SOURCE: Presstek, Inc.

Presstek, Inc.

January 11, 2011 16:00 ET

Advanced Digital Printing Installs Presstek 75DI With Aqueous Coater

New Larger Format Presstek 75DI® Press Expands Opportunities for Growing Firm

GREENWICH, CT--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced that Brooklyn-based Advanced Digital Printing has enhanced its production capabilities by adding a five-color Presstek 75DI digital offset press with aqueous coater to its equipment portfolio. Advanced Digital Printing also operates a Presstek 52DI-AC. With its larger format size, ability to handle thicker stock, six minute job-to-job change over, and on-press platemaking, the 75DI significantly increases Advanced Digital's production capacity while expanding the range of applications the company can produce.

"We are big believers in technology and are excited about the new capacity and capability the 75DI adds to our business," said Elazar Wadler, Chief Information Officer for Advanced Digital Printing. "When we combine our internal laser die cutting, folding and gluing capability with the speed, quality, and versatility of DI printing, including inline aqueous coating on both presses, we are very competitive." In addition to printing books, marketing collateral, and direct mail pieces for its customers, Advanced Digital is also producing sample and promotional packaging materials.

"We are pleased to once again expand our partnership with Elazar and Advanced Digital Printing as they continue to grow their business by producing more applications and serving new market segments," said Joe Demharter, Presstek's Vice-President of Sales. "The impact the 75DI will have on their business is truly impressive. Elazar's analysis showed that with the faster turnaround time and larger format size, his production capacity will triple with the 75DI."

Wadler adds, "We also looked at conventional offset and CTP as part of our analysis. It was 'a no brainer' to add additional DI capability, the 75DI allows us to go from digital file to printed sheet five times faster and much more cost effectively than using a conventional offset press."

The Presstek 75DI digital offset press offers high quality (300 lpi or stochastic screening); extreme automation (job-to-job turnover, including plate imaging, in six minutes); and a small environmental footprint with waterless printing technology, chemistry-free imaging, fast run-up for minimal waste, and consistent quality from job-to-job and within each job. The press is available in 4- to 10-color configurations.

For more information about the full range of Presstek products visit www.Presstek.com, or call 603-595-7000 ext: 3435.

About Presstek
Presstek, Inc. is a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries. Presstek's DI® digital offset solutions bridge the gap between toner and conventional offset printing, enabling printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high quality, short run color printing with a fast turnaround time while providing improved profit margins. The company's CTP portfolio ranges from two-page to eight-page systems, many of which are fully automated. These systems support Presstek's line of chemistry-free plates as well as Aeon, a no preheat thermal plate which offers run lengths up to one million impressions. Presstek also offers a range of workflow solutions, pressroom supplies, and reliable service. Presstek is well positioned to support print environments of any size on a worldwide basis. For more information visit www.presstek.com, send an e-mail to info@presstek.com or call +44 20 8745 8000 (Europe) or +1 603 595 7000 (North America).

DI is a registered trademark of Presstek, Inc.

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