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Quad/Graphics first to install Presstek 52DI-AC Press

Press release from the issuing company

HUDSON, NH, -- Presstek, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing solutions, today announced that Quad/Graphics, the Western Hemisphere's largest privately held commercial printer, will be purchasing a Presstek 52DI-AC. The Presstek 52DI-AC is debuting at Print 09, being held at McCormick Place in Chicago this week.

"We are thrilled that a printing company of the size and quality of Quad/Graphics has chosen the Presstek 52DI-AC as part of its production platform," said Jeff Jacobson, Presstek's Chairman, President and CEO. "Quad/Graphics is clearly an industry leader. This transaction validates Presstek's business growth strategy for serving larger printers."

The Presstek 52DI-AC is a digital offset press that features inline aqueous coating supporting both flood and spot coating. Presstek DI digital offset presses offer printers the most profitable solution for meeting the demand for quick turnaround, high quality color printing in runs from 500 to 20,000. Capable of printing on a broad range of substrates from .0024" to .02" (0.06 mm to 0.5 mm) thick, DI presses support up to 300 lpi (120 l/cm) and FM screening without incurring additional time or expense. These highly automated DI presses combine the efficiency of an all-digital workflow with the versatility and high quality of offset printing.

"Presstek's 52DI-AC gives us high-quality reproduction and print-run-count flexibility -- features which are extremely important to our client base -- with the added benefits of quick makeready and minimal waste," said Tom Frankowski, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing for Quad/Graphics. "We envision a wide range of uses for this equipment. It will augment our manufacturing platform very well, giving our clients more ways to profit from our print capabilities."

Quad/Graphics has purchased the Presstek 52DI-AC being demonstrated on the show floor at Print 09.

"Quad/Graphics sees the benefit of leveraging the Presstek 52DI-AC to take advantage of the growing market for high quality shorter runs that are not cost-efficient to produce with conventional offset or digital toner-based presses," added Mark Levin, President of Presstek Americas Region. "We look forward to working with them during the implementation process as they create new opportunities and applications that can be integrated into Quad/Graphics' world-class product and service mix."

For more information about Presstek's digital offset and workflow solutions, please visit www.presstek.com or call 800-524-0003, extension 3599.