MSL 2009 Spring Expo

WMU Students
Western Michigan University students listen to Johnny Horton speak about the Sakurai Color Console

Our 2009 Spring Equipment EXPO has now come and gone. We had some wonderful weather with an early spring warm front keeping temperatures well over 60 degrees. We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with corned-beef sandwiches, green cupcakes, and green printing. Attendance was high and interest was focused tightly on our demonstrations of waterless printing running Toray printing plates on a Sakurai Oliver 466SD. Johnny Horton ran the press while Takuhiku Abe of Sakurai Japan spoke with attendees about the Sakurai product line and facilities. Eric Friedman gave some very insightful seminars on Toray and their revolutionary waterless printing plates.

Expo attendees watch the Sakurai Oliver 466SD run waterless printing while others watch a seminar on waterless.
Expo attendees watch the Sakurai Oliver 466SD run waterless printing while others watch a seminar on waterless.

Also shown was Rena’s modular mailing system including the T-750 Tabber and XT 3.0 Address Imager with assistance from Jason Tyson. Dave Mason from Standard Horizon was present with a StitchLiner Saddlestitcher and BQ-270 Perfect Binder Bookletmaker. Central Michigan Paper provided the paper used for press demonstrations and also set up a table staffed by paper expert Beverly Block.

Michigan manufacturer Challenge Machinery had regional sales manager Britty Carry on hand showing a 30.5″ Champion Hydraulic Paper Cutter.

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