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Presstek Anthem Plate Qualified For Use on Creo Platesetters

Press release from the issuing company

HUDSON, N.H., April 10 - Presstek, Inc., a leading provider of direct digital imaging technology, today announced the qualification of Anthem thermal CTP plates for use on the Creo Trendsetter Quantum thermal computer-to-plate (CTP) system. The Trendsetter thermal platesetters are the most popular family of computer- to-plate (CTP) systems in the world. Presstek is the industry leader in chemical-free plate technology. Presstek's Anthem plates require no chemistry, baking or gumming -- just a simple water wash after imaging and the plates are ready for press. "Creo is dedicated to qualifying different media for our thermal imaging devices to ensure the best possible thermal CTP solutions for our customers," said Paul Beaumont, Creo Product Manager, Applied Imaging and Media. "We strive to qualify a range of media for our thermal imaging devices to ensure the broadest possible choice for our customers. Our rigorous qualification process ensures that the plate and systems are fully complementary. We are pleased that Presstek's Anthem plate has completed this process." "Anthem plates have been available in the market for two years and are used on Presstek's Dimension series of thermal platesetters," said John O'Rourke, Presstek Marketing Director for Digital Media. "Certification of Anthem on the 4- and 8-page Trendsetter Quantum platesetters that are equipped with the processless imaging option combines Presstek's market-leading, process-free CTP plate technology with Creo's market-leading platesetter -- we believe it's a powerful combination." Anthem plates will be exhibited in both the Creo and Presstek booths at IPEX.