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Presstek to Present Full Array of Digital Workflow Solutions at Graph Expo

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Hudson, NH – September 17, 2008 – Presstek Inc., the leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions, today announced that it will be showcasing a full array of digital workflow solutions for the North American market at Graph Expo, scheduled for October 26th through 29th at McCormick Place South, Chicago, Illinois.  Presstek will be located in Booth 2811 at the show.

"Establishing an efficient workflow that eliminates unnecessary time and cost from production processes and business management functions remains one of the key challenges for print service providers today," said Kathy McHugh, Presstek's Chief Marketing Officer. "Presstek is committed to offering best-in-class digital workflow solutions that meet the needs of print service providers, large and small. We look forward to sharing with show attendees how these exciting solutions can streamline their business processes for maximum productivity and profitability."

Presstek's broad portfolio of industry-leading workflow solutions offers improved productivity from order entry through all phases of production and business management, making print service providers more accessible to customers and increasingly responsive to the demands of a fast-paced business world where short runs and fast turnaround times are standard. Presstek digital workflow solutions improve the competitiveness, profitability and capability of printing firms. Making their North American debut at Graph Expo are Presstek Latitude and Presstek PathWay. Presstek will also introduce a brand-new version of Presstek Momentum Pro at the show.

"Presstek chemistry-free CTP and DI digital offset printing solutions already provide the most efficient print production solutions in the market," said McHugh. "With the addition of these digital workflow solutions, Presstek is now a single source for environmentally friendly digital offset solutions that deliver print quickly and efficiently from the quote through to delivery and invoicing."

Presstek Latitude PDF/JDF Workflow
This highly automated prepress workflow, powered by EskoArtwork, streamlines throughput and processing of files. Its flexible workflow tools allow the automation of more production processes. Presstek Latitude supports native PDF 1.7 format and the latest standards in JDF and Certified PDF. JDF job tickets can be initiated by an MIS system sending JDF/JMF to the workflow. They can also be utilized throughout the workflow to reduce the need for human intervention. Presstek Latitude contains a wide range of prepress tools including the native PDF editing application Neo, which was recognized with the 2008 PIA/GATF InterTech Award. Neo is a highly productive editor that allows the operator to easily correct both text and object content in multipage PDF files for fast, efficient, last-minute file updates and corrections without the need to go back to native file formats. Presstek Latitude's advanced screening technologies, interactive trapping tool, and integrated imposition options ensure high quality, efficiency and productivity.

Presstek Momentum Pro RIP/PDF Workflow
Momentum Pro is the ideal entry-level workflow, and is affordable for shops of any size. Building on the Momentum RIP, Presstek Momentum Pro Integrated PDF Workflow is a fully-integrated RIP and workflow solution designed to streamline and automate the production process using certified PDF tools. Momentum Pro acts as a centralized PDF creation and preflight system, ensuring consistent output to multiple devices for small to mid-sized printers. New Momentum Pro features include:
•    Momentum RIP version 8
•    Native support for the XPS 1.0 files  
•    Native support for PDF 1.7
•    Raster PDF output option
•    Windows Vista Compatibility
•    Multi-Threading technology for increased speed and performance

Presstek PathWay
This affordable, highly scalable Web-to-print solution, powered by Press-sense, is a complete, Web-based, end-to-end print-on-demand workflow and management solution that allows users to create, customize, order, print and deliver in one streamlined, integrated operation.  In addition to the basic PathWay platform, add-on modules are available for extra functionality, making this powerful solution scalable from small shops to large operations.  PathWay is available in a standalone, hosted or multisite configuration.  Ease-of-entry options have a well-defined upgrade path that allows the solution to grow as the user's business grows without the need for an expensive platform change.

"Presstek has sought out and partnered with the leading workflow companies to bring best-in-class workflow solutions that are structured to grow as our customer's businesses grow," added McHugh. This wide range of workflow solutions now available from Presstek is clear evidence of our dedication to building all-encompassing relationships with our customers."

For more information about Presstek environmentally friendly digital offset printing business solutions, visit www.presstek.com or call 1-800-524-0003 x3599; (1-603-594-8585 x3599 from outside the United States).




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