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Presstek to Debut Presstek 52DI Press at Toronto's Print World

Monday, October 30, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Hudson, NH - October 25, 2006 - Presstek, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions for the graphic arts market, today announced plans to showcase a broad array of digital solutions at Print World 2006 being held at the National Trade Centre in Downtown Toronto November 18th through 20th, 2006. Formerly known as Print Ontario, Print World: The World of Shorter-Run Printing, focuses on printing technology and services for shorter-run printing. "The demand for shorter run lengths is a reality that print service providers deal with every day. It makes so much sense to have a trade show dedicated to addressing this significant growth market," said Presstek's Ed Marino, President and CEO, "Print service providers from around the world are taking advantage of the short-run growth opportunity with Presstek's DI presses for digital offset printing; or for conventional offset via efficient, high quality chemistry-free CTP platemaking. We look forward to demonstrating how these solutions deliver high-quality, fast turnaround, cost effective short run color printing - with higher profitability." "The 52DI, making its Canadian debut at Print World, is one of the most efficient and profitable presses ever brought to market in the 52cm landscape format size," indicated Todd Phillips, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Presstek Canada. "The 52DI was the center of attention at the recent Graph Expo show in Chicago. Our dedicated sales and service team, here in Canada, are excited about receiving the same enthusiastic response at Print World." Presstek solutions that will be demonstrated at Print World 2006 include: Presstek 52DI Press - The 52DI offers print service providers the opportunity to capitalize on the short-run color growth market by producing high quality printing - fast, efficiently and profitably. The automation and inherent quality of the landscape format makes high quality printing easier than ever before with less dependence on operator training and experience. More work can be produced on the 52DI in less time than with a conventional press and eliminates the workflow steps and costs associated with other methods of printing plate production. Print quality of up to 300 lpi and FM screening can be achieved easily without incurring additional time or expense. This high level of automation, ease-of-use and operating speed of up to 10,000 sheets an hour makes this the fastest path from digital file to sellable press sheet. This total makeready is accomplished in approximately 10 minutes, including plate imaging and coming up to color within about 20 sheets. DirectPress 5634 DI - Like the 52DI, the 34cm four-color DirectPress 5634 DI is ideally suited for quick turnaround, short-run color printing. All four plates are imaged simultaneously in precise register. File-to-sellable printed sheet occurs in less than 10 minutes. This streamlined workflow reduces the time and cost to turn a job around - delivers up to 300 lpi and stochastic screening while handling a wide range of substrates up to 20 pt. (0.5mm). Users report that these highly automated presses are twice as profitable as conventional offset, and up to four times more profitable than copier-based technology for short-run color according to recent InfoTrends, Inc. market data. Presstek Dimension425 Excel CTP Systems -This easy-to-use four-page CTP system provides the reliability, versatility, speed, and quality that printers-especially mid-size and smaller shops-demand from their investment dollars. It has an extremely small footprint and is optimized to work with Presstek's chemistry-free Anthem Pro plate for a high performance print solution with a streamlined workflow and high quality printed results. Anthem Pro requires only a simple water rinse after imaging which eliminates the requirement for any gumming, baking or chemical processing, and is engineered to support run lengths up to 100,000 impressions. Presstek Vector TX52 CTP Systems - The Vector TX52 with Freedom plates is a chemistry-free platesetter that provides the small format (52cm and under) printer with an affordable metal platemaking solution for higher productivity, cleaner operation and lower production costs. After imaging, Freedom plates are automatically cleaned with water in the Vector's integrated plate washer and exit the system ready for mounting on press. These plates are ideally suited for high-quality, short-run printing with run lengths up to 25,000.




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