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Sakurai introduces its first 8-color sheetfed offset press

Sakurai has introduced the 880 SD 8-color offset press at its highly successful Gifu, Japan factory open house held in April. This new press model allows printing of up to eight colors in a single pass plus coating. The 880 SDC model featured at the open house was equipped with a variety of drying systems, including IR and LED-UV for special printing applications.

The Sakurai 880 SD features many standard features designed to improve productivity and performance. The fully automated SD Series operates at 15,000 IPH and in addition to its generous sheet and image size and its double diameter, 7-o'clock cylinder configuration is equipped with numerous standard features to increase productivity, performance and profitability, including: Plate changers, Sheet size presets (feeder, delivery and impression), Automatic, programmable blanket and ink roller washers with water rinsing, CIP 3-4 with JDF compatibility, QSS (Quick Standby System) with pre-inking & de-inking features; designed to shorten makeready and control quality. In addition, several new safety features have been incorporated to further protect operators in a high production, automated environment.

The Sakurai 880 SD's maximum sheet size of 23 5/8" x 31 1/8" allows ample room for 6-up 8 1/2" x 11" and 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 bridges the gap between traditional half and full size markets.

Sakura's first 8-color press was recently installed at a commercial printing company's plant in North America.


Sheet Size:
23 5/8" x 31 1/8"
Image Size:
23 1/32" x 30 7/8"
15,000 sheets per hour
0.0016" up to 0.024"