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Presstek to Showcase Industry Leading Digital Offset Printing and Chemistry at GOA

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HUDSON, N.H., Jan. 30 -- Presstek, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions for the graphic arts market, today announced that it will be featuring its award-winning portfolio of digital offset printing solutions from March 2nd to 4th at The Graphics of the Americas trade show in Miami, FL. Presstek's easy to use products -- DI presses, chemistry-free CTP systems and workflow solutions -- are engineered to enable printers to grow their business by increasing productivity and quality while removing cost from the print production process. "Today's print service providers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace," said Presstek's Todd Chambers, Chief Marketing Officer. "This first major trade show of the year is a particularly good time for print providers to see what's new and plan their annual investments. Presstek's chemistry-free digital solutions help printers add new services, produce higher quality printing and improve their overall productivity and profitability." One such printer is Gary Forbes who owns and operates the Sir Speedy franchise in Asheville, North Carolina, who saw an increasing requirement for four-color printing in the 2,500 to 10,000 range, which he could not effectively produce on either toner-based digital press or his two-color presses. "While we could have upgraded our two-color conventional printing, it seemed to me that the Presstek DI press was the future of four-color offset," he says. As a result of acquiring his DI press, Forbes has been able to meet those emerging customer needs as well as to pursue a wide range of new business. He adds, "The word is spreading, and we are now getting requests from people who wouldn't even consider us before." When visiting the Presstek booth, attendees will be able to enjoy hands-on demonstrations, talk with Presstek experts, and learn how their firms can differentiate themselves and grow their businesses by adopting the latest technologies in digital offset printing. There is also the opportunity to meet with representatives from Presstek's distributors: Gutenberg (Brazil); Sun Digital (Mexico) and Perez Trading Company (Caribbean). At the show, the following digital offset printing solutions will be featured: -- Presstek 52DI Digital Offset Press -- This is the ultimate 52 cm press which is ideally suited for quick turnaround, short-run high quality color printing. This highly automated 52 cm landscape sheetfed four-color digital offset printing press combines the efficiency of an all-digital workflow with the versatility and quality of a conventional waterless press. All four plates are imaged simultaneously in precise register. File-to-sellable printed sheet occurs in 10 minutes. And the DI prints up to 10,000 impressions per hour with a maximum print area of 20.07 x 14.17 inches per sheet; one of the largest print areas available in its class. This streamlined workflow reduces the time and cost to turn a job around - delivers up to 300 lpi and FM screening while handling a wide range of substrates up to 20 pt. (0.5mm). Users report that these highly automated presses are twice as profitable as conventional offset, and up to four times more profitable than copier-based technology for short-run color according to recent InfoTrends, Inc. market data. DI presses help print service providers meet the demand for short-run, fast turnaround, high quality color printing at lower costs while improving their productivity, efficiency and quality levels. -- Dimension Excel CTP Systems -- This chemistry-free operation produces daylight-safe plates that deliver more jobs in the same amount of time by automating key steps and by eliminating time-consuming prepress procedures. The easy-to-use standard and high-productivity Dimension Excel CTP systems are available in two- and four-page models. Dimension Excel delivers a high performance print solution with a streamlined workflow and high quality printed results with Presstek's Anthem Pro grained plate. The combination delivers a chemistry-free plate which does not require any gumming, baking or chemical processing and supports run lengths up to 100,000 impressions. -- Vector TX52 Chemistry-free CTP System -- The Presstek Vector TX52 with Freedom plates is a chemistry-free platesetter that provides the small format (52 cm and under) printer with an affordable metal platemaking solution for higher productivity, cleaner operation and lower production costs. After imaging, Freedom plates are automatically cleaned with water in the Vector's integrated plate washer and exit the system ready for mounting on press. Freedom plates require no baking, special cleaning fluids, or gumming, resulting in less waste material and a more environmentally friendly print shop. These plates are ideally suited for high-quality, short-run printing with run lengths up to 25,000. Product Demonstrations To reserve a personal demonstration at Graphics of the Americas, call your local sales representative, or call 1-800-524-0003 x3599 (1-603-594-8585, x3599 from outside the United States) or visit http://www.presstek.com/events/#205.

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