Presstek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced the sale of two 75DI digital offset presses in North America. The first, a five-color 75DI with coater, was sold to a Midwest commercial print operation. The second, a four-color 75DI, was sold to a West coast based communications company. Presstek has sold seven 75DI presses since the product was commercialized this year, five of which are in North America.
"It is very exciting to see the momentum around our 75DI program continue to grow," said Jeff Jacobson, Presstek's Chairman, President & CEO. "We have been thrilled with the market reaction to this dynamic and versatile press. When printers see the press in action they recognize immediately the productivity and profitability that it can bring to their businesses. The return on investment statistics are truly remarkable." Jacobson adds, "The real key for one of these customers was the fact we were able to run 11 jobs of 1,000 sheets each in just over 3 hours. The speed and quality of the 75DI truly amazes our customers. We are equally pleased with the positive reaction we are receiving from our potential packaging customers, as this will be a fairly new market segment for Presstek."
The Presstek 75DI is a highly automated 29" digital offset press that is available in 4- to 10-color configurations. It has 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.
"The 75DI will allow these companies to profitably and cost efficiently deliver the high quality shorter run printing that their customers need within the rapidly tightening delivery times today's customers are demanding," said Joe Demharter, Presstek's Vice President of Sales. "Both companies were attracted by the efficiency and quality of the press, as well as its small physical and environmental footprint. The fact that they did not need a separate platemaking process and the 75DI's 29" sheet size were also significant factors in their decision-making process."