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Presstek Announces Installation of 200th Dimension CTP System

Press release from the issuing company

HUDSON, N.H., April 9 -- Presstek, Inc., a leading provider of direct digital imaging technology, today announced that the 200th Presstek Dimension CTP System is to be delivered and installed by Italian distribution partner DIgraph immediately following the IPEX show. Both Dimension and Presstek's Anthem chemical-free plate made their technology debuts at DRUPA 2000 and were released for commercial sale at Graph Expo 2000. "We're thrilled to achieve this significant milestone with Dimension in just 18 months, in such a challenging economic and competitive environment," said Marc Johnson, Product Line Marketing Manager for Off-Press Products. "The Dimension Series is designed to make the move to CTP easy, clean, and profitable for customers around the world. We're very proud of this accomplishment, and of the fact that we are a leader in bringing CTP to smaller format printers." According to a recent market share study by State Street Consultants, Presstek's installed base of 4-up CTP installations is the third largest in North America. Efrem Lieber, vice president of sales, marketing and customer support commented on the study, "Presstek's growth in this area has been encouraging, especially given the challenges of launching a new product duringan uncertain period in the industry. We believe that both this segment, and Presstek's share, will continue to grow faster than the rest of the industry." Italian distribution partner DIgraph, Srl sold the 200th Dimension. Fabrizio Fiorito, Managing Director of DIgraph, said, "We saw Presstek's Dimension and Anthem at DRUPA, and immediately saw a perfect fit for the Italian market. Many of our customers, printers with smaller presses, didn't see CTP as a solution that met their needs. When we presented the Dimensionand Anthem, they quickly saw how the small footprints would be a big benefit. But when we showed them Anthem plates -- with no chemistry and the fastest makereadies they've ever experienced, sales were inevitable."

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