Presstek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced that RCS Plc of Retford, Notts, UK, has ordered a five-color Presstek 75DI digital offset press with an inline aqueous coater. This is the first 75DI to be installed in the UK. RCS is one of the UK's most prestigious printers and occupies a 43,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. The firm plans to replace three conventional offset presses with its new Presstek 75DI-AC.
"One of the important criteria in our selection process was the small environmental footprint of the 75DI press," said Michael Todd, Owner and Managing Director of RCS. "Its waterless printing, on-press chemistry-free imaging and reduced waste support our environmental sustainability efforts. We spend a great deal of time thinking about how to reduce the impact of our activities, and replacing three conventional offset presses with the environmentally friendly 75DI will make a huge difference in that regard. When we saw the press at drupa 2012, we knew it would be our next acquisition."
"We are so excited to be working with a firm as well-known, versatile and committed to environmental sustainability as RCS," said Axel Thien, Presstek's President of the Europe, Africa and Middle East Region. "I am confident that RCS will be delighted with the Presstek 75DI once it is installed, not only in terms of its small environmental footprint, but also with the quality and productivity it will contribute to the operation. RCS is accustomed to using stochastic screening and will be able to continue that service with the 75DI without any extra work or effort."
In addition to looking for an environmentally sustainable solution, RCS was seeking a press that could address the growing volume of very high quality short runs. "Like most printers today," Todd adds, "we are seeing both run lengths and turnaround times drop. The Presstek 75DI will allow us to continue to meet and exceed our customers' expectations. Its 6-minute makeready means we can profitably handle more jobs in one day on a single press than we could with our previous configuration at quality levels that we believe will thrill our customers. We also look forward to leveraging the 75DI to help our Resellers increase their activity. We're really looking forward to getting this press installed."
The Presstek 75DI is a highly automated 29" (B2+ format) digital offset press that is available in 4- to 10-color configurations. It has a full range of productivity enhancing options, including an inline 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 sheets per hour.