SGIA EXPO 2016 - An overwhelming success for Sakurai
Sakurai’s new MS-80All cylinder screen press made its North American debut at the recent SGIA Expo in Las Vegas to an enthusiastic audience of show attendees, prospects and customers.
“SGIA was a wonderful show for Sakurai in terms of the number of solid inquires and incremental sales closed,” said David Rose, General Manager, Sakurai USA, Inc. “It has been 33 consecutive years that Sakurai has had a press at this show and the last 10 with Sakurai USA.”
“We were excited to print live on our new press line this year, which not only was a huge draw for attendees but showed Sakurai’s continued support and leadership in the screenprinting industry,” Rose added.
The Sakurai poster was a photograph of an Alpha Romeo wheel printed on a Sakurai 8-color sheetfed offset press with LED curing then overprinted live at the show with four hits of specialty finishing to enhance the graphics. The specialty finishes included soft touch, sand texture, spot coating and high build tactile finishes to create the “wow” factor in today’s high-end packaging.
“Our industry partnership with Natgraph for dryers and stackers and with CST for its Screen Imaging System drew interested prospects and customers to our booth,” said Rose.
Based on the success of the Las Vegas show, Sakurai has already reserved space for the next SGIA Expo, October 10-12, 2017 in New Orleans.
Sakurai congratulates its authorized dealer Sanjo on its 10th anniversary
Sanjo Sales and Service, an authorized Sakura Dealer specializing in Sakurai cylinder screen press sales, service and parts in the USA, Canada as well as Central and South America marked its 10th anniversary during the SGIA Expo.
Commenting on this milestone, David Rose said, “Sanjo is an integral part of our day to day operations from new installations to maintaining and supporting a vast number of Sakurai screen presses for the past 30 years.”
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CLICK HERE to read interview with Ryuta Sakurai, President of Sakurai Graphic Systems Corp. and Sakurai USA, Inc. and David Rose, General Manager, Sakurai USA, Inc.
Link to article from August/September issue courtesy of Screen Printing Magazine.