyo, Motusu and Gifu. Obora was founded in 1932 and has, besides UV-offset-printing machines, also digital offset-printing equipment, among which an HP Indigo 30000, a digital offset-printer suitable for printing B2 format.


Note for editors:

More information about Happyprinting can be found at: www.happyprinting.com/franchise

For more information and visual material, please contact Sven Rusticus, CEO Happyprinting.

sven@happyprinting.nl | +31 20 8943210 | +31 6 21864325 | http://www.happyprinting.nl |

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