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Presstek to demonstrate industry's broadest range of CtP solutions at IPEX

Press release from the issuing company

Presstek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced that it will be demonstrating a large selection of CTP solutions, ranging from two-page polyester to eight-page metal options, at IPEX, scheduled for May 18-25, 2010, in Birmingham, UK. Presstek will be located in Hall 7, Stand C480. Four product families on display include Compass, Dimension Pro, Vector and DPM. Presstek will also feature its chemistry-free Aurora Pro, Anthem Pro and Freedom Pro plates, along with Aeon, a high resolution, no preheat thermal plate. Aeon offers runs of up to 200,000 and as many as 1,000,000 impressions when baked.

"Our range of CTP hardware and plate solutions is unmatched in the industry," said Kathleen McHugh, Presstek's Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "Presstek is the world's leading supplier of chemistry-free plates, and we have focused a significant portion of our product portfolio on this heritage. At the same time, we are focused on delivering open platform solutions, including both platesetters and plates, which can meet the requirements of the entire commercial print market. Visitors to our stand at IPEX will see this strategy in action."

The CTP Portfolio While Presstek believes strongly in the importance of the environmental sustainability of a completely chemistry-free platemaking process, we also understand that certain applications are not yet amenable to this strategy. In order to cover the complete market requirements for 2-, 4- and 8-page printing operations of all sizes, Presstek has organized a comprehensive portfolio which is highlighted in the tables at the end of this release.

The Compass Series is Presstek's high-end, completely automated CTP solution. Its multi-cassette autoloader provides complete production flexibility; each cassette holds plates of different sizes and can be reloaded without interrupting production. Compass supports Presstek's chemistry-free Aurora Pro, Aeon and other 830 nm plates. Four- and eight-page models are available.

Also available in four- and eight-page configurations, the Dimension Pro is Presstek's mid-range offering. The base unit is semi-automated, and is also available with an optional automated plate loading system. It supports Presstek's chemistry-free Aurora Pro and Anthem Pro as well as Aeon and other 830 nm plates.

The Vector FL52 features an integrated plate washer and uses Presstek's chemistry-free Freedom Pro plates. The Vector offers small format (52cm and under) printers a metal platemaking solution that provides higher productivity, a cleaner operation, and a lower overall operating cost.

The Presstek DPM Pro 400 is an easy-to-use, fully automated, high resolution polyester plate CTP system with an integrated plate processor. It supports plate widths up to 16.31" (414mm) and is faster, more economical to use, more environmentally-friendly, and more compact than comparable choices. The DPM Pro is available in the UK, North America, and other select regions.

"We are thrilled to be demonstrating such a complete portfolio of platesetters and plates at IPEX," said Guy Sasson Presstek's President, Europe, Africa, and Middle East Region. "It is very exciting to have such a competitive mix of products and to be able to provide viable solutions to accounts of all sizes. We invite visitors to our booth to explore this full range of products. Our experts will be on hand to discuss which solution is best for a particular production environment with individual visitors."