Presstek Introduces PearlDry Blue a New Thermal CTP Plate for Waterless Offset …

Presstek, Inc.

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, a leading supplier of digital offset
printing solutions to the printing and communications industries,
today announced that it is featuring PearlDry Blue, a next generation
waterless thermal printing plate, at drupa 2012, scheduled for May
3-16, 2012 at Messe Dusseldorf. Presstek is located in Hall 4 Stand
4B03 at the show.

“PearlDry Blue extends the benefits of previous generations of
Presstek’s waterless plate technology by offering superior on-press
performance and enhanced imaging characteristics,” said Axel Thien,
Presstek’s President of Europe/Africa/Middle East Region. “This new
plate will provide an opportunity for us to gain market share in the
European waterless printing market, especially within the newspaper
segment, where chemistry-free platemaking has not yet been widely
adopted. Utilization of waterless printing already delivers many
advantages. By combining those with the cost, efficiency and
environmental benefits of true chemistry-free platemaking, printers
can enhance their operations even more, this is especially critical
in today’s highly competitive marketplace.”

PearlDry Blue Plates
PearlDry Blue is a true chemistry-free plate
that can be imaged on 830nm thermal CTP systems from a range of
manufacturers. Its fast and efficient imaging allows qualified
thermal CTP systems to operate at maximum speed. PearlDry Blue
provides daylight handling and operation for up to 8 hours. The
non-ablative plate requires only a simple water wash after imaging.
No chemistry, baking or gum is required. It outputs resolution of 1%
to 99% dots at 200 lpi (80 l/cm), and stochastic (FM) screening is
easily handled. The plate is rated for run lengths up to 100,000
impressions and is ideal for both web and sheetfed applications.

Thien adds, “This enhanced plate is designed to appeal to printers
currently utilizing waterless printing technology. PearlDry Blue
offers users the opportunity to realize the benefits of waterless
printing and at the same time utilize a true chemistry-free
platemaking system. Successful testing has been completed on KBA
Cortina presses at several European sites in conjunction with our
partner Illies Graphik.”

About Illies Graphik
Illies Graphik, a division of C. Illies Co.
(GmbH Co.) KG, specializes in the installation of prepress and
pressroom solutions for sheetfed and web offset printing

About Presstek
Presstek, Inc. is a leading supplier of digital
offset printing solutions to the printing and communications
industries. Presstek’s DI(R) 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. Visit or email us at for
more information.

DI is a registered trademark of Presstek, Inc.

        Brian Wolfenden
        Director of Marketing Communications
        +1 603 594 8585, Ext. 3435
        Email Contact
        Press contact, Europe
        Lutt Willems
        Duomedia Public Relations
        +32 2 454 85 57
        Email Contact

SOURCE: Presstek, Inc.            

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