Cal Poly Pomona Acquires Presstek 34DI Digital Offset Press to Address Business and Environmental Goals
Press release from the issuing company
Hudson, NH – December 8, 2008 – Presstek, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing solutions, today announced that the Department of Graphic Communications Services at California State Polytechnic (Cal Poly Pomona) University, Pomona has purchased and installed a Presstek 34DI digital offset press to increase its ability to serve the growing demand for full-color printing at the University. The Department handles printing and publishing needs for the University.
"We wanted to modernize our equipment and upgrade the capabilities of Graphic Communications Services, which had primarily been producing one- and two-color printing," said Daiken Fiore, Print Shop Manager. "Our internal customers want eye-catching, vibrant process color, and we believe the DI press is the best way for us to meet that need." Fiore points out that the shop was outsourcing an increasing volume of four-color printing. "With the DI press," she adds, "we will be able to substantially reduce outsourced printing, giving us increased control, reduced cycle time, and a more efficient platform of services."
"Cal Poly's President recently signed a climate commitment to reduce VOCs and the University's overall carbon footprint," said Mark Levin, Presstek's President of the Americas Region. "We were pleased to be able to work with the print shop to make a major contribution to this important University objective. The DI's on-press chemistry free platemaking, waterless inks and reduced paper waste were attractive characteristics that played significantly in the University's decision to acquire the Presstek 34DI press."
In addition to the DI press, the Cal Poly Pomona Department of Graphic Communications has a Ryobi two-color press for production of business cards and stationery, and both color and black & white digital toner-based printers for ultra short-run work. "The DI press blends in perfectly," says Fiore. "It will easily handle the four-color runs of 1,000 and above which were simply not cost efficient on our Ryobi or digital toner-based equipment. The training from Presstek was excellent, and we have been able to turn out beautiful work on the new Presstek DI. We are looking forward to continuing to add to our prepress skills so that we can handle an even wider variety of work for the University."
Fiore also expressed her appreciation for the support she received from her director and her administration during the selection and procurement process. "They made this happen for us," she says, "and it will benefit the University in the long term. This is quite exciting, and we are anxious to show off our new capabilities to our university colleagues, in both the administrative and academic communities."
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