SOURCE: Presstek, Inc.

Presstek, Inc.

August 08, 2011 10:00 ET

Presstek Announces First Sale of Presstek 75DI® Digital Offset Press in Europe/Africa/Middle East Region

Fifth 75DI Order Supports Viability of Presstek Growth Strategy Targeting Geographic Expansion, Larger Printing Companies

GREENWICH, CT--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced that a Presstek 75DI 5-color digital offset press has been sold in the Europe/Africa/Middle East Region for installation in the 4th quarter of 2011.

"There is growing interest in Presstek DI presses throughout the region, larger printers are particularly interested in the high-quality fast turnaround short run color capability of the Presstek 75DI," said Guy Sasson, Presstek's President of Europe/Africa/Middle East Region (EAMER). "With the installation of this press, we will have five 75DI presses installed across three continents and a pipeline that projects continued growth."

"The sale of this 75DI, our first in EAMER and our fifth globally," said Jeff Jacobson, Presstek's Chairman, President & CEO, "validates our growth strategy targeting expansion of our geographical footprint, as well as becoming a preferred provider for larger companies. We look forward to being able to make further announcements about this sale in the coming weeks."

The Presstek 75DI is a highly automated 29" digital offset press that is available in 4- to 10-color configurations. It has a full range of productivity enhancing options, including an inline aqueous coater. The 75DI features support for 300 lpi and FM screening, 6-minute job-to-job turnover (including on-press plate imaging), and a small environmental footprint. The press prints up to 16,000 sheets per hour.

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 or send an e-mail to info@presstek.com.

DI is a registered trademark of Presstek, Inc.

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