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Presstek to Demonstrate Solutions at On Demand

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Hudson, NH – February 26, 2008 – Presstek Inc., the leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions, will showcase its industry-leading Presstek 52DI and 34DI presses at the upcoming On Demand Conference and Expo, March 4 to 6, 2008, at the Boston Convention Center      (Booth #441).

"The On Demand show attracts printers who are looking for a more effective way to address four color printing in the 250 to 10,000 run length range," said Mark Levin, President, Americas Region. "Our Presstek DI presses are uniquely suited to address this profitable market opportunity which can be difficult to produce competitively using other technologies. We look forward to speaking to printers at the On Demand Expo about how our 52DI and 34DI presses can help them competitively serve this fastest growing print market segment."

Presstek-branded DI presses offer a competitive advantage in the fastest growing segment of the short-run on-demand print market. Job profitability is 13 percent higher on a DI compared to a conventional press, and compared to a production color toner-based digital device, the DI press saves 50 percent on average per letter-size page, according to research firm InfoTrends. These easy-to-use, environmentally friendly digital offset presses produce more jobs in less time with their highly automated functions and operating speed of up to 20,000 letter-size pages per hour-offering all-digital workflow efficiency with offset printing versatility and quality. All four plates are imaged on press in precise registration, and with automated ink management, the press delivers consistent color, from page to page and job to job.

Hybrid Workflow

"DI presses serve a wide range of market needs. Not only do they fill the strategic gap for certain types of jobs," added Levin, "they also allow smaller commercial printers to compete with larger printers on quality and turnaround time.  In addition, larger shops are adding DI presses to enhance the efficiency and profitability of their large format presses by offloading short runs to the DI press.  For digital shops, DI presses enable the cost effective production of longer runs on a wider range of substrates than are functional with toner-based digital devices. They are able to implement high quality offset printing without the complexity of the conventional offset process, and without the need for a highly skilled offset press operator."

Personalization at a Lower Cost

For high quality personalized printing at the lowest cost, users can print high quality offset shells using the Presstek DI and then overprint using a toner-based or inkjet device.  The Presstek 52DI's stream feeder can be adjusted to handle envelopes of the letter size, expanding the range of high-impact personalized materials that can be produced using this hybrid methodology. Capabilities are further expanded with the DI's ability to print on substrates ranging from onion skin to heavy card stock; including plastics and magnetic paper. Superior quality printing is produced with up to 300 lpi and FM screening-without incurring additional time or expense.

To Schedule a Demonstration

To reserve a personal demonstration in Booth #441 at On Demand, or for more information about Presstek Open Houses scheduled in a venue near you, visit http://www.presstek.com/events or call 1-800-524-0003 x3599 (1-603-594-8585 x 3599 from outside the United States).

 

 

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