Sakurai Packs 65th Anniversary Open House
Sakurai recently hosted a successful Open House & Vendor Trade fair in its Schaumburg, Ill., headquarters to celebrate its 65th year in business and 20th year as a U.S. Corporation. The Open House featured offset and screen press demonstrations, technology seminars, a barbecue and raffle prizes donated by Sakurai vendors and suppliers.
“We were extremely pleased with the turnout for our Open House which was heavily attended by both offset and screen press customers, prospects and guests plus vendors, suppliers and their staffs,” said Greg Friesser, General Manager, Sakurai USA. “The level of interest shown by most everyone in attendance was encouraging and we are already planning for similar event next year”.
Sakurai press crews conducted fast makeready demonstrations running posters of Chicago scenes on a 20” x 26” 466SDC four color offset press with coater using Mitsubishi Imaging plates.
Shown for the first time in the U.S. was the new 29½x43¼˝ Sakurai Maestro 102SD SD. This Servo Driven, optimal registration Cylinder Screen Press was equipped with a Natgraph UV curing unit which produced an impressive 10-color poster with a Las Vegas theme running MacDermid Autotype plastics using Sun Chemical UV inks.
Sakurai will be running the same 10-color Las Vegas themed poster on the Maestro 102SD Servo Drive Screen Press and Natgraph curing unit system in booth 4225 at the upcoming SGIA Expo, October 13-15, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.