Ukrainian Research Institute of Special Printing Processes was established in 1960 as a branch of the All-Union Research Institute of the printing industry to solve important problems for the development of printing equipment, materials and technologies for the production of new types of printed materials. From 1963 the branch was renamed the Kiev branch of the All-Union Research Institute and in 1969 it was turned into the Kiev branch of the All-Union Research Institute of Complex Problems Printing.
In 1991 the Kiev branch of the All-Union Research Institute of Complex Problems Printing was renamed into the Ukrainian Research Institute of Special Printing Processes. In 2001 the Institute acquired the status of Open Joint-Stock Company «Ukrainian Research Institute of Special Printing Processes» and in 2010 it was renamed into Private Joint-Stock Company «Ukrainian Research Institute of Special Printing Processes» Сorporate Enterprise SJSC «Ukrvydavpoligrafiya».
Over 55 years of its history, the Institute changed its name, subordination, ownership. However, despite these changes, the Institute was aimed at the development of Special Printing (research and development equipment, materials and technology stencilling, flexographic, offset and other printing methods) for printing packing, industrial products made of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, wood and other materials. During this time the Institute scientists designed 50 types of printing equipment, invented more than 50 series inks, developed nearly 100 kinds of standards, technical specifications, technologic orders production regulations etc., conducted examination of the quality of printed materials and inks.
The Institute received more than one hundred patents for inventions. The most important are patents inks with protective properties, patents screen printing inks, patents flexographic inks for printed products, printing equipment and technology. Developments of the Institute are used for now by some companies of publishing and printing industry.
Each year the Institute holds scientific conferences and seminars, including the international, which brings together leading experts in publishing and printing industry, scientists, teachers and students, representatives of research institutions. Such conferences promote networking between specialists of publishing and printing industry.
Status of the Institute as a research institution confirmed his certification in 2013 by the Ukrainian State Agency for Science, Innovation and Informatization. The Institute was classified as «B3». This category includes research institutions with high levels of development, which can form a research and technical policy of specific scientific field, conduct research and implement of specific types of scientific, technical and design solutions.
The Institute is the only one in Ukraine research institution that develops and implements complex research and technical programs of creation inks new generation for different printing methods and develops standards for putting on the production of various printed products and materials.