In 1984, Sakura surprised the pen and ink industry with its technological breakthrough of the invention of the first gel-ink pens. After years of testing and many failures, the team discovered an article in a chemical journal about a new ingredient that turned out to be the perfect gel ink! In recognition for developing the world's first gel pen, Sakura received the prestigious Inventors Award in 2000 from from Japan's Patent Office. Today, the Gelly Roll® line consists of six types of ink in a variety of unique colors and special effects.
Sakura's recent innovations are colors with three-dimensional effect. These 3-D shades are very popular for the decoration of mobile phones and MP3 players. Sakura stands for the further development and efficient delivery of technologically superior, innovative and safe products that are affordable for consumers of all ages.