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Sakurai USA Inc Exhibit At Print '05

Press release from the issuing company

(SCHAUMBURG, IL) Sakurai USA Inc. will exhibit a number of press enhancements to its fully automated 575SD series and introduce a new four color, 16,000 IPH 466SD/SDP four color convertible perfector in Booth Number 5211 at Print ’05 in Chicago. NEW SAKURAI 466SD/SDP Sakurai will introduce a new high-speed, fully automated, 20” X 26” four color convertible perfector at Print ’05. The space saving 466SD/SDP runs at 16,000 IPH. Standard features include: Automatic perfecting changeover; Automatic plate changers; Automatic blanket and roller washers; Sakurai Auto Set – sheet preset device; Double Diameter Impression and Transfer Cylinders and more. The new 466SD/SDP is designed for high speed production applications where a wide variety of substrates are required. The press is capable of printing light weight papers as well as 24 point board. NEW SAKURAI 575 SD The new fully automated Sakurai 575SD 5-color with coater features a double diameter, cylinder configuration and is available in straight or perfecting versions with or without coaters and from four to six printing units. The new, expanded sheet size of 23 5/8” x 31” now allows ample room for 6 up 8 ½” 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. BILL FORD JOINS SAKURAI Bill Ford has joined Sakurai USA Inc. as Sales Manager for the Central Region. Ford brings over 20 years of printing industry sales experience to his new position. He will be located in the Sakurai North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. Tel: 847/490-9400 Email: [email protected] SAKURAI MARKS 60TH ANNIVIVERSARY Sakurai will mark its 60th anniversary in 2005 with celebrations to be held later this year at the Sakurai World headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. The company established operations as Sakurai Machinery Works, Ltd for manufacturing and sales of printing presses.