SOURCE: Presstek, Inc.

Presstek, Inc.

March 15, 2010 06:30 ET

New Presstek 75DI® Press Will Be on Display at IPEX

Larger Format Digital Offset Press Available in 4-, 5- or 6-Color Tower Design With Inline Coating Option; Revolutionary 8 Minute Job-to-Job Turnover Including Plate Imaging

HUDSON, NH--(Marketwire - March 15, 2010) -   Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced that it will be demonstrating the new Presstek 75DI digital offset press at IPEX, one of the world's leading trade shows for the printing, publishing and media industries scheduled for May 18-25, 2010, in Birmingham, UK. Presstek will be located in Hall 7, Stand C480. The first showing of the 75DI press in North America is scheduled for Graph Expo in October.

"We are excited about bringing to market this latest addition to our robust line of digital offset presses," said Jeff Jacobson, Chairman, President & CEO of Presstek. "It is in line with our overall strategy of serving larger printing companies while continuing to bring highly valuable solutions to market that will enable our base of customers to expand their operations. The new Presstek 75DI press will deliver the same level of quality that our Presstek 34 and 52DI customers have come to expect, but in a larger format size and with the ability to add additional print towers with inline coating. Its larger sheet size also means greater productivity and the ability to gang more orders onto a single sheet. We believe visitors to our stand at IPEX will be delighted when they see this breakthrough press demonstrated."

Product Details
The Presstek 75DI digital offset press continues the Presstek DI tradition of very high quality (300 lpi or stochastic screening); extreme automation (8-minute job-to-job turnover); and a small environmental footprint with waterless printing technology, chemistry-free imaging on-press, fast run-up for minimal waste, and consistent quality from job to job and within each job.

The 75DI press has a maximum print speed of 16,000 sheets per hour. It has a maximum paper size of 788 x 600 mm (31.02" x 23.62"), a minimum paper size of 279 x 200 mm (10.98" x 7.87") and a maximum print area of 760 x 580 mm (29.53" x 22.83"). It can print on a wide range of stocks ranging from 0.04 to 0.6 mm (0.0016" to 0.024").

In addition, the Presstek 75DI press incorporates significant technological advances, including utilization of new on-press imaging technology. This next-generation imaging technology utilizes a single lens imaging concept in which all diodes image through a single lens resulting in improved image quality and even easier makeready. The efficiency of the press is further enhanced by a simultaneous imaging and cleaning process that optimizes the makeready time between jobs.

At launch, this tower press will be available in 4-, 5- and 6-color configurations plus an optional coater, with more options to be announced during 2010. Beta will begin in June of 2010, and commercial availability worldwide is expected prior to the end of 2010.

"This highly flexible and configurable 75DI press will open the door to production of an even wider range of short-run color applications than its DI predecessors," added Jacobson, "and its 6-up format will drive increased productivity. We see the Presstek 75DI press as the ideal complement for shops with larger conventional offset presses who need to extend the range of applications they can produce, make shorter runs more profitable and maintain the high level of quality that will ensure their ability to remain competitive in a consolidating market. It will also be complementary to production-level digital toner-based presses that can be expensive to operate for runs of 500 sheets or more. The DI press technology truly provides the bridge for high quality, profitable print for run lengths from 500 to 20,000 impressions."

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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