Presstek to Unveil Innovative New Products at drupa 2012

GREENWICH, CT, Mar 29, 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 introducing two exciting new products
at drupa 2012, scheduled to begin May 3rd at Messe Dusseldorf. In
addition to new products being unveiled, the Presstek 75DI, a
revolutionary B2 format digital offset press will be the highlight of
Presstek’s stand with a large number of scheduled customer
demonstrations. The company will also showcase its Presstek 52DI
digital offset press and display a wide range of thermal CTP plates.
Presstek will be located in Hall 4, Stand B03, at the show.

Continued Heritage of Innovation
At drupa, Presstek plans to
announce a new chemistry-free CTP plate for sheetfed and web
waterless printing applications. This new plate offers excellent
on-press performance and will raise the efficiency of prepress
departments by eliminating the time-consuming steps, variables, and
costs that are associated with production of other waterless plates.
Once imaged, only a simple cleaning with water is required prior to
mounting the plates on press.

Presstek will also unveil a new color calibration and defect
detection technology during drupa. This breakthrough technology
inspects each sheet with the press operating at full speed and makes
any necessary adjustments on the fly. This exciting new technology
will be demonstrated on the Presstek 75DI at drupa.

Presstek 75DI Showcased at drupa
The Company will be showing a
five-color Presstek 75DI digital offset press with in-line aqueous
coater on its stand at drupa. The 75DI was first shown at IPEX 2010
as a prototype and is now a commercial product with successful
installations on three continents in a variety of shops, including
one of the world’s largest commercial printers and one of North
America’s largest in-plants. The press has also garnered strong
interest from folding carton printers, because of the unique
capabilities of the 75DI for applications in this field. The 75DI
goes from digital file to sellable sheet in six minutes and prints at
16,000 impressions per hour. It is the most economical press on the
market for color jobs with run lengths between 500 and 20,000
impressions, which encompasses the majority of print jobs being run
today around the world.

The B2 format Presstek 75DI is available in 4- to 10-color
configurations. An in-line aqueous coater and a full range of
productivity enhancing options can be added to make the press even
more productive. The 75DI features automated support for 300 lpi and
FM screening and has a small environmental footprint. Print quality
is further enhanced by utilizing waterless printing technology. The
75DI has a maximum sheet size of 788 mm x 600 mm (31.02″ x 23.62″), a
minimum sheet size of 279 mm x 200 mm (10.98″ x 7.87″), and can print
on a broad array of stocks ranging from 0.04 mm to 0.8 mm (0.0016″ to
0.031″) thick.

“The combination of the 75DI and our new product announcements
provide exciting possibilities for Presstek’s existing and future
customers — we are looking forward to showing them at drupa,” said
Stan Freimuth, Presstek’s Chairman, President CEO.

Presstek’s Expanded Digital Plate Portfolio Covers Digital Plate
Needs for Larger Printers
At drupa 2012, Presstek will also be
showcasing its expanded line of thermal CTP plates.

“The Presstek plate portfolio offers solutions that encompass a wide
range of printing needs with high quality plates that can be imaged
on industry-standard 830 nm thermal platesetters, including Presstek
devices,” said Freimuth. “This, combined with our outstanding service
and support, has us well positioned to supply larger shops and offers
a terrific alternative to the traditional plate suppliers in the
market.”

Thermal digital plates from Presstek include:



        
        --  PhD 830: a negative working ablation-free pre-heat thermal plate
            supporting run lengths of 250,000 without baking and a million plus
            with an optional post-bake. PhD 830 requires less chemistry, less
            power, and has a wider pre-heat latitude than competitive plate
            products. PhD also has high resistance to pressroom chemicals and
            on-press abrasion.
        
        
        --  Aeon: a positive-working, high resolution, no-preheat thermal CTP
            plate that offers run lengths up to 200,000 without baking; an
            optional post-bake enables runs of up to one million. Aeon has a
            strong resistance to UV inks and solvents and can be used in both UV
            and conventional printing without any sacrifice in productivity or
            quality.
        
        
        --  Aurora EXP: a true chemistry-free daylight-safe metal plate that can
            be imaged on a range of thermal platesetters. Aurora is rated up to
            50,000 impressions. Its simple chemistry-free process requires only a
            water wash after imaging with no need for chemistry before mounting on
            press.
        
        


Freimuth concludes, “In addition to having the right products at the
right time in a highly competitive and dynamic market, Presstek has a
commitment to providing a level of personalized service that is often
lacking when dealing with other suppliers. We look forward to
discussing our full range of products and services with visitors at
drupa.”

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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SOURCE: Presstek, Inc.



 
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