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Presstek: New ProSpot to Appear on Heidelberg Quickmaster DI Pro

Press release from the issuing company

HUDSON, N.H., April 1 -- Presstek, Inc., a leading provider of chemistry-free direct digital imaging applications, today announced that its new ProSpot imaging technology is scheduled to be exhibited at drupa 2004 on Heidelberg's next generation Quickmaster DI Pro digital offset press. In a press release issued earlier today, Heidelberg indicated that the enhanced Quickmaster DI Pro, enabled by Presstek's new ProSpot technology, offers optimum print quality, a powerful workflow, as well as impressive cost- effectiveness. Visitors to drupa 2004 will be able to see the benefits of this new technology in print demonstrations scheduled to run at the Heidelberg exhibition. "We are pleased that Heidelberg has again demonstrated its commitment to direct imaging presses with the announcement of the enhanced Quickmaster DI Pro," said Presstek's General Manager for On-Press Imaging, Peter Bouchard. "We continue to be proud of our contributions to Heidelberg's DI offerings." Bouchard also noted that Presstek's ProSpot technology is optimized to work with Presstek's PearlDry plates, which have been used successfully on Heidelberg DI presses for close to ten years. ProSpot -- optimum laser spot size and harmonious screen vignettes Heidelberg noted in its release that screen vignettes on the enhanced Quickmaster DI Pro have a harmonious appearance, especially in the highlight ranges. Print image becomes even more detailed and fine negative text is clear and sharp in the printout. In addition, the long-time Presstek partner reports that several customers have already carried out extensive field tests involving ProSpot and have been impressed with the results. Presstek and Heidelberg: Partners in DI Since 1991 Presstek and Heidelberg introduced the Quickmaster DI press in 1995. Since then, Presstek has supplied its patented imaging technology and Pearldry plates for use on Heidelberg's DI presses worldwide.