History

1965~1970

1965: 

  • Mr. Ching-Ho Lin (chairman), Mr. Ho-Hsiung Chang (general manager) and Mr. Chao-Hsiung Chen (plant director) accumulated valuable years of printing know-how's, while sharing a common vision of providing an extraordinary printing service, thereby established Red & Blue Color Printing Co., Ltd. near Lung-Shan Temple in downtown Taipei. Red represents enthusiasm, Blue represents professionalism, and these two are also the most important colors in printing. 

  • Red & Blue’s early business focused on label and packaging printing, “Shin-Jin” hand-set flat machine was its main force at the time. Through enthusiasm of works and excellent production quality, the reputation was built.
     

1968: 

  • The business grew and expanded to a new plant in Xiyuan road, Wan-Hua district, Taipei.

  • Introduced Manroland one-color and two-color offset presses.

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1971~1980

1974:

  • Red & Blue installed Taiwan's first civilian-owned four-color offset press (made by Manroland AG). The installation made history in Taiwan’s printing industry.

  • Mr. Ching-Ho Lin was elected as the chairman of Taiwan Printing Industry Association, serving two terms from 1974 to 1980.

1975:

  • Red & Blue moves towards its 10th Anniversary.

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1981~1990

1985:

  • Red & Blue moves towards its 20th Anniversary.
     

1986:

  • Joy Color Printing Company, a member of Red & Blue Group, was established in 1986 in Taipei. Print on demand was its primary service at the time.
     

1989:

  • Red & Blue relocated the factory to newly completed Chai-Mei Industry Park in Zhonghe city, Taipei county (as Zhonghe district, New Taipei City now), providing exquisite printing services to the public.

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1991~2000

1991:

  • The prepress department introduced the latest digital workflow to the public.
     

1992:

  • Red & Blue assisted establishing Taiwan's Printing Industry Research Institute in New Taipei City.
     

1993: 

  • Integration of Apple Macintosh desktop publishing and Scitex prepress systems achieved remarkable results
  • Red & Blue invited domestic key advertising companies and publishers to visit technology leading firms in Japan, promoting digital design and prepress workflows in Taiwan.

  • On behalf of the printing industry of Taiwan, plant director Mr. Chao-Hsiung Chen donated funds to build China Printing Museum in Daxing district, Beijing and promoted cross-strait printing industry long term cooperations.​
     

1995:

  • Red & Blue moves towards its 30th Anniversary.

1996:

  • Introduced Taiwan’s and also South East Asia's first eight-color sheetfed offset press (made by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG ).

1997:

  • The chairman and one of the founders, Mr. Ching-Ho Lin passed away. Mr. Ho-Hsiung Chang became the chairman and Mr. Chao-Hsiung Chen became the general manager.

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2001~2010

2001:

  • Creo CTP (computer to plate) system joined Red & Blue's prepress production line.

  • Joy Color Printing Company, member of Red & Blue Group, moved to its new location in Pingzhen district, Taoyuan city. The company focused on UV and packaging printing.

 

2002:

  • Heidelberg M-600 B24 commercial web offset press joined Red & Blue production line.

  • Red & Blue Creative Communication Company, a member of Red & Blue Group, was established in New Taipei City in 2002. The company specializes in graphic design and related services.

 

2005:

  • Red & Blue moves towards its 40th Anniversary.

  • Introduced Taiwan's first Heidelberg Speedmaster 74DI (Direct Imaging) offset press.

 

2008:

  • Red & Blue was awarded with the ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification.

 

2009:

  • Introduced Red & Blue's first digital press (made by Konica Minolta Inc.), provided fast proofing, variable data printing and print on demand services. 

 

2010:​

  • Red & Blue was awarded with the FSC-COC (Forest Stewardship Council-Chain of Custody) Certification.

  • Red & Blue was awarded with Taiwan printing industry’s first Carbon Footprint Label.

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2011~2020

2011:

  • Red & Blue won Taiwan's first Premier Print Award (The Benny Award) from Printing Industry of America. General manager Mr. Chao-Hsiung Chen went to Chicago to receive the award.

  • Exhibited at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany for the first time.

 

2012:

  • Introduced Red & Blue's first Heidelberg CX 102V series offset press with in line aqueous varnishing ability.

 

2013:

  • Red & Blue was awarded with the Idealliance G7 Master certification.

  • Exhibited at the Tokyo Book Fair in Japan for the first time.

 

2014:

  • Red & Blue was awarded with the PEFC-COC (Pan European Forest Certification-Chain of Custody).

  • Red & Blue was awarded with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification.

 

2015:

  • Red & Blue moves towards its 50th Anniversary.

 

2016:

  • The board of directors was reorganized. Chen family bought Chang and Lin families’ shares. One of the three founders, Mr. Chao-Hsiung Chen continues to serve as the general manager. His elder son Mr. Shih-Fang Chen is the new chairman, and his second son Mr. Ke-Hong Chen is the vice chairman.

  • Mr. Shih-Fang Chen served as the 8th chairman of Taiwan’s Printing Industry Research Institute, assisting the development of Taiwan printing industry, with the term from 2016 to 2019.

 

2019:

  • Red & Blue expanded and built new factory in Yangmei district, Taoyuan city to provide customers with prepress, printing, post press all in one services. The plant is equipped with solar power generation, environmental protection systems and has an art exhibition center. In addition, an ecological park is set at the rear of the factory to provide a comfortable working environment for staffs.

2020:​

  • Red & Blue was awarded with the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System Certification.

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