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Sakurai To Feature Its Screen Presses At Print '09

Friday, June 26, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

(SCHAUMBURG, IL)  Sakurai USA, Inc. will present its family of fully automated offset and screen cylinder presses for every size and need in Booth Number 1163 at PRINT ‘09 in Chicago. On exhibit will be a Sakurai 575SDC, 23 5/8” x 31” 5-color offset press with coater and a Sakurai Maestro MS-102AII, ultra-high precision cylinder screen press with a 29 1/2” x 41 5/16” sheet size.

SAKURAI FULLY AUTOMATED OFFSET PRESSES

Sakurai space saving, SD models are available in 4-6 printing units plus coating and perfecting. In addition to its double diameter, 7-o’clock cylinder configuration, Sakurai presses are equipped with numerous standard features to increase productivity, performance and profitability, including:  Plate changers, Sheet size presets (feeder, delivery and impression), Automatic blanket and ink roller washers and CIP 3-4 with JDF compatibility.

SAKURAI 66 SERIES

The fully automated Sakurai 66 Series is available in straight or perfecting versions with or without coaters from four to six printing units in a size of 20” x 26”.  This new 66 series incorporates the proven features from the SD family, including double diameter cylinder configuration and built-in automation.  The popular sheet size and large, 19 1/8” x 26” image area allows the use of standard paper and cover stocks.  Sakurai makes the business of short-run, fast turnaround printing highly productive and profitable.  The top running speed of 16,000 sheets per hour, plus high pile delivery helps trim the time required for long run jobs. Sakurai also offers a fully automated, space saving 466SD/SDP, 20” X 26” 4-color convertible perfector, which runs at 16,000 IPH

SAKURAI 75 SERIES

The fully automated Sakurai 75 SD Series presses feature a double diameter cylinder configuration and are available in straight or perfecting versions with or without coaters and from four to six printing units.  The larger, expanded sheet size of 23 5/8” x 31” now allows ample room for 6-up 8½” x 11”.  This new size makes it possible to perfect, or work and tumble 3 panel jobs with bleeds and color bars.  Sakurai’s three quarter size format provides up to a 50% productivity boost to half size printers.  The increased capacity of the 6-up format combined with a maximum running speed of 15,000 IPH now bridges the gap between traditional half and full size markets.

SAKURAI 96 SERIES

Sakurai’s 16 page format 96 Series accepts a 25" x 38" sheet and operates at 16,000 IPH and is available with or without coater – from four to six printing units.  The Sakurai 96 Series is a welcome addition to the SD family of presses, first introduced to the North American market at Graph Expo ‘07 and featured at Drupa ‘08.  The 25” x 38” size has been requested by many Sakurai customers who have been growing into the 16-page format, but had no continuing choice from Sakurai.  This addition will allow Sakurai to maintain their loyal customer base as their needs grow and also appeal to any printer desiring to move up to a fully automated 16 page press. Sakurai is the first and only press manufacturer to offer a press series which reflects the original North American size, built by North American press manufacturers, before all manufacturing went offshore in the 70's.  Most sheets that run on 16-page format presses today are 25" x 38" and this new size was designed with that in mind.

SAKURAI COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING

Sakurai offers specialized training classes tailored to our customer’s needs.  Classes include comprehensive CIP3 customer training focused on using exclusive Sakurai technology to integrate prepress, press and post operations in customer’s printing plants. Or, classes focused on all aspects of press operation, from the basics to troubleshooting and improving productivity using Sakurai technology.  “Sakurai has designed its series of value added training classes so that its customers and dealers can achieve the skills and expertise necessary to compete in today’s competitive marketplace. Plus, Sakurai offers free pressman’s training to our customers as long as they own our machine”, according to Don Bence, Vice President, Sakurai USA.

SAKURAI ULTRA HIGH PRECISION CYLINDER SCREEN PRESSES

Sakurai is the industry leader in screen press technology with over 5,000 presses installed worldwide, including 3,000 installations in the USA.  Sakurai cylinder screen presses are available in sizes from 20½” x 28 ½” to 48” x 63”.

SAKURAI MAESTRO 102AII CYLINDER SCREEN PRESS

The Maestro MS-102AII, ultra-high precision cylinder screen press is now available exclusively from Sakurai USA.  The 29 ½” x 41 5/16” MAESTRO operates at speeds up to 4,000 IPH and accepts stock from .003” to .032” thick. The Maestro is capable of printing on a wide range of substrates such as plastic film for electronic applications, membrane switches, display panels, touch screens, etc, as well as paper, board and foil.  Accurate spot coating and special effects are handled easily for value-added features.

SAKURAI DOUBLE MAESTRO 102II CYLINDER SCREEN PRESS

The Sakurai Double Maestro MS-102AII is an ultra-high precision cylinder screen press with two color capability.   The 29½” X 41 5/16” Double Maestro operates at speeds up to 2,000 IPH and accepts stock from .003” to .032” thick. The Maestro is capable of printing on a wide range of substrates such as plastic film for electronic applications, membrane switches, display panels, touch screens, etc, as well as paper, board and foil.  Accurate spot coating and special effects are handled easily for value-added features.

SAKUARI MAESTRO 102SD SERVO DRIVE CYLINDER SCREEN PRESS

The 29 ½” x 43 ¼” Sakurai Maestro 102SD is a servo driven cylinder press, with a programmable print stroke setting.  This revolutionary design is ideal for extremely accurate screen printing applications such as cosmetic packaging, membrane switches and integrated circuit applications.  The 102SD synchronizes the screen travel precisely with the speed of the substrate on the cylinder, resulting in precise register lead edge to tail. The Maestro 102SD is also ideal for precise industrial applications, including Graphic User Interface (GUI) technology used for mobile phones, display panels and automotive Instrument panels.

SAKURAI SC102AII CYLINDER SCREEN PRESS

The 28 3/8” x 40 1/8” SC Series high speed cylinder screen press with a reciprocal rotary cylinder Mechanism has been manufactured and sold around the world since its introduction in 1968.  The SC Series offers various size products for printed materials from cards to large format posters.

 

 

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