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Sakurai to Feature its Family of Offset & Cylinder Screen Presses

June 2009
SCHAUMBURG, IL— June 25, 2009—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 8-1/2 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.

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