I am introducing a paper showroom in Tokyo where you can obtain samples of printing paper. Please make use of them for your book making and artwork production.
Showroom where you can get free samples.
I will start with showrooms where you can get free paper samples. I often visit the following showrooms.
〒101-0062 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Kanda Surugadai, 4 Chome−6−番地
Nippon Paper Industries’ showroom is located on the 9th floor of Ochanomizu Sola City.
To enter, you must get an entrance pass from the reception desk at Solaseity.
Almost a full lineup of Nippon Paper Industries’ paper samples (with printed samples) is available here.
Besides that, samples of actual printed materials (books, magazines, picture books, etc.) using Nippon Paper Industries’ paper are on display, and even the brand name of what kind of paper is used.
Since you can hold the samples in your hands, you can get a clear image of the finished printed product.
1-chōme-1-18 Higashi-nihonbashi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0004
Kyobashi Shigyo’s showroom in Higashi-Nihonbashi.
While the two mentioned above are paper manufacturers, this is a paper distributor, so we have samples from a variety of paper manufacturers, including
- Oji Paper
- Nippon Paper Industries Co.
- Mitsubishi Paper Mills
- Hokuetsu Kishu Paper
- Heiwa Paper
- Daio Paper
- Taisho Paper
Here you will find a selection of the A4 printing samples mentioned above, though not the full lineup. This is also where you can browse through the Dainik and Toyo Cloth, as well as other cloth samples for bookbinding.
There are also a lot of other goodies with printed samples, many of which you can take home with you.
Showrooms and paper stores where paper samples can be purchased for a fee.
Other showrooms and stores that sell paper not listed above.
A4 samples available for purchase.
3 Chome-18-3 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0054
Able to purchase paper samples of about A3 size. Able to consult with our professional staff about paper.
〒150-0002 Tokyo, Shibuya City, 2, 渋谷区渋谷４丁目２−５ プレイス青山1F
Samples in quadruplicate (545 x 394 mm) size are available for sale. Exhibitions and other events are also held.
1 Chome-22 Shinkawa, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0033
Extensive samples and displays.
2 Chome-4-1 Yaesu, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0028
If you want to get free samples, if you only want to look at one place, the KYOBASHI Paper Showroom, which has samples from several paper manufacturers.
If you have a specific paper manufacturer for the samples you want, it is better to go to the showroom of the appropriate manufacturer.
Basically, it is a good idea to visit all three locations introduced here.