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Presstek to Show Digital Offset Solutions at GOA

Press release from the issuing company

HUDSON, N.H. – January 22, 2008 – Presstek, Inc., the leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions, today announced today that it will be featuring its industry leading direct imaging (DI) digital offset press and chemistry-free CTP solutions at The Graphics of the Americas trade show in Miami, FL from February 28th to March 1st. At booth #1090, Presstek will showcase its 52DI digital offset press and a range of CTP solutions specifically designed for printers seeking a faster way to profitably print short-run color work.

At the show, the following digital offset printing solutions will be highlighted:
Presstek 52DI digital offset press
The Presstek 52DI digital offset press offers both traditional offset and digital printers the most profitable solution for meeting the demand for quick turnaround, short run high quality color printing. The 52DI targets the fastest growing segment of the print market: runs of 250 to 10,000 or more sheets—the strategic gap between production toner-based digital presses and conventional offset. In general, job profitability is 13 percent higher on a DI compared to a conventional press, and compared to a production volume color toner-based digital device, the DI press saves 50 percent on average per letter size page, according to research firm InfoTrends.
The Presstek 52DI can expand the print service provider’s capabilities with its ability to print on a wide range of substrates from onion skin to heavy card stock; including plastics and magnetic paper. In addition,
it produces superior quality printing with up to 300 lpi and FM screening, and does so without incurring additional time or expense.

This landscape digital offset press offers the ability to produce more jobs in less time with its highly automated functions, waterless press design, and operating speed of up to 10,000 sheets per hour with a maximum print area of 510 x 360 mm (20.07 x 14.17 inches) per sheet; one of the largest print areas available in its class. Makereadies (including plate imaging and blanket washing) are completed in as little as 10 minutes and sellable color is produced within 20 sheets – delivering fast turnaround times.

This highly automated sheetfed digital offset press offers the best of both worlds—the efficiency of an all-digital workflow with the versatility and quality of a conventional offset press.
Presstek Vector TX52 CTP System
Ideally suited for the quick/small commercial or in-plant printer, the Vector TX52 provides an affordable, small-format, chemistry-free CTP solution that images high quality metal plates at a competitive price. The system supports run lengths up to 25,000 impressions with plates of 52 cm and under, bringing affordable metal platemaking within reach of even the smallest print operation and allowing them to benefit from the advantages of metal platemaking – such as easier press operation, durability, reusability and accurate registration.

The Digital PlateMaster 34 SC/HSC is an easy-to-use, high-resolution polyester platesetter designed for use with small-format portrait presses. This affordable direct-to-plate solution features a fully integrated Presstek Momentum RIP and internal plate processor. It can support screen rulings up to 175 lpi and run lengths up to 20,000 impressions.