Conceived and created by a visual communications
specialist group, Amana, FLATLABO provides creative direction
and consultancy services for your printing needs.
From transforming your work into museum-quality showpieces
to designing an exhibition,
our experienced printing directors can build
bespoke solutions to achieve your goals.
Let us know what you have in mind,
and we will deliver a service
that goes above and beyond your expectations.

  • Takayuki Sasaki

    Representative Director
    Takayuki Sasaki

    Joined amana in 1996 after working in the R&D department of a major printing company. After serving as Director of amanaimages and Representative Director of Nature & Science, assumed business responsibility for FLATLABO since 2018.

  • Kosuda Sho

    Director / Production Manager
    Kosuda Sho

    Participated in FLATLABO since its inception in 2016. As a Printing Director, has supported more than 1000 exhibitions. Also creates his own artworks.

  • Ryusuke Sakaguchi

    Printing Director
    Ryusuke Sakaguchi

    Prior to joining in FLATLABO in 2019, he has been with ProLab for over 10 years. Combined technical knowledge of both analog and digital. Involved in creating many works in the illustration area in recent years.

  • Gen Tamayama

    Printing Director
    Gen Tamayama

    Joined FLATLABO in 2019 after working in charge of both silver prints and digital output for many famous photographers at a historic ProLab. Proposes new possibilities of expressions to the clients.

  • Tatsuya Nakamoto

    Printing Director
    Tatsuya Nakamoto

    Participated as a start-up member of FLATLABO. Supported various projects. Makes accurate processing judgments based on his on-site experience and to respond flexibly.

  • Kaoru Shigihara

    Printing Director
    Kaoru Shigihara

    Joined FLATLABO in 2021 after working for amana photography.
    He is also a photographer and holds solo exhibitions on a regular basis.
    Proposes the best output based on his knowledge of both production and exhibition.

  • Satoshi Kaneko

    Printing Director
    Satoshi Kaneko

    Joined amana in 2018 after working for a stage design production company. Produced numerous commercials and video productions at amana and now in charge of office projects as well as partner photo studios in FLATLABO since 2022.

  • Yoko Oike

    Sales Manager / Producer
    Yoko Oike

    Worked at amana for 9 years as an producer of AD production focusing on graphics and videos, and now as sales manager after joined in FLATLABO in 2022.

  • Yasue Okochi

    Administration Manager
    Yasue Okochi

    After working for planning and editing news photos at amanaimages, appointed to management desk since 2019. Also be in charge of foreign photographers living in Japan.

  • swiss Qprint Nyala 3

    swiss Qprint Nyala 3

    The world's highest quality large UV printer.
    The maximum width is 3.2 m, and for plate-shaped media, the depth is 2 m and the thickness is 5 cm.
    With roll media, continuous printing is possible.
    In addition to cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, the installed inks also include light cyan, light magenta, and light black for expressing rich gradation. Furthermore, it is a high-end machine with white ink and transparent ink.
    It is possible to print on various media other than paper.

  • GRETAG IMAGING LightJet 430

    EPSON SC-S80650

    Large-scale solvent inkjet printer capable of high-quality and high-definition printing.
    Equipped with 10 eco-friendly eco-inks that do not contain harmful substances and can be used with roll widths up to 64inch.
    The solvent-based ink is used to permeate and fix the ink inside the media, which is characterized by good color development and excellent weather resistance.
    It is ideal for sticking stickers on glass surfaces and outdoor sign displays. The maximum resolution is 1,440 x 1,440 dpi.

  • EPSON SC-P20050X / EPSON SC-P9050G

    EPSON SC-P20050X / EPSON SC-P9050G

    Water-based pigment inkjet printer, which is capable of high-quality, and high-definition printing.
    Equipped with up to 11 colors of ink, both colorful and monochrome photos can offer high precision and control.
    Although only inkjet-only paper is supported, the paper lineup handled is broad, allowing prints to be made in different settings to suit the image of the photo.
    It supports a maximum width of 1,626 mmm, maximum resolution is 2,880 dpi x 1,440 dpi.

  • Kongsberg XN

    Canon PRO - 4000

    A water-based pigment inkjet printer capable of high-quality and high-definition printing.
    Equipped with 12 colors of ink by pigment ink and chroma optimizer. Compatible with long edge 1,118 mm size.
    It is a high-end inkjet printer that boasts excellent color reproducibility and expressiveness in dark and dark areas. The maximum resolution is 2400 x 1200 dpi.

  • Kongsberg XN

    Kongsberg XN

    Next-generation multi-cutting machine ideal for small lot production.
    By changing the tool of the cutting edge, various materials such as paperboard, corrugated board, laminated reinforced corrugated board, various foam materials, rubber, wood panel, acrylic board are available.
    Maximum cut size is 3.2m×2m.
    Since the plate-shaped media printed with swissQprint Nyala 3 can be processed as it is, the range of expression can be expanded at once by printing + processing.

  • SABIA LIAM custom

    SABIA LIAM custom

    This is the world's highest level ultra-high definition line scanner boasting a resolution of up to 2,400 dpi in reflection mode and a maximum of 5,000 dpi in transmission mode.
    LED lighting is used as the light source to minimize adverse effects such as ultraviolet rays on the subject, and the light source moves with the camera, so you can obtain beautiful images with no unevenness in every corner.
    Also, by changing the angle of the light source, it is possible to shoot with a rich three-dimensional effect.