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Presstek and Customers to Showcase Solutions at On Demand

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HUDSON, N.H., April 2 -- Presstek Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions, will demonstrate how to deliver increased profitability and higher printing quality at the upcoming On Demand Conference and Expo. In addition, Presstek customers will speak on conference panels, outlining how they have successfully addressed today's printing challenges. During the conference - April 16-19 at Boston's Convention & Exhibition Center - Presstek will demonstrate its flexible and efficient printing solutions that yield superior quality in a cost-effective manner. A typical job on a direct-to-press - or Direct Imaging (DI(R)) - device, such as a Presstek 52DI, costs on average about half as much per page as that of a comparable job run on high-volume, color, toner-based digital equipment, according to InfoTrends' U.S. Print On Demand Market Forecast: 2005-2010. With over 3,000 DI systems installed worldwide, Presstek's family of DI presses continues to offer a competitive advantage in the short-run growth market segment. InfoTrends market data further states that run lengths between 250 and 10,000 impressions represent the market's "sweet spot," particularly suited to Presstek solutions. "Presstek solutions are designed to deliver the most profitable short-run color in the on demand space," said Todd Chambers, Presstek's chief marketing officer. "By delivering fast turnaround, cost-effective, superior quality through the combination of digital and offset, DI presses help drive our customers' business growth. Our customers continually demonstrate how the DI has helped them become more competitive in their market." Customer Testimonials: Real World View of DI Printing Boston's Copy Cop CEO Grover Daniels will be among the speakers at On Demand. Daniels notes that when he acquired Copy Cop in 2004, his 3000+ customers were expressing the need for higher quality, short-run offset printing solutions. While leases and monthly click charges for high-end, toner-based, digital printers proved cost-prohibitive, the Presstek DI offered an affordable solution with outstanding quality, according to Daniels. "Having retail locations, an online and offline presence and a high- quality DI press allows us to grow the printing business faster than traditional printers," Daniels said. "With the DI, we can deliver first-class customer service and become a market leader in short-run printing demands." Due to the Presstek DI's ability to complement both conventional offset and toner-based devices, Presstek customers have successfully met today's printing challenges. In addition to Daniels, the other Presstek customers who will be discussing their experiences at On Demand are: -- Matt Doran, President, Andstadt Printing, York, PA -- Mitch Freundlich, CEO, AccelaGraphics of New England, Westborough, MA and President of NAQP (National Association of Quick Printers) Previewing Presstek Products Conference attendees will be able to view hands-on demonstrations of Presstek products, talk with company executives and learn how their firms can differentiate themselves and grow their businesses by implementing Presstek DI solutions. Presstek will have the following products on display: -- The Presstek 52DI - This landscape digital offset press operates at up to 10,000 impressions per hour with a maximum page size of 20.47 x 14.76". -- The Presstek 34DI - This portrait format digital offset press produces up to 7,000 13.39 x 18.11" sheets per hour.