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Presstek 52DI Press Installed at Straub Druck + Medien AG

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Hudson, N.H. – September 24, 2008 – Presstek, Inc., the leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions, has announced the installation of a Presstek 52DI digital offset press at Straub Druck + Medien AG in the Black Forest region of Germany. This print service provider has chosen the Presstek 52DI press for its ability to bridge the gap between their conventional offset and digital toner-based printing technologies. The Presstek 52DI produces high-quality print runs at one of the most economical costs per letter-size page for quantities up to 20,000.

Founded more than 120 years ago, Straub Druck + Medien AG is located in Schramberg, Germany and has 82 employees. Their clients include an international base of leaders from the pharmaceutical, healthcare, automotive and fashion industries. Straub Druck focuses on offset and digital toner-based printing services supported by comprehensive prepress and finishing departments.

"The Presstek 52DI ideally complements our press room by expanding both our printing capacity and capabilities. Now we will be able to satisfy customer demand for high quality shorter-run, small format printing in a more efficient and profitable way. The benefits are evident: excellent printing quality, thanks to the 300 lpi (120/lcm) and FM screening capabilities, fast turnaround, and the ability to seamlessly print volumes up to 20,000, at the offset print quality that our customers expect," explains Francisco Martinez, CEO of Straub Druck + Medien AG.
Extensive testing at the Presstek DI Center in Mühlheim am Main, Germany persuaded the print masters of Straub Druck. "We wanted to check out the capabilities of the Presstek 52DI press over a range of print jobs, to verify the accuracy of the manufacturer's specifications," continues Francisco Martinez. "We started with a four color job with FM screening, followed by a single color job, and then a change to spot colors. Each job had a different print size and media, and the Presstek 52DI passed the challenging examination with superb results." The Presstek DI combines the quality, consistency, and flexibility of a traditional offset press with the quick turnaround and ease of use of a digital printing device.

Presstek 52DI: Profitability, Speed, Quality and Environmental Benefits
Presstek DI presses are the benchmark for the production of high-quality, short run, fast-turnaround, and environmentally-friendly digital offset printing. According to InfoTrends' research, Presstek DI is the bridge that spans the strategic gap between conventional offset and digital toner-based presses, by delivering a 50 percent cost savings on average per letter-size page when compared to a high-volume production color digital press-and offering job profitability that is 13 percent higher when compared to a conventional offset press.

"Straub Druck was immediately convinced by the excellent registration of chemistry-free plates that are imaged directly on press. Brilliant and accurate print quality can be achieved easily due to the DI press's highly automated waterless offset press design. The 'green' nature of Presstek DI presses dramatically reduces chemistry usage and paper waste, and fits very well with the environmental responsibility and high standards of Straub Druck," confirms Ray Hillhouse, Director of Sales and Operations for Presstek Europe.




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