The founder of HsingTai Color Printing Co., Mr. Chen Geng-Bin has studied color slide filming, wash and color separation and printing operations. In 1995, he printed Van Gogh paintings into art cards with copper letterpress four-color and original color edition. Subsequently, there are woodcut copies from Teacher Chen Qi-Mao that are not only lifelike, but more refined, delicate and very well received!
HsingTai Color Printing Co., had introduced Kodak color separation and offset printing to have more standard in painting reproduction project and better color repair. It has also contract some business of the National Palace Museum, such as postcards, picture books and Museum Introductions in both Chinese and Englisho. At that time, replication on raw silk which is a very soft media that required cardboard to paste on the raw silk with pulp was tried to unrestricted printing. No matter the raw silk or tissue paper, rice paper or other paper-like Chinese painting media can absorb ink easily itself, thus, two or three times of stacked ink reprinting is a must to print up to a certain concentration. The technique was also applied in part of the duplication painting market.
In color separation of electronic scanning, Mr. Lin Zhi-Zhu and Yen Shui-lung are both old friends of the founder. They want to complete the high simulation quality painting (high realistic painting) with the new electronic color separation. There is no problem in color repair and printing, but not the general flat printing ink lightfastness which can not last for more than two or three years. So it was not continued any longer. In the 1980s, the most classic albums in HsingTai Color Printing Co., are Master Shen Yao-Chu's album and Master Huang Chun-Pi's album that required very realistic reproduction of the original painting. To allow perfect printing of Master Huang Chun-Pi's album, HsingTai Color Printing Co., postponed the best exhibition schedule at the Spring Festival to March 29, The Youth Day to finally reach the master's expectation on the reproduction of the original painting. Under the master's quality requirements and guidance, HsingTai Color Printing Co., 's potential of painting reproduction has gain a great leap.
Using professional digital micro-inkjet pint-out equipment, and applying durable UltraChrome ink, applicable to paper, rice paper, silk, canvas, synthetic paper and other medium, Hsing Tai Color Printing started providing highly advanced, precise, and artistic color printing services, aside from photographic plates.
Hua Tzang commissioned Hsing Tai Color Printing with over a thousand scrolls of painting duplicates, these ink-jet printed commissions were used as complimentary presents for attendees at the event of UNESCO Paris headquarters.