Sakurai Announces Plans Exhibit New Offset Press at Drupa 2012

SCHAUMBURG, IL—Feb. 20, 2012—Fifty years since it first participated in Drupa 1962 with a letterpress, Sakurai Graphic Systems Corp. will present its lineup of automated offset and screen cylinder presses in Hall 3 / A90 at Drupa 2012, from May 3-16 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Highlighting the Sakurai exhibit will be the new 580SDC a 23-5/8 x 31-1/8˝ five-color offset press equipped with coater and extended delivery, a 31-5/8 x 21-3/4˝ MS-80SD Maestro servo-driven cylinder screen press with Sakurai’s industry first optical camera registration system, plus a Sakurai a MS-102AII ultra-high precision cylinder screen press with a 29-1/2 x 41-5/16˝ sheet size. Sakurai screen presses will be operating in-line with Natgraph curing systems and stackers.

Sakurai 80Sd Series Fully Automated Offset Presses
Sakurai’s new 80SD Series sheetfed offset press is available in four- through six-color configurations plus coating and perfecting and features many new standard features designed to improve productivity and performance.

The fully automated 80 SD Series operates at 15,000 IPH and in addition to its generous sheet and image size and 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 and de-inking features all designed to shorten makeready. 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 allows ample room for 6-up 8-1/2 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 percent 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.

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