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Presstek Presents a Wide Range of Digital Offset Print Solutions at UK Exhibition Northprint

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HUDSON, N.H., Feb. 2 -- Presstek, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions for the graphic arts market, is demonstrating its industry leadership with its broad range of solutions and services at Northprint, 24-27 April at the Harrogate Exhibition Centre in the UK. Located on booth M480, Presstek will feature its industry leading DI press and chemistry-free CTP solutions specifically designed for printers seeking a faster way to profitably print short-run color work. Featuring the Presstek 52DI Digital Offset Press Presstek's highly automated 52DI landscape press is the ultimate 52 cm offset press -- operating at a maximum speed of 10,000 B3 pages an hour -- will be the highlight of the booth. Presstek 34DI Digital Offset Press This two-page, four-color, 34 cm portrait format digital offset press -- which produces 7,000 A3 sheets per hour -- will also be on display. The Benefits of Presstek Digital Offset Presses Presstek DI presses offer both traditional offset and digital printers the most profitable solution for meeting the demand for quick turnaround, short- run high quality color printing. These highly automated sheetfed presses combine the efficiency of an all-digital workflow with the versatility and quality of a conventional offset press. -- Increase Profitability. According to InfoTrends, Inc. market study, a DI press produces the lowest cost per sheet at run lengths of 250 to 10,000 impressions -- offering printers the competitive advantage in the expanding short-run color market. -- Maximize Productivity. The DI's time saving features and faster drying time of waterless ink enable the fast turn around of high quality print jobs - including same day service. File to sellable sheet is achieved in 10 minutes. -- Effortless Quality. The DI's unique design, digital imaging capabilities and range of automated functions supports up to 300 lpi and FM screening without incurring additional expense or time, and prints on a wide range of substrates from 0.06 mm to 0.5 mm thick. The waterless press design eliminates ink/water balance issues and easily produces luminous color consistently sheet-to-sheet and job-to-job. Presstek's Chemistry-free, Metal-based CTP Solutions Attendees will also see demonstrations of Presstek's chemistry-free metal- based CTP solutions. These solutions open up additional business opportunities while enabling compliance with environmental regulations and requirements. Dimension Excel System with Anthem Pro Plates The easy-to-use Dimension Excel Series using Presstek's chemistry-free Anthem Pro plates provide the reliability, speed and quality that printers -- especially mid-size and smaller shops -- require. Dimension Excel platesetters are available in two- and four-page formats that can be configured as a standard (Dimension225 and 425) or as a high production (Dimension250 and 450) platemaker. Chemistry-free Anthem Pro is designed to support run lengths up to 100,000 impressions. -- Ensure Quality Results. Unlike other chemistry-free CTP technologies on the market, Anthem Pro produces a visible, high-contrast plate that is daylight-safe before, during and after exposure. Printers can visually proof the plate -- the strong, black image is highly visible -- and handle the plate in full daylight conditions without concern for fogging or post exposure. These features save time and are critical in avoiding costly mishaps and mistakes before mounting the plate on press. -- Cost Saving Productivity. More jobs can be delivered in the same amount of time by the automation of key steps and elimination of time-consuming prepress procedures. Anthem Pro plates image at full rated speed, do not require baking, special cleaning fluids, or gumming resulting in great press performance, as well as less waste material. Vector TX52 System with Freedom Plates Ideally suited for the quick/small commercial or in-plant printer, the Vector TX52 system provides an affordable, small-format, chemistry-free CTP solution -- plus the added benefit of imaging high quality metal plates for about the same price as polyester. The system supports run lengths up to 25,000 impressions. -- Affordable Metal CTP. Metal platemaking is now available to the quick/small commercial and in-plant printer at an accessible price point with the Presstek Vector TX52 CTP System. Printers can benefit from the advantages of metal platemaking -- such as easier press operation, durability, reusability and accurate registration. -- Cost Saving Productivity. This chemistry-free solution delivers 52 cm (and under) plates for a more productive, cleaner and lower cost operation by eliminating the cost, labor, storage and headaches associated with chemically imaged CTP. Freedom plates do not require baking, special cleaning fluids, or gumming, resulting in great press performance, as well as less waste material. The Benefits of Presstek Chemistry-free Platemaking: -- Faster turnaround due to less steps in the workflow -- Increased cost savings by the elimination of platemaking chemistry costs -- Confidence in job cost estimating with a more predictable cost per plate Faster, more cost effective prepress costs mean the print provider can offer their customer competitive turn-around times and pricing. The Hamada B452A B3 Four-color Landscape Press This press will be demonstrated running Anthem Pro digital plates, illustrating Hamada's speed, quality and ability to be up to color in less than 50 sheets. Xitron Workflow Products A range of workflow products supplied from Xitron will be demonstrated driving the Presstek DI presses and Dimension platesetters. These include the GPS RIP manager, which offers client-based workflow for Harlequin RIPs and an integrated proofing solution for the DI press -- and the high-end Xenith workflow for higher volume, more demanding applications. To Schedule a Demonstration To receive more information or reserve a personal demonstration, please visit http://www.presstek.com/events.