SOURCE: Presstek, Inc.

Presstek, Inc.

February 03, 2011 12:30 ET

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Purchases Presstek 75DI-AC Digital Offset Press

On-Site Shop Looks to Improve Turnaround Time and Environmental Sustainability While Reducing Production Cost

GREENWICH, CT--(Marketwire - February 3, 2011) - Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced that BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has placed an order for a Presstek 75DI digital offset press. BlueCross plans to utilize the four-color 75DI with aqueous coater to produce many of its own marketing materials and business communications.

"Our on-site shop brings many advantages to the corporation including convenience, security, and lower costs," said Robert Pettway, Manager, EDM & General Services for BlueCross. "In today's business climate on-site shops must prove that they add value to a company and operate more cost effectively than outsourcing. The Presstek 75DI will help us reach these objectives."

"We are pleased to be working with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and look forward to establishing a long-term partnership with the organization," said Joe Demharter, Presstek's Vice President of Sales. "The Presstek 75DI press aligns nicely with BlueCross' objectives of being good environmental stewards and producing print on demand in a more affordable manner utilizing cutting edge technologies."

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.

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, send an e-mail to or call +1 603 595 7000 (North America).

About BlueCross
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee offers its clients peace of mind through affordable solutions for health and healing, life and living. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on reinventing the health plan for its 3 million members. Through its personal health advocacy approach, BlueCross is developing patient-centric products and services that positively impact affordability, patient safety and quality. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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