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Presstek 75DI Press Sold to Ivory Coast Based Graphicolor

Press release from the issuing company

Company Provides Further Details of 1st Presstek 75DI Sale in Europe Africa Middle East Region

HUDSON, NH, – Presstek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, has announced the sale of a Presstek 75DI five color press to Graphicolor, its West and Central Africa distribution partner. Graphicolor has established itself as a leader in graphic arts on the African continent by serving the dual role of distributor and print service provider. They have built their business by meeting customer expectations with innovative solutions. The installation of the Presstek 75DI in Graphicolor's show room/production facility is planned for Q4 of this year.

"About 18 months ago, we installed a Presstek 52DI press which has allowed us to offer affordable and cost-effective high-quality medium run-length print solutions," said Georges Abou-Jamra, Managing Director, Graphicolor. "The new 75DI will allow us to extend these benefits to a larger format size and enable us to deliver more applications to our customers. In addition the Presstek 75DI's throughput is second to none. It goes from digital file to sellable color in only 6 minutes and prints at 16,000 impressions per hour. This will allow us to put more work through our shop in less time."

"Graphicolor is well versed in the requirements of its market. The company sees a strong and growing demand for high quality short run fast turnaround color printing," said Raphael Levi, Presstek Regional Sales Manager for West Africa. "Graphicolor has built a strong business by offering solutions that solve customers' problems. We are honored that they have selected Presstek DI presses to be a central element in their portfolio."

Guy Sasson, Presstek's President of Europe/Africa/Middle East Region, adds, "Mr. Abou-Jamra is very excited about bringing the Presstek 75DI press to the region and is looking forward to showcasing it to the region's graphic arts community. Graphicolor is located in Cote d'Ivoire, they welcome all visitors to its facility to see Presstek DI presses in action."

The Presstek 75DI is a highly automated 29" digital offset press that is available in 4- to 10-color configurations. It is available with a full range of productivity enhancing options, including an inline aqueous coater. The 75DI features support for 300 lpi and FM screening, 6-minute job-to-job turnover (including on-press plate imaging), and a small environmental footprint. The press prints up to 16,000 six-up sheets or 96,000 letter-sized pages per hour.


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