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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”.

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