The Art and Adventure of Screen Printing
Sakurai (Booth 857) is introducing the MS-102AX cylinder screen press to the North American market. First launched at the Sakurai Factory Open House in Gifu, Japan, the new press is an upgraded version of Sakurai’s most popular MS-102All cylinder screen press.
Upgraded features of the new MS-102AX include a motorized squeegee pressure control system, larger display, optional ink dispensing system, and more. The 29.625x41.5" ultra-high precision Maestro 102AX operates at speeds up to 4,000 iph and accepts stock from .003" to .032" thick. The Maestro is capable of printing on a wide range of substrates, such as plastic film for electronic applications, membrane switches, display panels, and touch screens, as well as paper, board, and foil. Accurate spot coating and special effects are handled easily for value-added features.
The MS-102AX is the screen press of choice for a myriad of specialty printing applications such as:
- Specialty effects finishing
- Glitter and soft touch
- Flood and spot coating
Sakurai is demonstrating its new rotary die-cutter, which performs die-cutting, creasing, complicated perforation processing, and numbering in the vertical or horizontal position at rated speeds up to 10,000 iph. Ideal for short or long runs, the 66RC accepts sheets up to 18.5x26". Standard equipment includes: anti-static bar, preset counter, miss sheet detector ultrasonic, and mechanical double sheet detectors, sheet pile board sideway moving and a feeder pre-loading system.
“At PRINT 17, Sakurai will be conducting live demonstrations of our new MS-102AX screen press line equipped with our industry partner’s Natgraph Electronic UV dryer and stacker as well as the new Sakurai rotary die-cutter,” says David Rose, General Manager, Sakurai USA. “We are anticipating an excellent, well-attended show, and expect booth visitors, including general commercial and packaging printers, as well as screen printers and trade binderies, to look to Sakurai for specialty effects finishing, drying and curing solutions.”