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Presstek and Heidelberg USA Today Announce OEM Consumables Supply Agreements

Press release from the issuing company

HUDSON, N.H., Aug. 9 -- Presstek, Inc., a leading provider of direct digital imaging technologies to the printing and publishing industry, today announced that it has signed a new OEM Consumable Supply agreement with Heidelberg USA, Inc. ("Heidelberg"), under which Presstek will continue to manufacture and supply Heidelberg branded consumable plate products for the Heidelberg Quickmaster DI 46-4 press. Heidelberg will continue to market the Presstek manufactured consumables under the brand name Saphira Quickplate 46. The intent of this agreement is for the Presstek manufactured plate to be Heidelberg preferred plate product for the QMDI 46. Presstek Vice President Marketing and Commercial Operations Peter Bouchard said, "Recent surveys have shown that the print market in the U.S. is strengthening, while at the same time changing. More and more, the needs of print buyers have shifted to color, shorter print runs, higher quality, and faster turnaround. The QMDI 46 press is extremely well positioned to provide printers with the ability to meet the demanding needs of today's graphic artists and print buyers." Presstek President and Chief Executive Officer Edward J. Marino said, "Heidelberg has long been a close partner of Presstek. The QMDI 46 press established the DI print segment and set the standard for high quality, fast, four color printing. We are very happy to continue to supply Heidelberg with their preferred plate product for the Quickmaster DI press. Presstek's proven DI plate products provide the reliability and high quality demanded by today's printers. We look forward to working closely with Heidelberg to continue to build this market."