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Presstek 75I Digital Offset Press Adds Automatic Perfecting

Monday, May 07, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced that it will be offering automatic perfecting and UV curing options for its flagship 75DI digital offset press at drupa 2012. Presstek will be located in Hall 4 Stand 4B03 at the show, where the company will also have on display its broad range of thermal digital plates. During drupa, Presstek will feature a five color 75DI with an inline aqueous coater equipped with the new Virtuoso Print Quality System.

“Adding automatic perfecting and UV printing options to the 75 DI press significantly expands the range of applications a 75DI owner can address,” said Stan Freimuth, Presstek’s Chairman, President & CEO. “Each 75DI press will be configured to meet the needs of its buyer, and we expect that there will be a great deal of interest in these new developments at drupa, especially from larger printers, specialty operations and the packaging industry.”

Two New Presstek 75DI Configurations Available

Details of these two options include: 

·         Automatic Convertible Perfecting. A perfecting device on the 75DI can be automatically converted between normal printing and perfecting. Up to 10 towers can be included in the perfecting configuration. Perfecting is possible at up to 15,000 sheets per hour, making the 75DI one of the fastest perfecting presses in the industry. Single-pass perfecting boosts productivity and further reduces cycle time on what is already one of the most productive presses on the market.

·         UV Printing. The 75DI can now be equipped with interdeck UV dryers and a UV coater, making possible high-value-added printing on specialty substrates such as film, metalized paper and other non-absorptive media, as well as lenticular printing. In addition to adding value to printed materials, such as surface protection and glossy finishes, UV printing also shortens drying time for faster finishing and delivery of high quality printed materials.

Perfecting and UV Printing configurations are available for immediate order.

The Presstek 75DI is a highly automated 29” (B2+) digital offset press that is available with a full range of productivity enhancing options, including an inline aqueous coater. The 75DI features support for 300 lpi and FM screening, 6-minute job-to-job turnover (including on-press plate imaging), and a small environmental footprint. The press prints up to 16,000 six-up sheets or 96,000 letter-sized pages per hour.

“We will continue to investigate ways to add more value to the 75DI going forward,” added Friemuth. “We are excited about the progress we have already made in a relatively short time, and will be looking to our customers for insight and feedback on other capabilities they can utilize to grow their businesses with the 75DI.”

For more information about the Presstek 75DI, including a video demonstration, visit http://www.presstek.com/75DI. To arrange a meeting with a Presstek representative at drupa, please contact us by email at info@presstek.com. A thorough analysis of the press by research firm InfoTrends is also available for download at www.presstek.com/75DIreport.



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