Presstek to Offer Expanded 75DI Digital Offset Press Capabilities at drupa 2012


GREENWICH, CT, Apr 24, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) —
Presstek, Inc.


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, a leading supplier of digital offset
printing solutions to the printing and communications industries,
today announced that it will be offering a wide range of new
capabilities for its flagship 75DI digital offset press at drupa
2012. Presstek will be located in Hall 4 Stand 4B03 at the show,
where the company will also have on display its broad range of
thermal digital plates. During drupa, Presstek will feature a five
color 75DI with an inline aqueous coater equipped with its new
Virtuoso Print Quality System.

“We continue to enhance our flagship product, the 75DI digital offset
press,” said Stan Freimuth, Presstek’s Chairman, President CEO.
“This breakthrough press, with its digital file to printed sheet in 6
minutes and 300 lpi/stochastic screening print quality, is already
the most efficient digital offset press in the world. By continuing
to expand its capabilities, Presstek is demonstrating its commitment
to growing our portfolio to meet the needs of larger printers, who
often have complex requirements and pursue a broader range of
applications.”

Virtuoso Print Quality System
Presstek Virtuoso is an innovative
inline color management and defect detection system for the Presstek
75DI digital offset press. Virtuoso enhances the innate quality of
the Presstek 75DI by performing a complete inspection of each sheet
as it passes through the press at full speed. Continuous and
automated inspection saves time and money while producing a higher
quality more stable print run.

New Presstek 75DI Configurations Available
At drupa, Presstek will
announce three exciting new configurations for the 75DI product line.



        
        --  Automatic Convertible Perfecting A perfecting device on the 75DI can
            be automatically converted between normal printing and perfecting,
            with minimal time loss for the conversion. Up to 10 towers can be
            included in the perfecting configuration.
        
        




        
        --  UV Curing and Coating A UV curing unit can be installed over the
            impression cylinder of each unit, making possible high-value-added
            printing on specialty substrates such as film, metalized paper and
            other non-absorptive media, as well as lenticular printing. An inline
            UV coater can be added as well, allowing for eye-catching high shine,
            abrasion resistant finishes.
        
        




        
        --  75DI Personalization Option Presstek will be offering printers the
            ability to add inkjet heads to the B2 format 75DI press. This new
            capability will enable printers to be more competitive with their
            variable data service offering. All 75DI presses with personalization
            capability will be specially configured to each client's needs.
        
        


The Presstek 75DI is a highly automated 29″ (75 mm) digital offset
press that is available with 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 six-up sheets or 96,000
letter-sized pages per hour.

“We believe this line-up of new features and options for the 75DI
pushes it ahead of anything else in its class available on the market
in terms of productivity, profitability and versatility,” added
Freimuth. “We are excited to share these enhancements with visitors
to our stand, and to speak with them one-on-one about their specific
business requirements.”

For more information about the Presstek 75DI, including a video
demonstration, visit
http://www.presstek.com/75DI . To arrange a
meeting with a Presstek representative at drupa, please contact us by
email at info@presstek.com.

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. 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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        (603) 594-8585, ext. 3435
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SOURCE: Presstek, Inc.



 
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