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Sakurai to Host Summer Open House, Vendor Trade Fair

June 30, 2010
SCHAUMBURG, IL—June 30, 2010—Sakurai will mark its 65th year in business and 20th anniversary as a US Corporation with a summer Open House and Vendor Tradefair featuring the latest in offset and screen press technologies to be shown in advance of the upcoming SGIA in Las Vegas. The all day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at the Sakurai Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.

“The Sakurai sales, service and parts staff, Sakurai dealers, agents, and valued industry suppliers are anticipating a successful, information packed event and the opportunity to showcase the Sakurai family of fully automated offset and cylinder screen presses for customers, prospects and guests,” said Greg Friesser, General Manager, Sakurai USA, Inc. “In addition to offset and screen press demonstrations, Sakurai will present special plate demonstrations and a series of seminars designed to help our customers be more competitive in today’s challenging environment.”

Seminars to be presented include Cast & Cure; High opaque UV curable inks and coatings; High-speed automated screen printing on specialty substrates for the electronics and overlay markets and others to be announced.

Featured Sakurai Offset Equipment Throughout the day, Sakurai press crews will be conducting fast make ready demonstrations and quick plate changes on a 16,000 iph Sakurai 466SDC 20x26” four-color offset press with coater and a Sakurai 466 4-color press using Mitsubishi Imaging polyester plates. Sakurai SD Series presses are available in 4-6 printing units plus coating and perfecting and are equipped with numerous standard features to increase productivity and performance, such as: Automatic plate changers, blanket washers and ink roller washers, plus CIP 3-4 with JDF compatibility and more.

Introducing The New Sakurai Servo Drive Cylinder Screen Press
A highlight of the Open House is the first US showing of the new Sakurai Maestro 102SD Servo Driven, optimal registration Cylinder Screen Press equipped with a Natgraph UV curing unit running special demonstrations on MacDermid Autotype plastics using Sun Chemical inks. The revolutionary design of the 29-1/2x43-1/4” Maestro is ideal for extremely accurate screen printing applications such as cosmetic packaging, membrane switches, integrated circuit applications and more.

Sakurai Open House
“The Maestro Servo Drive represents the latest evolution of cylinder screen presses today with the marriage of electronic servo technology and mechanical equipment into the perfect, state-of-the art printing platform”, said David Rose, National Sales Manager, Screen Press Systems. “When coupled with the Natgraph UV curing system, the Maestro SD gives you the ability to print and cure at speeds up to 2,000 sheets per hour in optimal registration with any UV inks available”.

To learn more or to RSVP contact: Greg Friesser, General Manager,; or David Rose, National Sales Manager, Screen Press Systems, Tel. 847-490-9400, Ext. 206,
Vendor Trade Fair
“The Sakurai Vendor Tradefair will showcase over 20 valued Sakurai suppliers and industry partners, that will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about their respective technologies and to help facilitate our demonstrations and seminars”, added Friesser.

Participating Sakurai Tradefair Vendors (as of 6/2/10)
Becker Pumps – Vacuum/Pressure Pumps
Clarke Product Renovation – Squeegee Manufacturer
Diversified Graphic Machinery – Cast & Cure Process
DynaMesh – Screen Fabric
Fiberweb – Dampening Products
Graphic Screen Fashions – Aluminum Screen Frames
Grafix – Drying Systems
Harris & Bruno - Coating Systems
Jeco – Plastic Pallets
MacDermid Autotype Inc. – Substrate Material & Stencils
Mitsubishi Imaging - Plates & CTP Systems
Natgraph – UV Dryers/Curing Systems
Nicoat – UV & Aqueous Coatings
Pacesetter – Blankets & Rollers
Pierry Manufacturing – Dryers
Prisco – Pressroom Supplies
Simco – Static Elimination Equipment
SMC – Automation Products
Sun Chemical – Printing Inks
Toyo Ink – Offset Inks
UV Specialties – UV Coatings

Participating Sakurai Dealers include:
A.L. Larsen – Wilmington, MA
Atlantic Graphic Systems – Columbia, MD
Fuller Grafix – Wood Dale, IL
John Graham – Overland Park, KS
Graphco – Solon, OH
Independent Graphic Services – Montgomery, AL
Kirby West – The Hills, TX
Mid-State Litho – Flint, MI
New York Printing Systems – Rochester, NY
Paper Handling Solutions – Marietta, GA
Sonoran Equipment – Tucson, AZ

Sakurai Screen Press Sales Agents:
DMI Graphics – Mt. Holly, NC
Sanjo Sales & Service – Hilliard, OH

SGIA Expo – Las Vegas
Sakurai will demonstrate the new Maestro 102SD Servo Drive Screen Cylinder Press and Natgraph curing unit system in Booth 4225 at the upcoming SGIA Expo, October 13-15, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Sakurai USA:
Sakurai USA was incorporated in 1990 with a small staff, offices and a demonstration area in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Six years later, Sakurai opened a 15,000 square foot, state-of–the-art facility with an expansive Demonstration and Training center, parts warehouse and administrative offices at its current location in Schaumburg, IL.

Sakurai offers a family of sheetfed offset and screen cylinder presses for every size and need. Fully automated Sakurai sheetfed offset presses are available in widths from 20x26” to 25x38” with coating and perfecting. \Ultra high precision Sakurai cylinder screen presses are available in sizes from 20-1/2x28-1/2” to 48x63”. Sakurai presses are distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Sakurai USA, backed by an Experienced Dealer Network, customer support, service, parts and training.

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