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Sakurai Introduces 80 SD Sheetfed Offset Press Series

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Sakurai has introduced the new 80 SD Series of sheetfed offset presses, available in two through six color configurations plus coating and perfecting. The announcement was made by Ryuta Sakurai, President, Sakurai Graphic Systems following the world debut of a Sakurai 4-color 80SD Series sheetfed press at the recent IGAS 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The 80 SD Series features many new standard features designed to improve productivity and performance.

The fully automated, 23 5/8” x 31 1/8” 80 SD Series operates at 15,000 IPH and in addition to its generous sheet and image size and its double diameter, 7-o’clock cylinder configuration is equipped with numerous standard features to increase productivity, performance and profitability, including: Plate changers, Sheet size presets (feeder, delivery and impression), Automatic, programmable blanket and ink roller washers with water rinsing, CIP 3-4 with JDF compatibility, QSS (Quick Standby System) with pre-inking & de-inking features; designed to shorten makeready and control quality. In addition, several new safety features have been incorporated to further protect operators in a high production, automated environment.

The Sakurai 80 SD’s maximum sheet size of 23 5/8” x 31 1/8” allows ample room for 6-up 8½” x 11” and 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.

A four-color 80 SD Series has been installed in the Sakurai North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. For more information and to schedule a live demonstration, contact Greg Friesser, General Manager, Sakurai USA, Inc. Tel. 847-490-9400 X202, greg@sakurai.com


Sakurai offers specialized training classes tailored to our customer’s needs. Classes include comprehensive CIP 3-4 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 highly

competitive and challenging marketplace. Plus, Sakurai offers free pressman’s training to our customers as long as they own our machine”, according to Friesser.


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