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Presstek's CTP solutions offer one-stop shopping at Graph Expo

Monday, September 13, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Hudson, NH – Presstek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced that it will be demonstrating industry-leading CTP solutions, ranging from two-page polyester to fully automated four-page metal options, at Graph Expo 2010, scheduled for October 3-6, 2010, at Chicago's McCormick Place. Presstek will be located in Booth 2600 at the show. CTP solutions on display include Presstek's Dimension Pro 400, Vector FL52 and DPM Pro 400. Presstek will also feature its chemistry-free Aurora EXP, Anthem Pro and Freedom Pro plates, along with Aeon, a high resolution, no preheat thermal plate. Aeon offers runs of up to 200,000 and as many as 1,000,000 impressions when baked.

"Our range of CTP hardware and plate solutions is unmatched in the industry," said Kathleen McHugh, Presstek's Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "Presstek is a leading supplier of small format CTP systems and chemistry-free plates, and we have focused a significant portion of our product portfolio on this heritage. Our new 4- and 8-page open platform solutions, including both platesetters and plates, meet requirements across the board in the commercial print market, making Presstek the first stop for owners and managers of printing solutions seeking more environmentally friendly and competitive platemaking capabilities."

The CTP Portfolio
"While Presstek believes strongly in the importance of the environmental sustainability of a completely chemistry-free platemaking process," added McHugh, "we also understand that certain applications are not yet amenable to this strategy. In order to cover the complete market requirements for printing operations of all sizes, Presstek has assembled a comprehensive portfolio of platesetters with detailed comparisons in the tables at the end of this release."

The Compass Series is Presstek's high-end, completely automated CTP solution. Its multi-cassette autoloader provides complete production flexibility; each cassette holds plates of different sizes and can be reloaded without interrupting production. Compass supports Presstek's chemistry-free Aurora Pro, Aeon and other 830 nm plates and is available in four- and eight-page models.

Presstek's mid-range CTP offering the Dimension Pro will be featured at Graph Expo. The base unit is semi-automated, and it also available with an optional automated plate loading system. Like the Compass it supports Presstek's chemistry-free Aurora Pro and Anthem Pro as well as Aeon and other 830 nm plates and is available in four-and eight-page configurations.

The Vector FL52 features an integrated plate washer and uses Presstek's chemistry-free Freedom Pro plates. The Vector offers the small format (52cm and under) printer a metal platemaking solution that provides higher productivity, a cleaner operation, and a lower overall operating cost than any other metal platemaking solution on the market.

The Presstek DPM Pro 400 is an easy-to-use, fully automated, high resolution polyester plate CTP system with an integrated plate processor. It supports plate widths up to 16.31" (414mm) and is faster, more economical to use, more environmentally-friendly, and more compact than comparable choices.

"We are thrilled to be demonstrating our line of platesetters and plates at Graph Expo," said Joe Demharter, Presstek's Vice President of sales. "It is very exciting to have such a competitive mix of products and to be able to provide viable solutions to accounts of all sizes. We invite visitors to our booth to explore this full range of products, along with our workflow solutions. Our experts will also be on hand to discuss which solution is best for a particular production environment with individual visitors."




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